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Hyonhee Shin

How a South Korean security law is becoming obsolete amid thaw with North Korea

07 Dec 2018

SEOUL In downtown Seoul, some 40 young South Koreans last month braved early winter chills to show their support for a planned visit to the South Korean capital by North Korea's leader, chanting "Kim Jong Un! Kim Jong Un! Kim Jong Un is a great man!" | Video

South Korea eyes $300-million deal to buy U.S. missiles for Aegis destroyers

07 Dec 2018

SEOUL South Korea plans to buy dozens of U.S.-built ship-to-air missiles, in an order worth about $300 million, to boost air defences against North Korea, even as it moves to reduce tension with Pyongyang, Seoul's arms buying agency said on Friday.

Growing split in Seoul over North Korea threatens Korea detente, nuclear talks

06 Dec 2018

SEOUL When Seoul was preparing to open a liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong this summer after a decade of virtually no contact with its longtime enemy, South Korean officials had heated debates over whether they should seek approval from Washington.

Explainer: South Korea's unique Unification Ministry has thorny task of handling ties with North

04 Dec 2018

SEOUL South Korea's Unification Ministry, responsible for inter-Korean affairs, has seen its standing wax and wane along with relations between the still officially warring neighbors.

Explainer - South Korea's unique Unification Ministry has thorny task of handling ties with North

04 Dec 2018

SEOUL South Korea's Unification Ministry, responsible for inter-Korean affairs, has seen its standing wax and wane along with relations between the still officially warring neighbours.

INSIGHT-Growing split in Seoul over N.Korea threatens Korea detente, nuclear talks

04 Dec 2018

* Unification Minister Cho faces pressure from both S.Korea, U.S.

Trump wants Kim to know he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korean leader says

02 Dec 2018

SEOUL Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday, a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina.

South Korean court decision on wartime forced labourers draws rebuke from Japan

29 Nov 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd must compensate 10 South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two, a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo. | Video

South Korean court angers Japan with order to compensate wartime laborers

29 Nov 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd must compensate 10 South Koreans for their forced labor during World War Two, a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo. | Video

UPDATE 3-South Korean court angers Japan with order to compensate wartime labourers

29 Nov 2018

* Supreme Court orders Mitsubishi to pay 10 labourers or families

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