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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean outreach to Southeast Asia part of regional balancing act

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of humanitarian aid and investment. But bilateral ties appear to have become strained, especially after Pyongyang's third nuclear test in February 2013. Beijing's wariness grew ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... as agriculture, livestock and healthcare. The Unification Ministry stressed the move did not affect the ban on direct state aid introduced after the sinking of the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Seoul sends North Korea US$6m in aid despite talks deadlock

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Seoul sends North aid despite talks deadlock South Korea has approved US$6 million in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children, the first such humanitarian aid for Pyongyang since South Korean President Park Geun-hye took office in February. Seoul will send the UN Children's Fund the money today, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing threatens to reduce aid to Pyongyang if it conducts nuclear test

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... China threatens aid cut over test North Korea's sole major ally, China, would reduce aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test, state-run media said in an unusually ... Japan and Russia. Their aim has been to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme in return for aid and security guarantees, but the process has been moribund since the North left ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mad, bad North Korea may just be an act

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Donald Kirk

    ... of much-needed income. Whatever it does, North Korea seems to be modulating decisions in order to draw aid, trade and investment from South Korea. The North seems especially concerned as China, its only ally, tries to exercise control by cutting down on aid and delaying payment on financial deals. South Koreans believe by next year South Korean companies will be shipping products to the Rason ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas trade hundreds of rounds of artillery fire across disputed maritime border

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... the pressure on to resume a dialogue." Pyongyang sees negotiations as a chance to win material concessions and aid from the international community. The North had ensured maximum publicity for its ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams South's president, likens her to 'blabbering peasant'

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... Merkel's 'duty' to aid Korean unity Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Germany's support during a visit by South Korea's president for efforts to unify the Korean peninsular, ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... hiatus. An analyst said the missile launch could be a way to test Tokyo’s commitment to negotiating a deal that would provide aid to Pyongyang in return for returning any surviving Japanese ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korea exchange fire with hundreds of artillery shells over disputed border

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:03pm by AGENCIES

    ... in its recent push to win outside aid. North Korea also accused the South of "gangster-like" behaviour at the weekend by "abducting" one of its fishing boats and threatened ...




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