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Hyonhee Shin

RPT-N.Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernisation

Nov 18 2018

SEOUL, Nov 18 North Korea's claim last week that it had tested an unidentified "ultramodern tactical weapon" highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear programme, analysts said.

North Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernization

Nov 18 2018

SEOUL North Korea's claim last week that it had tested an unidentified "ultramodern tactical weapon" highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program, analysts said.

North Korean defectors see uncertain future in Korean reconciliation

Nov 15 2018

SEOUL Thae Yong Ho, one of the highest profile North Koreans to defect in recent years, had hoped to visit New York last month to speak on a United Nations panel, meet U.S. envoys, and discuss human rights in the reclusive Asian nation.

No-fly zone, military drill ban near Korea border take effect

Nov 01 2018

SEOUL A no-fly zone and a ban on military drills near the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea came into effect on Thursday as the once uneasy neighbors push to further defuse tensions. | Video

Public opinion, legal hurdles cloud outlook for Japan-South Korea forced labor row

Oct 31 2018

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea will try to keep a row over World War Two forced laborers from spiraling into a crisis, after a court ruling forced the U.S. allies to confront hardening public opinion and divergent views of history.

UPDATE 2-S.Korean court infuriates Japan by ordering Nippon Steel to compensate WWII workers

Oct 30 2018

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 30 South Korea's top court ruled on Tuesday Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. must compensate four South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two, a verdict Japan denounced as "unthinkable" while expressing hope that the uneasy neighbours' cooperation on North Korea would not be hurt.

South Korean court to rule on war survivors' claim against Japanese firm

Oct 29 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top court is due to rule on Tuesday on a damages lawsuit against a Japanese company filed by South Koreans forced into labour during Japan's 1910-45 occupation, a decision that could unsettle ties between the uneasy neighbours.

S.Korean court to rule on war survivors' claim against Japanese firm

Oct 29 2018

SEOUL, Oct 30 South Korea's top court is due to rule on Tuesday on a damages lawsuit against a Japanese company filed by South Koreans forced into labour during Japan's 1910-45 occupation, a decision that could unsettle ties between the uneasy neighbours.

U.S. urges North Korea denuclearization before 'shared goal' of ending war

Oct 29 2018

SEOUL North Korea must take steps toward verified denuclearization before achieving the "shared goal" of an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War, a U.S. envoy said on Monday.

North and South Korea agree to scrap 22 guard posts at border next month

Oct 26 2018

SEOUL North and South Korea agreed on Friday to "completely destroy" by next month 22 guard posts near their heavily fortified border, the latest advance in talks in the neighbors' effort to defuse military tension, Seoul's defense ministry said.

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