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South Korea dismantles propaganda loudspeakers at border

SEOUL (Web Desk) South Korea on Tuesday dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare anti-Pyongyang broadcasts and K-pop songs from its border with North Korea, as the South’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s planned closing of its nuclear testing site.The dismantling of dozens of South Korean loudspeakers …

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South Korea asks UN to verify North’s nuclear site shutdown

SEOUL (Web Desk) South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has asked the United Nations (UN) to help verify the shutdown of a North Korean nuclear power plant.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday that Moon had made the request in a phone call with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the …

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South Korea ex-president Park jailed for 24 years

SEOUL (Web Desk) South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years Friday for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country’s first woman leader, who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.The sentence followed a trial lasting more than 10 months which …

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Trump and Kim to hold historic first meeting

WASHINGTON DC (Web Desk) President Donald Trump has agreed to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America’s high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea. Standing in front of the White House, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong announced the first ever meeting between a …

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North Korea leader wants to ‘vigorously advance’ ties with South

PAYONGYANG (Web Desk) North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has met with a high-level delegation from the South, saying he firmly wishes to “vigorously advance” bilateral ties between the two Koreas.In a four-hour “openhearted talk” over dinner in Pyongyang on Monday,Kim “made an exchange of in-depth views on the issues for …

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JACOB ZUMA QUITS, ENDING SCANDAL-PLAGUED TERM AS SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT

OHANNESBURG (Web Desk) Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had …

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