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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1307554/two-koreas-hold-talks-closed-industrial-zone
  2. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea leader wants talks with North on industrial park

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she wants talks with North Korea on removing raw materials and finished products from a joint industrial complex closed by military tensions. In a cabinet meeting, Park instructed the Unification Ministry to offer Pyongyang discussions on the Kaesong complex, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1237450/south-korea-leader-wants-talks-north-industrial-park
  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea lays out tough pre-conditions for talks

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 01:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea laid down rigid pre-conditions on Thursday for any talks with Seoul or Washington, including the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills. The list of demands, which came from the North’s top military body, kicked off by insisting on a general apology for all “provocative acts” taken against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1217344/north-korea-lays-out-tough-pre-conditions-talks
  4. News - Asia - KOREA

    Joint Korean industrial zone closes for holiday

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 10:19am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul The South-North Korean industrial complex that has become a chip in a high-stakes game of military brinkmanship on the Korean peninsula was closed Friday for a scheduled holiday, officials said. The 53,000 North Koreans who work at the 123 South Korean companies in the Kaesong joint industrial zone, 10 kilometres inside the North, took the day off, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207505/joint-korean-industrial-zone-closes-holiday
  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    US says no North Korean troop action to back up rhetoric

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 09:07am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The White House said on Monday that despite days of bellicose rhetoric, North Korea had yet to back up its threats to the United States and South Korea with mass troop mobilisations or movements. With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising ever higher, Washington reiterated that it took Pyongyang’s war talk seriously but also noted that threats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1205325/us-says-no-north-korean-troop-action-back-rhetoric
  6. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1200852/south-korean-soldier-throws-grenade-tense-border
  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    US says North Korea cutting of military hotline ‘provocative’

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 08:46am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel promised “unwavering” support from the United States to its ally South Korea on Wednesday after North Korea severed a military hotline with Seoul. During a call with his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan-Jin, Hagel “reaffirmed the strength of the alliance, which has been, and continues to be, instrumental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1201624/us-says-north-korea-cutting-military-hotline-provocative
  8. 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 month. Eugene Bell, a South Korean charity, was given the green light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197185/seoul-approves-first-north-korea-aid-rocket-launch
  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea says sanctions will boost its nuclear deterrent

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 04:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea said on Saturday that UN sanctions would only make its nuclear and missile programmes stronger, with the foreign ministry hinting at further nuclear tests to come. In a statement carried by state media, the ministry said the latest sanctions, which it “vehemently denounces and totally rejects”, had reinforced Pyongyang’s status “as ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1187100/north-korea-says-sanctions-will-boost-its-nuclear-deterrent
  10. News - Asia - KOREA

    US warns N. Korea against further ‘provocative’ acts

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 04:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States on Friday called on North Korea not to take any further provocative steps, as a US think tank said Pyongyang was preparing a launchpad that could pave the way to firing a long-range missile. Asked about media reports that North Korea, also known as the DPRK, has told China it is preparing further nuclear tests, State Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1151739/us-warns-n-korea-against-further-provocative-acts

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