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N. Korea negotiator hails 'turning-point' for ties with South

Seoul - 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.

Flash floods kill 40 people in N. Korea: Red Cross

Seoul - Flash floods caused by heavy rain killed 40 people in North Korea's northeastern border area over the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

South Korea, U.S. say North military easing off war-footing

Seoul - The North Korean military is slowly easing its battle-readiness posture, South Korean and US officials said Wednesday after Seoul and Pyongyang secured a deal allowing them to step back from the brink of an armed clash.

S. Korea silences loudspeakers after deal with North to end crisis

Seoul - South Korea switched off loudspeakers blasting propaganda messages into North Korea after the two rivals reached a compromise deal Tuesday and stepped back from the brink of an armed clash.

Koreas agree to defuse crisis after marathon talks

Seoul - North and South Korea wrapped up marathon talks Tuesday with an agreement on a series of measures to defuse a crisis that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

S. Korea's Park vows 'no retreat' in standoff with North

Andong - South Korea's president vowed "no retreat" Monday in a tense military standoff with North Korea, and insisted Pyongyang apologise as the two rivals struggled to negotiate their way out of the crisis.

No end to marathon Korean crisis talks

Seoul - Top-level North and South Korean negotiators talked through the night with no sign of an agreement Monday to exit a high-stakes standoff that has pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

S. Korea slams North over submarine, artillery deployments

Seoul - North Korea has mobilised dozens of submarines and doubled its artillery units along the border, South Korea said Sunday, accusing Pyongyang of undermining top-level talks aimed at averting a military confrontation.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Koreas in marathon talks to end military standoff

Seoul - Top-level North and South Korean negotiators talked through the night with no sign of an agreement Monday for ending a military standoff that has threatened to boil over into armed conflict.

Korean talks on averting conflict push past midnight

Seoul - The highest-level talks between North and South Korea in nearly a year continued past midnight Saturday as the two sides sought to wind down an escalating crisis that pushed them to the brink of armed conflict.

Timeline of tensions between the two Koreas

Seoul - In the 60 years since an armistice was signed ending hostilities in the 1950-53 Korean War, numerous incidents and clashes -- most instigated by North Korea -- have threatened the official ceasefire.

North Korea's Kim puts troops on war footing with South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his frontline troops onto a war footing Friday to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the border or face concerted military action.

North and South Korea trade artillery fire as tensions soar

Seoul - South and North Korea traded artillery fire across their heavily militarised border on Thursday, in a rare exchange that left no casualties but pushed already elevated cross-border tensions to dangerously high levels.

S. Korea shells North after rocket attack

Seoul - South Korea on Thursday fired dozens of shells into North Korea after detecting a rocket fired across the heavily-militarised border, pushing already elevated cross-border tensions to dangerously high levels.

South Korea's Park to visit China for WWII anniversary event

Seoul - South Korea said Thursday that President Park Geun-Hye would attend upcoming celebrations in Beijing to mark China's victory over Japan in World War II -- an anniversary that most world leaders look set to shun.

Salvage experts start survey of sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - Chinese and South Korean salvage experts on Wednesday began an underwater survey of the sunken Sewol ferry -- the first step in the long, complex process of raising the 6,825-tonne vessel to the surface.

Two Koreas reach agreement in Kaesong wage row

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday it had reached agreement with Pyongyang on a wage hike for North Korean workers at their Kaesong joint economic zone, ending a six-month dispute.

S. Korea, U.S. begin military drill despite N. Korea threats

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops Monday began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as Pyongyang matched Seoul in resuming a loudspeaker propaganda campaign across their heavily-fortified border.

S. Korea president says Abe WWII speech fell short

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday urged Japan to match its words with deeds, after a speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressing remorse over wartime aggression fell short of Seoul's expectations.
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