As the two Koreas mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, hope for a lasting peace remains frail.
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.
South Korean President Moon was confident he could convince European leaders to relax international sanctions on North Korea, but Germany, France and Britain are standing firm on complete denuclearization.
North and South Korea have held the first round of three-way peace talks with the US-led United Nations Command. The meeting marks the latest effort to demilitarize one of the world's most heavily armed frontiers.
The North Korean regime has staged a massive military parade in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. It focused on development work and civilian efforts to build the economy.
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