North and South Korea are to compete under a common flag at the upcoming Winter Olympics. But a military parade in Pyongyang on the eve of the Games is a reminder that the two countries haven't traded the saber for the olive branch quite yet.
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.
North and South Korea have agreed to formally inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics. The decision is part of ongoing reconciliation efforts between the countries.
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