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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.

North and South Korea agreed Tuesday to hold a reunion in October for families separated by the Korean War, following all-night talks between their respective Red Cross branches.
North, South Korea agree to family reunion in October


North and South Korean Red Cross officials kicked off talks Monday on organizing a rare and emotional reunion for families separated by the Korean War.

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.
Korean reunions running out of time


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.
All eyes on Seoul: Asia's newest fashion window


Ten people died and eight others were believed to be missing after a boat carrying passengers on a fishing trip capsized off South Korea's southern coast, officials said Sunday.
S. Korea fishing boat capsizes; 10 dead, eight believed missing


SEOUL, South Korea - Ten people died and an undetermined number of others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off South Korea's southern coast, maritime officials said Sunday.

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.
Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest


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.

One of the two North Korean negotiators involved in recent crisis talks with South Korea spoke Thursday of a "dramatic turning-point" for relations between the two countries.

Pyongyang's shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.
Brand-new Pyongyang airport Internet room a closed window on North Korea


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.
S. Korea halts broadcasts as Koreas reach deal


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.
South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal


South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war.
Seoul takes hard line as talks between rival Koreas drag on

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