Sunday, 15 September 2019

Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korea welcomes Kim Jong Un’s New Year address

SEOUL: South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Monday welcomed the New Year address by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Kim showed his willingness to discuss with Seoul about the DPRK’s possible participation in the South Korea-hosted winter Olympics. Presidential spokesperson Park ...

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South Korea Investigating North Korea in Bitcoin Hack

SEOUL: South Korean officials are investigating whether North Korea was involved in the theft from and collapse of a bitcoin exchange in South Korea Tuesday, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday that investigators are looking into the hack of Youbit, based in Seoul, and added ...

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL: South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several banks and companies, and ...

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China permits tours to South Korea as relations warm

BEIJING: China is resuming limited tour group travel to South Korea , a sign of warming relations which were strained by Seoul’s installation of a US missile defence system. Tour group operators in Beijing said Tuesday the city’s tourism bureau had told them they could resume booking group visits to ...

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South Korea, Japan Back US’ ‘Terror Sponsor’ Tag For North Korea

SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions ...

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US bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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North Korean Hackers Stole US And South Korean Wartime Plans

TOKYO: North Korean hackers stole a huge trove of classified U.S. and South Korean military documents last year, including a plan to “decapitate” the leadership in Pyongyang in the event of war, a lawmaker in Seoul said Tuesday. The purported revelations come at a time of heightened tensions over North ...

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Russia Sends Nuclear-Capable Bombers on Mission Near South Korea, Japan

MOSCOW: Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble jets to escort them, Russia said on Thursday. Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named ...

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