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UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Historic steps: Kim Jong Un strides across Korean border

The leaders of North and South Korea vowed Friday to seek a nuclear-free peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War this year, though their historic summit …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to …


Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Trump says U.S., North Korea talking at ‘extremely high levels’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 10 a.m.

Ex-South Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to North for rare concerts

From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea’s biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean …


Rival Korean leaders to meet April 27 in historic summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27, the South announced Thursday, for a rare summit that could …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Rival Koreas begin high-level talks meant to set up summit

High-level officials from North and South Korea began talks at a border village Thursday to prepare for an April summit between their leaders amid a global diplomatic push to resolve …


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Trump says he’ll meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate …


S. Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm N. Korea

South Korea’s president said Thursday that many “critical moments” still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea’s recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

US greets talk of NK nuke concessions with hope, skepticism

President Donald Trump greeted North Korea’s reported willingness to negotiate away its atomic weapons with both hope and skepticism Tuesday, insisting a potential diplomatic breakthrough be tested against the North’s …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

N. Korean dictator, Seoul envoys have ‘openhearted talk’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held an “openhearted talk” in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.


One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics: Reflections

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete …


One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics: Golden moments

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. I came over here to watch my friend compete …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Norway’s dominance in winter sports is hard to miss at Olympics

A country that most Americans don’t think a lot about is Norway, except if you watch the Winter Olympics and you are watching cross-country skiing.


Come visit: South Korea’s leader invited to North Korea

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Roundup: Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

Charlotte Kalla earned the first gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics after winning the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon by more than 7 seconds over Marit Bjoergen in the first medal event of …


S. Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un’s sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday met with senior North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister over lunch at Seoul’s presidential palace in the most significant diplomatic …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South

North Korea held a military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, just one day before South Korea holds the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement …


Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

South Korea expressed regret over North Korea’s cancellation of one of the joint cooperation projects planned for next month’s Winter Olympics, a development highlighting the delicate nature of ties between …


Police: South Korean hospital fire likely caused by electrical fault

A hospital fire that killed 37 people in South Korea was most likely caused by an electrical fault in the first-floor emergency room, police said Saturday.


Fire at hospital kills 37, injures scores in South Korea

A fire raced through a small South Korean hospital with no sprinkler system on Friday, killing 37 people, many of them elderly, and injuring more than 140 others in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Hospital fire kills nearly 40 people in South Korea

A fire spread flames and smoke through a South Korean hospital Friday morning, killing at least 39 people, mainly from suffocation, and injuring more than 100 others in one of …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team for Olympics

South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them.


USA Luge’s Summer Britcher peaking as Pyeongchang Games near

Summer Britcher won gold for the U.S. in the women’s World Cup luge sprint race at Lillehammer, Norway on Sunday for her second victory on the circuit in as many …