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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    Reality TV star kills herself during filming for matchmaking show in South Korea

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism on Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on its popular reality matchmaking show. The contestant on “Jjak" (The Mate)- a show aired on SBS, one of the South’s top three TV stations- was found dead Wednesday during a week-long production shoot at a guesthouse ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREA

    North and South Korea to hold rare high-level talks

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Talks will involve ‘discussions on major inter-Korean issues’ including upcoming family reunions North and South Korea will hold rare high-level government talks on Wednesday, the South’s Unification Ministry announced, ahead of a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean war. The meeting involving senior officials from the South’s ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    Politics intrude at emotional Korean family reunion

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Koreans complain reunions tainted by political indoctrination Around 80 elderly South Koreans met privately on Friday with North Korean relatives they hadn’t seen for 60 years, but several complained the moment was tainted by political indoctrination. On the second day of the first North-South reunion for more than three years of families ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREA

    US ‘pivot’ to Asia cannot be derailed, Biden says

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul In Korea on the last leg of his visit to Asia US vice-president reiterates Washington's commitment towards its realignment to the region US Vice-President Joe Biden said on Friday there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia as he wound up a regional tour dominated by security concerns. In talks with South ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    Two Koreas hold talks on closed industrial zone

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North and South Korea held a second round of talks on Tuesday on re-opening their Kaesong joint industrial zone- five months after it was shut down during soaring military tensions. The newly formed Kaesong joint committee first met last week but was unable to reach any agreement on the timing for resuming operations at the complex. One apparent ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea sends North formal reunion proposal for families separated by war

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea on Friday proposed formal talks next week with the North on arranging the first reunion in three years of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean war. In a telephone message, the South suggested holding discussions on August 23 under Red Cross auspices at the border village of Panmunjom, where the ceasefire ending Korean war hostilities ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea, US to conduct joint military drill

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 05:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea and the United States on Saturday said they would launch an annual military exercise later this month, routinely denounced by North Korea as an “all-out war rehearsal”. The South Korea-US Combined Forces Command (CFC) will conduct the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise from August 19 through to August 30, the CFC said in a press statement. ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean soldier throws grenade on tense border

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 10:18am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A South Korean soldier standing on guard at the tense inter-Korean border threw a grenade toward a moving object in the dark early on Wednesday, sparking a short-lived alarm, the defence ministry said. At daylight, a patrol searched the area but there was no trace of any infiltration from North Korea, a ministry spokesman said. A precautionary alert, ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

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

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:23am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington North Korea appears to have restarted a reactor that produces plutonium, making good on threats to boost its stockpile of nuclear weapons, US analysts said on Wednesday. Satellite imagery taken on August 31 shows white steam coming out of a building next to the five-megawatt plutonium reactor at Yongbyon, the US-Korea Institute at Johns ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korean missiles ready for military parade

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 11:50am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea has mobilised a variety of missiles in preparation for a massive military parade later this month to mark the 60th anniversary since the end of the Korean War, a report said on Friday. Satellite imagery has revealed more than 10,000 North Korean soldiers practising for the parade at Mirim Airport near Pyongyang, Seoul-based Yonhap news ...




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