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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korea open rare talks on Kaesong joint industrial zone

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 01:45pm by AFP

    ... industrial zone was the most high-profile casualty of the elevated tensions on the Korean peninsula but neither side has declared the complex officially closed, instead referring to a temporary ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea proposes talks with US to ease tensions

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:21pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... tensions and promote peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. There was no immediate response from Washington. The proposal for talks between the Korean War foes follows months of acrimony over ... the moves by stepping up annual springtime military exercises that prompted North Korea to warn of a “nuclear war” on the Korean Peninsula. However, as tensions subsided in May and June, Pyongyang ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to consult Japan and South Korea after North's latest offer of talks

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "We propose senior-level talks between … [North Korea] and the US to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula, and ensure peace and security in the region," Pyongyang's powerful ... promoted by Obama, the commission said, inviting the US to set the time and venue for the meeting. "If the US has true intent on defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula, and ensuring peace ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREA PENINSULA

    North Korea fires fifth missile in three days

    Posted May 20th 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... peninsula. South Korea labelled the weekend missile tests “deplorable” and “provocative”, while UN chief Ban Ki-moon had urged Pyongyang to refrain from any further launches. “It is time for them ...

  5. News - China - TRADE

    Bird flu, Korea tensions cast shadow over spring session of Canton Trade Fair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... outbreak and regional instability over the Korean Peninsula have put a dampener on prospects for the spring session of China's oldest and largest trade fair, which opens in Guangzhou today. ... on the Korean Peninsula which might affect trade growth," Liu said. "However, China's exports have already been through their worst possible time in 2012. We expect the [export] trend ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Two Koreas hold talks on border as military tensions ease

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 01:54pm by AFP

    ... peninsula. The two nations unexpectedly agreed to opening a dialogue on Thursday, with South Korea responding to a Northern initiative by offering a ministerial-level meeting in Seoul on June 12. ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea moves two more missile launchers as tensions simmer

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul More missile launchers moved to stoke tension North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula, a report said yesterday. It had been expected that Pyongyang would carry out a test on April 15 to coincide with celebrations marking the birth ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea vows 'strong' retaliation to North's aggression

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:38pm by Agence France Presse in Seoul

    ... to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia,” the statement said. Sabre-rattling on the Korean peninsula drew a plea for peace from Pope Francis, who in his first Easter Sunday address called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. “Peace in Asia, above all on the Korean peninsula: may disagreements be overcome and a renewed spirit of reconciliation grow,” he said, ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Manila says US can use its military bases in case of war with North Korea

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Peninsula. "It would then be logical to assume that in the event of an attack on the Philippines or on our treaty ally, the US would be allowed to use our bases," he added. Del Rosario ... emergency" on the Korean Peninsula. In recent years, the Philippines has been seeking to improve its defence ties with the US amid a festering territorial dispute with China over parts of the South ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kempinski withdraws from North Korea's Hotel of Doom

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry in Pyongyang European chain Kempinski says it could not 'at this time' run the Ryugyong to its standards, apparently referring to economic sanctions Firm withdraws from N Korea's Hotel of Doom A luxury European hotel chain has p ...




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