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Koreas and UN Command discuss demilitarising border

Koreas and UN Command discuss demilitarising borderThe two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. “The three parties examined the progress in removing landmines at the Joint Security Area (JSA)…and discussed other practical matters regarding steps toward disarming the area,” Seoul’s defense ministry said in a statement. The JSA, also known as the truce village of Panmunjom, is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where troops from the two countries stand face to face.



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Two Koreas, UN Hold Talks to Disarm Heavily Fortified Border

Two Koreas, UN Hold Talks to Disarm Heavily Fortified BorderSouth Korea’s defense ministry said the meeting at the border village of Panmunjom will focus on landmine removal operations that the two Koreas began undertaking this month and discuss details of disarming and reducing the number of guards at the Joint Security Area. South Korea President Moon Jae-in touted the military pact as a meaningful move to reduce conventional military threats. The meeting comes as the U.S. expressed discontent with South Korea for moving forward with the plans without consulting U.S. officials, who fear such inter-Korea pacts could undermine nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea.



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Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardy

Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardyThe inter-Korean summit will be a litmus test for another meeting Kim has recently proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump, giving clues to whether Kim is serious about denuclearization, a commitment he made at their first encounter in June. Trump has asked Moon to be “chief negotiator” between himself and Kim, according to Moon’s aides, after Trump canceled a trip to Pyongyang by his secretary of state last month. “I’d like to have frank dialogue with Chairman Kim on how to find a point of contact between U.S. demands for denuclearization and North Korea’s demands for ending hostile relations and security guarantees,” Moon told a meeting with senior secretaries on Monday.



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Shattering North Korea’s Glass Ceiling

Shattering North Korea’s Glass CeilingOne group of North Koreans stands to benefit most from the country's denuclearization: women.



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Two Koreas plan third summit of Kim, Moon next month

Two Koreas plan third summit of Kim, Moon next monthOfficials from both sides meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas, reached an agreement on a September summit between the countries’ leaders in the North’s capital of Pyongyang. No date was announced for what will be the third meeting this year between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. There they agreed that Moon would visit the North’s capital in the autumn, though the pair met again in May in an unannounced meeting at Panmunjom.



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Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at North Korea missile factory

Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at North Korea missile factoryBy Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea held military talks to build trust on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North’s intentions. The meeting, their second since June, held in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), was designed to follow on from an inter-Korean summit in April at which leaders of the two Koreas agreed to defuse tensions and halt “all hostile acts.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also vowed during his separate summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore last month to work toward denuclearization, but there has not been a concrete agreement to accomplish that goal.



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Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric

Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoricThe two Koreas Monday marked their war anniversary in a mood of detente, with Pyongyang dropping its customary anti-US rhetoric and Seoul saying talks have begun on moving the North’s artillery back from the tense border. Pyongyang’s tightly controlled official media are normally packed with anti-American invective on June 25, when the North launched a mass invasion of the South in 1950. In the South, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said discussions were taking place about relocating Pyongyang’s long-range artillery away from their border.



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Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August

Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in AugustNorth and South Korea agreed Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August — the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula. The resumption of the reunions was among the agreements reached between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April. Officials from both sides met at the North’s scenic Mount Kumgang resort on Friday and set a date for late August.



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After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abuses

After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abusesAfter an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in which President Trump praised and joked about Kim Jong Un, he answered questions from reporters about North Korea’s human rights abuses.



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Trump may invite North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to the U.S.

Trump may invite North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to the U.S.In a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Trump said he could invite North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un to the U.S.



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