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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to destroy its landmines, but not on the Korean peninsula

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:53pm by MCT

    ... to exclude the Korean peninsula follows a commitment the US made in June that it would not make, keep or fortify current stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines. The US is "deeply concerned about ... between North and South Korea, left over from the Korean war. Although the Barack Obama administration says it honours the spirit of the international anti-landmine treaty, the Ottawa Convention, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599670/us-destroy-its-landmines-not-korean-peninsula
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea puts cost of reunification with North Korea at US$500 billion

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... as an official government position, but rather a starting point for discussion. A survey released by the Unification Ministry earlier this year showed that while 70 per cent of South Koreans supported the idea of a unified peninsula, almost half had no interest in helping cover the massive financial cost. The FSC estimate noted that the South's GDP was more than 40 times greater than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643940/south-korea-puts-cost-reunification-north-korea-us500-billion
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Academics try to get North and South Korea to speak same language

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... direction by at least getting them to speak the same language. A 25-year effort to produce a unified Korean-language dictionary is, its compilers say, entering the home stretch in its bid to bridge a growing gap in vocabulary, if not ideology. Last week, a group of South Korean linguists and lexicographers involved in the dictionary project left for their first meeting in North Korea for five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1631344/academics-try-get-north-and-south-korea-speak-same-language
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea denies role in smartphone hacking in South

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Korean smartphones from May to September. The agency said it had worked with the owners of South Korean websites and government officials to remove the applications. Pyongyang's official internet news provider Uriminzokkiri accused the NIS of fabricating the report to distract public attention from a stand-off over South Korean activists sending leaflets critical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1631339/north-korea-denies-role-smartphone-hacking-south
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by AGENCIES

    ... approach is necessary for carrying forward talks and promoting stability on the Korean peninsula. But it should still be recalled that unprincipled dialogue in the past only exacerbated, ... the US and Japan, quite a number of people hold that the Korean peninsula won't witness a dramatic turnaround until subversive political changes take place... North Korea must make a change, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619619/how-they-see-it
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Clashes break out near North Korea border over South activists' planned balloon launch

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 02:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paju Hundreds try to stop launch of balloons with messages criticising North Korean leader Residents of Korea border clash with leaflet activists South Korean ... such as "Let's terminate the dictatorship of (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-un!". Busan University professor Choi Woo-Won, the main organiser of yesterday's event, said: "Those instigated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624336/clashes-break-out-near-north-korea-border-over-south-activists-planned
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea dismantles 'Christmas tree' tower at centre of row with North

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... that the 43-year-old structure had become unsafe. "The decision was unrelated to inter-Korean relations. Safety was the main reason," a ministry spokesman said, adding that work to remove the tower ... was scrapped in 2010 after the sinking of a South Korean warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean submarine. In 2011 the tower was not illuminated in the wake of North Korean leader Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1622268/south-korea-dismantles-christmas-tree-tower-centre-row-north
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    North and South Korea must seize this chance to talk

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... they think are shrouded in mystery. A surprise visit last week by three of the nation's top cadres to the Asian Games in Incheon, meetings with South Korean officials and an agreement to resume ... created just days earlier to ensure the talks take place. A difficult year in relations have been made more challenging by South Korean President Park Geun-hye and the North's leader, Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614575/north-and-south-korea-must-seize-chance-talk
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    No agreement as North and South Korea meet for first military talks in three years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:36am by AP

    ... yesterday, with the rivals failing to see eye-to-eye on how to ease animosity following two shooting incidents last week. The two countries traded gunfire on Friday after South Korean activists ... publishing articles critical of the North, South Korea's Defence Ministry said. South Korean delegates responded that they could not do so because South Korea was a liberal democracy. No date ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616838/north-and-south-korea-hold-first-general-level-military-talks-seven-years
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens to cancel talks with South after propaganda barrage

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border on Friday, prompted by the North Korean military trying to shoot down balloons carrying the leaflets that activists launched from ... news provider Uriminzokkiri said. However, it did not shut the door completely. "It is totally up to the South Korean puppets' attitude what would happen to the North-South Korean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614681/north-korea-threatens-cancel-talks-south-after-propaganda-barrage

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