North Korea walks away from plans for high-level talks with South Korea, taking its southern...

|By:, SA News Editor

North Korea walks away from plans for high-level talks with South Korea, taking its southern neighbor by surprise after calling for negotiations in the first place. The meetings were planned for tomorrow, but collapsed after North Korea objected to the South's pick of its deputy unification minister for its chief delegate, calling the choice a "grave provocation." The North had wanted a meeting with more "senior officials."