The group of 30 women from 15 countries made a final appeal to authorities on both sides to allow them to walk across the demarcation line, but were turned down.
The upper court sentenced Cho Hyun-ah to 10 months in prison and then suspended the sentence for two years.
Kerry is expected to underline US commitment to its military alliance with South Korea, which hosts a permanent deployment of close to 30,000 US troops.
PM Modi on Monday reached South Korea on the last leg of his three-nation tour. He will follow this up with meetings with some of the heads of Korean companies
Shootings by soldiers have happened with some frequency in recent years, raising worries about bullying in armed forces.
Hyon was apparently caught dozing off during formal military events and also talked back to Kim Jong-Un on several occasions.
Kim is the former commander of battalions who South Korean officials say directed North Korea’s torpedo attack on a South Korea.
South Korean student who’s allegedly a permanent resident of US, was arrested for illegally entering North Korea via China.
The DMZ is considered the world’s most fortified border, separating the two Koreas still technically at war.
Critics are skeptical that salvaging the ship will provide new revelations and find the missing.
Lee Wan Koo has been at the center of a corruption scandal that flared after a businessman killed himself earlier this month.
Other passengers will receive between 150 million won and 600 million won, depending on their age and income.
Foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan are set to meet in Seoul for their first trilateral talks in 3 years.
North Korea has test fired seven short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean officials said.
Flight attendant who Korean Air Lines Co. vice president harassed, filed a civil lawsuit against the airline and the executive.