Published: Fri, December 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

North and South Korean soldiers enter each other's territory

North and South Korean soldiers enter each other's territory

Moon is hoping to host Kim in Seoul for their fourth summit, perhaps as early as this month, but North Korea has been aloof amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States.

The inspections Wednesday were mostly symbolic - the removals will leave South Korea with about 50 other DMZ posts and North Korea with 150, according to defense experts in South Korea, but they mark an extraordinary change in ties from previous year, when North Korea tested a series of increasingly powerful weapons and threatened Seoul and Washington with war.

News 1 reported Monday North Korea erected a "yellow flag" to mark the middle line between North and South, ahead of inspections of demolished guard posts on Wednesday.

A USA archbishop will travel to South Korea next week in a bid to assist their Korean Catholic counterparts' efforts to build peace with North Korea, the local church said Wednesday.

The court then ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries November to compensate two groups of South Koreans over wartime forced labor.

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South Korean inspectors visited each of the guard posts on the North's side today to make sure they had been dismantled and all firearms and troops removed, Seoul's defence ministry said. North Korean teams were also going to verify the work on the South Korean side of the zone later Wednesday.

South Korea's liberal president, Moon Jae-in, the driving force behind the current engagement effort, watched parts of the verification broadcast live at an underground bunker in Seoul.

However, so far, the South Korean authorities have not reacted to the widely popular mask, which no doubt would be badly received in the North, where Kim and his forefathers are revered like gods.

Despite its name, the area around the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is one of the most fortified places on earth, replete with minefields and barbed-wire fences.

A large painting installed near Cheong Wa Dae shows President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shaking hands.

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