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

    4 hrs ago | 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.

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

    5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe. The massive steel tower was demolished last week and South Korea plans to build a park in its place, according to South Korea's Defense Ministry and local city officials.

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

    7 hrs ago | 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.

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  4. 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.

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

    Yesterday | 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. South, North Korea ships fire shots at disputed sea borderRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Reuters

    A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed sea border off the peninsula's west coast and fired shots back before retreating, a South Korean defense official said. There were no casualties on the South Korean side and none of the shots by either side was aimed at the other's vessel, he told Reuters.

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  16. North, South Korean Warships Exchange Warning ShotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Big News Network.com

    North and South Korean warships exchanged warning shots near a disputed sea border Tuesday, days after the two sides agreed to high-level talks that many hope could improve inter-Korean relations. Seoul defense officials say a South Korean naval ship fired a warning shot after a North Korean vessel crossed the so-called Northern Limit Line off the western coast.

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  17. Shares linked to N.Korea jump on signs of warming relationsRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 5 | Reuters

    South Korean shares related to North Korea soared on Monday, after the isolated country sent its most senior delegation ever to the South to attend the closing ceremony of the Asian Games in a surprise visit, a possible sign of warming bilateral relations. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index was up 0.12 percent at 1,978.63 as of 0030 GMT.

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  18. Bizline #802014-09-26Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Arirang TV

    Kaesong Industrial Complex is the symbol of inter-Korean economic cooperation. A year has passed since the industrial zone resumed operations on September 16 after it unprecedently halted operations for 160 days last year.

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  19. Seoul approves 200 mln won aid plan for N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | Korea Herald

    The unification ministry said Monday it has approved a local aid group's plan to provide 200 million won worth of agro-materials in humanitarian assistance to North Korea. Upon the approval, Ace Gyeongam, the foundation run by bed maker Ace, will cross the inter-Korean land border on Tuesday to deliver the agricultural materials, including greenhouse goods, to North Korea's North Hwanghae Province, according to the ministry.

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  20. Korean Beauty Firm Rides K-Pop WaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | Wall Street Journal

    Started as a mom-and-pop camellia oil maker in 1932 in the North Korean city of Kaesong, Amorepacific Corp., South Korea's largest and oldest cosmetics firm, has been a pioneer in Korea's beauty industry. Today, Asia's third-largest cosmetics maker by sales behind Japanese firms Shiseido Co.

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