An emotional day on the Korean peninsula. Hundreds of elderly South Koreans have crossed the border to the North for their first and last chance to meet family members after decades of separation. The reunions are the first since early last year.
Pyongyang wants a nuclear-free world, but a nuclear war might still start due to "extreme and direct" US threat, North Korean deputy UN envoy Kim In Ryong said. Separately, the US hinted at direct talks with North Korea.
Pyongyang is sidelining the government in South Korea as it wants to be recognized as the equal of the US in order to force Washington into direct talks and, ultimately, a peace treaty. Julian Ryall reports.
US Secretary of Defense Mattis has said that Trump has made his preference for diplomacy with North Korea clear. But just one day prior, North Korea's top envoy had accused the US of declaring war on his country.
Even after multiple rounds of sanctions, Pyongyang is continuing to provoke the international community with weapons testing. China and the US face bad options, and each other, in creating a united front.
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