All posts tagged "reunions"

  • Jung Gun-mok, front, a 64-year-old former South Korean fisherman who was abducted by North Korea in the Yellow Sea about 40 years ago, looks away as he is about to burst into tears, as he bids farewell to his mother on the bus. His mother Lee Bok-soon, 88, helplessly looks out the window as the bus is about to leave the resort on Mount Kumgang on the North's east coast on Oct. 26, 2015, the last day of the three-day reunions.  (Yonhap)
    Koreas’ separated families bid tearful farewell

    MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (Yonhap) — Korean family members torn by the 1950-53 Korean War bid a tearful farewell to their relatives in North Korea on Monday after days of the much-awaited but short reunions. A total...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • A North Korean hostess has gathered a bit of attention during the three-day reunion event. (Yonhap)
    A star is born: N. Korean hostess at inter-Korean family reunions fascinates S. Korea

    By Brian Han Hundreds of the North and South Korean elderly are reuniting with family members for the first time in decades, but at the moment, some of focus is shifting towards a North Korean hostess at...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • In this Oct. 15, 2015 photo, South Korean Kim Wu-jong, 87, who will travel to North Korea to meet his younger sister, looks at a document from the Red Cross during the interview at his home in Seoul, South Korea. Kim and about 640 other South Koreans will meet their North Korean relatives at the authoritarian country’s scenic Diamond Mountain resort in a reunion program that begins Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tens of thousands of people on both sides of the Demilitarized Zone desperately seek such reunions, but the two countries have pulled off relatively few of them. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Q&A: Koreas to resume emotional reunions of divided families

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Wu-jong is partially paralyzed, poor and lives alone in a small, run-down home in Seoul. But the 87-year-old feels like the luckiest man in South Korea: This week he will travel...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • In this file photo dated Feb. 20, 2014, South Korean resident Kim Sung-yun, 95, relishes being reunited with her younger sister from North Korea, Kim Suk-ryeo, 79, during the reunions of separated families at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's east coast. South and North Korea agreed on Sept. 8, 2015, to hold another round of reunions of families, separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, at the resort on Oct. 20-26. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea denounces Park’s UN speech, says family reunions at stake

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea on Tuesday indicated it may cancel the upcoming reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War if South Korean authorities keep making “reckless” efforts to stop the North from conducting a...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • 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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  • 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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