All posts tagged "Unification"

  • In this image captured from North Korea's Korean Central Television on Jan. 1, 2016, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a New Year's address live in Pyongyang. Kim called for improved relations with South Korea, saying that he is open to talks with Seoul in an open-minded manner for unification. (Yonhap)
    North Korean leader says he’s open to unification talks

    SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for improved relations with South Korea on New Year’s Day, saying that he is open to talks with Seoul in an open-minded manner for unification. In...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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    S. Korean civic fund for unification surpasses 1 mln donors in just 169 days

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A South Korean civic fund raising money for possible unification with North Korea has surpassed 1 million donors, the fund’s operator said Wednesday. Tongil and Nanum Foundation said a little more than 1 million...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • Map of South and North Korea (Yonhap)
    N. Korea rejects South’s parliamentary resolution calling for talks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea refused Friday to accept a South Korean parliamentary resolution calling for the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue, the unification ministry said. In late December, the National Assembly passed the resolution, which calls for...

    • Posted January 9, 2015
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  • Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae announces the government's new offer of talks with North Korea during a press conference in Seoul on Dec. 29, 2014.
    S. Korea proposes minister-level talks with N. Korea in January

    By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea on Monday proposed minister-level talks with North Korea next month to discuss pending bilateral issues, including the reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. Unification Minister Ryoo...

    • Posted December 29, 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)
    S. Korea to raise $500 billion for unification

    SEOUL  (Yonhap) — South Korea plans to raise US$500 billion largely from the public sector, without raising taxes, to help North Korea prepare for a future reunification, the top financial regulator said Tuesday. In a financial blueprint...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • The 2014 Unification Music Concert was held in Santa Francisco at the Santa Clara Convention Center Saturday.
    North Korean refugees tell their stories in SF

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff San Francisco saw a night of shared stories by North Korean refugees and a call for Korean unification Saturday at Santa Clara Convention Center The 2014 Unification Music Concert, organized...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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  • A North Korean soldier takes picture of an American soldier and a Korean military police officer at Panmujeom. (Newsis)
    Expert: U.S. should shift Korea policy focus from nuclear problem to unification

    By Chang Jae-soon (Yonhap) — The United States should render full support for South Korea’s efforts for unification with North Korea because unification is the only long-term solution to the North’s nuclear and other problems, a U.S....

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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