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Koreas to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics

Koreas to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics

The two Koreas have also agreed to hold a joint cultural event at Mount Kumgang on the North Korean east coast before the Winter Games.

Jan 17, 2018, 21:21 PM IST
Bitcoin slides 14% on crackdown fears, hits four-week low

Bitcoin slides 14% on crackdown fears, hits four-week low

Bitcoin slid on the news, trading as low as $11,730 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, down 13.6 percent on the day.

Jan 16, 2018, 15:09 PM IST
North Korea offers talks with South Korea on Winter Olympics art troupe

North Korea offers talks with South Korea on Winter Olympics art troupe

North Korea proposed a working-level dialogue on January 15 in Tongilgak, a building controlled by North Kora in the truce village of Panmunjom, to discuss the issue.

Jan 13, 2018, 14:55 PM IST
North Korea's 'army of beauties' all set to invade South for Winter Olympics

North Korea's 'army of beauties' all set to invade South for Winter Olympics

North Korea recently agreed to send a delegation of athletes for next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. With them will be a group of cheerleaders for whom this would be their fourth visit to the neighbouring country.

Jan 11, 2018, 08:28 AM IST

Live updates - 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Supreme Court orders re-investigation of 186 cases

Here are the live news updates for January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018, 08:15 AM IST
Denuclearisation is path to peace: South Korea`s Moon Jae-In

Denuclearisation is path to peace: South Korea`s Moon Jae-In

Delegates from North and South Korea held their first official talks for two years on Tuesday at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone that divides the peninsula.

Jan 10, 2018, 07:25 AM IST
North Korea to participate in Winter Olympics in rival South

North Korea to participate in Winter Olympics in rival South

Seoul and Olympic organisers have been keen for Pyongyang - which boycotted the 1988 Summer Games in the South Korean capital - to take part in what they repeatedly proclaimed a "peace Olympics" 

Jan 09, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
South Korea, North Korea agree to restore military hotline: Seoul official

South Korea, North Korea agree to restore military hotline: Seoul official

North and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to restore a military hotline, an official said, less than a week after a civilian cross-border phone link was reopened.

Jan 09, 2018, 14:54 PM IST
South and North Korea begin first official talks in two years

South and North Korea begin first official talks in two years

Under the dark cloud of Trump vs Kim war of words, South and North Korea began talks with an eye on forthcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Jan 09, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
North and South Korea begin talks

North and South Korea begin talks

North and South Korea began their first talks in more than two years on Tuesday, Seoul`s Unification ministry said.

Jan 09, 2018, 07:15 AM IST
Iranian oil tanker collides with vessel off China coast, 32 crew members missing

Iranian oil tanker collides with vessel off China coast, 32 crew members missing

The 32 missing crew members were all from the oil tanker.

Jan 07, 2018, 12:33 PM IST
Donald Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

Donald Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would be willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un, voicing hope that rare talks between North and South Korea could help de-escalate the crisis over Pyongyang`s nuclear drive.

Jan 07, 2018, 07:21 AM IST
North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

The comments by Chang Ung, Pyongyang's representative to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), come a day after the North and South agreed to hold rare talks next week and follow Seoul and Washington's announcement that they would postpone joint military exercises that rile North Korea.

Jan 06, 2018, 14:55 PM IST
Seoul, Pyongyang agree to hold high-level talks

Seoul, Pyongyang agree to hold high-level talks

North Korea notified that it has accepted South Korea's latest offer for talks on January 9.

Jan 05, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
Donald Trump calls talks between North Korea and South Korea 'good thing', takes credit for it

Donald Trump calls talks between North Korea and South Korea 'good thing', takes credit for it

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the reopening of a hotline between North and South Korea.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:40 PM IST
North Korea should change course, end nuke programme: Japan's Shinzo Abe

North Korea should change course, end nuke programme: Japan's Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea should change its policies to help enrich its people.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers: South Korea well-prepared, if North Korea attends

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers: South Korea well-prepared, if North Korea attends

Lee Hee-Beom, head of the 2018 Olympic organising committee, said they had long been preparing for the North's attendance at what he described as the "largest-ever winter festival in history".

Jan 03, 2018, 20:04 PM IST
Pyongyang to reopen inter-Korean hotline after Seoul proposes talks

Pyongyang to reopen inter-Korean hotline after Seoul proposes talks

North Korea said Wednesday it will reopen a hotline with the South to discuss attending the Winter Olympics, forging ahead with peace overtures despite taunts from US President Donald Trump who said he has a "much bigger" nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un.

Jan 03, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
South Korea proposes high-level talks with North, after Kim Jong-Un's New Year olive branch

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North, after Kim Jong-Un's New Year olive branch

South Korean minister Cho Myoung-Gyon said Seoul is ready for talks "at any time and place in any form".

Jan 02, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Kim Jong Un says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea

Kim Jong Un says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea

Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened.

Jan 01, 2018, 23:16 PM IST