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# Korean Peninsula

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Explainer: What's going on between North and South Korea and why are tensions rising again now?
Analysts say recent tensions come from North Korea’s desire to have sanctions eased.
North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.
Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely'
Trump on Tuesday had said the US would halt “war games” with its South Korean security ally.
South Korea says US troops are staying - regardless of any peace deal
Seoul and Pyongyang have remained technically at war since the 1950s.
North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics
They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.
Now you'll see them, now you won't: North Korea scraps talks with South
Northern officials complained that Southern delegates ranked too low within the Southern government, and have abandoned talks.
Kerry in Japan to discuss North Korea
Meanwhile, North Korea has dismissed the South’s offer for dialogue on the future of the Kaesong joint industrial zone.
North Korea preparing for third nuclear test: reports
South Korean newspaper claims the North is digging tunnels at the site of two previous nuclear tests in preparation for a third, as relations between the two remain strained.