North Korea agrees to first talks with South in two years

Koreas thumbing noses at – grin.

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Officials from Kim Jong-un’s regime and Seoul government will meet in demilitarised zone next week

North Korea has agreed to South Korea’s offer to hold talks next week, in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries for more than two years.

The talks – the first since December 2015 – will take place in a village that straddles the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between the two countries and come amid international concern over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and nuclear programmes.

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