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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...
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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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Us Envoy To Meet With South, N Korean Counterparts Ahead Of Trump-kim Summit

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is scheduled to meet with his North and South Korean counterparts in Seoul on 3 February, the Department of State said in a press release.
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South Korea’s Difficult Road Ahead To Combat Fine Dust

South Korea’s initial attempt at countermeasures to end the country’s current fine dust problem failed this week. Officials had sought to create artificial rain to address the current heavy air pollution many in Seoul blame on neighboring China....
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Navy Medic Reunites With Abandoned Baby He Rescued 66 Years Ago

For three months during the Korean War, 1,000 sailors aboard the USS Point Cruz doted on a tiny passenger: A baby rescued from a trash can in Seoul. While on a walk in 1953, Navy medic Norm Van Sloun of Minnesota and a few other sailors heard a cry,...
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Analysts: Seoul-tokyo Diplomatic Rows Unlikely To Have Lasting Effect

Relations between South Korea and Japan continue to sour as a pair of diplomatic disputes creates a renewed strain on bilateral ties between Seoul and Tokyo. However, analysts tell VOA that the crisis facing the East Asian nations stems from...
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There’s No Way Americans Can Evacuate Seoul Before North Korea Demolishes The City

David Axe Security, Asia North Korea probably can level towns and cities faster than America and its allies can clear them of their residents. More than 30 million people including hundreds of thousands of foreigners live within range of North...
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Experts: N. Korean Human Rights Issue Remains Dire, Must Be Part Of Ongoing Talks

United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in North Korea, Tomas Quintana, visited South Korea last week to discuss the ongoing issues north of the demilitarized zone. Quintana told reporters in Seoul the human rights situation remains...
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Seoul Changes Enemy Definition In Defence White Paper

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea’s Defense Ministry published on Tuesday its new Defense White Paper, which reflected changes in the situation on the Korean Peninsula and relations between Seoul and Pyongyang, abandoning the word "enemy" as a means...
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‘negotiating A Location’: Trump, Kim Teams Pinning Down Next Meeting Point

US State Department and North Korean officials have met multiple times in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss the location of the next summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to anonymous diplomatic sources in...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vietnam, South Korea

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Seoul Posts Its Own Radar Row Clip, Urges Tokyo To Apologise For 'warping Facts'

In late 2018, Tokyo released footage in a bid confirm its claim that a South Korean warship had allegedly locked its fire-control radar on a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft off the Noto Peninsula on 20 December.
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North Korean Diplomat In Italy Goes Into Hiding, Says Intelligence Agency

South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday that Ambassador Jo Song Gil escaped the North Korean embassy in Rome with his wife in early November.(Image credit: Andrew Medichini/AP)
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Some S. Koreans Eager To Welcome Kim Jong Un To Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un highlighted peace and prosperity in his annual New Year’s address, and while he did not make the much-anticipated trip to Seoul in 2018, some local residents are hopeful the visit could still come soon and promote...
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N. Korean Diplomat Hiding, S. Korea Spy Agency Tells Lawmakers

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul Thursday. A high-profile defection by one of North Korea’s elite would be a huge...
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N. Korean Leader Calls For More Talks With South In New Year

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday calling for more peace talks between the leaders in the new year following their active engagement in 2018, South Korea’s...
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Seoul Says Personal Info Of 1,000 Nkorean Defectors Stolen

Police are investigating the hacking attack but have yet to identify the source
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South Korea’s Crypto Craze Has Morphed Into A Blockchain Boom

Brian Jeong remembers the frenzy that swept through South Korea this time last year. From coffee shops to fast food joints across the sprawling capital city of Seoul, a new obsession emerged seemingly out of nowhere. “Last winter,” the...
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Japan Times Backtracks On Editorial Policy Redefining ‘comfort Women’ And ‘forced Labor’

Comfort Women rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, August 2011. Photo by Claire Solery. Image license: CC BY-SA 3.0, from Wikimedia Commons After angry emails from readers, condemnation by the international press and pushback by some of...
Related topics: Japan, South Korea, World Photos

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