Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.

S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

South Korea plays down chance of nuke progress at Kim summit

A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program.

Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

The rival Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week.

N. Korean military parades: Propaganda, intimidation, unity

During the 70 years that the Kim family has ruled, North Korea's 30-plus massive military parades have been used as much for propaganda, intimidation and internal unity as for commemorating important anniversaries.

SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable’ progress on nuke diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that he's pushing for "irrevocable progress" on efforts to rid North Korea of its nukes by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

AP Explains: The history of Korean family reunions

For the first time in three years, elderly North and South Korean relatives separated during the chaos of the 1950-53 Korean War gathered Monday at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain, where they'll embrace their loved ones after decades apart.