Updated Wednesday, September 9, 2015 0:13 am TWN
North and South Korea agreed Tuesday to hold a reunion for families separated by the Korean War -- the fruit of a deal struck last month after cross-border tensions came close to boiling over into outright conflict.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
There is a lot of sympathetic shouting going on at the call center, with volunteers bellowing down phone lines at elderly people, checking their contact details ... checking they are still alive.
Move over Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Seoul is emerging as Asia's new fashion showcase, with the world's top luxury firms seeking to cash in on the regional trend-setting popularity of South Korean pop culture.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
North Korea said Wednesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims -- raising doubts about tentative moves toward detente between the rivals.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
South Korea says it got an apology. North Korea says its archrival learned a "serious lesson." That's how compromises are engineered on a peninsula that has technically been at war for more than 60 years.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea -- After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.
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