PYONGYANG, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has rejected South Korea's proposal for talks on resuming the reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the official KCNA news agency reported on Thursday.
U.S., South Korea vow to face DPRK threat
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Top diplomats from the United States and South Korea vowed Tuesday to face any threat or provocation by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), as the Pentagon sent more troops to South Korea.
"We were deeply focused on the challenge of North Korea, particularly with the events that have taken place in recent weeks in North Korea," Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters after meeting with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se at the State Department. Full story
U.S., S. Korea vow to maintain strong deterrent against DPRK
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The United States and South Korea pledged Monday to maintain a robust combined defense as a deterrent against "provocations" from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Pentagon said.
Hosting South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at the Pentagon, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reaffirmed the crucial role of the U.S.-S. Korean alliance, "which serves as a linchpin for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Full story
Park proposes to resume family reunion with DPRK around Lunar New Year
SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday proposed to resume the reunions for separated families between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) around Lunar New Year.
"We hope to hold the reunion for our separated families who have been waiting for more than 40 years around the Lunar New Year, " Park said at her first news conference since inauguration, pledging to open a new era for the reunification of the Korean peninsula. Full story