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North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said a 420 metric-ton vessel made three …S. Korea’s Park seeks to reboot unification driveSin Chew Jit PohSouth Korea’s Park forms special […]

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LG to offer its first smartwatch this year – Washington Post

Washington PostSEOUL, South Korea — LG Electronics Inc. says it will launch a computerized wristwatch later this year, entering a nascent market where Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp. and smaller companies such as Pebble are already jostling for dominance.MWC 2014: Samsung to unveil Galaxy S5 at Unpacked event todayFirstpostThe phones of MWCCNETLG to launch new […]

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US-South Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war … – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL, South Korea – A year ago, North Korea vowed nuclear attacks to retaliate for U.S.-South Korean war games. But the start Monday of this year’s joint military drills comes as Pyongyang allows wrenching reunions of elderly Koreans separated since the …Korean Family Reunions ContinueVoice of AmericaTwo Koreas hold 2nd round of family reunionXinhua(2nd […]

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NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, could come within the next six months, NHL Commissioner Gary …Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six monthsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics 2014: NHL would […]

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Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time over the next six months. “I don’t see why it couldn’t be done in that …IIHF: Dropping women’s hockey ‘will never happen’Washington PostNHL’s return to […]

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SKorean roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleGYEONGJU, South Korea (AP) — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, …Roof Collapse at South Korean Resort Leaves 10 People Dead (2)BusinessweekRoof Collapse […]

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Two Koreas to Go Ahead With Reunions of Families Split by War – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Friday to honor its earlier agreement to allow hundreds of elderly people separated by the Korean War six decades ago to reunite with their long-lost relatives later this month, officials in Seoul said. North Korea …Kerry Bids to Defuse Maritime-North Korea Tensions in Asia TripBusinessweekSouth Korea […]

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Kerry in China Seeking Help in Easing Tensions in N. Korea, Maritime Disputes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks aimed at encouraging Chinese leaders to put more pressure on ally North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program. Kerry began his visit by meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great …China media: Kerry’s visitBBC NewsS. Korean lawmaker blames Kerry […]

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US Bomber Training Run Imperils Family Reunions in Korea – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday threatened to cancel reunions of families separated by the Korean War, accusing the United States of flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on a training mission over the Korean Peninsula. North and South …North Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions with SouthTIMENorth Korea threatens to cancel reunions […]

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Japan to Address Territorial Claims in Schools – ABC News

ABC NewsThe Japanese government announced Tuesday it is revising official teaching manuals to emphasize Japan’s territorial rights to islands which are also claimed by China and South Korea. The Education Ministry says the decision was made to reflect the …Japan revises school manuals to set out territorial claimsBBC NewsJapan revises teaching manuals, says islands its […]

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S. Korea Says Military Drills to Go Ahead After North’s Warning – Businessweek

BusinessweekSouth Korea said joint U.S.- South Korea military drills will go ahead, after North Korea warned of damage to inter-Korean relations that could lead to a “catastrophe” on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. maintains more than 28,000 troops in South Korea six …Pyongyang: ‘Unimaginable Calamities’ if Seoul Military Drills ProceedVoice of AmericaNorth Korea warns South […]

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Japan’s Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a shrine on Thursday that is seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo’s wartime aggression, infuriating China and South Korea and prompting concern from the United States about deteriorating ties …China condemns Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni shrine visitBBC NewsJapan PM’s visit to controversial war […]

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S. Korea voices deep concerns about Jang Song-Thaek’s execution – Xinhua

XinhuaSEOUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — South Korea expressed deep concerns about a series of occurrences in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, uncle- in-law of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul’s …Kim Jong Un’s Brutal North Korea: Where No Uncle Is SafeTIMEJang’s execution leaves China in delicate positionWashington […]