Dozens of elderly South Koreans entered North Korea for a long-awaited reunion with relatives separated since the Korean War nearly seven decades ago. The reunions were approved by the leaders of the two Koreas at a historic summit in April.
Despite a lot of fanfare over arms reduction on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang has announced it is testing new weapons. It says it has long been developing its new weapons system, which was tested on Friday.
US officials remain skeptical about North Korea's commitment to rid itself of nuclear weapons. US experts have bolstered those doubts with new findings about 13 undeclared nuclear bases throughout the country.
The country's top court has ruled that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse military service. The decision is expected to impact hundreds of cases brought against men for not "fulfilling their duties."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken the credit for building a working relationship with North Korea, but his critics say he is neglecting a looming economic crisis in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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