North Korea's capital is off to the races. On the same day the US sent a Navy carrier group to the region, Pyongyang held its annual marathon. North Koreans won, but foreigners were among the 1,800 runners.
The latest cooperation project between the two foes is the first step in creating a joint train system. However, continued US sanctions may make it an impossible dream to realize.
Soldiers shaking hands or shared cultural heritage are part of the ongoing diplomatic rapprochement between South and North Korea. A Berlin exhibition celebrates this idea.
In his New Year's Day speech, the North Korean dictator warned the US not to demand unilateral action. Otherwise, Pyongyang will seek a "new path."
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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