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Young man in blue shirt lifts a piece of concrete as other men sift through rubble after an airstrike

Prospects of a ceasefire offer hope to ending violence between Israel and Hamas

Top of the World: Officials close to the negotiations between Israel and Hamas say a ceasefire could be announced in the next 24 hours as hostilities continue. And South Korean President Moon Jae-in is on a four-day visit to Washington, hoping to revive stalled talks with North Korea. Also, Russia assumes the chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council bloc, as the US tries to oppose Moscow’s plans to set maritime rules.

Prospects of a ceasefire offer hope to ending violence between Israel and Hamas
A North Korean soldier keeps watch toward the south through a binocular telescope

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?
South Korea's Moon Jae-in holds an umbrella over his head

Moon bets his legacy on meeting with Trump

Moon bets his legacy on meeting with Trump
A group of protesters wear yellow scarves and hold blue signs.

Some South Koreans say Trump-Kim summit is ‘all political theater’

Some South Koreans say Trump-Kim summit is ‘all political theater’
A hand holds a smart phone.

Trump's trade war with China drives silent wedge between US and South Korea

Trump's trade war with China drives silent wedge between US and South Korea
a poster in North Korea calling for the US to withdraw its military from the south

Inter-Korean summit produces 'totally unprecedented' results

After three days of talks between the leaders of North and South Korea, spirits are high and promises are many. And South Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants another direct meeting with President Donald Trump.

Inter-Korean summit produces 'totally unprecedented' results
South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with both carrying folders.

North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong-un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks
South Korean President Moon Jae-in bids farewell to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Korean leaders hold surprise summit in DMZ truce village

It was the clearest sign yet that the on-again off-again summit between Trump and Kim is likely to be held as initially agreed.

Korean leaders hold surprise summit in DMZ truce village
two men shake hands

Why some South Koreans feel more positive about Kim Jong-un

“My parents told me that he killed his brother, so I was scared of him,” says 11-year-old Chung Ye-in. “I thought he was a bad person, but after seeing him, I think he looks friendly.”

Why some South Koreans feel more positive about Kim Jong-un
Park Sang-hak, a North Korean defector and leader of an anti-North Korea civic group, prepares to release balloons containing leaflets

South Korea faces a decision over leaflets as ties warm with the North

On Saturday, police prevented a planned release of balloons by a defector group after a confrontation with anti-leaflet protesters.

South Korea faces a decision over leaflets as ties warm with the North
Students hold posters with pictures of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

North and South Korea to hold historic first summit in decade

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to cross his country's heavily militarized border with South Korea on Friday for the first intra-Korea summit in more than a decade.

North and South Korea to hold historic first summit in decade
South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-un invites South Korea's leader north of the border for the first summit meeting in more than a decade

Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who swept to power last year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile program.

Kim Jong-un invites South Korea's leader north of the border for the first summit meeting in more than a decade
A scene from the movie "Okja," featuring the title creature — a humongous pet pig.

A Netflix animal rights movie came at a strange time for South Korea

South Koreans have opened their homes to animals after decades of turning them away.

A Netflix animal rights movie came at a strange time for South Korea