NKorea accuses South of psychological warfare

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea on Monday of deadly consequences for engaging in "psychological warfare" by allowing journalists into the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. The stern statement was the first from North Korea's...

NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea, accused of waging the deadliest attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War, flatly denied sinking a warship Thursday and warned that retaliation would mean "all-out war." Evidence presented Thursday to prove North Korea fired a torpedo...

With US support, SKorea cuts trade with North

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president slashed trade to impoverished North Korea and pledged to haul Pyongyang before the U.N. Security Council, vowing Monday to make Pyongyang "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. President Barack Obama offered his full...

NKorea severs all ties with rival SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) North Korea declared Tuesday that it would sever all communication and relations with Seoul as punishment for blaming the North for the sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago. North Korea also announced it would expel all South Korean government officials working...

Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday the world must respond to the "unacceptable provocation" represented by the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang, as the regime unleashed more blistering rhetoric against Seoul and Washington...

S Korea seeks UN action against N Korea over ship

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - South Korea officially referred North Korea to the U.N. Security Council on Friday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors, taking its strongest step ever toward making the communist North face international punishment. It set the stage for the possibility...

Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) Abnormal radiation was detected near the inter-Korean border days after North Korea claimed last month to have achieved a nuclear technology breakthrough, South Korea's Science Ministry said Monday. The ministry said it failed to find the cause of the radiation but ruled...

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - (AP) South Korea has no intention of resuming food aid to North Korea, an official said Monday, a day after the ruling party chief questioned whether the assistance should restart because of recent flooding in the impoverished North. For a decade, South Korea was a major donor...

Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

Report: 150,000 languish in NKorean prison camps

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150,000 North Koreans are incarcerated in a Soviet-style, hidden gulag despite the communist government's denial it holds political prisoners, a human rights group reported Tuesday. The U.S.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea said it Full version (available...

North Korea’s Gulag Crimes Against Humanity

The North Korean regime feels shamed today after its long-range rocket malfunctioned during a test flight last week. And while the world focuses on whether this rogue nation will detonate a nuclear bomb to remind everyone that it is a military force to be reckoned with, these acts of political gamesmanship...