Can We Talk?
The new year could bring renewed talks between North and South Korea, Bloomberg News reports. The two nations haven't held a summit since 2007, and neither of the participating leaders is still in office. North Korea scrapped the last attempt in late 2014.
North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un mentioned a possible summit earlier this week. South Korea said they'd agree — assuming there are no holds barred.
"The government's stance is that we will talk to North Korea in a way that is free from formalities for candid discussion on all kinds of issues," Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong Cheol said Thursday at a briefing in Seoul.