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Taking the M out of the DMZ: Koreas to make border safe for tourism

Taking the M out of the DMZ: Koreas to make border safe for tourism

The village of Panmunjom, also known as the Joint Security Area, lies inside the Demilitarised Zone, a buffer zone 2.5 kilometres wide that has divided the Korean Peninsula since the Korean War was halted in a truce in 1953.

  • by Choe Sang-hun & Hyonhee Shin

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Kim Jong-un's Rolls-Royce shows sanctions are 'a bit of a joke'
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Kim Jong-un's Rolls-Royce shows sanctions are 'a bit of a joke'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be under international sanctions - but that did not stop him turning up for a meeting in a brand new Rolls-Royce.

  • by Julian Ryall
China-US tensions flare during testy Pompeo visit to Beijing
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China-US tensions flare during testy Pompeo visit to Beijing

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cited "fundamental disagreement" with China's foreign minister during a testy exchange in Beijing that highlighted rising tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Kim, Pompeo agree to hold second Trump summit as soon as possible
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Kim, Pompeo agree to hold second Trump summit as soon as possible

US Secretary of State says he had "productive talks" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Sunday.

  • by Simon Denyer
IKEA in North Korea: illegal kitchen capitalism arrives in Pyongyang
Kim Jong-un

IKEA in North Korea: illegal kitchen capitalism arrives in Pyongyang

Officially, North Korea has no IKEA: but that hasn't stopped the Hermit Kingdom from selling the famous flat-pack furniture and kitchen items

  • by Michael Ruffles
North Korean hackers APT38 suspected of targeting Australian banks

North Korean hackers APT38 suspected of targeting Australian banks

A group of North Korean hackers stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide may also be targeting Australian financial institutions.

  • by Chris Zappone
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Paws for peace: Kim sends two dogs across DMZ
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Paws for peace: Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent South Korean President Moon Jae-in a pair of white North Korean Pungsan dogs as a gift.

Tough talk ... and then we fell in love: Trump says of Kim
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Tough talk ... and then we fell in love: Trump says of Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "wrote me beautiful letters and they're great letters. We fell in love," the US President said at a weekend rally.

They were promised a 'paradise' in North Korea. Now they are suing over the lies
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They were promised a 'paradise' in North Korea. Now they are suing over the lies

Hiroko Sakakibara was only a young girl when the North Korean agents came to her father's house trying to sell him on a dream of earthly paradise.

  • by Simon Denyer
North Korea demands US lift sanctions before it will abandon nukes
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North Korea demands US lift sanctions before it will abandon nukes

A robust address by foreign minister Ri Yong-ho at the United Nations shows the deep gulf that divides the dictatorship and the United States.

  • by Megan Specia
From 'rocket man' to 'terrific': Trump lauds 'very open' Kim
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From 'rocket man' to 'terrific': Trump lauds 'very open' Kim

The US President has struck a very conciliatory note about North Korea as he appeared at the UN General Assembly in New York.

  • by Jon Lemire