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US Hosts Japanese, South Korean Officials for Talks on North Korea

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is holding high-level talks with South Korean and Japanese officials in Washington Tuesday that are expected to focus on ways to restart stalled six-party negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and special North Korean envoy Glyn Davies will host Lim […]

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South Korea Proposes High-Level Talks With North Korea

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it wants to resume face-to-face talks with North Korea, despite Pyongyang’s hard-line stance against Seoul since the death of its longtime leader Kim Jong Il. South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said Thursday his government is ready to hold high-level talks with Pyongyang, saying “the ball is in North Korea’s court now.” […]

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Seoul Sees Opportunity for Better Ties with North Korea

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says the opportunity exists for better ties with North Korea, but he warned the North to avoid any provocations. In a nationally televised New Year’s address Monday, Mr. Lee said the situation on the Korean peninsula is entering a new turning point. “If North Korea comes to the table with […]

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Seoul Sees Opportunity for Better Ties with North Korea

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung Bak says a new era in inter-Korean relations can be opened if North Korea shows sincerity. In a nationally televised New Year’s address Monday, Mr. Lee said there is a new opportunity on the Korean peninsula as the young son of the late Kim Jong Il takes power as Supreme […]

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S. Korean Groups in Pyongyang to Pay Respects

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Two private South Korean delegations have crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea to pay respects to its late leader Kim Jong Il, who died December 17. The delegations were led by the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who held a landmark summit with Kim Jong Il in 2000, and Hyundai […]

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South Korea: Open for Dialogue With North, Ready for Defense

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it is open to dialogue with its northern neighbor, but that it is also ready for a swift response to any possible hostility from North Korea. South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told parliament Thursday that Seoul would take every counter-measure into consideration to ensure national security. South Korea has been scrutinizing […]

South Korea: Open for Dialogue With North, Ready for Defense

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it is open to dialogue with its northern neighbor, but that it is also ready for a swift response to any possible hostility from North Korea. South Korea’s Defense Minister Yu Woo-ik told parliament Thursday that Seoul would take every counter-measure into consideration to ensure national security. South Korea has been scrutinizing […]

North Korea Allows South Korean Official to Monitor Aid

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The North Korean government has allowed a South Korean official to personally monitor aid distribution in its country for the first time since a conservative government took power in Seoul in 2008. The South’s Unification Ministry official and four aid workers will inspect three facilities, including a children’s day-care center, to ensure that 300 tons […]

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South Korean Official Monitors Aid to North Korea

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official traveled to North Korea Friday to help monitor the distribution of aid. It is the first time the North has allowed a South Korean official to travel to the isolated country to monitor aid since a conservative government took power in Seoul in 2008. The Unification Ministry official and four aid […]

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N. Korea Blasts Seoul For Military Exercise

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has sharply criticized South Korea for conducting military exercises Wednesday near an island just south of the contested Yellow Sea border. North Korean state media quoted the country’s supreme military command as saying the major drill represented a new political and military provocation. It threatened a “sea of fire” in Seoul if any […]

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