NORTH KOREA, BACK TO THE FUTUREAdjusting the clocks:

North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea starting May 5 “as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity,” the North’s state media said Monday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said it was “a painful wrench” to see two clocks showing different Pyongyang and Seoul times on a wall at the summit venue during the historic meeting Friday with President Moon Jae-in, KCNA said.

Forget the 30 minute difference. The basic problem is that time in North Korea remains stuck at 1945, while South Korea has moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

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