North Korean state news agency KCNA reports that the country's authorities are considering ways to hand over the body of the slain official to the South if it is found.
South Korea has accused Pyongyang of fatally shooting one of its public servants, who was likely trying to defect, and burning his body after finding him on a floating object in North Korean waters earlier this week.
Seoul says the suspected defector was killed at sea and his body burned as a coronavirus precaution after he was interrogated in the water over several hours.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency found his body at Mt Bugak in northern Seoul, near where his phone signal was last detected during a late-night search, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material into the North.
The RideFlux start-up brings together engineers who have given up well-paid jobs with some of South Korea's most prestigious firms to try to build a ride-sharing company for the tech-savvy nation.
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Leaders in the US and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting Covid-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
The Seoul-based Doosan Bears and LG Twins are Korea's biggest rivals in the country's most popular spectator sport and their shared stadium in the capital's Jamsil area would usually be packed.
Rumours have been circulating about the health status of North Korea's leader, who was last seen in public on April 11 and was not in attendance for the country's most important holiday.
The governing Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, election officials said with vote-counting nearly complete.
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