For the first time in more than half a century, trains crossed from South to North Korea on Thursday through a sunny opening in Cold War politics. Launched by a “celebration with fireworks, bands, balloons and hundreds of people waving the ‘unification’ flag,” the peace train represented new hopes for peaceful reunification of the divided country.” (Wash Post) UPDATE: 21 May- Similarly, commercial shipping began to open up on the peninsula when a North Korean cargo ship arrived in South Korean waters for the first time in more than 50 years on Sunday.

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