The apparent test coincides with joint U.S.-South Korea military drills that have drawn the ire of the North.
But Pyongyang remains unresponsive to an offer of help from South Korea
Koreans from North and South can only meet at sporadic official reunions, where numbers are strictly limited. At each bittersweet gathering, family members ponder the historical forces that tore them apart
South Koreans crossed the border to meet family members they had not seen since the 1950-53 Korean war. The reunion may have been the last chance for many to see their loved ones.
First time seeing relatives in decades
Ten students still trapped after auditorium roof collapses under heavy snow
Left wing politician handed 12-year sentence for plotting conspiracy
One prominent couple’s effort to get same-sex marriage recognized is helping to raise awareness in a mostly conservative country
North Korea pulled out days before a reunion in September.
The countries will allow families a temporary respite from separation
A memorial to a man that Tokyo calls a terrorist, but Beijing and Seoul regard as a hero, reflects East Asia’s War over history
In remarks he now says he regrets, Katsuto Momii, the head of Japan’s main public broadcaster, said Japan was hardly the only nation whose soldiers forced women to work as prostitutes during World War II. It’s a claim U.S. …
The olive branch, which came in the form of a letter, also promised the end of hostile military acts and the reunion of separated families