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North Korean defectors down as border tightened – Seoul

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:55 AM

In the 6 months to June 593 Northerners entered South Korea down 20 8 from the same period in 2016 statistics compiled by Seoul s Unification Ministry show

Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

May 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The Unification Ministry gives the green light to a request by the Korean Sharing Movement

South Korea releases North Korean restaurant defectors

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:59 PM

A Unification Ministry official says the dozen waitresses and their manager had been released into society last week

N. Korea urges end to hostile military acts in letter to South

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:56 AM

Temperatures on the Korean peninsula heat up ahead of yearly South Korean US drills which Pyongyang condemn as a rehearsal for invasion

ENDING HOSTILITIES? North Korea sends an open letter to the South under orders from Kim Jong-Un.

Inter-Korean talks break down amid recriminations

Jul 25, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Talks between North and South Korea on the reopening of the joint industrial zone collapse

COLLAPSED TALKS. North Korea and South Korea fail to agree on the reopening of the Kaesong industrial estate, blaming each other for the breakdown of negotiations. North Korea's chief delegate Pak Chol-Su (L) walks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Ki-Woong (R) before a sixth round of talks at the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea on July 25, 2013. AFP/Korea pool

Koreas hold fresh talks on joint industrial site

Jul 10, 2013 - 11:08 AM

The sensitive talks follow a rare weekend meeting in which the two sides agreed in principle to reopen the Kaesong industrial complex

BORDER CONTROL. A mini bus carrying a South Korean advance party for upcoming working-level talks with North Korea passes through an inter-Korean immigration check point in Paju, north of Seoul, which leads to the North Korean border town of Kaesong, on 09 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Unification Ministry