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Long division pares down dream of a unified Korea

Younger South Koreans worry that merging the countries would crush their successful society.

North Korea prepped for third nuclear test

A South Korean nuclear expert says North Korea has finished preparations for a third nuclear test and is awaiting a political decision to go ahead.

Obama urges China to rein in North Korea

US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.

Kim Jong-un strengthens power with new post

Kim Jong-un has been identified as head of a top decision-making body of the Workers' Party, giving him authority over political and military matters.

Kim Jong-un hailed as North Korea’s ‘supreme commander’

North Korea has vowed to uphold with 'blood and tears' Kim Jong-il's son as 'supreme commander' as the country prepares him to be its leader.

What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?

North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of Kim Jong-il last week, but the risk of collapse is higher than before.

Military back Kim’s heir but will rule together

North Korea's new young leader Kim Jong-un will have to share power with an uncle and the military after the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

N Korea media laud son, nation mourns Kim Jong Il

The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a glass coffin on Tuesday as weeping mourners filled public plazas.

North Korea test-fires missile after Kim’s death

North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile on its eastern coast on the day its leader Kim Jong-Il's death was announced.

Telkom buyout could be a good Korea move

Analysts say a South Korean company's interest in buying 20% of Telkom may offer the ailing company some much-needed strategic vision.

Semenya returns to action in Daegu

Defending women's 800m champion Caster Semenya returns to world competition on a busy day six of the World Athletics Championships on Thursday.

North Korea warns of war as South, US float their boats

South Korea and the US have launched a massive joint military exercise, drawing condemnation from the North, which warned of "all-out war".

North Korea fires shells near border with South

North Korea has fired artillery shells near its Yellow Sea border with South Korea for the second time in a day, says Seoul's defence ministry.

IOC chief calls for Japan’s 2020 Olympics bid

Jacques Rogge says Tokyo should not be discouraged from bidding for the 2020 Olympics just because South Korea won the right to host the 2018 Games.

Let’s share the 2018 Olympics, says North Korea

A senior North Korean sports official has been quoted saying North Korea would like to share some events in the 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea.

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