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Korean Nuclear Envoys to Meet in Beijing

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The nuclear envoys of South and North Korea will meet in Beijing next week in another attempt to restart stalled negotiations on the North’s nuclear program. A spokeswoman at the South Korean Foreign Ministry says Wi Sung-lac will travel to China for talks with North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho “in the middle of next […]

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South Korean Maestro Concludes Goodwill Visit to Pyongyang

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Renowned conductor Chung Myung-whun was on his way home to South Korea Thursday after a four-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at fostering closer relations through cultural exchanges. North Korea’s official media released television footage of the maestro’s arrival and departure in Pyongyang but not of his activities. However the KCNA news agency said Wednesday he […]

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South Korean Orchestra Conductor Visits North Korea

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Renowned South Korea Maestro Chung Myung-whun set out for North Korea Monday on a mission to launch cultural exchanges between musicians from the two countries. Chung is expected to discuss a variety of cultural exchange programs with North Korean officials. The maestro, who leads the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, also acts as UNICEF goodwill ambassador. The […]

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South Korea to Launch Internet Broadcasts on Reunification

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will begin producing Korean-language Internet television and radio broadcasts later this month, aimed at raising public interest in the unification of North and South Korea. The Yonhap news agency said its Internet broadcasting operation will begin September 26 with video content about unification issues. Yonhap says the Unification Ministry plans to […]

South Korean Envoy Visits Washington to Discuss Pyongyang’s Nukes

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac visits Washington Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s latest efforts to revive long-stalled talks on its nuclear programs. Wi told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency before his departure that he intends to coordinate opinions on how to move forward on talks with North Korea. He said he wants to talk […]

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Monks from North, South Korea Hold Joint Service

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Buddhist monks from North and South Korea held a rare joint religious service Monday outside the North Korean capital, where they commemorated the 1,000th anniversary of a collection of engraved Buddhist scripture considered sacred in both countries. Thirty-seven South Korean monks participated in the service at a temple northeast of Pyongyang, where North Korea’s KCNA […]

South Korea Indicts 5 Men Accused of Spying for North

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean prosecutors say they have indicted five men on charges of spying for North Korea. The prosecutors said Thursday the five belonged to an anti-state organization named after a North Korean mountain, and have been passing sensitive information to North Korea’s intelligence agency for more than a decade. They said the information they passed […]

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Last South Korean Workers Leave Mount Kumgang

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says all its workers have left a mountain resort jointly operated with North Korea, one day after the North ordered them out and seized all South Korean assets at the facility. Operators of the Mount Kumgang resort said the 14 workers and two Chinese colleagues crossed into the South early Tuesday. Pyongyang announced […]

North Korea Seizes South Korean Assets at Joint Resort

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea announced Monday that it has seized all South Korean assets at a jointly run resort and ordered all South Koreans to leave. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said all South Korean employees must leave the country “within 72 hours” and they cannot take any assets from the Mount Kumgang resort. Fourteen […]

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Russia Promotes Gas Pipeline Through North Korea to South

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has received a message from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev seeking cooperation on the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia, through North Korea to South Korea. Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said Monday the message also proposed connecting railways and power lines across the three countries. It said the message was […]