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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in will come face-to-face again in September

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will come face-to-face again in September, though an official date has not yet been released. The two are slated to meet in Pyongyang.
Elderly and middle-aged people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, Japan, September 18, 2017.

10 countries at risk of becoming demographic time bombs

Countries need fertility rates of 2.2 children per woman to maintain a stable population, but the birth rates of countries like South Korea and the United States have fallen below 2.
A Korean Air Boeing 777.

An American woman was dragged off a Korean Air flight after she commandeered a business class seat and went on an incoherent rant

An American woman was dragged off a Korean Air flight bound for San Francisco after she refused to leave a business class seat and engaged in a rant about nuclear disarmament.
A South Korean soldier pulls barricades across a road leading to North Korea's Kaesong joint industrial complex at a military checkpoint.

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some of its military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a "trial basis"

I tried Isaac Toast, the Korean sandwich stall that has been drawing long queues since it opened in Singapore – this is my honest opinion on it

People have waited about an hour or more for their food so I went down to see what the hype was all about.
Jeju Island, South Korea.

The world’s busiest air route is between Seoul and the ‘South Korean Hawaii’

Flights from Seoul to Jeju are so popular that you can board one every 15 minutes.
Soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom, just north of the de facto border between North and South Korea.

North Korean restaurant manager claims South Korean intelligence services blackmailed him into defecting

Ho Kang-il, a former restaurant manager from North Korea, claims that he and his employees were ‘threatened’ into defecting by the National Intelligence Service (NIS). Ho and his staff were working at a state-run North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China, in 2016 before they flew to South Korea.
The International Business District (IBD) in Songdo, South Korea.

South Korea is building a $40 billion city designed to eliminate the need for cars

By 2020, Songdo's International Business District will span 100 million square feet. The South Korean city aims to prioritize pedestrians over cars, but there are questions whether the district can become a thriving community.

Grueling diets, 12-hour training days, and monthly exams: Here’s what it takes to be a pop star in China

The path to pop stardom in China is not easy, and requires months of intense training and dieting. Take a look at what it takes to be a star in China, and what that reveals of the country's absurd beauty standards.