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TOKYO, “Parasite”, film, cultural ties, Japan, Korea, disputes , trade, Asian neighbors

‘Parasite’ star hopes film will help Japan-Korea cultural ties

02 February, 2020 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the stars of “Parasite” said on Sunday he hoped the film would help improve cultural ties between Japan and Korea, which have been strained by disputes including a trade row that ignited between the Asian neighbors last year. Actor Song Kang-ho, who in the Oscar-winning film plays the father of … Read More


World, welcomes, 2020, celebrations, shadowed, wildfires, protests, Korea, tensions

World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Kore...

01 January, 2020 8:43 am 8:43 am

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and new nuclear tensions with North Korea. Large crowds gathered in European capitals for spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the … Read More


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N Korea executes envoy to failed US summit – media; White House monit...

05 May, 2019 11:10 pm 11:10 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in … Read More


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K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

05 May, 2019 12:17 pm 12:17 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone. Hasumi, 17, joined Acopia School in Seoul, a … Read More


Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border

10 October, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul’s defence ministry said. The two Koreas agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang to form a tripartite consultation with the UNC, which … Read More


Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume U.S.-South Korea war games

08 August, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Days after cancelling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearization talks, US President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea. Trump’s statement came a … Read More


US military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsu...

08 August, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defence secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons. Defence Secretary James Mattis told a Pentagon news conference that no decisions had been … Read More


Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover...

06 June, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

SINGAPORE (AFP) – A large screen shows news footage of the summit meeting in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, beside a street in Beijing on June 12, 2018. Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, … Read More