North Korea-South Korea relations
South Korea announces that a colonel from North Korea's military spy agency defected to the south last year. Senior-level defections are rare, most being low level operatives.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A colonel from North Korea's military spy agency fled to South Korea last year in a rare senior-level defection, Seoul officials said Monday. The announcement came three days after Seoul revealed…
A group of 13 North Koreans working at a restaurant in an unidentified country defect en masse to South Korea, according to Seoul's Ministry of Unification. 2016-04-8 (Context: North Korea, North Korea-South Korea relations, South Korea, defects)
North Korea accepts South Korea's proposal for official talks, and will meet on January 9 to discuss North Korea's possible involvement with the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. These are the first high-level talks between the Koreas in more than two years. 2018-01-4 (Context: North Korea, North Korea-South Korea relations, South Korea)
The South Korean Ministry of Unification announces that both North Korea and South Korea will march together under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. 2018-01-17 (Context: North Korea, North Korea-South Korea relations, South Korea)
A Korean People's Army soldier defects to South Korea via the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was shot and injured by fellow North Korean soldiers as he crossed to the South Korean side at Panmunjom, and has been taken to hospital. 2017-11-13 (Context: North Korea, South Korea, defects)
A North Korean soldier defects to South Korea after swimming across the Han River, the second North Korean defection in a week. 2017-06-18 (Context: North Korea, South Korea, defects)