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# Korea

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North Korea to meet US in bid to restart nuclear talks
Now that North Korea’s met with the South, a meeting with the US should be a prelude to the resumption of talks.
Koreas agree to resume anti-nuclear talks 'as soon as possible'
North and South Korea agree that talks involving world powers should begin as quickly as can be arranged.
South Korean troops mistakenly fire on passenger plane
Troops thought plane, which was preparing to land in Seoul, was North Korean.
North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos
Seoul admitted a few days ago that its military had used photos of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
South Korea man escapes jail for retweeting North Korean messages
A 55-year-old who retweeted messages from North Korea’s official news agency is given a two-year suspended sentence.
Irish people kind but slovenly - survey
A new survey of 26 countries finds we spend lots of time volunteering and caring for others – but not nearly enough on housework.
North Korea sends 12 officials to USA to learn about capitalism
Is North Korea trying to ease the way for a transition of power from Kim Jong-il to his son Jung-un?
North and South Korea talks 'break down'
Talks between the two countries have broken down after the North Korean delegation reportedly stormed out of the meeting.
North and South Korea begin dialogue after months of escalating tension
The two Koreas have begun their first meeting since a South Korean island was shelled in November.
North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea
State breaks eight months of silence by allowing Red Cross to re-establish contact between the two states but tensions still high.
South Korea asks for talks on North's nuclear programme
Seoul softens its aggressive stance and says it wants to re-open six-way talks on North Korea’s nuclear arms programme.
North Korea prepared to engage in war
As tension continues to build between North and South Korea, the North claims it is ready to engage in a “sacred war of justice”.
Korean tensions resurface... over giant Christmas tree
Happy Holidays!, says the South, as it lights up a 30m ‘tree’ near the border. The secular North isn’t too pleased.
South Korea carries out military drill with live ammo
The live-fire drill risks stoking tensions between South and North Korea – although Pyongyang insisits it will not retaliate.
South Korea considers stalling drills after Northern threats
Weather may stop an all-out war, as the South says poor conditions will force it to call off “provocative” military drills.
South Korean army chief resigns amid property scandal
Meanwhile, North Korea agrees to China’s request for emergency meetings to reduce tension in the region.
Obama asks China to get tough with North Korea
The US president calls his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao and asks him to tell Pyongyang that it must stand down.
South Koreans demand retaliation as marines are buried
North accuses South of deploying human shields on island, and criticises plans for South and US to hold war games on Sunday.
The week in photos
Some of the week’s biggest stories in pictures.
North Korea ups ante as South reports further fire
Pyongyang warns that South Korea’s military exercises are dragging the region to “the brink of war”.
North Korea finds unlikely, accidental ally... in Sarah Palin
The likely Republican candidate for the US presidency misspeaks on radio and says the US should side with its Northern allies.
North Korea threatens more attacks as South's defence minister quits
Seoul’s under-fire minister for defence quits as Barack Obama calls Hu Jintao asking for China’s influence.
South Koreans burn flags as US joins military exercises
America will join in South Korea’s military drills as the public demands revenge – and the world pleads for restraint.
South Korea warns of further retaliation if provoked
President of South Korea responds to today’s attacks in which artillery was exchanged by both North and South Korea.
Wall Street stock falls over EU debt and Korean conflict fears
US markets affected by escalation of tension in Korea and fears of contagion effect in Europe.
South Korea 'puzzled' over motive for North attack
Seoul tries to make sense of North Korea’s motives after the North launches 200 artillery shells at a South Korean island.
North Korea troops fire on South Korea
Neighbouring troops fire small amount of bullets on each other this morning.