South Korea: North Won't Answer Our Calls
Pyongyang refuses to pick up after talks collapse
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2013 6:49 AM CDT
South Korean President Park Geun-hye can get Barack Obama on the phone—but not Kim Jong Un.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Ji-eun)

(Newser) – Relations between North and South Korea appear to have descended into teenage-girl territory after high-level talks between the two countries collapsed yesterday. Seoul says Pyongyang now won't even pick up the phone, reports the BBC. The two countries have a hotline maintained by the Red Cross on which they previously spoke twice a day. But both calls today have gone unanswered, most likely due to "the cancellation of talks late Tuesday," a government source tells the local Yonhap news agency.

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Jun 12, 2013 3:59 PM CDT
Dear SK, NK has been in a long term relationship with the big C for quite a while now. It's time to get on with your life, go out, and see other people. Sincerely, Tran_tor
Jun 12, 2013 2:41 PM CDT
I don't know why, but that photo made me laugh out loud.
Jun 12, 2013 12:01 PM CDT
Complete with image of asian person using phone, nice.