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  1. S Korea Christians scrap border treeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BBC News

    A South Korean Christian group has cancelled plans to erect a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North. The Christian Council of Korea said their aim was peaceful, but had led to fears of "inter-Korean tension".

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  2. Wreaths from Former S. Korean President's Widow, Chairwoman of HyundaiRead the original story

    Yesterday | Korean News

    Ri Hui Ho, widow of former south Korean President Kim Dae Jung and president of the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center, and Hyon Jong Un, chairwoman of Hyundai Group, sent wreaths on the occasion of the third anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il. Wreaths were separately conveyed to Won Tong Yon, vice-chairman of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, by Pak Ji Won, vice-president of the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center, and by Jo Kon Sik, president of Hyundai Asan Co.

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  3. N.Korea Seeks Wage Hikes at Kaesong ComplexRead the original story

    Yesterday | Chosun Ilbo

    The joint-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex faces yet another problem as North Korea seeks to hike wages for its workers there. The North on Tuesday refused to accept a letter from South Korea protesting against its revision of rules on workers' wages at the industrial park.

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  4. Three years in power, Kim Jong-un struggles with attracting foreign capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Arirang TV

    "High-rise apartments, taxis, people using mobile phones and children on roller blades all on the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang. North Korea has recorded three straight years of economic growth -- even if it is in the one-percent range -- and experts attribute this to Kim Jong-un's relaxed regulations."

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  5. Five puzzles about occupation and settlements: questions for GenevaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    Today, Switzerland convened a conference of State Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to discuss the law of occupation as it pertains to Israel. There have been just a couple of previous occasions when Geneva convened the signatories of its eponymous treaty, and every single one has been about Israel .

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  6. N.Korea 'Keen on Dialogue with S.Korea'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chosun Ilbo

    Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy visited North Korea on Tuesday to deliver a wreath commemorating the third anniversary of the death of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il. Park was accompanied by Cho Kun-shik, CEO of Hyundai Asan, which used to operate package tours to the North's scenic Mt.

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  7. N. Korea willing to talk if Seoul halts flying of anti-Pyongyang leaflets: S. Korean lawmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Arirang TV

    A South Korean lawmaker who traveled north of the border on Tuesday says North Korea has a strong desire to hold talks with the South,... but only when Seoul stops activists flying propaganda leaflets across the DMZ. Holding a press briefing upon his arrival back from the North Korean border town of Kaesong, Park Jie-won from the main opposition party New Politics Alliance for Democracy said a North Korean official expressed his regret the two Koreas didn't hold planned high-level talks because of the leaflets' issue.

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  8. China says no invite for anniversary of NK leader's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Korea Herald

    China on Tuesday confirmed it has not received an invitation to attend a ceremony to mark the third anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, but said it would "respect" Pyongyang's decision. Kim, the father of North Korea's current young leader Kim Jong-un, died of heart failure on Dec. 17, 2011.

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  9. Opposition lawmaker visits N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Korea Herald

    A South Korean lawmaker visited North Korea on Tuesday to deliver a wreath of flowers commemorating the third anniversary of the death of the communist country's late leader Kim Jong-il, the father of current leader Kim Jong-un. Rep. Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy plans to deliver the wreath on behalf of Lee Hee-ho, the widow of the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, in North Korea's border city of Kaesong.

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  10. S. Korea approves opposition lawmaker's visit to N. Korea to deliver wreathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Arirang TV

    The South Korean government has approved an opposition party lawmaker's visit to the North to deliver a wreath commemorating the third anniversary of the death of North Korea's late leader, Kim Jong-il. The South's Unification Ministry says Representative Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy will travel to the border town of Kaesong later on this Tuesday.

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  11. NPAD lawmaker's trip to N.K. allowedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Korea Herald

    The South Korean government on Monday approved an opposition lawmaker's plan to visit North Korea this week intended to deliver a wreath commemorating the communist neighbor's late leader. Rep. Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy plans to make a one-day trip to the Kaesong Industrial Complex on Tuesday, leading a seven-member delegation from the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center in Seoul, according to the unification ministry.

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  12. South Korea MP to visit North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Iol.co.za

    A senior South Korean politician will visit North Korea for the third anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il's death, the government said on Monday, stressing that the trip was to give condolences and was not political. Park Ji-Won, a member of the opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, will lead a seven-member delegation to the city of Kaesong on Tuesday to deliver a floral wreath, the unification ministry said.

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  13. Gov't OKs opposition lawmaker's trip to N. Korea for wreathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Korea Herald

    The South Korean government on Monday approved an opposition lawmaker's plan to visit North Korea this week intended to deliver a wreath commemorating the communist neighbor's late leader. Rep. Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy plans to make a one-day trip to the Kaesong Industrial Complex on Tuesday, leading a seven-member delegation from the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center in Seoul, according to the unification ministry.

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  14. Kaesong park remains vulnerable to external factorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Korea Herald

    A joint inter-Korean industrial complex has made strides over the past decade but it remains an incomplete economic cooperation project due to its vulnerability to external factors, analysts said Sunday. The Kaesong Industrial Park in the North Korean border town of the same name started its operations in 2004, in a landmark inter-Korean economic project that combines South Korea's technology with the North's cheap labor.

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  15. DPRK Foreign Ministry on Feats Performed by Kim Jong Il for Country's ReunificationRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Korean News

    The Disarmament and Peace Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Friday issued a report on the study of the distinguished contribution leader Kim Jong Il made by advancing the three charters for national reunification as a reunification programme common to the nation on the occasion of the third anniversary of his demise. Kim Jong Il's formulation of the three charters for national reunification is the immortal ideological and theoretical feat performed in the struggle for the country's reunification to be specially recorded in the Korean nation's history of the movement for national reunification.

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  16. Lawmaker to visit N. Korea for Kim Jong-il's death anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Korea Herald

    A South Korean opposition lawmaker plans to visit North Korea next week to deliver a wreath commemorating the communist nation's late leader, Kim Jong-il, officials here said Friday. Rep. Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy submitted an application for a one-day trip to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, slated for Tuesday, to convey the wreath on the occasion of the third anniversary of Kim's death, they said.

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  17. S. Korean firms demand end to N. Korea sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Korea Herald

    A group of South Korean firms involved in now-suspended inter-Korean economic cooperation called on the government Friday to lift sanctions on North Korea and restart a tour program to Mount Kumgang on the communist nation's southeast coast. Representatives from the embattled companies claimed that South Korea has suffered a total of 15.8 trillion won in economic loss over the past four years due to the so-called May 24th Measures, as they held a joint rally with some progressive activists at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul.

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  18. Korea, Vietnam announce conclusion of bilateral FTARead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Arirang TV

    The concluding of Korea's free trade agreement with Vietnam may not seem like a big deal considering the seven-year-old Korea-ASEAN FTA, but it's expected to help Korean small and mid-sized firms increase their exports to the Southeast Asian nation. Vietnam will remove tariffs on 2-hundred additional products from Korea, including auto parts and cosmetics, many of which are manufactured by SMEs.

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  19. Two Koreas benefiting from Kaesong Industrial Park: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Arirang TV

    In the ten years since the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex first opened, operations have grown, with more than 120 companies currently operating there. However manufacturing output has been less than steady, stunted due to political and security instability.

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  20. S. Korea reviewing NK move over Kaesong workers' wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Korea Herald

    South Korea is scrutinizing North Korea's unilateral decision to amend a number of wage-related clauses at the jointly operated Kaesong Industrial Complex, an official said Tuesday. As soon as a review of the North's demands are finished, the government will take appropriate steps, the unification ministry official told reporters.

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