North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a summit in Pyongyang. Kim's sister delivered the invitation against the backdrop of the winter Olympics.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to extend an invitation to Pope Francis. The head of the Roman Catholic Church had previously encouraged North and South Korea to resolve their differences through dialogue.
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.
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.
A pair of North Korean hunting dogs are the latest symbol of a dramatic thaw on the Korean peninsula. The canines brought their own food supplies to help them adapt to their new life in a presidential palace.
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