Korea talks on Kaesong inconclusive

North and South Koreas failed on Monday to reach agreement on reopening a jointly-run industrial estate, dimming hopes of an early improvement in ties after months of friction. A third round of talks about the complex, which followed two failed attempts this month, again ended without agreement, Seoul’s chief delegate Kim Ki-woong said. But the two sides will meet again on Wednesday, he told reporters. The latest meeting was held at the suspended Kaesong industrial complex, which opened in 2004 as a symbol of cooperation. — AFP