South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South. In a rare message directly addressed to rank-and-file troops and North Korean citizens, the president invited North Koreans to relocate to the "bosom of freedom" in the South. "We are well aware of the gruesome realities you face," said Park during a speech marking the country's Armed Forces Day.
A teenage North Korean soldier has defected to the South by walking across the border between the two Koreas, a zone guarded by tens of thousands of troops and planted with land mines. An official at South Korea's defense ministry s...
A North Korean soldier managed to cross his country's land border with South Korea on Monday; this rare act of defection saw him walking across what is believed to be one of the world's most heavily fortified frontiers.
A North Korean soldier killed two of his officers Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border, officials said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier walked across the heavily armed border between North and South Korea in a bid to defect to the South, an official at the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Monday.