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South Korea Announces Plan for Major Military Drill

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has announced plans for a major nationwide military exercise aimed at sharpening combat capabilities against any future North Korean provocations. The military said Thursday the seven-day annual exercise will begin next week and involve all branches of the South Korean services. The program will include a joint drill with U.S. forces. South Korean […]

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North Korea Condemns South Korea’s Unification Broadcasts

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has called on South Korea to halt its broadcasts on unification, saying they are insulting and provocative. North Korea’s government-run news agency KCNA, in an article Friday, denounced the South’s Unification Ministry for launching broadcasts, which it said were meant to tarnish the communist country. The article quoted the North Korean committee which […]

US Undecided on Second Nuclear Meeting With North Korea

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has not decided whether to hold a second bilateral meeting with North Korea to discuss the long-stalled talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The top U.S. official on East Asian affairs, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, said President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, will discuss […]

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US Undecided on Second Nuclear Meeting With North Korea

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has not decided whether to hold a second bilateral meeting with North Korea to discuss the long-stalled stalled talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The top U.S. official on East Asian affairs, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, said President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, will […]

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South Korea Rejects North’s Demand to Return Two Defectors

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is refusing to send two North Korean men back to their native country, saying the pair want to defect from the isolated regime. The men were found this week drifting off the coast of South Korea in a small boat. North Korea demanded their return Wednesday, but Seoul rejected that demand Thursday, saying […]

North Korea Demands Return of Two Citizens from South

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is demanding the return of two of its citizens who were found drifting at sea off the coast of South Korea this week. A spokesman for South Korea’s Unification Ministry says the demand was made Wednesday by North Korea’s Red Cross. The spokesman says it is investigating whether the two men crossed the […]

Japan Sends North Korean Defectors to South Korea

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Nine North Korean defectors are scheduled to arrive in South Korea Tuesday, nearly a month after leaving their country in a rare seaborne defection. The six adults and three children have been held in a Japanese immigration facility since they were found on September 13 drifting in a small wooden boat near the port city […]

Two Koreas Fail to Bridge Differences On Nuclear Talks

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South and North Korea have failed to narrow their differences on ways to resume the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. Nuclear envoys for the two Koreas met Wednesday in Beijing for their second round of talks in the past two months. South Korea said the North must halt its uranium-enrichment program and take […]

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SoKor President Urges Pyongyang to Join International Community

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 2:06 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says he hopes for peace and prosperity in North Korea, and says that goal will be advanced as Pyongyang becomes “a responsible member of the international community.” Mr. Lee’s comments came Wednesday in an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York. He said South Korea will lead international […]

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South Korean Religious Leaders Travel to North Korea

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:06 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 […]

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