Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption Friday, becoming the latest of the country’s ex-leaders to be sent to prison. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a ...

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Moon Jae-in seeks nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang with the North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda, but Seoul warned they may not reach an agreement. Moon is on a three-day trip to the ...

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Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North

PYONGYANG: North and South Korea opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong on Friday as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week. “A new chapter in history is open here today,” South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon told a ...

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Korean families separated by war to reunite briefly after 65 years

PYONGYANG: Some 180 families torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War will be temporarily reunited in North Korea starting Monday after the two Koreas renewed exchanges this year following a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. The reunions, the first in three years, will take place in the North’s ...

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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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