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By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea called off trial train runs across the heavily militarized border with the South on Thursday, scotching plans for the first rail crossings in more than half a century.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The chief U.S. negotiator to six-party talks on dismantling North Korea's nuclear programs will visit Beijing next week, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday, amid a renewed push to revive the stalled negotiations.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday urged the resumption of multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programs, saying it offered the best chance of resolving the standoff.
PYONGTAEK, South Korea (Reuters) - Thousands of South Koreans protested again on Sunday against plans to relocate the main U.S. military base to south of the capital, as the defense ministry prepared to extensively survey the site.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed on Monday to work toward implementing a deal under which Pyongyang would scrap its nuclear weapons programs, but could not be induced to come back to multilateral disarmament talks.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean civilian, believed to be a young schoolboy, was killed on Friday when a U.S. military armored vehicle being transported by train struck a high-voltage power line, officials said. The issue of the U.S. military presence in South Korea is highly sensitive.
By Jack Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea's chief delegate to stalled talks on ending North Korea's nuclear arms program warned on Sunday against optimism for a breakthrough soon, saying Pyongyang still had serious problems with returning to the table.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. troops will launch week-long joint exercises on Saturday to test whether they are ready to be mobilized if there was an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula, military officers said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has allowed nearly 100 visiting South Koreans to return home after delaying their departure over objections to news reports that it had abducted people, officials said on Thursday.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean families separated for more than half a century on the divided peninsula shared tears and embraces on Monday at the start of a two-pronged reunion.
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