2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...
2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...

Live updates from the three-hour long opening ceremony of the 17th edition of Asian Games, being held at the Incheon ​Asiad Main Stadium. K-Pop sensation Psy will headline the ceremony.

No decision on US missile deployment: South Korea

The US has not yet decided on its reported plan to deploy an advanced missile system in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean official said Friday.

Pope Francis meets South Korea ferry disaster relatives at public mass

Pope Francis met relatives of South Korea`s ferry disaster as 45,000 ecstatic people packed into a sports stadium for a mass on the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years.

Dialogue not `displays of force` key to Korean peace: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said dialogue and not "displays of force" would bring peace to the divided Korean peninsula as he began a visit to South Korea that the nuclear-armed North marked with a series of rocket launches.

UN chief deplores North Korea`s missile launches

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon deplored the recent missile launches by North Korea, urging it to work towards building mutual trust with its neighbours.

South Korea offers North talks on family reunions

South Korea on Wednesday sent a formal request to North Korea calling for talks next week on holding further reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

China, US meet on Korean nuclear issue

Chinese and US diplomats for Korean peninsula affairs will exchange views on denuclearisation and resumption of the six-party talks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.

N Korea urges end to hostile military acts in letter to South

North Korea`s top military body urged an end to all hostilities Friday in an open letter to South Korea sent on the order of leader Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea warns of counter-attack on US warship

North Korea threatened to "bury in the sea" a US aircraft carrier, as it slammed a three-nation naval drill involving US, South Korean and Japanese warships.

`North Korea scientists mastering art of making nuclear arms`

North Korean scientists have learned to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, according to evidence gathered by two American experts.

North Korea postpones reunions of war divided families

North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War scheduled to start Wednesday, an apparent setback after weeks of improving ties following springtime threats of war.

Early resumption of nuke talks on Korean Peninsula urged

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged all parties relevant to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula to resume talks as soon as possible.

Korea talks should focus on denuclearization: Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that talks regarding the Korean peninsula should be first and foremost about ending North Korea`s nuclear programme.

N Korea tones down war rhetoric, agrees for talks

After escalating tensions with high level rhetoric, North Korea on Friday said it is ready to resolve relevant issues through multiform dialogue and consultation, including the six-party talks with China.

China reaffirms denuclearisation on Korean Peninsula

President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China`s stance of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

US ready for any situation in Korean peninsula: Hagel

Expressing concern over the current situation in Korean Peninsula, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon is ready for any contingency in the region.

Peace and tranquility under threat in Korean peninsula

If it happens, it would be a war which was thrust on a reluctant United States of America.

North Korea dishes out another bold `nuke` statement

The latest statement came at a plenary meeting of central committee of North Korea’s ruling Worker’s party.

`Sanctions not fundamental way of solving Korean Peninsula N-issue`

China`s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said sanctions are not the fundamental way of solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Even China nervous by North Korea`s threat for `all-out-war` against South

North Korea`s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has threatened `all-out war` against the South in a dramatic escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula.