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In North Korea
September 15, 2017 3:51 am gmt |
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in presided over a National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Friday (September 15) following North Korea’s missile launch. North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean an...
In America
September 12, 2017 8:51 am gmt |
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South Korea welcomed on Tuesday (September 12) a new U.N. Security Council resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea over its sixth nuclear test and said the only way for Pyongyang to escape isolation and economic hardship is to end its nuclear programme. A spokesman at South Korea̵...
In Srilanka
September 4, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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South Korean vice Foreign Minister Cho Byungjae, who participated at the Indian Ocean Conference called on President Sirisena on 1st September. The President thanked Korea for the recent increase in investments in Sri Lanka. He discussed the current developments in the region and issues related to In...
In World
August 7, 2017 10:55 am gmt |
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North Korea rejected offers of talks from the South during a rare exchange between the two rivals’ foreign ministers; Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday after the UN imposed a new round of sanctions on nuclear-armed Pyongyang. News of the brief encounter on the sidelines of a regi...
In Latest Stories
May 15, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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South Koreans were unnerved by yet another ballistic missile test launched by North Korea after the hermit state said it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Monday (May 15). The North’s official KCNA (Korean Central News Agency) news agency reported th...
In Latest Stories
May 14, 2017 4:27 am gmt |
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North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test days after a new president took office in the South. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. It puts immediate pressure on South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, who c...
In Latest Stories
April 16, 2017 5:03 am gmt |
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A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday (April 16), the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms program. The failed launch from the east coast c...
In World
March 10, 2017 10:12 am gmt |
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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. She now lo...
In World
November 2, 2016 5:01 am gmt |
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South Korea has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a political scandal concerning President Park Geun-hye allegedly letting a close friend meddle in state affairs. Early on Wednesday, presidential spokesman Jung Youn-kuk said Premier Hwang Kyo-ahn had been replaced by Kim Byong-joon...
In Asia
September 14, 2016 8:23 am gmt |
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North Korea held a mass rally to celebrate the country’s fifth nuclear test on Tuesday (September 13) in Pyongyang. On Friday (September 9), Pyongyang set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date, saying it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a t...
In America
September 13, 2016 10:14 am gmt |
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A U.S. commander reiterated commitment to his country’s ally, South Korea, on Tuesday (September 13) as two U.S. supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers flew over the South against North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week. The two bombers conducted a low-altitude flight over Osan Air Ba...
In World
June 23, 2016 10:20 am gmt |
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North Korea’s state-run television KRT on Thursday (June 23) released still photographs of leader Kim Jong Un supervising the test launch of an intermediate-range missile. Kim Jong Un said after watching the test launch that the country now has the capability to attack U.S. interests in the Pac...
In Latest Stories
June 22, 2016 5:42 am gmt |
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North Korea has test-fired two mid-range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, says South Korea. The first launch was considered to have failed, travelling about 150km (90 miles) before landing in the sea. The second, launched hours later, flew about 400km. Military officials in the South said b...
In World
June 10, 2016 12:10 pm gmt |
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South Korea and the U.N. Command, which overseas the Korean War armistice, said on Friday (June 10) they had begun a joint operation to keep Chinese fishing vessels from operating illegally off the west coast. The move comes after South Korean fishermen, frustrated with incursions by Chinese fishing ...
In Latest Stories
May 29, 2016 7:15 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited to South Korea on Saturday (May 28) will meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Sunday (May 29). The Prime Minister, who was accompanied by a small Sri Lankan delegation, left the country yesterday and arr...
In World
April 7, 2016 7:51 am gmt |
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Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and South Korea held an annual meeting in Seoul to boost cooperation on nuclear issues on Thursday (April 7). IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta, and South Korean foreign ministry’s ...
In World
March 25, 2016 8:12 am gmt |
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday (March 25) warned the North to end provocative actions and wake from the illusion that it will benefit from nuclear armament. “Reckless provocation will be the road to destruction for the North’s regime,” Park said at an anniversary eve...
In Asia
March 18, 2016 8:07 am gmt |
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South Korea on Friday (March 18) condemned North Korea after the isolated state fired ballistic missile earlier in the day. North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile, which flew about 800 km (500 miles) before hitting the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, as the isolat...
In Asia
March 10, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) declared a plan on Thursday to liquidate all of South Korean assets in the DPRK, while nullifying all inter-Korean economic cooperation projects in response to Seoul’s unilateral sanctions against it. The DPRK’s Committee for the Peac...