After three days of talks between the leaders of North and South Korea, spirits are high and promises are many. And South Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants another direct meeting with President Donald Trump.
North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong-un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.
The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea is both a potential conflict zone and a tourist destination. An official South Korean tourism site notes more than a million people visit the DMZ every year.
North Korea transferred 55 small, flag-draped cases carrying the suspected remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday, officials said, a first step in implementing an agreement reached in a landmark summit in June.
American officials expect North Korea to hand over around 50 sets of remains of American troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War in coming weeks, but the drawn out process of negotiations to get to this point highlights the complications involve in the issue.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would continue to pursue denuclearization talks with North Korea.
Following the recent thaw in tensions that paved the way for historic summits between leaders of the US, South and North Korea, fear of prolonged hostility between the Koreas has been overshadowed by a renewed sense of hope.
North Korea is one of the most repressive countries on earth, with almost no freedom of religion. But Christian missionaries, it turns out, have a long history with the country. And a number of them are even allowed to operate there today.
Saturday is a big day in North Korea: The 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung. It's thought that North Korea will conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark the occasion. But South Koreans aren't that worried.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
A North Korean court has sentenced Matthew Todd Miller, a US citizen in his mid-20s, to six years in a North Korean labor camp for conspiring to commit “hostile acts” against the state. But many details about Miller's situation, including his reasons for visiting North Korea, remain a mystery.
Kim Jong-un boasted of North Korea's ability to strike any target in the US after a second intercontinental ballistic missile test that weapons experts said Saturday could even bring New York into range.
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