South Korea ships tangerines to North, which sent mushrooms

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea has airlifted thousands of boxes of tangerines to North Korea in return for the North’s large shipments of pine mushrooms in September, Seoul officials said Monday.South Korea says it will send 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea by Monday afternoon. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says military planes flew to Pyongyang twice on Sunday to deliver the

Seoul approves visit by seven N. Korean officials this week

The South Korean government has approved a visit by seven North Korean officials to the South later this week to attend an international peace forum, the Ministry of Unification said Monday.Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said his ministry has given the green light to the South Korea visits by Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, Kim Song-hye, director of the United Front Departmen...

North Korea's breakdown of communication

Both the momentum for talks and the opportunity to engage with Pyongyang may be slipping away.

North Korea and South Korea began the elimination of border posts -

Koreas disarm 22 guard posts at DMZ

The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world's most fortified border, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

In September, the Koreas made an agreement to eventually remove all guard posts from both sides of the border.

North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts

Under an agreement made between their generals in late October, North and South Korea agreed to each remove 10 posts and preserve one on either ...

The newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party carried an editorial Sunday supporting a recent South Korean court ruling ordering a Japanese company

South Korea's rush to North Korea

A new type of “gold rush” of sorts is unfolding, as the latest detente with North Korea grabs the imagination of enterprising South Koreans eyeing fresh opportunities in the North.The South Korean government, for one, is looking for the right moment to revive old business ties and form new ones with its communist neighbor rich in untapped natural resources.  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, and South Korean ...

Life after Kim: inside the schools catering to North Korean defectors

Young people who escape North Korea face a second struggle when they arrive in the South: how to cope in an alien education system Schools like Haankkum help them adjust to a new way of life

Stalled talks with North Korea indicate larger unravelling of progress

The cancelation of a highly anticipated meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials has experts worried the quest for Pyongyang’s denuclearization is quietly unraveling.