Updated Tuesday, October 27, 2015 0:00 am TWN
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.
Monday, October 26, 2015
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nearly 400 mostly elderly and frail South Koreans held a tearful, emotionally fraught reunion Tuesday with family members in North Korea, more than 60 years after they were separated by the Korean War.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea -- Hundreds of mostly elderly Koreans -- some in wheelchairs or leaning on walking sticks, most overcome by tears, laughter and shock -- began three days of reunions Tuesday with loved ones many have had no contact with since war divided the North and South more than 60 years ago.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Hundreds of South Korean scholars have declared they are boycotting the writing of state-issued history textbooks out of concern that that they will teach distorted views on the country's recent past.
North Korea's use of its showcase capital city to promote an image of national success and prosperity has cemented Pyongyang's reputation as a Potemkin Village boasting leisure facilities that amount to little more than "playgrounds for cadres."
Sunday, October 11, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
North Korea's staple food production could plummet by 14 percent this year because of bad weather, sparking fears of exacerbating chronic food shortages in the impoverished nation, according to the U.N. agricultural agency.
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