2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-oon). A TV news program reports on missiles launched by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-oon). A TV news program reports on missiles launched by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A man watches a TV news program showing a file picture of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A man watches a TV news program showing a file picture of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

    Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:44:05 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.More
    A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.More
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:04 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...More
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...More
  • Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:16:39 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him...More

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South.

Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do says North Korea agreed Monday to meet at a border village on Thursday to discuss its plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the games.

The participation in the games is part of measures North Korea recently proposed to lower tension between the rivals.

The announcement comes as the North has been conducting an unusually large number of missile and rocket tests.

Analysts say the launches indicate Pyongyang is aiming to keep bolstering its defense to cope with what it calls U.S. and South Korean threats unless the allies make major concessions such as scaling down their regular military drills.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:45 GMT
    Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.More
    Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S....More
  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:38 GMT
    The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site.More
    The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark...More
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service