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Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in five years am...

12 December, 2019 12:40 pm 12:40 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – A high-ranking Chinese diplomat is visiting Seoul this week for the first time in five years as the two countries seek to improve ties amid a spat over a US anti-missile system in South Korea. The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, is set to arrive on Wednesday for a … Read More

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South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

11 November, 2019 3:33 pm 3:33 pm

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies of the US. Officials from each side criticised or contradicted comments made by other and in media about whether Tokyo had apologised … Read More

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In bid to repair ties, Japan and South Korea agree to summit next month

11 November, 2019 9:07 pm 9:07 pm

NAGOYA, JAPAN (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step towards improving relations strained by decades of bitterness over their wartime past and now exacerbated by a simmering trade dispute. The decision to return to the table came a day after Seoul made a last-minute … Read More

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South Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

10 October, 2019 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said six Russian military aircraft had repeatedly entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) over a six-hour … Read More

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North Korea says US, South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

10 October, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences. The remarks add to recent comments from Pyongyang expressing discontent at the lack of … Read More

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North Korea fires possible submarine-launched ballistic missile: South Kore...

10 October, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear programme. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch of … Read More

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South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years

09 September, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country´s most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday. Between 1986 and 1991 more than two million police officers – a record for a single case – were mobilised to … Read More

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Buying a big stick: South Korea’s military spending has North Korea w...

09 September, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled. Military buildups on both sides of the heavily fortified border between the two nations have come to … Read More


North Korea fires two missiles, rejects South’s ‘senseless̵...

08 August, 2019 8:17 am 8:17 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as “impudent” and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. The North has protested against joint military drills conducted by South Korea and the United States, which kicked off last … Read More

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Kim says missile launches warning to US, South Korea over drill

08 August, 2019 10:55 am 10:55 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week, state media KCNA reported on Wednesday. Tuesday’s missile launch, the North’s fourth in less than two weeks, came … Read More


N Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles for 2nd time in a week

07 July, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills. The latest launches were from the Wonsan area on North Korea’s east coast, the same … Read More

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North Korea’s Kim says missile test warning to South Korean warmonge...

07 July, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean “warmongers” to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally watched the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles … Read More

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Russia-China ‘joint air patrol’ sees Japan and South Korea scra...

07 July, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

92 NEWS (Web Desk) – Russia says it has carried out its first ever joint air patrol with China, prompting both South Korea and Japan to send jets in response. The Russian defence ministry says four bombers, supported by fighter jets, patrolled a pre-planned route over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. … Read More

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South Korea says it fired warning shot at Russian military aircraft that vi...

07 July, 2019 8:40 am 8:40 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean military fired a warning shot at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defence in Seoul said. It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace, a ministry official said. South Korean fighter jets have fired … Read More

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North Korea calls South Korea’s F-35 jet purchases extremely dangerou...

07 July, 2019 10:22 am 10:22 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test “special armaments” to destroy the new weapons, North Korea’s state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher. South Korean authorities are “impudent and pitiful” for “talking loudly about reconciliation and cooperation between the north … Read More