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New South Korean president vows to address North Korea and other broader tensions ‘urgently’

South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions

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North Korea gives strongest sign yet of Pyeongchang 2018 participation

North Korean officials have reportedly declared the country’s intent to take part in next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Talks are said to have taken place

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South Korea to bolster defenses against North

The South Korean government and the ruling Saenuri Party agreed in a Tuesday meeting here to speed up efforts to beef up the country’s defense against North Korea’s nuclear threat,

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Current conflicts between South and North Korea

South Korea and its counterpart, North Korea, have a history of conflicts. However, these conflicts escalated dangerously in recent times when in the year 2010 North Korea was accused of

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Pyeongchang 2018 sign Memorandum of Understanding with Seoul Metropolitan Government

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has reaffirmed its backing for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organising Committee today. Under the

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Is there any way to bring NHLers to Pyeongchang in 2018?

In a recent interview, Rene Fasel, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said that he is “more than sixty percent” sure that players from the NHL will

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Israel, South Korea Begin Free Trade Negotiations

Israel and South Korea announced on Tuesday that they have begun negotiating a free trade agreement. Israeli Economy Ministry Director-General Amit Lang and South Korean Deputy Trade Minister Tae Hee Woo announced

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South Korea’s $100K donation helps repair Jersey City’s Korean War monument

Korean War veterans and their families braved the heat and humidity yesterday in Jersey City for the official unveiling of the refurbished Korean War Memorial, made possible by a generous

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Pyeonchang ready to welcome 2018 Olympics

But for a handful of votes, Pyeongchang would have hosted the Winter Olympics instead of Vancouver four years ago. Or instead of Sochi two months ago. Which is why the

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South Korean government to invest big in Pyeongchang

The government said Friday it will designate the 2018 Winter Games host city of PyeongChang as a special district and launch a large-scale development project for the successful international event

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