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South Korean Red Cross Offers Flood Aid to North

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s Red Cross is offering millions of dollars worth of flood relief to North Korea in a move that reflects easing tensions between the hostile neighbors. The Red Cross said it sent a message to its counterpart in Pyongyang Wednesday offering $4.7 million in medical supplies and other necessities. The independent organization said funding […]

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Koreas Fail to Reach Terms for Kumgang Resort Talks

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea said Wednesday it has failed to reach agreement with Pyongyang on terms for talks on a dispute over a shuttered tourist resort in North Korea. Pyongyang agreed conditionally on Tuesday to attend a meeting this week, raising hopes for a breakthrough after amiable talks between the two Koreas in Indonesia last week. But […]

Pyongyang Sets Conditions for Inter-Korean Talks on Joint Resort

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has agreed to South Korea’s proposal to discuss the closed joint tourist resort in North Korea on condition that Seoul brings private businessmen to the meeting. South Korea has proposed a meeting for Friday for another round of talks on the future of the Mount Kumgang resort. In its response Tuesday to Seoul’s […]

South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, head […]

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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first food aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, […]

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South Korea Authorizes Private Shipment of Flour to North

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea said Monday it has authorized private relief groups to ship 300 tons of flour as food aid for North Korea. The announcement follows weekend talks between the two Koreas in Indonesia and marks the first time Seoul has allowed flour to be shipped to the North since an attack on a South Korean […]

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Clinton Challenges North Korea to Improve Relations with South Korea

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea has to improve relations with South Korea before nuclear disarmament talks continue. Speaking Saturday at the ASEAN meeting in Bali, Secretary Clinton said the United States is encouraged by a meeting between officials from the two Koreas on the sidelines of the summit. But she said […]

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Foreign Ministers of Both Koreas Meet

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean and South Korean foreign ministers have met for the first time in three years. The South’s Yonhap news agency says the South’s Kim Sung-hwan and the North’s Pak Ui Chun met briefly Saturday on side of the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali. Details of their talk have not […]

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Koreas Fail to Settle Resort Dispute, Deadline Extended

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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North and South Korea failed to agree on the fate of $300 million in seized South Korean assets at a shuttered mountain resort in the North. A South Korean team, including Unification Ministry officials, journeyed to the Kumgang mountain resort Wednesday to try to stop Pyongyang from following through on threats to seize the resort […]

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North Korea Said Seeking to Co-Host Winter Olympics

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say it is too soon to comment on a report that North Korea would like to co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in South Korea. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted North Korean Olympic official Jang Ung as saying he hopes his country will be able to […]

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