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  1. Items made in North Korea to be labeled South Korea-madeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | UPI

    Items made in North Korea-based factories will be labeled as South Korea-made as part of the China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, South Korea's trade ministry said Wednesday. The products, 310 in total , manufactured in the North Korean city of Kaesong, are made in South Korea-owned factories that employ a North Korean labor force.


  2. N. Korea demands higher wages for workers employed by SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

    This Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, photo, shows a joint run industrial complex between South Korea and North Korea, in Kaesong as photographed from the Dora Observation Post in Paju, South Korea near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War.


  3. North Korea says it will raise workers' wages at Kaesong to 74 U.S. dollars in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Arirang TV

    North Korea unilaterally decided to raise its workers' wages at the inter-Korean joint industrial complex in Kaesong starting next month. Seoul's unification ministry said Thursday that North Korea sent a letter to the industrial park two days ago saying that it has raised North Korean workers' minimum wage by 5-percent to 74 U.S. dollars.


  4. Two Koreas row over wages in joint industrial complexRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    North Korea notified South Korea on Thursday of a raise in the minimum wage for workers in their Kaesong joint industrial complex, a unilateral move immediately rejected by Seoul. The South's Unification Ministry said it had received a faxed message stating that the basic salary for the 53,000 North Korean workers in the complex should be increased by just over 5 per cent from March 1 to US$74 a month.


  5. PM says sanctions removal can be discussed if Koreas hold talksRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    South Korea is ready to discuss the possible removal of its sanctions on North Korea if the rival countries hold talks, Seoul's prime minister said Thursday. The remark by Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo was seen as reflecting Seoul's growing willingness to mend fences with North Korea as well as its continuing call on the communist country to return to the negotiating table.


  6. Korea and China Initial FTARead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Chosun Ilbo

    Korea and China have initialed their free trade agreement, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Wednesday. Assistant Trade Minister Woo Tae-hee told reporters that Seoul and Beijing will formally sign the trade pact in the first half of this year and ensure it is approved by the National Assembly to go into effect this year.


  7. Korea, China sign provisional FTA, aim to conclude it in H1 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Arirang TV

    Korea's trade ministry said Wednesday Seoul and Beijing exchanged provisional agreements three months after concluding negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal in November last year. Tariffs will be lifted on over 90-percent of all imported goods from both sides within 20 years of the FTA taking effect.


  8. N.K. importing luxury goods...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | Korea Herald

    North Korea's imports of luxury goods from China almost doubled in a year, a report from China showed Wednesday, indicating the ongoing shopping spree by the elite class of the reclusive regime even as its people are supposedly dying of hunger. According to Beijing customs, quoted by Seoul officials, the total volume of trade between Pyongyang and its last-remaining ally and economic benefactor surged by almost two times in the first five months this year, compared with the same period of the previous year.


  9. S. Korea offers to lift sanctions on DPRK if talks resumeRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 5 | Xinhuanet

    South Korea's top policymaker on inter-Korean affairs said Friday that the country could lift sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea if inter-Korean talks are resumed. "I think it could be an opportunity to lift the May 24 measures if south-north talks are held," Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told a lecture in Seoul.


  10. Doing Business in North Korea: Opportunity or Bust?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Arirang TV

    Its constant military provocations, threats and dangerous brinkmanship over its nuclear program make North Korea the least attractive place for business. But some say the regime is opening up to draw much-needed foreign investment, for example, in tourism.


  11. N Korea slams South ex-president's - deceitful' memoir : February 05, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Daily Times

    SEOUL North Korea on Thursday attacked a deceitful memoir by South Korean former president Lee Myung-Bak in which he claimed Pyongyang tried to sell Seoul a leadership summit for $10 billion. Accusing Lee of seeking to turn black into white with his version of the summit negotiations, the North said Lee had begged for a sit down with its then-leader, Kim Jong-Il.


  12. North Korea slams South ex-president's 'deceitful' memoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Channelnewsasia.com

    North Korea on Thursday attacked a "deceitful" memoir by former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in which he claimed Pyongyang tried to sell Seoul a leadership summit for US$10 billion. A man reads a memoir by former president Lee Myung-bak titled "President's Time" at a book store in Seoul, South Korea.


  13. North Korea and Russia establish joint business councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Russia Taday

    Relations between Russia and North Korea have taken a step forward following Moscow's setting up of a Business Council for Cooperation with North Korea. This will help Russia and North Korea reach their $1 billion trade goal.


  14. BBC Mulling News Service to N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 31 | Voice of America

    A propaganda billboard, which reads "Forward to the Ultimate Victory" in Korean is seen standing in central Kaesong, North Korea. But in an e-mail to the VOA Korean service, BBC International Communications chief Charlotte Morgan said there are "significant barriers" to a viable news service in the communist country that include lack of Internet access and strict media controls.


  15. North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complexRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex. The Kaesong Industrial Complex is just on the North Korean side of the two Koreas' heavily defended border and is one of the few examples of cooperation between the rivals.


  16. South Korea blocks North bid for right of arrest in joint zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Bangkok Post

    South Korea said on Tuesday it had blocked a North Korean bid for the right to detain South Korean businessmen working in the Kaesong joint industrial zone in the event of a dispute. The Kaesong complex, which lies about 10 kilometres inside North Korea, hosts some 100 Seoul-owned factories where 53,000 North Korean workers produce goods from clothes to watches.


  17. S. Korea foils N. Korea's rule revision plan on KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Korea Herald

    North Korea won't be allowed to unilaterally revise rules on the security and safety of South Korean businessmen at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, officials here said Tuesday. It was belatedly known that Pyongyang notified Seoul in September of its plans to rewrite relevant regulations.


  18. South Korea refuses to 'coax' North with concessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    South Korea on Monday rejected North Korean calls to pave the way for talks by lifting sanctions, saying its desire to resume dialogue did not extend to "coaxing" Pyongyang to the negotiating table. South Korean soldiers face the North Korean side in the truce village of Panmunjom, where Demilitarized Zone divides both Koreas.


  19. Experts Predict Tighter US Sanctions on N. Korean Front CompaniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Voice of America

    A propaganda billboard, which reads "Forward to the Ultimate Victory" in Korean is seen standing in central Kaesong, North Korea. North Korea experts in the United States say they expect Washington to strengthen sanctions against the communist country's front companies abroad.


  20. N. Korea says South must lift sanctions before talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The China Post

    North Korea on Friday said South Korea should lift five-year old sanctions on Pyongyang if it wants to discuss reunions for families on the divided peninsula, as Seoul pushed again for a high-level dialogue. Without resolving the sanctions issue "any talks, contacts or exchanges are impossible between the North and the South," the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said.