After a year of tensions, the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade begins with a handshake between leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday.
The event is another sign of thawing relations between the rival nations. "We should hold culture and art performances frequently," the dictator declares.
An armored train traveling between North Korea and Beijing prompts conjecture about a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level official.
The vice president was set to hold a history-making meeting at the Winter Olympics, says the State Department, which adds, “We regret [North Korea's] failure to seize this opportunity.”
The vice president urges caution as South Korea opens its arms to the North while hosting the Winter Olympics, but the U.S. risks appearing out of step with developments.
The meeting at Seoul’s presidential palace is being hailed as the most significant diplomatic encounter between the rival states in years.
In a show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sit side by side under fireworks that represent peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympic Games open in South Korea.
The news ignites a round of international analysis. Kim Yo Jong will be the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War ended.