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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the border village of Panmunjom on April, 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

S. Korea Might be Inviting DPRK leader to ASEAN Summit

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South Korea's presidential Blue House has said that it will consider inviting Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of...
In this photo provided by Vietnam News Agency, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un (R F) arrives at Dong Dang railway station in Lang Son Province, Vietnam, on Feb. 26, 2019. Kim arrived in Vietnam Tuesday morning by train for his first official visit to the country and the second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Vietnam News Agency reported. (Xinhua)

S. Korea Leader Demands Continued Support for DPRK-US Talks

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed hope on Monday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States could continue their...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the border village of Panmunjom on April, 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

S. Korea Erases in Defense White Paper Reference to DPRK as “Enemy”

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South Korea's military has deleted its reference to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as an "enemy" in the latest defense white paper...
BMW

South Korea fines German luxury automaker BMW US$10 million

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South Korea's transportation ministry on Monday fined German luxury automaker BMW 11.2 billion won (10 million U.S. dollars) for allegedly trying to cover up...
border

DPRK withdraws loudspeakers from its border with S. Korea

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was removing propaganda loudspeakers from the border area with South Korea in a bid to enforce the...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the border village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. Moon Jae-in arrived Friday morning in the border village of Panmunjom for his first summit with Kim Jong Un. (Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

DPRK and S. Korea Resets Their Times

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will reset Pyongyang time to GMT+09:00, 30 minutes earlier than the present time, starting from May 5,...
Nuclear missile test

Russia asks U.S., S. Korea to respond to DPRK choice to end nuclear tests

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday hailed the decision of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and urged South...

S. Korea and N. Korea Will Be At Level Pegging With Tactical Nukes

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The chief of the main opposition party said Thursday that South Korea should seek the redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear arms to put it...
Demonstrators attend a protest against the deployment of THAAD in Seoul, South Korea, on June 24, 2017. Thousands of South Korean protestors against the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in their homeland took to the streets in central Seoul to demand the reversal of the installation decision. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

Anti-THAAD demonstrators besiege U.S. embassy in South Korea

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Thousands of South Korean protestors against the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in their homeland took to the streets...

Revised THAAD Deployment Plan could yield results – S. Korea official

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South Korea's presidential Blue House said Friday that plan to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) had been revised to bring...

South Korea denies Trump’s comments on THAAD costs

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South Korea on Friday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about the cost of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense...

South Korea’s former president Park arrested over corruption allegations

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Former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea was arrested early Friday after a court approved the request from prosecutors, raising a possibility for her...
THAAD

South Korea launches de facto THAAD deployment despite continued oppositions

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South Korea has hurriedly launched the process of deploying a U.S. missile shield to its soil despite continued, repeated oppositions from neighboring countries and...
THAAD

THAAD deployment in South Korea begins with arrival of part of battery amid protest

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The deployment of a U.S. missile shield in South Korea has begun with the arrival of a part of the Terminal High Altitude Area...
Eurozone inflation

South Korea’s headline inflation stays at high level on expensive oil products

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South Korea's headline inflation stayed at a high level due to higher oil prices, a government report showed Friday. Consumer prices rose...
current account

South Korea posts current account surplus for 59 months

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South Korea's economy posted current account surplus for 59 months in a row though the surplus amount declined compared with the previous month, central...
THAAD

South Korea to speed up THAAD deployment process after land swap deal with Lotte

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South Korea is expected to speed up the process of deploying the U.S. missile shield in its soil after Lotte Group, the country's fifth-largest...
Kim Jong Nam

Pyongyang claims death of DPRK citizen “conspiratorial racket” by South Korea

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday said the death of a DPRK citizen at Kuala Lumpur last week was an "anti-DPRK...
interest rates

South Korea freezes interest rates at record low of 1.25 percent

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South Korea's central bank on Thursday froze its benchmark interest rate at a record-low level amid mixed signals at home and abroad, including recovering...
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South Korea’s foreign debts fall in 2016 on soft demand for local bonds

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South Korea's foreign debts declined last year as foreign investors reduced investment into local bonds, a joint announcement by the finance ministry and...
Wpid Money Growth

South Korea’s household debts post biggest growth in 2016

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Household debts in South Korea posted the biggest-ever annual growth in 2016 due to record-low borrowing costs and eased regulations on mortgage financing, central...
Protesters attend a rally calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 2016. Almost one million South Koreans marched on Saturday night to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over her biggest political scandal since she took office in February 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

Extension of Park’s scandal probe pends in South Korea

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South Korean special prosecutors on Monday said acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has yet to respond to their calls over extending investigation into a corruption...
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South Korea’s wholesale prices yields highest returns

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Prices for goods and services traded among South Korean suppliers posted the highest increase in six years, indicating faster headline inflation in the near...
THAAD

South Korea expects exchange of military land for THAAD site this month

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South Korea's defense ministry on Monday expected the exchange of military land for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) site within this month,...
ballistic missile

South Korea denounces DPRK’s test-launch of ballistic missile

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South Korea denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launch of a ballistic missile on Sunday, the first since U.S. President Donald Trump...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

South Korea raises foot-and-mouth alert to highest, stops moving livestock

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South Korea's agriculture ministry on Thursday raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert to the highest level for the first time in seven years, stopping the...
An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

South Korea, U.S. to hold larger-scale joint war games in spring

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Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States agreed Friday to hold larger-scale joint war games this spring to contain possible provocations from...
THAAD

Pentagon chief’s THAAD reaffirmation to deepen S. Korea’s fake mythology

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The first Pentagon chief under Trump administration on Friday reaffirmed the agreement to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in...
South Korea and US officials sign deal to launch a joint working group to discuss deployment of THAAD in this file photo

U.S. defense chief reaffirms controversial THAAD deployment in S.Korea despite opposition

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Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reaffirmed the controversial deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea despite...
economy

South Korea posts US$98.7 billion current account surplus in 2016

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South Korea's economy posted 98.68 billion U.S. dollars of current account surplus last year, marking the country's second-biggest surplus, central bank data showed on...