In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side yesterday under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger,
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
ON Feb 12, 2013, North Korea carried out its third nuclear test in the runup to the inauguration of a new administration, led by me, in the South. Around that time, the Presidential Transition Committee adopted the “TrustBuilding Process on the Korean Peninsula” as a key policy of the new administration, aimed at creating a fresh dynamic in interKorean relations.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
North and South Korea have begun preparatory talks at a “truce village” on their heavily-armed border aimed at setting ground rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
South Korean troops pushed ahead with naval firing drills today, a day after North Korea warned such exercises would aggravate already high tensions between the rivals following the North’s deadly shelling last month of a frontline South Korean island.
Mon, 06 Dec, 2010
Japan’s Emperor Akihito bowed deeply atop a Saipan cliff where his countrymen plunged to their deaths to avoid capture by US troops and – for the first time - paid his respects today to the Koreans killed on the tiny Pacific island in a key Second World War battle.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2005
A high-level delegation from North Korea arrived in Seoul today for talks with the rival South in an atmosphere of optimism after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il pledged to seek reconciliation and hinted at a return soon to nuclear disarmament negotiations.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2005
The cacophony of propaganda anthems, bellowing in a time-honoured tradition along the tense border between South and North Korea, entered a final refrain today with an agreement to phase out such broadcasts and propaganda signboards in the coming months.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2004