North Korea talks

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Koreas Hunker Down for Rare Talks

But Pyongyang's motivation remains a mystery; no set agenda

(Newser) - For the first time in more than seven years, high-level officials from North and South Korea are hunkered down for talks in Panmunjom today—talks called by the North amid much suspicion over its motives, Reuters reports. Both sides sent top officials to the gathering; the head of Seoul's... More »

South Korea: North Won't Answer Our Calls

Pyongyang refuses to pick up after talks collapse

(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... More »

Never Mind: North-South Korea Talks Scrapped

Countries can't agree on who would lead delegations

(Newser) - Well, that was fun while it lasted. South Korea and North Korea scrapped their long-awaited talks today, a day before they were slated to begin. Why, you ask? Because the two countries couldn't agree on who would lead their respective delegations, the AP reports. Seoul wanted each country's... More »

US-North Korea Nuke Talks Return 'Bit of Progress'

But no breakthroughs, says US negotiator Glyn Davies

(Newser) - The US and North Korea came to the table to talk about nukes, and the negotiations ended today with a "little bit of progress," said the chief US negotiator. The two-day meeting in Beijing was the first official contact between the two countries since the death of Kim... More »

North Korea: No More Talks. Ever.

Pyongyang cites South's 'sinister intentions,' probably bluffing

(Newser) - South Korea probably thought it reasonable to expect Pyongyang to say it was sorry for shelling its island and sinking its warship, but the North just stomped out of low-level military talks yesterday in response, and today says it won't be back. By making "unreasonable" demands, the North says... More »

North Walks Out on Korea Talks

Refuses to apologize for shelling South, sinking ship

(Newser) - North Korea packed up its toys and went home today, abruptly ending low-level military talks between the two Koreas in Panmunjom, reports the New York Times. Pressed by Seoul military officials to apologize for shelling Yeonpyeong in November and sinking a warship last March, the North “unilaterally walked away... More »

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