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U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border - sources

10:53am BST

SEOUL The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first talks on disarming border

17 Oct 2018

SEOUL North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarise the border as the neighbours push for peace, South Korea's defence ministry said.

Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions

16 Oct 2018

SEOUL The two Koreas agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship in spite of U.S. concerns that the rapid North-South thaw could undermine efforts to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

REFILE-North Korea seeks "substantive outcome" in economic cooperation talks with South

15 Oct 2018

SEOUL, Oct 15 North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation, with the North saying it wanted a "substantive outcome" from the talks, against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties.

North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, South says

12 Oct 2018

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve "complete" denuclearisation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who held his third summit with Kim last month, said on Friday.

North, South Korea to hold high-level talks on Oct. 15

12 Oct 2018

SEOUL, Oct 12 North and South Korea will hold high-level talks on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss follow-up steps to their recent summit, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Friday.

South Korea says no change on North Korean sanctions

11 Oct 2018

SEOUL South Korea never considered lifting sanctions against North Korea imposed over the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship, the country's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said on Thursday.

South Korea says Pompeo complained about inter-Korean military pact

10 Oct 2018

SEOUL U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo has expressed "discontent" with an inter-Korean military pact reached during last month's summit, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday, in a rare disclosure of signs of disagreement with its U.S. ally.

North Korea wants to "ardently welcome" Pope Francis, South says

09 Oct 2018

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, a gesture designed to highlight peace efforts, South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday. | Video

U.S.' Pompeo hails 'significant' North Korea progress; experts sceptical

09 Oct 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed "significant progress" in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend and said the sides were "pretty close" to agreeing details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. | Video

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