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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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South, North Korea patrol boats exchange fire at disputed sea border

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:01am by KYODO

    ... agreed in rare talks to hold another round of high-level dialogue in the near future, raising hopes for a thaw in inter-Korean relations. According to the JCS, the North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime demarcation line and intruded 0.5 nautical miles into the southern side, prompting the South Korean patrol boat to fire a warning shot. But instead of retreating back ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Man in his 30s told investigators he wanted to meet leader Kim Jong-un American held after bid to swim to N Korea South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen ... wanted to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Nobody at the US embassy in Seoul was immediately available for comment. A government source, cited by Yonhap, said a border patrol had found ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Scholars look to reunification with Korean dictionary

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by GDN

    ... in Korean, "My head hurts", while South Koreans use the English word stress, which they pronounce suh-tu-reh-suh. Now scholars from both sides of the peninsula are collaborating ... The Guardian in Seoul Project aims to bridge gap in language brought by 60 years of division between North and South Scholars look to reunification with Korean dictionary Joo Yeon-ah did ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... the further [North Korea] will bolster its cutting-edge nuclear force for self-defence," the spokesman was quoted as saying by the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). He said ... and détente on the peninsula, the US resorted to sinister interference and obstructions," he said in reference to the upcoming drills. The George Washington is scheduled to take part in joint ...




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