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Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Pyongyang said on Wednesday it will restore a hotline with the South at 6.30 GMT, after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to Kim Jong-Un’s calls for better relations and suggestion his country might attend the Winter Olympics. Kim also welcomed Seoul’s support for his overtures, a North Korean official told state television. Seoul hailed […]

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

CHINA’S NUCLEAR ENVOY IN SEOUL AMID TALK OF TRUMP ACTION AGAINST N KOREA

SEOUL/TOKYO – A Chinese envoy arrives in South Korea on Monday to discuss North Korea’s increasingly defiant weapons programme as a US Navy strike group heads to the region amid concerns Pyongyang may be readying a fresh nuclear test. North Korea marks several major anniversaries this month and often marks the occasions with major tests […]

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to demand the resignationof President Park Gun-hye. Large numbers of police officers are being deployed to prevent demonstrators reaching the presidential palace. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance. The president, whose approval […]