The South says it is tired of an approach that lets North get perks for small concessions.
A Chinese delegation visited Kim Jong-il this week to press for reengagement on the North's nuclear program. The US, which has said it's open to talks, must deal with a deeply suspicious S. Korean leadership.
Japanese Foreign Minister Okada said that Japan should focus on assistance to both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The government has not been clear on whether it will continue its refueling mission.
Teachers, citizens barred from political organizing.
The launch could boost South Korea’s space ambitions, but the North warned it would keep a close eye on the international response.
As tens of thousands gather in Seoul to mourn the death of the former president, his 'Sunshine policy' is breathing life into fresh North-South talks.
The one-time democracy advocate and then president of South Korea, he focused on trying to improve relations with the North.
The South Korean pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports on Sunday by beating golf legend Tiger Woods in the 91st PGA Championship with calm insouciance.