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South Korea and Japan on Wednesday discussed their long-running dispute over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery -- the first such talks since their leaders vowed to push for a mutually acceptable settlement.

A state funeral in North Korea has sparked another fresh round of purge rumors after one of Kim Jong Un's most powerful aides was omitted from the official funeral committee list.

An American man charged with killing a South Korean college student went on trial Wednesday after a film based on the two-decade-old murder led to the high-profile case being reopened.

South Korea on Tuesday pushed ahead with a highly controversial plan to introduce government-issued history textbooks in schools, despite angry protests by opposition parties and academics.

The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program's safety.

The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, but announced no specific new steps toward a long-delayed transfer of wartime control of South Korean forces from the U.S.
US and South Korea pledge to strengthen combined defenses against North Korea


U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on North Korea to shrink and eventually eliminate its nuclear weapons program, while acknowledging during a visit Sunday to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas that prospects for reconciling with the defiant North are dim.

North Korea announced Friday it would convene a congress of its ruling Workers' Party for the first time in 35 years, reviving a forum last gathered under the rule of current leader Kim Jong-Un's grandfather, Kim Il-Sung.

The South Korean Red Cross said Wednesday it was offering therapy and counseling to hundreds of people who took part in a recent, emotionally fraught reunion with North Korean relatives they hadn't seen in 60 years.
Therapy, counseling offered to those crushed by North-South Korea reunion


President Park Geun-Hye vowed Tuesday to strengthen South Korea's defense capabilities -- backed by a defense budget hike -- to guard against future provocations from North Korea.
South Korea's Park vows to defend against North Korea


A 98-year-old South Korean man took off his black coat and muffler and gave them to his coughing North Korean son on Monday as they parted again -- likely for good after briefly reuniting for the first time since war tore them apart more than 60 years ago.
Emotions high as Koreas wrap up reunions


South Korea fired warning shots at one of the North's patrol boats as it strayed across the border, Seoul's defense ministry said, raising tensions while a rare reunion for families separated by the peninsula's 1950-53 war was underway.

A silver-haired South Korean woman adjusted her 83-year-old North Korean husband's necktie. He held her hands and stroked her shoulder. Before this week, they hadn't seen each other since war tore them apart 65 years ago, and there is no reason to believe they will ever see each other again.
Brief reunion across Koreas: 'Let's meet again in afterlife'


Around 400 elderly South Koreans met privately Wednesday with North Korean relatives they haven't seen for more than 60 years, on the second day of a highly charged reunion for families torn apart by the Korean War.
Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge divide

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