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Never said goodbye: seven decades of separation in Korea

Seoul - When Kim Kwang-ho fled advancing North Korean forces he expected to return home within days, so did not bother with a proper goodbye to his mother and brother. On Monday he meets his sibling for the first time in 68 years.

N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.

Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache

Yongju - The first reunions in years of families divided by the Korean War evoke bittersweet memories for Kim Jong-gyu, whose few hours with her brother in 2014 -– under the watchful eyes of the North's agents -– were probably their last ever together.

Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA

Seoul - Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date", the North's state media reported Wednesday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.

Moon says Pyongyang summit to be 'bold step' towards ending war

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a "bold step" towards formally ending the decades-old war with the nuclear-armed North.

N. Korea suspends tour visas ahead of anniversary

Seoul - North Korea has stopped processing tourist visas for foreigners ahead of a high profile anniversary next month, according to a China-based tour operator.

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, prompting immediate controversy.

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, prompting immediate controversy.

Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September

Seoul - North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.

Koreas hold high-level talks on third leaders' summit

Seoul - The two Koreas opened high-level talks Monday to prepare for a possible summit in Pyongyang between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, as the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula builds.

S. Korea firms caught importing coal, iron from North: Seoul

Seoul - Three South Korean firms were caught importing coal and iron from the North last year, Seoul said Friday, in an apparent violation of UN sanctions imposed in August 2017 on the nuclear-armed state.

N. Korea says US risking security ahead of planned Koreas summit

Seoul - North Korea lashed out at the US for risking stability on the Korean peninsula Thursday, even as Pyongyang and Seoul push towards a third leadership summit.

Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders' summit

Seoul - The two Koreas will hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a third summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul said Thursday, as a diplomatic rapprochement takes hold.

Criminal case filed against BMW over S. Korea car fires

Seoul - A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than 100,000 cars after a spate of engine fires, their lawyer said.

S. Korea rights body meets North's waitress 'defectors' in probe

Seoul - Officials from South Korea's top rights body have met some of the 12 North Korean waitresses at the centre of a blazing row between Seoul and Pyongyang to determine whether they were tricked or coerced into coming to Seoul in 2016.

Two Koreas agree on list of family reunion participants

Seoul - The two Koreas have finalised a list of families separated by the Korean War whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation, Seoul said Monday.

South Korea women hold record mass rally against 'spycam porn'

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday to protest against spycam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over.

N. Korea says 'unprecedented' heatwave causing heavy crop damage

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday warned that an "unprecedented" heatwave has caused heavy damage to crops as it urged citizens to "join the struggle" to prevent drought-like conditions from worsening and hampering food production in the impoverished country.

S. Korea cult leader arrested over violent rituals in Fiji

Seoul - The leader of a South Korean doomsday cult has been arrested for allegedly holding some 400 followers captive in Fiji by subjecting them to violence and barbaric rituals, a police official said Wednesday.

N. Korea remains 'likely to be American': US agency

Osan - The remains of foreign soldiers returned by North Korea last week are likely to be American, an official at the US agency that deals with troops missing in action said Wednesday, as a US military aircraft prepared to repatriate the cases to Hawaii.
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