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Trump Says N. Korea Diplomacy Has Failed, ‘Only One Thing Will Work’

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work”. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. “Presidents and their administrations have…

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Top S. Korean Film Director Accused Of Assault

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  SEOUL – South Korean prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into multi-award-winning filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk on Thursday amid allegations that he hit an actress while shooting a movie, a spokesman said. Kim’s glittering career prizes include the Golden Lion for best film at the 2012 Venice Film Festival for “Pieta”, the same year he took…

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China Calls For Early Resumption Of Talks On Korean Peninsula

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  WASHINGTON – China on Wednesday called for an early resumption of talks on the Korea Peninsula nuclear issue and reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issue through negotiations, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. China and the United States began to talk about diplomatic and security issues on Wednesday. The dialogue was one of four…

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More Than 60 Years Of Tensions Between The Two Koreas

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TENSIONS have remained high in the more than 60 years since North and South Korea fought a fierce war from 1950-53. Here is a timeline of relations between the two Koreas, who remain technically at war: War ends in stalemate – June 25, 1950: the army of communist North Korea crosses the 38th parallel, which…

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Korea Conducts Test Of New Rocket Engine For Long-range

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SEOUL – South Korea’s military said Tuesday that North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new rocket engine that could be used for a long-range missile, China’s Xinhua news agency reportd. An official at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) told a press briefing that North Korea is assessed to have carried…

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US B-1 Bombers Fly Over South Korea After North’s Nuke Test

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  SEOUL – Four days after North Korea’s fifth and possibly most powerful nuclear weapons test, the US Air Force responded with a show of force on Tuesday, flying two powerful, battle-tested B-1 bombers over South Korea. North Korea claimed Friday’s test showed it had a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic missiles,…

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Malaysia Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has condemned the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sunday. “Malaysia deeply regrets that DPRK has continued with its missile programme. These are flagrant violations of the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions,” the Malaysian Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said in a statement here.…

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Two Men’s Doubles Pairs March Into Korean Open Second Round

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two Malaysian men’s doubles pairs moved into the second round of the Korean Open Super Series Badminton Championships at the Olympic Gymnasium 2 in Seoul, South Korea, last night. In the first round action Wednesday, the country’s number one pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong needed just 26 minutes to oust Jun…

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Looking For A Fight, North Korea Asks South Korea

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NORTH Korea threatened to “retaliate against the U.S. with tremendous muscle” if it didn’t cancel multinational military exercises scheduled to begin Monday. South Korea conducts the yearly exercises, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, with the United States and other allies “to enhance … readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula,” according to…

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I’ll Save FIFA From Disgrace – Korean Automotive Billionaire

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COULD a billionaire automotive magnate be the man to drive reform at the top of world football? South Korean Chung Mong-Joon, who owns a controlling stake in the Hyundai Group, is joining the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, an aide told CNN Thursday. The 63-year-old tycoon is expected to formally announce…

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Take A Leaf From South Korea’s Innovation Prowess – Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia could well take a leaf from South Korea, which thrives on innovation and competitiveness, to emerge as one of the world’s most progressive economies, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said that encouraging competitiveness and ideas that continued to push the envelope was an impetus in fuelling a…

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South Korea Police Probing U.S. Ambassador Attacker’s Visits To North Korea

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SEOUL – South Korean police said on Friday they were investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant’s frequent past visits to North Korea as they review whether to charge him with attempted murder. The head of the police team probing the attack also said they plan…

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US Ambassador Slashed In South Korea

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SEOUL – U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul, according to U.S. government sources in the U.S. and South Korea. The U.S. embassy said he is being treated at a local hospital but is in stable condition. According to Seoul police, Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand with…

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Adultery Legalised In South Korea

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SEOUL – For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison. Not anymore. South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation’s constitution. “The precondition of human dignity and right to pursue…

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South Korean Sergeant Sentenced To Death For Killing Members Of His Unit

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SEOUL – A South Korean military court has sentenced a sergeant to death for killing five members of his unit last year, authorities said Tuesday. The sergeant, surnamed Lim, threw a grenade and shot at his fellow soldiers at a base in a remote area near the heavily fortified border with North Korea in June.…

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Asean-South Korea Enhance Cooperation In The Fields Of Economy, Security-Politics

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BUSAN – Enhancing cooperation in the fields of economy and security-politics are among the issues that would be given attention in Asean-South Korean relations. Other areas of cooperation that would be intensified was in the field of socio culture. Agreement on this matter was contained in the Asean-South Korea Commemorative Summit on the 25th Anniversary…

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Malaysia, Korea To Enhance Cooperation In Digital Forensics

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia and South Korea have agreed to cooperate in strengthening cooperative asssitance in the fields of capacity building and professional development in digital forensics. Cybersecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and South Korea’s National Forensics Service (NFS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding…

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Najib Wants Malaysians To Emulate Spirit Of The Koreans To Advance Country

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SEOUL – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak wants Malaysians to emulate the indomitable spirit of the Koreans who through their survival instinct drove South Korea to be a hugely successful nation. He said this instinct pushed them to become successful and coupled with efforts that were truly focused, made South Korea the…

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1 dead, 52 Missing After South Korea Fishing Boat Sinks In Bering Sea

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SEOUL – Rescuers found no trace overnight of 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing vessel sank off Russia’s far east coast, the operating company said on Tuesday. The 1,753-tonne Oryong 501, operated by South Korea’s Sajo Industries, went down in the western Bering Sea on Monday. The trawler was carrying 60 people, including…

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South Korea Makes $500 Million Oil Payment To Iran

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SEOUL – South Korea has transferred $500 million to Iran to pay for crude oil imports under an interim nuclear deal that provides limited relief from sanctions, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The interim accord between Iran, the United States, China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia was extended on Monday for…

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Why So Many Koreans Are Called Kim

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A SOUTH KOREAN saying claims that a stone thrown from the top of Mount Namsan, in the centre of the capital Seoul, is bound to hit a person with the surname Kim or Lee. One in every five South Koreans is a Kim—in a population of just over 50m. And from the current president, Park…

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North Korea Slams Seoul’s Military Exercise

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PYONGYANG – North Korea on Wednesday slammed Seoul’s ongoing annual military exercise and called it a “preliminary war”, Xinhua news agency reported. “The drill is a war of aggression against North Korea in light of its scale and content,” said the secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in a statement. The…

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