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S&P; upgrades South Korea’s sovereign rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 14 (IANS) Global credit rating appraiser Standard & Poor Friday upgraded the sovereign rating on South Korea by one notch to "A-plus", just one notch lower than those ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un promoted to top military rank


July 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been accorded the title of Marshal of the Korean People's Army, the country's top-most military rank, state-run news agency ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens South Korean president


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang , April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.A special mission team of the Korean ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to continue satellite launches


April 21st, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue satellite launches for peaceful purposes, an official said a week after a failed launch."The DPRK's (North Korea) satellites for peaceful purposes ... Read more...

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US contrasts India’s ’solid’ record with North Korea


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid non-proliferation record" with that of ... Read more...

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India concerned at North Korea’s rocket launch attempt


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace ... Read more...

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US suspends food aid to North Korea


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The US has suspended its planned nutritional food aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) over the latter's insistence on satellite launch, a ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: US (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) As North Korea announced Wednesday to suspend its nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment activity following last week's talks with the US, the latter ... Read more...

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North Korea mourns Kim Jong-il


December 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 29 (IANS) North Korea Thursday held a national memorial service in Pyongyang to mourn its leader Kim Jong-il who died Dec 17.The country held a state funeral Wednesday ... Read more...

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South Korea’s former first lady in Pyongyang for condolences


December 26th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korea's former first lady and the Hyundai Group's chairwoman crossed into North Korea Monday to pay condolences over the death of Kim Jong-il.Lee Hee-ho, the ... Read more...

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PM condoles North Korean leader’s death


December 21st, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Il Saturday, and expressed his sorrow to his family."Prime ... Read more...

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US to hold N-talks with Pyongyang


October 20th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US will hold talks with North Korea in Geneva next week over its nuclear programme, Xinhua reported Wednesday."This is a continuation of the exploratory meetings ... Read more...

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North Korea releases U.S. citizen after more than 6 months


May 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- North Korean state media on Friday reported that American citizen Young-su Jun, who is also known as Eddie Jun, has been released on humanitarian grounds after more than ... Read more...

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North Korea ready to take part in six-party talks unconditionally


March 15th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday said that they are ready to join the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament unconditionally and wouldn't reject to ... Read more...

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South Korea ready for talks with North Korea


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.21 (ANI): South Korea is hopeful of revival of its contacts with North Korea through dialogue.After recent military talks between Seoul and Pyongyang, South Korea President Lee Myung-bak said on Sunday ... Read more...

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South Korea, US planning talks over North’s nuclear threat to region


February 18th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Feb.18 (ANI): The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States are planning to hold talks next month to discuss the nuclear umbrella supplied by the US against potential nuclear threats ... Read more...

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China, N. Korea vow to maintain strong bilateral ties amid US-ROK military drill concerns


February 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 16 (ANI): China and North Korea have reportedly vowed to maintain their close bilateral ties and jointly work towards establishing regional security amid concerns that South Korea and the United ... Read more...

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South Korea says North’s statement “unhelpful” for better inter-Korean ties


January 28th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 28(ANI): South Korea has criticized a statement issued by North Korea, calling it a "propaganda offensive" that is "unhelpful" for mending strained ties between the two countries.In a statement, ... Read more...

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China backs six-party talks following S. Korea’s indication to ease peninsula tensions


December 31st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): China has reportedly rendered its support yet again for holding six-party talks after South Korea signalled to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula."Talks and negotiations are the only ... Read more...

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‘N. Korea warns of less restraint to S. Korea’s military drills’


December 28th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 28 (ANI): North Korea has slammed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's comments of retaliation against Pyongyang if provoked, saying that DPRK has limited restraint over Seoul's military provocation and it ... Read more...

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Third US aircraft carrier during naval drill to up Korean Peninsula crisis: Analyst


December 27th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec 27 (ANI): South Korea's announcement to start naval drills from Monday and the prospects of the US sending another aircraft carrier to the region, is bound to intensify tension on ... Read more...

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‘North Korea may conduct 3rd nuke test in 2011′


December 24th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec 24 (ANI): North Korea might carry out a third atomic test next year and prospects for bilateral talks with the South are "slim", according to a research report of a ... Read more...

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N. Korea gets gender wrong while calling US politician ‘human scum’


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Dec. 23 (ANI): North Korea got the gender wrong while labeling the incoming head of the United States' House Foreign Affairs Committee as "human scum" and an "anti-communist fanatic".In a blistering ... Read more...

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North Korea says South’s “childish play with fire not worth responding to”


December 21st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (North Korea), Dec 21(ANI): North Korea has said that it "was not worth reacting" to the latest "military provocation" by South Korea.Air raid bunkers in Yeonpyeong shook during the live-fire ... Read more...

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China urges North-South Korea to avoid ‘tension-evoking’ moves in Peninsula


December 19th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 19 (ANI): China has warned that a possible fresh clash between North Korea and South Korea could shake regional stability, and has urged both governments to avoid moves that ... Read more...

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N. Korea accuses US of goading S. Korea into provocation


December 19th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (N.Korea), Dec. 19 (ANI): North Korea has accused the United States of goading South Korea into provoking it.The country's official news agency KCNA, quoted a spokesman of the North Korean Foreign ... Read more...

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Six-Party Talks will ease tensions in Korean Peninsula: Chinese FM


December 13th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 13 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi believes that six-party talks should resume as soon as possible to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula."The emergency consultations benefit all communication ... Read more...

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India, France urge Korea to comply with UNSC and IAEA BoG resolutions


December 6th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): India and France on Monday expressed concern about the situation in the Korean peninsula and urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to comply with UNSC ... Read more...

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North warns South Korea not to ponder over “catastrophic consequences”


December 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 5 (ANI): North Korea has reportedly urged South Korea to "stop acting rashly and ponder over the catastrophic consequences."According to news.com.au, the warning was sent in a statement through the ... Read more...

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Another N Korean nuke test will be provocative: US


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Another nuclear test by North Korea would be provocative, a US State Department spokesman has said."We've said all along that they need to adhere to their commitments ... Read more...

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North Korea ready for resumption of six-party talks


October 17th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 17 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it is ready for resumption of the six-party talks, involving China, United States, South Korea, Russia and Japan."A ... Read more...

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‘China ready to work with new North Korean leadership to promote bilateral ties’


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 2(ANI): China is ready to work with the new leadership of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) to promote bilateral ties, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) ... Read more...

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N.Korea, S. Korea military talks break down over ‘The Cheonan’ sinking controversy


October 1st, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 1(ANI): The first military talks in two years between the North Korea and South Korea reportedly ended without progress on Thursday, as Pyongyang refused to apologize for the sinking of ... Read more...

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Military talks between North and South Korea start


September 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Sep 30 (ANI): The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) began military talks on Thursday, according to defense officials in Seoul.The South Korean Defense Ministry ... Read more...

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North Korean leader’s son made general


September 28th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Sep 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed as general, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s official news agency KCNA said Monday. This is ... Read more...

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