» 10/09/2013, 00.00
Christian peace train leaves Berlin for Korea
Two clergymen from the World Council of Churches blessed the voyage at the Brandenburg Gate. The train will stop in Moscow, Irkutsk and Beijing, and hopefully pass through Pyongyang. It is set to arrive on 28 October in Busan, South Korea.
Korea, end of the line for the "peace train"
The historic connection, launched with a bang one year ago, has been cut off by the decision of the government of Pyongyang. It was a symbol of the slow journey toward peace, but often traveled empty. The communist regime accuses the South of promoting hostile policies; for Seoul, any agreement depends on the interruption of the North Korean nuclear program.
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Berlin Christmas market attack: "terrorism"
A truck ploughed into the crowd gathered in the street market near the Gedankenkirche. 12 people killed and 48 wounded. The driver was arrested. He is Afghan (or Pakistani) and is believed to have seized the vehicle killing the real driver. In Germany, a list of attacks linked to the Islamic State. Concern for the return home of "foreign fighters".
Seoul, after 50 years trains will link up two Koreas
Prime Ministers from Seoul and Pyongyang signed an accord which sets out the establishing rail links between the two nations. Currently the lines arrive as far as Kaesong, the joint Korean industrial complex in the north of the peninsula.
Mourning for Kim Dae-jung gives birth to improved relationship with Pyongyang
Gestures of reconciliation between the two Koreas, in mourning for the death of former President of the South. Northern delegation pays tribute to the remains and a summit with South Korean officials is not excluded. Pyongyang removes borders restrictions and announces the resumption of rail and telephone connections.
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A Catholic institute for peace on the border between North and South
The institution was inaugurated by the bishop of Uijeongbu, Msgr. Peter Lee Ki-heon, "The Korean Catholics have a duty to work for the evangelization of the North". The area is also home to a cathedral "of repentance and reconciliation" and the national reconciliation center. The new Institute wants to "lay the foundations to spread Christ's peace in Asia and the world."
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