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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    Seoul approves first North Korea aid since rocket launch

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... South Korea on Friday approved the first shipment of humanitarian aid to North Korea since military tensions spiralled after Pyongyang’s rocket launch in December and nuclear test last ... president Lee Myung-Bak’s conservative administration took office in early 2008. Humanitarian aid by civic groups was allowed to continue, with the most recent shipment taking place in November last ...

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    Seoul offers to send flood aid to North Korea

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea has proposed sending emergency relief aid to North Korea, the first such offer since relations sank into a deep freeze after the death of the North’s leader last December. The South’s Red Cross chief sent a proposal on Monday, calling for talks with North Korea on aid shipment, the Unification Ministry, which handles cross-border ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    Politics intrude at emotional Korean family reunion

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 06:42pm by AFP

    ... joint military drills that begin on Monday. In an apparent goodwill gesture, Seoul on Friday approved the shipment by two private aid groups for close to US$1 million worth of tuberculosis ...

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    Red Cross chief visits Koreas to discuss reunions

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... the North often follows provocations and threats with a charm offensive meant to win aid. A similar proposal on the reunions in July fizzled.   ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea has re-started plutonium reactor, warn US analysts

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:23am

    ... 2007 under a six-nation aid-for-disarmament deal and publicly knocked down its cooling tower to demonstrate its commitment. The reactor was the totalitarian state’s sole way of producing ...

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    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... on the Korean peninsula the response from international donors has been very low. As a result, Ban said, he needs to tap into the UN emergency relief fund for money to provide humanitarian aid to North ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean president issues controversial pardons

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 10:55am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea’s outgoing president Lee Myung-Bak on Tuesday pardoned a host of former close aides and confidantes jailed for corruption, despite criticism from ... for bribery. Former parliament speaker Park Hee-Tae and an ex-senior political affairs aide to Lee were also pardoned. Both were convicted last year for their roles in a vote-buying scandal in Lee’s ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea chief prosecutor resigns over scandals

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... positions. Ahn Dae-Hee, a former top prosecutor and now a senior aide to front-running presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye, said Han and other senior prosecutors were responsible for their own mess. ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    US, Seoul to forge joint response to North’s missile force

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 02:49pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... according to a State Department notice to US lawmakers on Friday. A senior US congressional aide said he understood that the two countries have agreed to a watershed deal under which Seoul may ... according to the congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity. Any such extension is bound to rattle North Korea, which has remained at odds with the South since the 1950-53 Korean War ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean presidential favourite runs into trouble

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Less than two months ago, Park Geun-Hye seemed a shoo-in to become South Korea’s first woman president, but that was before her campaign switched focus from getting her into power to ripping itself apart. Corruption allegations against close aides, resignations, squabbles over strategy and Park’s struggle to deal with the legacy of her father, former ...



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