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Us Spy Plane Reportedly Scrambled Over Seoul After North Korea's New Weapon Test

The alleged development comes a few days after the KCNA reported that North Korea had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” – just two months after a summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un ended...
Related topics: South Korea, North Korea, Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un

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Us, South Korean Intel Experts: Dprk Weapons Test Wasn’t A Ballistic Missile

Experts from Washington and Seoul seem to agree that the weapons test observed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week wasn’t a ballistic missile and doesn’t change the strategic situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Related topics: South Korea, Intel, Kim Jong-Un

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Seoul To Buy 'tremendous' Amount Of Us Military Equipment - Trump

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - South Korea has agreed to purchase a significant amount of US military equipment, President Donald Trump told reporters as he welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House on Thursday.
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The Indicted Chairman Of Korean Air Has Died At Age 70

(SEOUL, South Korea) — Korean Air’s chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter’s infamous incident of “nut rage,” has died due to illness, the company said Monday. Cho Yang-ho had been indicted on...
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Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire

A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control. Apocalyptic images on television and social...
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Seoul Needs More Leverage To Facilitate Talks Between Us, N Korea - Adviser

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States should give South Korea more leverage in relations with North Korea if it wants Seoul to play a more active role in facilitating denuclearization talks, Moon Chung-in, a South Korean special presidential adviser...
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Trump Reportedly Takes Helm In Us-dprk Negotiations As Msm Cries Foul

In the aftermath of the failed Hanoi summit between the US and North Korea, US President Donald Trump has reportedly taken the helm in denuclearization negotiations with Pyongyang. Meanwhile, Seoul now sees the ball as having landed in its court to...
Related topics: Donald Trump, North Korea, South Korea, Pyongyang

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Seoul Aims To End Nuclear Deadlock Between North Korea, Washington

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It first appeared on scmp.com on March 18, 2019.As talks between Washington and Pyongyang on denuclearization appear to have stalled after...
Related topics: South Korea, North Korea, China, Pyongyang

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Highlight's Yong Junhyung Leaves K-pop Group Amid Ongoing Sex Crimes Investigation

Yesterday Jezebel reported on the various sex crime investigations that have overwhelmed the K-pop music industry this week: On Sunday, BIGBANG’s Senguri was booked during a police raid at a nightclub in Seoul for allegedly suppling...
Related topics: Police, South Korea

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The Next Stage Of The Korean Peace Process

When the U.S.–North Korean summit in Hanoi ended early, with no agreement whatsoever, many South Koreans were shocked. The disappointing conclusion shook the public’s faith in summit diplomacy and undermined Seoul’s efforts to foster parallel...
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Iise’s Ss19 Lookbook Is A Beautiful Interpretation Of Civilian Protest

Check out these fiery looks from the Seoul-based brand’s latest drop.
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North Korea Rebuilding Missile Testing Site

Within days after the conclusion of the Hanoi Summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, there are signs that the North Koreans have begun rebuilding a ballistic missile testing facility that was supposedly destroyed last year: SEOUL, South...
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South Korean Court Grants Bail To Former President Lee In Bribery Case - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak has been released from prison on bail after almost a year of detention on corruption and embezzlement charges, Korea Times newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing the Seoul High Court.
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Skorea, U.s. End Springtime Military Drills To Back Diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear...
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Stop Apologizing For Kids: Mom Hands Out 200 Earplugs On Plane Fearing Baby 'may Cry'

A mom flying from Seoul to San Francisco passed out treats and earplugs. Sweet gesture but no parent needs apologize for babies doing what babies do.        
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Tokyo And Seoul: Fears And Hopes For Second Trump-kim Summit

The U.S.'s main allies in Asia — South Korea and Japan — are carefully watching the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Both hope for a good deal that leads to denuclearization but are concerned that a bad one might emerge.
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, South Korea

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"japan’s Abe Won’t Confirm Trump Nobel Prize Nomination, But Media Reports Say He...

WaPo reports.Abe’s reluctance to confirm the story is understandable, as he negotiates a fine line between flattering Trump’s ego and appearing too deferential in front of his own electorate....In Seoul, a spokesman for President Moon Jae-in was...
Related topics: Japan, Nobel Prize, South Korea

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Tale Of Two Cities: Hanoi May Offer Example Of Reform To Pyongyang During Summit

In 1986, when William Brown, a onetime U.S. intelligence official and government economist, was stationed in Seoul, he ran into a Vietnamese delegation at the Plaza Hotel. They were in town for the Asian Games. Once the delegation learned Brown...
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South Korea Agrees To Pay More For Us Troops To Cut Defence Spending - Scholars

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - Seoul agreed to demands from Washington to share more of the cost for maintaining the US forces stationed in South Korea because the option remains cheaper than boosting its own defence spending to cover the deterrence...
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A Korean Court Overturned A Ruling To Find A Powerful Politician Guilty Of Sexual Assault

When the #MeToo movement exploded in South Korea last year, the most powerful figure to be accused of sexual misconduct was Ahn Hee-jung, a former provincial governor and a close ally of president Moon Jae-in. A court in Seoul, however, ruled in...
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