N.Korea Quibbles with Wording of Cross-Border Accord
North Korea said Wednesday that the "regret" it expressed about the maiming of two South Korean soldiers by box mines in the demilitarized zone must not be construed as an apology. >> Full Text

Park Thanks China for Help Defusing Cross-Border Tensions
President Park Geun-hye thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday for the constructive role Beijing played in defusing tensions with North Korea last month. Park's comments came during talks with Xi in Beijing. >> Full Text

Korean Peninsula a 'Tinderbox,' Says U.S. Defense Chief
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday likened the Korean Peninsula to a "tinderbox" that can ignite at any moment. The peninsula is "probably the single place on the world... where war could erupt at the snap of our fingers," Carter said. >> Full Text

Tourists walk in the rain in downtown Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

TV personality Kim Sae-rom throws the ceremonial pitch at a baseball game between Nexen Heores and LG Twins in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

Actress Baek Jin-ee attends a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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