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Pakistan welcomes talks between South and North Korea

PYWONGCHANG (Web Desk) Pakistan has welcomed the recent talks held between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK), and said these would lead to lasting peace, prosperity, stability, reconciliation and cooperation in the regionThe Foreign Office in a statement said that Pakistan hopes that this …

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Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

SEOUL,(Web Desk) The two Koreas’ rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world’s most heavily fortified border the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a comrade who was making a daring dash for freedom.The defecting soldier was hit five times, …

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SOUTH KOREA SEES SPEEDY TRADE TALKS WITH US, BUT ‘UPHILL BATTLE’ AHEAD

OSONG (Web Desk) – South Korea’s trade ministry said on Monday it expects Washington to proceed with talks to revise a bilateral trade deal in a speedy manner, although an uphill battle” is expected as protectionism grows.Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong also said,without elaborating, that Washington focused on eliminating non-tariff barriers …

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SKorea medical centers ready to share expertise with Iran

SEOUL (Web Desk) There are 11.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people in South Korea while the number stands at 1.5 in Iran,Hashemi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in Seoul on Saturday.There are good grounds for the public and private sectors in Iran to use South Korea experiences especially …

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US B-1B BOMBER FLEW OVER KOREAN PENINSULA

SEOUL (Web Desk) A US B-1B bomber flew over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill with South Korea, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military.The plane joined two US F-22 Raptor stealth fighters in a bombing drill that kicked …

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South Korea conducts missile-firing test in response to North’s launch

SEOUL (Web Desk) Minutes after the North test fired a ballistic missile, South Korea’s military responded with another missile-firing test, South Korean military said on Wednesday.North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, officials said, with some scientists cautioning that Washington, …

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South Korea quake leaves over 50 injured

SEOUL (Web Desk) More than 50 people were injured and 1,500 taken to shelters in South Korea after a rare 5.4-magnitude quake hit the southeastern port of Pohang on Wednesday, officials said on Thursday.The second-most powerful quake recorded in the South hit at a shallow depth of nine kilometres (six …

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South Korea’s Moon unveils new focus on Southeast Asia

JAKARTA (Web Desk) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on …

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South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

SEOUL (Web Desk) South Korea announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang the first under President Moon Jae-In on Monday, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North’s nuclear programme.A total of 18 North Korean bankers stationed in China, Russia and …

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