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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

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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.

A North Korean soldier keeps watch toward the south through a binocular telescope

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

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South Korea's Moon Jae-in holds an umbrella over his head

Moon bets his legacy on meeting with Trump

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A group of protesters wear yellow scarves and hold blue signs.

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

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A hand holds a smart phone.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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“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.”

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

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