All posts tagged "family reunions"

  • Family members attempt to hold on to each others’ hands as North Koreans board the bus to part from their South Korean relatives after holding their final reunions at Mt. Geumgang in North Korea’s east coast.
    Reunions raise hopes for better inter-Korean ties

    By Chung Min-uck and Joint Press Corps Elderly South Koreans returned home Tuesday wrapping up six-day inter-Korean family reunions that took place at a time when cross-border relations are experiencing a turnaround after years of tension. A...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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  • Kim Jin-chun, 66, says goodbye to his 91-year-old father Kim Sum-kyung from the South, in an ambulance parked in front of a hotel in Mt. Geumgang Resort in North Korea, Friday. The father had to return to the South a day before the official closing of the reunions of separated families during the Korea War, due to health problems.  (Yonhap)
    Time to say goodbye…again

    After six decades of separation, joy of reunion only last two-days  Calls increasing for regular reunions By Jun Ji-hye Calls are increasing to hold reunions for families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War on a regular basis....

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • Lee Young-shil, 86, right, from South Korea, cannot hold back her tears as she finally got to meet her younger sister Lee Jung-shil, 83, who lives in North Korea. (Yonhap)
    Together at last

    Separated family members from 2 Koreas have emotional reunions By Chung Min-uck and Joint Press Corps A kaleidoscope of scenes unfurled at the Geumgangsan Hotel in North Korea where 82 South Koreans in their 60s to 90s...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Kim Sung-yoon, 96, the oldest among 82 elderly South Koreans scheduled for inter-Korean family reunions, speaks to a doctor during a medical checkup in Hanwha Resort at the eastern coastal city of Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. The senior citizens will travel by bus to Mt. Geumgang in North Korea today for a three-day meeting with their separated siblings and relatives. (Yonhap)
    “Waiting is the hardest part”

    85-year-old anxious to meet kid brother for 1st time in 70 years; 82 ready for reunions By Chung Min-uck, Joel Lee A group of senior citizens looked as if they were back in elementary school waiting for...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • S. and N. Korea agreed Friday to hold family reunion programs starting next week as scheduled. (Yonhap)
    Koreas agree to hold reunions as scheduled

    By Chung Min-uck South and North Korea agreed Friday to hold family reunion programs starting next week as scheduled in a deal struck following high-level inter-Korean talks. “There was a disparity of opinions between the South and...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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    U.S. Congressmen pushing for expanded family reunions

    By Kang Seung-woo Four Korean War veterans who are now United States congressmen have called on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to expand reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War to include Korean-Americans. South and...

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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