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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programmes ease.

S. Korean arrested after double murder at Hong Kong hotel

S. Korean arrested after double murder at Hong Kong hotel

Police rushed to the hotel after receiving a report on Sunday morning that a man and a woman, both aged 42, were fighting.

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Cheering crowds welcomed the Olympic flame to a freezing Seoul on Saturday, where the torch will be paraded for four days before making its way to Pyeongchang for the start of the Winter Games.

Negligence at S. Korea hospital 'killed four babies'

Negligence at S. Korea hospital 'killed four babies'

Bad hygiene at the intensive care unit of a private Seoul hospital killed four newborn babies within two hours last month, police said Friday.

South Korea planning to close cryptocurrency exchanges

South Korea planning to close cryptocurrency exchanges

A series of measures have failed to curb overheated virtual currency speculation in South Korea and Justice Minister Park Sang-Ki said it would be "devastating if the bubble bursts".

N. Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics

N. Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics

Seoul proposed inter-Korean military talks to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula and a reunion of family members in time for February's Lunar New Year holiday, said South Korea's vice unification minister Chun Hae-sung.

North Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

North Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

The two Koreas agreed on Friday to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years and are expected to discuss the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

North and South Korea agree to first talks in two years

North and South Korea agree to first talks in two years

North and South Korea agreed on Friday to hold their first talks in more than two years, hours after Seoul and Washington decided to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics.

South Korea's President Moon meets former 'comfort women'

South Korea's President Moon meets former 'comfort women'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday met women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, days after their plight again cast a shadow over relations with Japan.

North Korea reopens border hotline as Trump boasts of "bigger" nuclear button

North Korea reopens border hotline as Trump boasts of "bigger" nuclear button

North Korea reopened a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than he does.

Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to North

Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to North

The crew of a Hong Kong-registered ship have been detained for questioning in South Korea since their tanker was impounded in November for transferring oil to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, customs officials said Saturday.

South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship for oil transfer to North Korea

South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship for oil transfer to North Korea

South Korea briefly seized and inspected a Hong Kong-registered ship in November for transferring oil products to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, a foreign ministry official said Friday.