Sunday, 19 August 2018

Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korea firm apologises for treasure ship claim

SEOUL: A South Korean company that said it had found a long-lost Russian “treasure ship”, causing a stock market flurry, apologised Thursday admitting it had not gleaned any riches from the wreck. Start-up business Shinil Group announced last week it had discovered the imperial vessel Dmitri Donskoi off South Korea’s ...

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Five killed after South Korean military helicopter crashed

SEOUL: A military helicopter crashed in South Korea, killing five people on Tuesday. Another person on board was injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, with severe cuts to his face and knees. The helicopter was on a test flight after repairs, the Marine Corps told Yonhap. It was flying ...

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Modi, Moon inaugurate world’s biggest mobile manufacturing factory

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korea President Moon Jae-in inaugurated a Samsung Electronics mobile phone manufacturing facility, billed as the world’s largest, in Noida on Monday. The 35-acre factory would not only generate more jobs but also make India a global export hub, Modi said. “Whenever ...

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Trump says he will stop ‘war games’ with South Korea

SINGAPORE: The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 US troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour, which invaded ...

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North Korea threatens to reconsider summit with US

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PYONGYANG: North Korea on Wednesday abruptly postponed scheduled high level inter-Korean talks and threatened to pull-out of the summit with the US, taking issue with the ongoing South Korea-US joint military drill and “unfair” demands on denuclearization. According to Seoul’s Ministry of Unification, the North’s chairman of the Committee for ...

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Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?

Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea when he crossed the Military Demarcation Line, which separates the two Koreas, to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House. The Peace House, a three-storey building constructed in 1989 in the truce village ...

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North, South Korea Solve Time Issue

PANGYONG: Amid the recent diplomatic breakthrough in the relations between the two Koreas, the countries have managed to set a common time for the entire territory of the Korean Peninsula, the Korean Central News Agency reported Friday. The clocks in North Korea have been adjusted 30 minutes ahead and now ...

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An age of peace starts now, says North Korean leader Kim

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who met South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday in a historic summit, said a new age in inter-Korean relations has begun. “A new history starts now. An age of peace, from the starting point of history,” Mr. Kim wrote in Korean in a ...

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Former South Korean President jailed for 24 years

SEOUL: Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea was sentenced to 24-years in prison on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion. The sentence announced on Friday – in the absence of ousted leader – is six years less than the punishment proposed by the prosecutors, however, the ...

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

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PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in ...

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