North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.
US experts met with officials from North Korea for informal talks in London on Wednesday over the resumption of stalled international discussions on Pyongyang`s nuclear program.
South Korean troops shot dead a man trying to swim across a border river into North Korea on Monday after he ignored warnings, a defence ministry spokesman said.
North and South Korea failed today to reach agreement on reopening a jointly-run industrial estate, dimming hopes of an early improvement in ties after months of friction.
North and South Korea began talks
Tuesday about a potential volcanic threat from the peninsula`s highest mountain, in a rare moment of cooperation after months of confrontation.
The North Korea`s delegation walked out ending the talks in a fiasco.
China said it hopes that
the preparatory meeting ahead of high-level military talks
between the South and North Koreas would achieve positive
South and North Korea agreed to
hold working-level military talks on Feb 8 in what would be their first dialogue since the North`s deadly
artillery attack on a border island.
S Korean and US forces have downgraded their defensive alert seeing positive signs from North.
A US envoy said he had productive talks with Japanese officials Friday about the crisis on the Korean peninsula.
The two Koreas restored a key hot line that had been severed after March`s deadly sinking of a South Korean warship.
North and South Korea have failed to reach agreement in talks about upgrading their joint industrial estate, amid military tensions sparked by the communist state`s artillery barrage last week.
Dozens of endangered species almost extinct elsewhere in South Korea have been found in the South Korean part of the Demilitarized Zone.
S and N Korea reopened their military hotline in a western district that was disconnected by Pyongyang more than a year ago.
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