Closed society has used detained Americans to force contact with the United States.
South Korea said the exercises would be the largest ever following the North's nuclear and rocket tests.
Park Geun-hye also said the North is "merciless" and under an "extreme reign of terror."
The move has the potential to damage both countries’ relations with China.
The South had halted operations at the industrial park in reaction to Pyongyang's missile launch.
North Korea sparked alarm after testing a hydrogen bomb last month.
The unidentified aerial vehicle crossed into South Korean territory on Wednesday.
The broadcasts deliver outside news to North Korea and, in some cases, pop music.
Beijing didn't have regular diplomatic relations with pro-Western Seoul until the 1980s.
Tokyo offers Seoul $8.3 million in compensation for the “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery.
No date was set for a further meeting between the longtime foes.
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Pyongyang wants the resumption of tourist trips to the country, while Seoul will ask for family reunions.
Officials didn't immediately identify the victims.
South Korea launched a live-fire drill around Yellow Sea islands to mark the five-year anniversary of shelling by the North.
The neighboring countries have agreed to talk at government level for the first time since August
North and South Koreans will spend three days together in a North Korean resort during a rare reunification event.
Hundreds of South Koreans crossed their neighbor's border to see family separated since 1953 war.
Putin’s occupation of Ukraine is in danger of becoming permanent, like the two Koreas.
While the West stayed away, Park has good reason to consolidate his links to China.
North Korea's military is in a "semi-state of war" due to South Korean propaganda booming from loudspeakers.