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Koreas remove guns from Cold War truce village

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Joint Security Area – also known as the truce village of Panmunjeom – has historically been both a flashpoint and a key location for diplomacy between the two Koreas ever since their split in 1953

THE KOREAS. In this photo taken on June 2, 2017, a North Korean soldier walks up steps toward Panmon hall on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, before the South Korea and US-controlled Freedom House (rear) within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Koreas and U.N. Command begin talks on demilitarizing border

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:14 AM

South and North Korea have agreed to take measures to ease military tensions on their border at a meeting in Pyongyang in September between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un

PANMUNJEOM. In this photo taken on August 2, 2017, South Korean soldiers stand before the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

North Korea's Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The two leaders agree to hold family reunions on a regular basis, work towards joining up road and rail links, and mount a combined bid for the 2032 Olympics

TOGETHER. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) applaud during a joint press conference after their summit at Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang on September 19, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

Emotional farewells as North and South Koreans part for last time

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The relatives burst into tears when a loudspeaker announcement in a banqueting hall at the North's scenic Mount Kumgang resort declared: 'The reunion is over.'

FAREWELL. South Koreans (on the bus) wave farewell through the window to their North Korean relatives at the end of a three-day family reunion event at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort on August 22, 2018. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

May 27, 2018 - 2:46 PM

The latest conciliatory declarations cap a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula

SUMMIT. This combination of pictures shows US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, and an undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photos by KCNA, Brendan Smialowski / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS

Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future'

May 26, 2018 - 7:36 PM

(4th UPDATE) North and South Korea's leaders hold surprise talks on Saturday, May 26, to get a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump back on track after a head-spinning series of twists and turns.

SECOND SUMMIT. This handout from the Blue House taken and released on May 26, 2018 shows South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (L) shaking hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their second summit at the north side of the truce village of Panmunjeom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photo handout by The Blue House/AFP

Pompeo in Pyongyang as diplomatic dance speeds up

May 09, 2018 - 12:31 PM

His visit comes as rumors fly over 3 US citizens being held in the North, with suggestions they may have been moved in preparation for a release

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

North Korea goes back to the future – by 30 minutes

May 05, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The time-resetting is the first practical step taken after the historic third north-south summit meeting to speed up the process for the North and the South to become one,' says the official KCNA news agency

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION. North Korea went forward in time by 30 minutes, state media reports late on May 4, to match its clocks with those of the South following the inter-Korean summit on April 27. Photo by Kim Won-jin/AFP

The week in photos: April 21-27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is lead in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born son. Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

IN PHOTOS: North Korea's Kim 'flooded with emotion' as he enters South

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Walking across the cement blocks that mark the border was 'so easy,' Kim Jong-Un says, making him wonder 'why it took so long to do so after 11 years,' referring to the last summit in Pyongyang in 2007

KIM IN SOUTH KOREA. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) steps with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) across the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries ahead of their meeting at the official summit Peace House building at Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Korea Summit Press Pool

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

When Kim Jong-Un steps over the line, he will become the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended 65 years ago

NORTH AND SOUTH. North Korean soldiers (C) take photos toward a South Korean soldier (L) and a US soldier (R) standing before the military demarcation line (lower C) separating North and South Korea within the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom on July 27, 2014. File photo by /Ed Jones

7 decades of danger and detente between two Koreas

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Here are some key moments in the decades-long standoff between the two Koreas

THE KOREAS. In this photo taken on June 2, 2017, a North Korean soldier walks up steps toward Panmon hall on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, before the South Korea and US-controlled Freedom House (rear) within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

North Korea agrees to inter-Korean talks next week – Seoul

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Each will send a 3-member delegation to the border truce village of Panmunjeom for talks aimed at paving the way for a rare summit in late April

PANMUNJOM. A North Korean soldier (L) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (R) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on July 19, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP