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Kim Jong-Un credits nuclear weapons not talks for deal with South Korea

The agreement reached after talks in the border village of Panmunjom, pulled both sides back from the brink of an armed conflict and committed them to starting an official dialogue.

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, second right, shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, during after their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

S Korea turns off cross-border speakers broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda as part of deal

Seoul had restarted the broadcasts earlier this month after an 11-year stoppage in retaliation against the North for allegedly planting land mines on border patrol.


Rival Koreas once again show mastery at pulling back from brink

A look at how the Koreas have pulled off similar feats, sometimes with the involvement of South Korea’s ally, the United States, over the years.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, speaks during a regular meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

S Korea insists anti-Pyongyang propaganda will continue unless North apologizes for attacks

President Park told top aides that Seoul would not ‘stand down even if North Korea ratchets up provocation to its highest level and threatens our national security.’


Frustration mounts as negotiations between the North, South Korea drag on

North Korea is refusing to apologize for what Seoul says was a land mine attack and then an artillery barrage last week. Pyongyang demands that Seoul stop the propaganda broadcasts started in retaliation for the land mine explosions.


Koreas resume crisis talks, Seoul says North deploys weapons

The South Korean defence ministry said the North had doubled its artillery units at the border and deployed 50 submarines outside their bases.

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Ban Ki-moon welcomes high-level meet between North, South Korea

The UN chief calls on the parties to redouble efforts to resolve differences through dialogue while refraining from taking any measure that is not conducive to dialogue.


North, South Korea high-level meeting adjourned

A series of incidents raised fears that the conflict could spiral out of control, starting with a land mine attack, allegedly by the North, that maimed two South Korean soldiers and the South’s resumption of anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts.


Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

The talks came shortly after an afternoon deadline set by North Korea for South Korea to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda at their border.

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As Kim Jong-Un threatens to go to war, South Korea remains on top alert

The North KPA said that its frontline troops had moved into a “fully armed, wartime state” in line with the wishes of leader Kim and ahead of the 5:00 pm (0830 GMT) deadline on Saturday.


Timeline of recent clashes between North and South Korea

Some of the most notable clashes between North Korean and South Korean forces in recent years.


N Korea leader Kim orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South Korea

Kim would put his troops on a “fully armed state of war” starting from 5 pm (0830 GMT) and had declared a “quasi-state of war” in frontline areas, reports said.


North, South trade artillery, rocket fire at Korean border

The ministry said in a statement that its artillery shells landed at the site where North Korea had fired its rocket. There were no other details from the military and no reports of injuries.


Former South Korea PM to go to prison over bribery

The Supreme Court said it had rejected the appeal by Han Myung-sook, who was sentenced to two years in prison for taking kickbacks from a businessman in a 2013 ruling by the Seoul High Court.

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South Korea leader to attend China’s celebrations of WWII end

China plans to hold a series of events to commemorate the anniversary, including a lavish military parade featuring aerial displays and Beijing’s latest weapons.