- North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said on Friday.
Pyongyang officials walked out of a meeting last month, reportedly after Seoul proposed breaking with its custom of financially supporting sports teams visiting from the North.
But South Korea's Unification ministry spokesman Kim Eui-Do said officials from the North proposed more talks during a visit for this week's Asian Games draw.
Kim said North Korea had cut nearly 80 administrative staff from its proposed delegation, from 202 to 123. One hundred and fifty athletes are also listed.