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  1. Propaganda Tower Demolition Exposes Weak Links in SecurityRead the original story

    Yesterday | Chosun Ilbo

    Marines guarding a hill along the inter-Korean border pulled down a giant steel Christmas tree earlier this month that served as a propaganda symbol for the South for 43 years. The Defense Ministry did not inform the press and only admitted it had been dismantled after the media belatedly reported it.


  2. S. Korea Firm in Inter-Korean Complex FoldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Voice of America

    The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen across the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea in this picture taken from Dora observatory in Paju, 55 kilometers north of Seoul. A South Korean company operating at an inter-Korean industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong is going out of business.


  3. S. Korean firm at Kaesong park faces biz failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Korea Herald

    One of South Korea's small and mid-sized manufacturing companies at the inter-Korean industrial complex has applied for business closure due to falling sales, officials said Thursday. Around 120 South Korean firms, mostly SMEs, have been operating at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, employing around 53,000 North Korean workers.


  4. Gov't to let Korean dictionary board visit N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Korea Herald

    The government on Wednesday said it is allowing a group of scholars and writers who are trying to compile a dictionary that can be used by all Koreans to visit North Korea. The unification ministry said 28 people belonging to the Joint Board of South and North Korea for the Compilation of Gyeoremal-keunsajeon will arrive in Pyongyang on Thursday and return on Nov. 8 after consultation with their North Korean counterparts.


  5. In light of latest leaflet launch, will inter-Korean talks be held?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Arirang TV

    Despite strong resistance from progressive civic groups in Seoul and South Korean businesses at the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, conservative activists in the South sent some 20-thousand anti-North Korea leaflets across the border late Saturday. "We have decided to openly send the leaflets to show the public that brutality and violence cannot stop the dissemination of truth."


  6. North Korea demands South Korea take action to prevent military collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Arirang TV

    North Korea has warned South Korea that military clashes in the border could lead to the cancellation of upcoming inter-Korean talks. In a statement Wednesday, the North said it was possible to hold a second round of high level talks, but only if Seoul takes appropriate measures to ensure there are no further altercations at the inter-Korean border.


  7. Symbolic Christmas Tree at Border Pulled DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Chosun Ilbo

    A giant steel Christmas tree near the border with North Korea that served as a propaganda symbol for the South for 43 years has been pulled down. It used to stand at Aegibong Peak in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province and twinkle a message of progress, consumerism and born-again Christianity across the border, to the fury of the North Korean regime.


  8. S. Korea dismantles border Christmas treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Star-Telegram.com

    South Korea's Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare. A ministry official says the massive steel tower was demolished last week because it was seen as dangerous in recent safety checks.


  9. Seoul tears down controversial Christmas tree tower at borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Korea Herald

    South Korea has demolished a Christmas tree tower at the tensely-guarded border, a defense official said Wednesday, removing a recurring source of inter-Korean conflict amid hopes of a thaw in ties. In an annual Christmas ritual, South Korea used to cover the metal tower on Aegibong hill near the western front-line border area with colorful lights as part of propaganda efforts against North Korea.


  10. A Look at North Korea From Its NeighborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2013 | CFR.org

    Speakers: Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Senior Associate, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies Sheila A. Smith , Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Presider: Marcus Noland, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics October 21, 2014 Experts discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions of reclusive Pyongyang since the death of Kim Jong-il as well as the political, security, and economic implications of the relations between these East Asian countries. Terms of Use: I understand that I may access this audio and/or video file solely for my personal use.


  11. S. Korean entrepreneurs to visit Kaesong...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Korea Herald

    A group of 37 South Korean business leaders working abroad will visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex this week to sound out the feasibility of potential businesses there, the unification ministry said Tuesday. They belong to the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, which campaigns for the reunification of Korea.


  12. 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border; no reports of casualtiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | GlobalNews

    A visitor walks by a sign showing the distance to North Korea's Kaesong city and South Korea's capital Seoul at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, June 10, 2013. SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said.


  13. North Korea's Kim Jong Un Aims Charm Offensive at United Nations SanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | US News & World Report

    OK, mystery solved. No coup, no death, the boy general, Kim Jong Un, is back, albeit with a cane and of dubious health.


  14. N. Korea denies attacks against S. Korea at military talks: Seoul gov'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Korea Herald

    North Korea has held onto its earlier position of not admitting to its responsibility for the 2010 deadly attacks against a South Korean warship and a sea border island at the latest inter-Korean military talks, Seoul's defense ministry said Friday. In March 2010, North Korea torpedoed the South Korean warship Cheonan near the Yellow Sea border, killing 46 South Korean sailors.


  15. Inter-Korean military talks end without breakthroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Korea Herald

    South and North Korea held their first high-level military talks in seven years on Wednesday, but failed to reach agreement on pending issues such as inter-Korean clashes near the tense western maritime border, Seoul's defense ministry said. "The two Koreas held the closed-door contact involving military officials from 10 a.m. at the truce village of Panmunjom after North Korea proposed the meeting to discuss the recent exchange of fire between their patrol boats in the Yellow Sea," defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said.


  16. 10:34 South and North Koreas hold high-level military talks at truce village - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | AkiPress

    Recent altercations along the North and South Korean border prompted a meeting between the nation's military officials on Wednesday, according to reports circulating through the South Korean media. South Korea's defense ministry declined to comment on the news.


  17. S. Korea: Door Still Open for Talks With NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Voice of America

    North Korean defectors carry plastic bags of leaflets condemning Pyongyang's government policies. Leaflets attached to balloons get sent from the border town of Paju, South Korea, on Oct. 10, 2014.


  18. S. Korean Business Group Urges End of Leaflets to NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Voice of America

    South Korean employers at the inter-Korean industrial complex are urging activists to refrain from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North on Friday. The Kaesong Industrial Complex Business Association released a statement Thursday, warning that such a move could jeopardize upcoming high-level talks between the two Koreas.


  19. North Korea's Saturday Surprise at the Asian GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | CSIS

    On October 4, a delegation of eleven top North Korean officials, including the supposed no. 2 and no.


  20. Will S. Korea ease sanctions on N. Korea?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Arirang TV

    When officials from the North and South sit down for talks in the coming weeks, the easing of sanctions imposed by Seoul four years ago will be a top priority for North Korea. The sanctions, instituted in response to the North's sinking of a South Korean warship, ban nearly all inter-Korean economic activities except those within the Kaesong Industrial Complex.