June 12, 2013
A NORTH Korean soldier stands on the river bank in Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong June 12. A much-anticipated meeting between North Korea and South Korea, which had been set for Wednesday, collapsed before it even began. But while the last-minute cancellation over a protocol dispute shows the Koreas' deep mutual mistrust, they may have more reasons than not to eventually unpack the meeting gear and get back to negotiations.
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South Korea rolls up red carpet, North Korea not returning calls SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea dismantled the meeting table, pulled down the placards and rolled up the red carpet. Its intended guest, North Korea, has stopped answering the phone.