Articles by Sang-Hun Choe

N. Korea Celebrates Leader's Birthday

  • 17 February 05
  • The Associated Press
North Korea marked the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il amid heightened nuclear tensions on Wednesday, comparing Kim to a daring porcupine routing an arrogant tiger of the United States.

South Korean Infiltration Scare

  • 27 October 04
  • The Associated Press
Mysterious holes found in a wire fence along the tense border with North Korea were most likely used not by communist infiltrators but by a South Korean defector to the North, South Korea's military said Tuesday.

North Korea Summit Ends in More Bluster

  • 01 September 03
  • The Associated Press
North Korea took less than a day to break one of the modest agreements it had made with the United States and four other nations during talks on its nuclear program: a promise not to say anything to aggravate the 10-month nuclear standoff.

Hyundai Tycoon Jumps to His Death

  • 05 August 03
  • The Associated Press
A top executive of the Hyundai conglomerate, whose business spearheaded reconciliation efforts with North Korea but ended up tangled in debt and scandal, plunged to his death from his office window Monday.

Former S. Korean President Paid for Peace -- Literally

  • 26 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's government secretly paid communist North Korea $100 million to get Pyongyang to agree to a historic summit in 2000 that helped Kim win the Nobel Peace Prize, an investigator said Wednesday.

Staid Seoul Opens Sex Museum

  • 03 June 03
  • The Associated Press
An upscale neighborhood a block from the presidential residence in Seoul has a new cultural icon: South Korea's first museum of sex.

N. Korea 'Aimed Laser' at Chopper

  • 14 May 03
  • The Associated Press
North Korea's military may have aimed a laser at a U.S. helicopter in March, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

50-Year-Old War Crimes

Strafing Civilians

NEWS ANALYSIS: GM, Ford Mull Over Daewoo

U.S. Envoy, North Koreans Talk

South Korean Giants Forge Merger Deals

Bankrupt Kia Group to Sell Half Its Subsidiaries

North Korea Agrees to Peace Talks

Pyongyang May Accept Defection

Seoul Leader Said Ready To Resign

8 North Koreans Flee to South

Seoul Apologizes, but Won't Rewrite Labor Law

Bloody Battles Rage at Seoul Campus