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Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

Seoul - The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

Seoul - Officials from North and South Korea met Wednesday to discuss how many of Pyongyang's athletes will take part in next month's Winter Olympics, the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.

Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics

Seoul - North and South Korea began talks Monday on appearances by performers from Pyongyang's state-run artistic troupes at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, after the North agreed to attend the Games.

North Korea says will attend Olympics in rival South

Seoul - North Korea said it was willing to send athletes and a high-level delegation to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South on Tuesday as the rivals held their first official talks in more than two years after high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear we...

Koreas set for first official talks in two years

Seoul - A high-level South Korean delegation left Tuesday for rare talks with North Korea after months of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons programme, with Seoul's chief delegate vowing to work towards improving long-strained ties.

N. Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

Seoul - North Korea has named its delegation for a rare high-level meeting with the South this week, the unification ministry in Seoul said Sunday, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cautiously welcomed the talks.

Seoul offers high-level delegation for N. Korea talks

Seoul - South Korea has proposed sending a five-member delegation led by a government minister to rare talks with North Korea next week, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said Saturday.

Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader

Sabillasville - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would be willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un, voicing hope that rare talks between North and South Korea could help deescalate the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear drive.

S. Korea well prepared if N. Korea attends Olympics: organisers

Seoul - Host South Korea is well prepared should North Korea decide to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with a cruise ship ready to transport and accommodate its athletes, organisers said Wednesday.

S. Korea seeks US military drill delay for Olympics

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In has proposed delaying annual joint military exercises with the US in an effort to reduce tensions with the nuclear-armed North during next year's Winter Olympics.

S. Korea welcomes 'special' Olympic skaters from North

Seoul - South Korean organisers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the "special" qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbour's participation as a key part of the "Peace Games".

Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

Pyongyang - As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to hug each other tearfully when their compatriot secured the team sparring gold and the title of worl...

Not so jolly hockey sticks for North Korean sports

Pyongyang - When North Korea's ice hockey team arrived in Auckland for an international tournament carrying battered wooden sticks, organisers stepped in to provide high-tech carbon fibre equipment.

S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker.

North and South Korea face off on Pyongyang football field

Pyongyang - South Korea's flag flew and its anthem sounded in Pyongyang on Friday as its women's football team played out a 1-1 draw with their neighbours, in the first ever competitive soccer match between the two countries hosted by the North.

Defector ice hockey star torn ahead of Korean face off

Seoul - When the North and South Korean women's hockey teams clash in a rare match this week, defector-turned-star-player Hwangbo Young will cheer for the country that has labelled her a traitor.
 

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