South Korea

Trump's Trade Deal With South Korea Hasn't Kept The Deficit From Rising

The Washington Post had an article reviewing Donald Trump's various efforts to secure trade and other agreements with foreign countries. It comments briefly on the trade pact Trump negotiated with South Korea. While the piece noted that the deal...
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North Korea Faces An (under) Population Bomb

Anthony Fensom Demographics, Asia What can Pyongyang do? Key point: North Korea's population will be unable to bring in immigrants to fix its falling population. South Korea’s demographic decline might be alarming, but its northern neighbor is...
Related topics: North Korea, Pyongyang

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South Korea's Fa-50 Fighter Is Headed To Argentina

David Axe Security, Americas An excellent choice. Key point: The FA-50 is a superb plane and Argentina really needs new fighters. The Argentine air force has selected South Korea’s FA-50 as its next fighter, Jane’s reported on July 21,...
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Japan Exports Fall For 10th Straight Month In September

TOKYO — Japan’s exports have fallen for a 10th straight month amid weak demand in China, South Korea and other Asian markets. The data for September reported Monday showed a deepening impact from trade tensions between the U.S. and China and...
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Seoul Students Scale Wall Outside U.s. Ambassador’s Residence To Protest American Troop Presence...

Students used extension ladders to scale the walls of the secure embassy and unfurled banners demanding U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris leave the country.
Related topics: Seoul, Protests

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Us Approves $253mln Sale Of Air Launched Missiles To South Korea - Defence Security Agency

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of State approved the sale of 120 Advanced Mid-Range Air-to-Air missiles (AMRAAM) to South Korea in a deal worth $253 million, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Thursday.

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Could North Korea's Swarm Weapons Threaten The U.s. Military?

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Old weapons, but a persistent threat. Key point: South Korea is taking it seriously. The North Korean People’s Air Force is predominantly composed of Soviet jet designs from the 1950s, or at least their Chinese...
Related topics: North Korea, Military

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‘it Was Like War’: S.korea Slams N.korean Players’ Aggression In Black-out Clash

Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a “very aggressive” match that made him fear injuries, with North Korean players even swearing at him and...
Related topics: North Korea, Seoul, Pyongyang

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Here's Why You Should Invest In South Korea Etfs Now

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Justice Dept. Says It’s Taken Down ‘world’s Largest’ Child Exploitation Sites On The Dark...

The Justice Department says it’s dismantled one of the largest child exploitation sites on the dark web. With the help of international partners in the U.K. and South Korea, U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against a South Korean citizen,...

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Nkorea Seen As Weak Link In Swine Fever’s Spread Across Asia

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but...
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How Just Some Routine Landscaping Nearly Started A Second Korean War

Michael Peck Security, Asia An ax-fight over the tree could have ended with hundreds of thousands dead. Key point: North Korea has a long history of provocations and armed hostility. The American and South Korean soldiers went off to chop down a...
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North Korea's Spy Submarines Have Performed Some Wild Missions—but This One Ended In Disaster

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia A mechanical meltdown? Key point: South Korea has experience dealing with North Korean infiltrations. At 4:30 p.m. on June 22, 1998, Capt. Kim In-yong noticed a curious site from the helm of his fishing boat as it...
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Why Are So Many Nepali Workers In Korea Committing Suicide?

Bandana Timalsina reaches out to touch her husband‘s face one last time before his cremation at Pashupati in August. Kedar Timalsina hung himself at a seafood factory in Busan where he worked. Photos: Ki Mindo/ The Seoul ShinmunBy Ki MindoSEOUL,...
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Trump's Decision On Kurds Rattles Some In South Korea

 Lee Juhyun contributed to this report.U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.Trump...
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"hard To Obtain Liquidity" - South Korea's Largest Hedge Fund Halts Redemptions

"Hard To Obtain Liquidity" - South Korea's Largest Hedge Fund Halts Redemptions First it was the shocking junk bond fiasco at Third Avenue which led to a premature end for the asset manager, then the three largest UK property funds...
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Us Ambassador: N. Korea Asked For 'everything' While Offering Nothing

North Korea is demanding that the U.S. “do everything” before Pyongyang makes any concessions, Harry Harris, the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, said in an interview published Monday. Harris’ comments to South Korea’s Dong-A-Ilbo newspaper...
Related topics: North Korea, Pyongyang

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South Korea Could Build An Aircraft Carrier (armed With F-35s?)

David Axe Security, A powerful South Korean lawmaker wants Seoul to acquire a large, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier. If officials follow through on the potentially multi-billion-dollar proposal, South Korea would become only the third or...
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South Korea Announces Plan To Reduce Army By One-quarter In Three Years

The Republic of Korea Army plans to cut its troop numbers by one quarter by 2022, according to a report submitted to the National Assembly. However, it’s not a step away from military confrontation, but rather compensation for a low birth rate....
Related topics: Military, Seoul

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South Korea Is Working On A Stealth Fighter

David Axe Security, Be skeptical. The world’s biggest economies barely can support the development and acquisition of a true radar-evading fighter. South Korea is unlikely to join that exclusive club. South Korea has joined Japan and Turkey in...
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