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North Korea tells South not to crow about deal that ended standoff

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SEOUL - North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of claiming victory for an accord that ended an armed standoff, saying that was "cowardly" and urging the South to be "discreet in words and deeds".

China's Xi urges resumption of North Korea nuclear talks

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a resumption of multilateral nuclear talks with North Korea on Wednesday and said he opposed any move to worsen tension.

World, 6:30am EDT

China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border

BEIJING - China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries.

World, China, 31 Aug 2015

North Korea agrees to talks with South on family reunions

SEOUL - North Korea has agreed to Red Cross talks with South Korea to discuss reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, a South Korean official said on Saturday, setting up the first meeting under a recent accord aimed at defusing tensions.

World, South Korea, 29 Aug 2015

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible.

World, 27 Aug 2015

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible.

World, 27 Aug 2015

China denies rushing forces to border during Korean tensions

BEIJING - China did not rush reinforcements to its border with North Korea following a rise in tensions between the two Koreas last week, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that its forces were in normal deployment.

World, China, 27 Aug 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

SEOUL/BEIJING - Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused "massive" damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said.

Environment, 26 Aug 2015

South Korea willing to discuss North's demand to lift sanctions

SEOUL - South Korea is willing to discuss North Korea's demand for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack, the South said on Wednesday, a day after the rivals struck a landmark pact that defused a standoff between their forces.

World, South Korea, 25 Aug 2015

North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as deadline looms

SEOUL - North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back after an exchange of artillery fire. | Video