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North Korea Rules Out Talks, As Us Diplomat Visits Seoul

North Korea says it still has no interest in talks with the United States, amid efforts by South Korea to arrange another summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.“Explicitly speaking once again, we have no intention to sit face to...
Related topics: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Jong-Un, Donald Trump

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South Korean Drone Display Reminds Watchers To Wash Hands And Wear Masks

Drones remind citizens in Seoul, South Korea, to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. | Photo: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport South Korea has done a remarkably good job of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. But as...
Related topics: South Korea, Drones, World Photos

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Seoul’s Startup And Tech Ecosystem Is World Class — Here’s What You Need To Know

Seoul’s startup ecosystem is set to take on the tech world. The city is already home to 8,708 startups, 85 accelerators, and the country has a total of 10 unicorns (with the majority based in Seoul). In terms of IPOs, while most markets across the...
Related topics: South Korea, Startup, Initial Public Offering

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Seoul Aims To Boost Marine Shipping Industry Ties With China, Japan Amid Pandemic - Report

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said on Sunday that Seoul was planning to grow its ties with neighbouring China and Japan in the marine shipping industry to cope with COVID-19 pandemic by using advanced technologies,...
Related topics: South Korea, China, Japan, Russia, Moscow

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Why The Korean War Armistice And U.s. Alliance Is Here To Stay

Evans J.R. Revere Security, Asia Pyonyang wants conessions Seoul cannot give, but the alliance will keep the peace. On the eve of this year’s commemoration of the onset of the Korean War, Pyongyang bluntly reminded us that Korea’s civil...
Related topics: South Korea, North Korea, Pyongyang

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North Korea Ready To Send Millions Of Leaflets To South

North Korea has millions of propaganda leaflets ready to send to the South by an aerial armada of balloons, it said Monday, heightening its rhetoric against Seoul after blowing up a liaison office. In recent weeks Pyongyang has issued a series of...
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Pyongyang Refuses To Reconsider Retaliatory Plan To Spread Information Leaflets – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korean authorities will not reconsider a plan to spread leaflets as part of an information campaign against South Korea, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Seoul has called on Pyongyang to abandon...
Related topics: North Korea, Pyongyang, Russia, Moscow, South Korea

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After Blowing Up De Facto Embassy, North Korea Continues Provocations

A day after blowing up the de facto inter-Korean embassy, North Korea continued to ratchet up military pressure on the South, announcing the re-deployment of its forces near the border and angrily rejecting Seoul’s offer to send envoys to reduce...
Related topics: North Korea, South Korea, Military

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North Korea's Demolition Of The Kaesong Liaison Office Is A Sign Of Desperation

Daniel L. Davis Security, Asia Not aggression. Here's why.  On Tuesday, North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison building on its own territory to emphasize how serious they were about severing communications with Seoul. The South Korean...
Related topics: North Korea, South Korea

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North Korean Army ‘fully Ready’ For Action Against Seoul: Kcna

North Korea’s army is “fully ready” to take action against the South, state media said Tuesday in the latest verbal saber-rattling from Pyongyang, days after its leader’s sister threatened military moves against Seoul. Since...
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North Korea Seems Hellbent On Starting A Crisis. That's Bad News For Moon Jae-in.

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia Unfortunately for Seoul, it appears Kim Jong-un is setting a course that will end in the rollback the very Panmunjom and Pyongyang declarations that Moon Jae-in banked his entire presidency on.  The Kim...
Related topics: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Jong-Un, Pyongyang

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In South Korea, Us Diplomats, Military Show Black Lives Matter Solidarity

Senior U.S. military and diplomatic officials in South Korea are taking a public stand in support of the racial justice movement in the United States.   Late last week, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul hung a giant Black Lives Matter banner on its main...
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Ambassador Hangs Black Lives Matter Banner On Facade Of Us Embassy In South Korea

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea has hung a large ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner from the facade of the embassy, according to a tweet on the embassy’s Twitter account posted Saturday. Ambassador Harry Harris posted a follow-up...
Related topics: South Korea, Social Media

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Court Denies Arrest Warrant For Samsung Heir

Photo by Chris Jung/NurPhoto via Getty Images Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has escaped arrest after a court in Seoul denied prosecutors’ request to detain him while they conduct an investigation into alleged accounting fraud. Lee, who goes by Jay...
Related topics: World Photos, South Korea

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Markets In Asia, Europe Lose Ground

Global markets were mostly lower Thursday.Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed 0.3 percent higher, while the S&P/ASX in Sydney had gained 0.8 percent in late afternoon action.  Seoul’s KOSPI index was 0.1 percent higher, and Taiwan was up 0.6 percent.On...
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan

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South Korea Reopens Wto Complaint Over Japan's Export Curbs

South Korea says it will reopen a complaint against Japan at the World Trade Organization over Tokyo’s stringent controls over exports of key materials used in South Korea’s technology sector.   Seoul initially filed the complaint last...
Related topics: South Korea, Japan, Tokyo

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Korean War: How Macarthur Planned The Landings At Inchon

Warfare History Network History, Asia During the early days of the Korean War, Douglas MacArthur attempted a daring amphibious Inchon Invasion to retake Seoul. Late in the evening of June 25, 1950 U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson was at his...
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S Korean Unification Minister Reportedly Denies Rumors Over Lifting Sanctions On Pyongyang

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seoul is not considering lifting sanctions that were imposed on Pyongyang in 2010 after a South Korean warship was sunk by North Korea, in spite of rumours to the contrary, Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said on Thursday, as...
Related topics: North Korea, Pyongyang, Russia, Moscow, South Korea

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Global Markets Sluggish Wednesday

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as optimism over a potential coronavirus vaccine earlier this week steadily begins to fade.   The Nikkei index in Tokyo gained nearly 162 points to finish 0.7% higher, while Sydney’s S&P/ASX, the KOSPI in...
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan

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Controversy As Identities Of 4 K-pop Idols Who Visited Itaewon Week Before Covid Breakout Revealed

At the beginning of May, South Korea, which effectively contained the spread of COVID-19, reported dozens of news cases after an infected person visited a party district in Seoul.
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