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South Korean Religious Leaders Travel to North Korea

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 4:46 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of seven South Korean religious groups left Wednesday on a rare trip to North Korea, with the aim of easing recent cross-border tensions. The 24-member delegation belongs to the Korean Conference of Religion for Peace. They are heading to Pyongyang on a four-day visit that will include talks and joint prayer meetings with their […]

North, South Korean Envoys Open Nuclear Talks in Beijing

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 4:06 am (UTC-5)
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Nuclear negotiators from North and South Korea sat down in China’s capital Wednesday for their second round of talks in two months. South Korean envoy Wi Sung-lac and North Korea’s Ri Yong Ho met at a private club in central Beijing to discuss terms for a resumption of six-nation talks on the dismantling of North […]

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North, South Korean Envoys Open Nuclear Talks in Beijing

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 1:13 am (UTC-5)
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Nuclear negotiators from North and South Korea sat down in China’s capital Wednesday for their second round of talks in two months. South Korean envoy Wi Sung-lac and North Korea’s Ri Yong Ho met at a private club in central Beijing to discuss terms for a resumption of six-nation talks on the dismantling of North […]

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Outgoing US Commander Recalls Response to North Korean Attack

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 5:03 am (UTC-5)
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An outgoing U.S. military commander in South Korea says U.S. forces had aircraft in the air and launchers ready to fire in the hours after a North Korean attack on the South last year. The U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes quotes Major General Michael Tucker describing the action at a ceremony Tuesday in South […]

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South Korean Envoy Arrives in Beijing For Nuclear Talks

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:11 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s nuclear negotiator says he expects to discuss the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear programs during talks on Wednesday with his North Korean counterpart. Wi Sung-lac described his priorities Tuesday after arriving in Beijing for the meeting with North Korea’s Ri Yong Ho. He said the negotiators would also discuss other issues that were […]

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South Korea Allows Religious Leaders to Visit North Korea

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:21 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has approved plans for religious leaders to make a rare visit to North Korea aimed at promoting peace on the divided peninsula. The heads of South Korea’s seven largest religious groups, all members of the Korean Conference of Religion for Peace, will travel to Pyongyang by way of China on Wednesday for a […]

China Calls for Resumption of North Korea Nuclear Talks

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:08 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top diplomat called Monday for the resumption of stalled nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea. Speaking at a seminar on the talks in Beijing, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told diplomats and scholars that China is happy to see positive interactions among the six parties involved in the talks. South Korea announced Sunday that nuclear […]

China Calls for Resumption of North Korea Nuclear Talks

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:37 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top diplomat called Monday for the resumption of stalled nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea. Speaking at a seminar on the talks in Beijing, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told diplomats and scholars that China is happy to see positive interactions among the six parties involved in the talks. South Korea announced Sunday that nuclear […]

South Korea Promises Caution on Gas Pipeline Through North

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:31 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s government has assured parliament it will carefully consider all risks as it considers plans to pipe natural gas across North Korea from Russia. Officials provided the assurance in a report to parliament Monday, just days after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said work on the proposed pipeline could proceed more quickly than expected. […]

South Korean Conductor Plans Joint Symphony Concerts with North

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:01 am (UTC-5)
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The conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra says symphony musicians from North and South Korea have agreed to stage joint performances in both countries later this year. Chung Myung-whun announced the agreement Friday in Seoul after returning from a four-day trip to North Korea. Chung told reporters the concerts would be held alternatively in Seoul […]

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