All posts tagged "north"

  • South Korean Marine Corps soldiers stand in front of the Christmas tree at the Kwanghwa Island, west of Seoul near the North Korean border, in December 1996. (AP Photo/Yun Jai-hyoung)
    S. Korean Christians cancel plan for Christmas tree near N. Korea

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A local Christian group said Thursday it has dropped a plan to set up a giant Christmas tree-shaped tower near the tense border with North Korea. The announcement by the Christian Council of Korea...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • The construction of the Gangneung Science Oval, the venue of speed skating for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, begins at the Gangneung Sports Complex in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on Oct. 29, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Civic groups call for inter-Korean co-hosting of PyeongChang Olympics

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean civic groups proposed Monday that the rival Koreas co-host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, saying it could help pave the way for unification of the divided peninsula. The Dhangoon National Peace and...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Shin Eun-mi speaks to reporters before facing police questioning over her alleged pro-North Korean remarks on Dec. 14, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Korean American resummoned over alleged pro-NK remarks

    SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Yonhap) — Police summoned again a Korean-American woman Monday for questioning over her alleged remarks sympathetic to the communist regime during a series of on-stage talk shows. Shin Eun-mi arrived at the Seoul Metropolitan...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-jin, left, shakes hands with North Korea's National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong-so during the northern delegation's visit to Incheon in Octover. Hwang was accompanied by Choe Ryong-hae, first on the right, and Kim Yang-gon, third on the right, both secretaries in the reclusive regime's ruling Workers' Party.  (Yonhap)
    N. Korea may make active peace gestures toward S. Korea

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea could launch a peace overture toward South Korea next year in a move to come out of diplomatic deadlock, while continuing its small-scale provocations, the Seoul government said Friday. Inter-Korean relations have...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Korean-American Shin Eun-mi, 53, holds a press conference Tuesday in central Seoul, where she lashed out at conservative media outlets. [NEWSIS]
    Korean American banned from leaving country for alleged pro-NK talk shows

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A Korean American woman has been temporarily banned from leaving South Korea amid an investigation into her alleged pro-North Korean remarks during a series of talk shows, police said Thursday. The move comes after...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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  • Cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    No evidence yet of N. Korea’s involvement in Sony attack

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) — No evidence has emerged yet that points to North Korea as the cultprit in a recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, a senior FBI official was quoted as saying Tuesday. The...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • "The Interview" poster.
    Hackers demand Sony cancel release of ‘The Interview’

    A group claiming to have hacked Sony Pictures demanded Monday that the company cancel the upcoming release of the movie, “The Interview.” Calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP), the group posted a statement on the website...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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