S. Korea, China hold talks on N. Korea ahead of summit

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S. Korea, China hold talks on N. Korea ahead of summit

The chief nuclear envoys from South Korea and China held talks on Tuesday on ways to resolve a long-running standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, officials said Tuesday, a day before President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a summit in Beijing. South Kor...

Updated : 2015.09.01 20:09

Park touts inter-Korean deal as unification step

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday touted a recent breakthrough between the two Koreas, saying its thorough implementation starting with a fresh round of reunions of separated families would bring the...

Updated : 2015.09.01 18:22

Park says Koreas can move toward peace, unification

President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that South and North Korea can move toward peace and unification if they honor a recent deal that defused tensions.The deal reached last week between the two Korea...

Updated : 2015.09.01 12:00

Korean Red Cross begins checking fate of separated families in S. Korea

The Korean Red Cross said Tuesday it has kicked off the process to confirm the fate of more than 66,000 South Korean family members who were separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and are known to be alive in a bid to prepare for an upcoming family reunion event.  The Korean Red Cross said ...

Updated : 2015.09.01 11:59

S. Korea, U.S. seek China's constructive role on N. Korea

Top South Korean and U.S. diplomats have agreed that China's "constructive" role is of importance for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held 30-minute talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of...

Updated : 2015.09.01 10:27

S. Korea, U.S. reaffirm close coordination on N. Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed Monday that the two countries will continue to coordinate closely on North Korea, the State Department said.  The two top diplomats met in Anchorage, Alaska, on the sidelines of the Conference on...

Updated : 2015.09.01 09:46

N. Korea likely to use provocations unless economic aid comes from S. Korea: U.S. expert

Provocations will continue to be a part of North Korea's strategy for dealing with South Korea despite the recent conciliatory mood created between the two sides after they defused a military standoff, a U.S. expert said Monday.  Ken Gause, a senior analyst on Korea at CNA Corp., made th...

Updated : 2015.09.01 09:43

Unification minister not to attend Russia forum

Seoul's point man on North Korea will not attend an upcoming forum in Russia as Pyongyang has not indicated its willingness to hold talks there, government officials said Monday.   Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo was considering attending the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this...

Updated : 2015.08.31 13:56

Koreas to discuss ways on holding separated family reunion on regular basis

The Unification Ministry said Monday that next week South and North Korea plan to discuss ways to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War on a regular basis.  In a landmark deal, the two Koreas agreed last week to resume the much-anticipated reunions of separated fa...

Updated : 2015.08.31 13:55

Cross-border tensions fade

Cross-border tensions further abated over the weekend as North Korea accepted the South’s offer to hold bilateral Red Cross talks on Sept. 7 to arrange the reunions of separated families, with each m...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:31

Both Koreas' militaries return to peacetime mode

Militaries on both sides of the Korean border have relaxed their defense postures to peacetime levels following a landmark deal that defused tensions between the sides, military officials said Sunday.  South and North Korea raised their militaries' alert levels after tension flared up ov...

Updated : 2015.08.30 14:41

N. Korea's Kim marks death anniversary of Unification Church founder

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a message of condolence to the family members of Unification Church founder Moon Sun-myung on the third anniversary of his death, state media reported Sunday.  "On the occasion of the third anniversary of (the) death of Mr. Moon Sun Myung, former ...

Updated : 2015.08.30 11:59

N. Korea agrees to hold Red Cross talks on Sept. 7

North Korea has accepted the South Korean Red Cross' offer to hold working-level talks on Sept. 7 to discuss the issues of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, the Unification Ministry h...

Updated : 2015.08.30 09:54

S. Korea's Red Cross proposes talks with North on Sept. 7 for family reunions

South Korea's Red Cross on Friday proposed holding working-level talks with its North Korean counterpart on Sept. 7 to discuss the issue of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, a government official said.The Korean Red Cross proposed the two sides meet at its "House of Peace"...

Updated : 2015.08.28 11:45

N. Korea's Kim fires party officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed some members of the ruling party's central military commission, state media reported Friday.The dismissals took place at an enlarged meeting of the Centra...

Updated : 2015.08.28 10:01