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Foreign ministers of China, Japan, South Korea to hold talks amid trade, history tensions

16 Aug 2019

SEOUL Top diplomats of South Korea and Japan plan to meet their Chinese counterpart in Beijing next week amid a flare-up in tension over trade and history, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Friday.

South Korea urges dialogue with Japan in measured WW2 anniversary message

15 Aug 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO On the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, South Korea's president on Thursday urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained ties, while Japan pledged to never repeat the horrors of war. | Video

South Korea's Moon open to dialogue with Japan amid trade row

15 Aug 2019

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that Japan should look back upon its imperialist past but Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo chooses dialogue, in a carefully choreographed message amid an escalating history and trade row.

UPDATE 1-S.Korea's Moon open to dialogue with Japan amid trade row

15 Aug 2019

SEOUL, Aug 15 South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that Japan should look back upon its imperialist past but Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo chooses dialogue, in a carefully choreographed message amid an escalating history and trade row.

North Korea says no talks with South due to drills, Kim oversaw test of 'new weapon' - KCNA

11 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturday's test of a new weapon, state media KCNA said on Sunday, as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of inter-Korean talks in protest against South Korea-U.S. military drills.

North Korea's Kim says missile launches are warning to U.S., South Korea over drill - KCNA

07 Aug 2019

SEOUL 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. | Video

South Korea warns Japan of security pact risk, calls for 'cooling-off' in trade row

03 Aug 2019

BANGKOK South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact, but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo, a senior South Korean official said on Saturday.

South Korea-Japan talks falter ahead of decision on favored-trade list

02 Aug 2019

BANGKOK South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners.

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

31 Jul 2019

SEOUL 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. | Video

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Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal.