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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea scraps cash limit for its nationals visiting the North

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Seoul scraps US$1,000 limit on the amount of cash South Korean nationals can legally carry when they visit the North The South Korean government has lifted the limit on the amount of cash its citizens can carry into North Korea, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as part of foreign exchange regulatory reforms. The current cash limit of US$1,000 (1,023,540 South ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea military chiefs endorse development of home-built fighter jet

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Plans to design and manufacture a twin-engine fighter costing up to 8.5 trillion won were announced by South Korea's army leaders in Seoul on Friday South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed a plan on Friday for the country to design and make its own mid-level fighter jet, which a state think tank estimated will cost up to 8.5 trillion won (HK$6.4 ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ballots focus attention on handling of ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:17pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Voters see regional and mayoral elections as an opportunity to pass judgement on President Park Geun-hye and her administration's handling of the Sewol ferry disaster ... to reproach the government,” 23-year-old Kim Soo-hyun said after casting her vote in the capital, Seoul. Park’s approval ratings fell sharply from 61 to 46 per cent in the days after the April 16 ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens to hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Nation's move comes as it claims United States hostility led to approval of landmark UN resolution on human rights violations, which includes idea leader Kim Jong-un could be targeted by prosecutors North Korea threatened today to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls United States hostility that led ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea issues fresh warning of retaliatory strikes against South

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Tensions high around border after shots fired earlier this week by South Korean troops following incursion by patrol from the North North Korea on Saturday warned of retaliatory strikes days after South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol near the border. South Korean troops on Monday fired warning shots as the North’s patrol ...

  6. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has driven the authorities in South Korea to cull poultry, prompting fears among consumers and a decline in sales South Korea has culled 2 per ... strain from that which caused deaths elsewhere in Asia – was found on January 17 at a duck farm in North Jeolla, a province about 300km southwest of the capital, Seoul. Fifteen poultry farms have ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea airs film about leader with ousted uncle edited out, report says

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 07:18pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Kim Jong-un's ousted uncle Jang Song-thaek removed from documentary shown on North Korean television, reports from Seoul say North Korea aired a rerun of a TV documentary on Saturday about its leader Kim Jong-un that cut out appearances by his uncle who had been considered the second most powerful man in the country, reinforcing reports that he has been ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea producing weapons grade plutonium and uranium: US think tank

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:04am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul US-based Institute for Science and International Security says North Korea is processing fissile material at its Yongbyon complex but it cannot determine volume produced Recent satellite images of North Korea’s main nuclear complex suggest continued activity focused on the production of both weapons-grade plutonium and uranium, a US think-tank ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea issues new bank notes to flush out hoarded cash

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korean bank note switch seen by Seoul as method of 'compelling people to cough up their cash hoards' North Korea has started issuing new bank notes in an apparent effort to flush out privately hoarded cash reserves, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). In a briefing to a parliamentary committee, the NIS said ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea's President Park Geun-hye met Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday and Park lost wasted no time in raising ... Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties. Masuzoe made a courtesy call at the presidential Blue House, which Park used to reiterate Seoul's demand ...




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