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News: South Korea

We have started to collect the most important news related to South Korea in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to South Korea – overview

South Korea: news

Seoul traders

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Koreans' surprising home town in London
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South Korea rescues hijacked crew

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:16

South Korea's navy storms a hijacked ship in the Arabian Sea, killing eight pirates and rescuing all crew members, reports say.
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South Korea agrees military talks

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 20:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea accepts the North's proposal for military talks, officials say, in a move that could ease tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'hit by foot-and-mouth'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is hit by an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, reports say, as South Korea works to contain the disease.
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S Korea hijacked crew 'unharmed'

Monday, January 17th 2011, 5:25
related countries: Somalia Somalia

South Korea says the crew on one of its cargo ships, kidnapped by prates operating off the Somali coast, appear to be unharmed.
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South Korea raises interest rates

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 13:13

South Korea raises interest rates unexpectedly from 2.5% to 2.75% as it looks to cool rising prices.
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N Korea resets military hotline

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has restarted a military hotline with South Korea, but the South says conditions for new talks remain unchanged.
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North Korea renews South overture

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 4:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea says it wants "unconditional and early" reopening of talks with the South, days after a similar offer was rejected by Seoul.
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South Korea dismisses talks offer

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea dismisses an apparent offer from North Korea of unconditional talks to ease tensions, saying it is not "a serious proposal".
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Fresh N Korea diplomacy kicks off

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A top US envoy calls for talks with North Korea, as he arrives in Seoul for a new round of diplomacy aimed at easing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Seoul to react with 'stern response'

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 18:34

South Korea has said it will meet any provocation by the North with a 'strong response'.
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S Korea tightens up whaling rules

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 0:05

South Korea is tightening rules to combat illegal whaling and the processing of whale meat, its government says.
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S Korea cull as bird flu returns

Friday, December 31st 2010, 4:31

Bird flu returns to South Korea for the first time since 2008, sparking a cull of more than 100,000 birds.
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N Korea 'steps up special forces'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 6:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A defence paper from South Korea says North Korea has trained 20,000 more special forces over the past two years.
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S Korea, China plan defence talks

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 5:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul

South Korean and Chinese defence ministers are to meet in Beijing in February amid rising tension on the Korean peninsula, officials in Seoul say.
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China seamen in fatal clash freed

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 4:27
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

South Korea releases three Chinese fishermen following a deadly clash between their trawler and a South Korean patrol ship this month.
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US attacks 'sacred war' threats

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, South

The US denounces North Korea's threats to wage a "sacred war" on the South over Seoul's military drills being carried out near the border.
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N Koreans 'ready for sacred war'

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 18:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea warns that it is ready for a "sacred war" in response to South Korea carrying out drills using live ammunition near the border.
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S Korea in military show of force

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 9:07

South Korea stages one of its largest ever military drills, as its president warns of immediate retaliation to any attack by the North.
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New S Korea drills test tension

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 4:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea has said it will hold live-fire military exercises on an unprecedented scale, amid threats of retaliation from the North.
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South Korea's border Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 23:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea has warned North Korea not to attack a giant artificial Christmas tree it has lit up near the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
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War games increase Korea tension

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea holds live-firing exercises on an island close to the border with North Korea, which Pyongyang condemns but vows not to retaliate.
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S Korea defiant over army drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Russia Russia

South Korea says it will go ahead with a military drill on a disputed island, despite Russian and Chinese objections and a North Korean vow to respond.
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Tensions build ahead of S Korea drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:48
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

South Korea has insisted it will go ahead with a controversial live-fire military exercise, despite serious concern expressed by Russia and China.
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US envoy warns of Korea tinderbox

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US envoy Bill Richardson, visiting North Korea, says the situation on the peninsula is a "tinderbox", as South Korea plans live-firing exercises.
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Russia warns on South Korea drill

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Russia summons South Korean and US envoys to express "deep concern" about upcoming live-fire military exercises on an island shelled by North Korea last month.
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More women entering S Korea military

Friday, December 17th 2010, 11:31

The first female students in South Korea to be allowed on to their college's officer training programme - part of the military's aim to double the number of women in its ranks.
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S Korea to hold drills on island

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it will hold live-fire exercises on Yeonpyeong island, the first since the island was shelled by North Korea last month.
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South Korea stages civil defence drill

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 15:18

South Korea has staged its biggest ever civil defence drill aimed at quickening the country's response to any further attacks from the North.
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Bear recaptured in S Korea after week on the run

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:52

A young bear which escaped from a zoo in South Korea is safely re-captured after nine days on the run.
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