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South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

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SEOUL North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

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Olympics-In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero 9:32am GMT

SEOUL A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

Olympics-In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero 9:00am GMT

SEOUL, Nov 20 A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

South Korean stocks reverse gains, won edges down 6:45am GMT

SEOUL, Nov 20 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index weakened on Tuesday. The Korean won fell in the local platform and bond yields fell. ** At 0630 GMT, the KOSPI was down 6.32 points or 0.25 percent at 2,527.67. ** The won was quoted at 1,100.05 per U.S. dollar, down 0.62 percent from the previous day, while in one-year non-deliverable forwards it was being transacted at 1,097.1 per dollar. ** The won was quoted at 1,100.6 per dollar on the o

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Exclusive - North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons 17 Nov 2017

GENEVA North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis 17 Nov 2017

SEOUL South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

S.Korean stocks turn down, won near 14-mth high against dollar 17 Nov 2017

SEOUL, Nov 17 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index weakened on Friday. The Korean won rose on the onshore settlement platform and bond yields climbed. ** At 06:32 GMT, the KOSPI was down 0.80 points or 0.03 percent at 2,533.99. The benchmark index rose nearly 1 percent to a record high during the session, but erased gains due to a large selloff from domestic institutions. The KOSPI lost 0.4 percent on a weekly basis. ** The won was quoted at

Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake 16 Nov 2017

SEOUL South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns. | Video

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Co-leader Koepka makes solid start to title defence in Japan 16 Nov 2017

Defending Dunlop Phoenix Tournament champion Brooks Koepka quickly stamped his authority on the challengers to his title with a six-under-par 65 to tie South Korean Lee Sang-hee for the first-round lead in Miyazaki, Japan on Thursday.

Golf-Co-leader Koepka makes solid start to title defence in Japan 16 Nov 2017

Nov 16 Defending Dunlop Phoenix Tournament champion Brooks Koepka quickly stamped his authority on the challengers to his title with a six-under-par 65 to tie South Korean Lee Sang-hee for the first-round lead in Miyazaki, Japan on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF sets Mugabe impeachment ball rolling

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in power. | Video