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South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics - Yonhap

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SEOUL South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimise the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

S.Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics - Yonhap 12:45am GMT

SEOUL, Nov 23 South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimise the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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Will the real South Korea please stand up? 12:40am GMT

SEOUL South Korea have followed a dismal qualifying campaign with some morale-boosting friendly performances against quality opposition so it is anyone's guess which side will show up for the World Cup next year.

Soccer-Will the real South Korea please stand up? 12:01am GMT

SEOUL, Nov 23 South Korea have followed a dismal qualifying campaign with some morale-boosting friendly performances against quality opposition so it is anyone's guess which side will show up for the World Cup next year.

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Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says U.N. refugee chief 22 Nov 2017

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been "drained" by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

South Korean stocks rise, won strengthens to 2-1/2-yr high 22 Nov 2017

SEOUL, Nov 22 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index advanced on Wednesday. The Korean won rose and bond yields climbed. ** At 06:32 GMT, the KOSPI was up 9.81 points or 0.39 percent at 2,540.51. ** The won was quoted at 1,089.1 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, the highest since May 19, 2015. It was 0.62 percent firmer than its previous close at 1,095.8. The currency's strong trend is expected to persist for a while as many trader

South Korea end-Q3 household debt growth slows to 2-year low 22 Nov 2017

SEOUL, Nov 22 South Korea's annual household debt posted its slowest growth in two years in the third quarter as the rules governing mortgage borrowing were tightened, the central bank said on Wednesday.

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South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism 21 Nov 2017

SEOUL South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons. | Video

UPDATE 2-South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism 21 Nov 2017

* U.S. allies hail move to re-designate N.Korea as terror sponsor

South Korean stocks edge up, won follows Asian peers higher 21 Nov 2017

SEOUL, Nov 21 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose on Tuesday. The Korean won gained, while bond yields fell. ** At 06:32 GMT, the KOSPI was up 3.06 points or 0.12 percent at 2,530.73. ** The won was quoted at 1,095.8 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.44 percent firmer than its previous close at 1,100.6. The currency, along with its Asian peers, gained amid a pullback in the dollar. ** In offshore trading, the won was quot

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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. | Video