At 23:30 local time, North Korea changes its time zone to match South Korea (UTC+09:00) - a "first practical" impetus for Korean reunification, says the official North Korean agency KCNA.
Clocks moved forward 30 minutes to match the South in a step towards reunification, state media say.
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- North Korea announces that it is changing its time zone to match South Korea (UTC+09:00) as a further step towards Korean reunification.
- At 23:30 local time, North Korea changes its time zone to match South Korea (UTC+09:00) - a "first practical" impetus for Korean reunification, says the official North Korean agency KCNA.
- South Korea states that they want high-level talks with North Korea before the summit.
- North Korea's state agency KCNA announces the country will launch a satellite sometime between December 10 and December 22. The launch will take place around the time of South Korea's presidential election on December 19 and close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il. South Korean officials, as well as the US, believe that the isolated state is testing long-range missile technology with the aim of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
- North Korea and South Korea officials begin high-level negotiations, with reports suggesting that Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in could be planning for a summit in Pyongyang later this month.
- South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the second time in recent months at the peace village on the Northern side to discuss the topic of the June 12 summit in Singapore between the U.S. and North Korea, which was cancelled then left with the possibility of happening the day after.
- North Korea cancels high-level talks with South Korea in protest of United States-South Korea joint military exercises.