The political decision to shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex took many South Korean businesses there by surprise. It is unclear when - or whether - the special zone inside North Korea, once a symbol of inner-Korean cooperation, will reopen.
South Korean President Moon faces promises and pressure from Pyongyang, but analysts say his efforts to engage North Korea are tempered by a healthy lack of trust in the regime's vows. Julian Ryall reports.
Despite global sanctions over its weapons programs, North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years thanks to a jump in exports and increased production in mining and other industries.
South Koreans are voting for a new president on Tuesday following a political scandal and amid heightened nuclear tensions. The new leader will face daunting challenges on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts.
Seoul has said it's suspending the country's participation in an industrial park run jointly with North Korea. The move came in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test in January and the launch of a ballistic missile.
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