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January 31, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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South Korea will begin a joint Olympics training programme at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday (January 31) as planned, with a 45-person delegation engaging in a two-day trip. The South Korean delegation, which includes roughly 30 athletes, flew in a chartered Asiana Airlines pla...
In World
January 27, 2018 10:48 am gmt |
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A North Korean delegation returned to the North late on Saturday (January 27) after inspecting venues for its Olympic delegation who will be deployed to the upcoming Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. The delegation, led by the deputy director at Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, wrapped up a three-d...
In World
January 26, 2018 9:30 am gmt |
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A fire in a South Korean hospital killed at least 31 people and injured more than 70 others, a fire station official said on Friday (January 26). The fire started at around 7.30 a.m. (2230 GMT on January 25) at the rear of the emergency room on the first floor of Sejong Hospital and was […]...
In World
January 15, 2018 8:57 am gmt |
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday (January 15) Moscow is ready to support direct talks between parties involved in the North Korea missile crisis. North Korea and South Korea held talks last week after a prolonged period of tension over the North’s missile and nuclear progra...
In Latest Stories
January 9, 2018 5:44 am gmt |
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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday (January 9) the Japanese government welcomed North Korea’s change in attitude when they showed interest in joining Pyeongchang Games, ahead of talks between the two Koreas. As North and South Korea kicked off their first forma...
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December 19, 2017 4:04 am gmt |
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Siberian ice swimmers staged on Sunday (December 17) a flash mob in support of the Russian national team, banned from the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. Sports fans glided on the frozen surface of the famous lake Baikal wearing nothing but bikinis and then braved its freezing waters. According to ...
In America
November 16, 2017 5:14 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump touted the success of his recent Asian trip on Wednesday (November 15) highlighting calls for China to implement “fair” and “equitable” trade practices with the United States. Trump told reporters “The days of the United States being taken adv...
In Sports
November 1, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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Today Wednesday (November 1) marks 100 days until the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Yesterday, the flame that will burn during the Games was handed over to organizers in Athens. Following Tuesday’s handover in Athens, the flame is due to arrive in South Korea today for a 2,01...
In World
October 22, 2017 9:31 am gmt |
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday (October 22) the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so. The presidential office spokesman Park Soo-hyun read out Moon’s statement say...
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October 1, 2017 8:11 am gmt |
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President Moon Jae-in on Thursday (September 28) urged North Korea to give up its nuclear programme during a speech held on South Korea’s 69th Armed Forces Day. Moon added that South Korea’s cooperation with the international community to curb the North’s nuclear ambitions is at its...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...