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  1. Foreign businessmen to visit Kaesong complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Korea Herald

    A group of representatives from foreign business groups in South Korea will visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex this week to look around facilities there, the unification ministry said Wednesday. They are Christoph Heider, secretary-general of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, and 19 others from five similar foreign organizations tasked with promoting trade and business with South Korea.

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  2. North, South Korea Still at Odds Over Cheonan SinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2010 | Voice of America

    The two sides have been at odds over the cause of the sinking of the corvette Cheonan . A South Korean-led international team blamed the North for launching a torpedo attack on the ship, but Pyongyang denied the accusation.

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  3. Tension rises over South Korean ship sinking as North Korea denies responsibilityRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Big News Network.com

    ... bans all trade and investment - with the exception of activities in the joint industrial complex of Kaesong, North Korea. In May 2010, a South Korea-led team of international experts concluded a North Korean torpedo was responsible for the sinking ...

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  4. Group of Korean bizmen visit Kaesong factory parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Korea Herald

    A group of South Korean businessmen visited the joint inter-Korean factory park in the North's border town of Kaesong Tuesday as part of efforts to help boost sales of its products, the unification ministry said. The 42 businessmen working overseas arrived at the Kaesong Industrial Complex earlier in the morning for a one-day trip to discuss deals to buy products manufactured there, according to the Ministry of Unification.

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  5. Inter-Korean Sunshine Policy Fading at Contentious KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Voice of America

    Chung Ki-sup, top center, the head of the council of South Korean companies operating in the Kaesong factory park, speaks to the media after returning from North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex, at the Inter-Korean Transit Office near the border villag A wage dispute underway at the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea could end the last remnant of South Korea's Sunshine policy of engagement with the North. Kaesong, a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation, has become a point of contention over cheap labor and concerns that it is being used to bypass sanctions.

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  6. Forest Fire Races Through DMZRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Chosun Ilbo

    Firefighters are struggling to contain a forest fire that started in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas on Monday morning and is spreading quickly to the South Korean side. A military spokesman said the fire appears to have started at a farm near a North Korean billet.

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  7. N. Korea says no apology for 2010 warship sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Korea Herald

    North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea's call to apologize for the deadly sinking of a South Korean naval ship five year ago, further dimming the prospects for improved ties between the two sides anytime soon. In a statement, the North's powerful National Defense Commission claimed the North had nothing to do with the incident that left 46 sailors dead.

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  8. S. Korean activist group postpones anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Arirang TV

    A group of activists, led by North Korean defectors, have called off plans to fly some half a million anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border this week. But there's a catch -- North Korea must apologize for the 2010 sinking of the South Korean Cheonan warship, which killed 46 South Korean sailors.

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  9. Border blaze sees Koreas block access to controversial joint industrial zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The China Post

    South and North Korea blocked access to their Kaesong joint industrial zone Monday after a fire broke out near a cross-border road and spread across the closely guarded frontier, officials said. The blaze started on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone which surrounds the border and spread quickly along the road leading to the industrial complex in the North, the South's unification ministry said.

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  10. Fire along North-South Korea border threatens industrial zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Deutsche Welle

    Firefighters from North and South Korea are fighting a wildfire Monday that's threatening the Kaesong join industrial zone, where workers are trapped. Both sides have blocked access to the zone because of the blaze.

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  11. Fire on N. Korean side of DMZ spreads to S. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Arirang TV

    A fire that broke out in North Korea early Monday and quickly spread to the South Korean side of the heavily guarded demilitarized zone continues to blaze. The South Korean military said flames reached the South at around 1 PM, Korea time.

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  12. Border closed after fire in North Korea spreads to SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | UPI

    ... it began. In a pre-emptive move, the Inter-Korean Transit Office blocked all traffic coming to and from Kaesong, North Korea. Some 138 South Koreans in South Korea and 55 South Koreans in the North were on standby for the ban to end on Monday ...

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  13. .com | Wild fire spreads from North Korea to SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | News24

    Strong winds swept a wild fire in North Korea across the heavily armed border with South Korea on Monday, prompting a suspension of cross-border movements into a jointly-run factory park in the North. About 50 fire-fighters and three helicopters were battling the fire on the south side of the Demilitarised Zone border, according to an official at the South Korean border town of Paju, adding that there were no reports of casualties.

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  14. Big blaze in inter-Korean border put out, no casualties reportedRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Xinhuanet

    A big blaze was put out about two hours after the fire broke out in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea side of the demilitarized zone and spread to the South Korea n side, local news broadcaster YTN reported Monday. The fire, which started from a DPRK guard post located some 600 meters north of the Military Demarcation Line, spread to the South Korean side in front of the Dora Observatory at about 1:15 p.m. local time.

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  15. Wild fire spreads from North Korea to South, border passages closed: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Globe and Mail

    Smoke rises from an area of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, near Kaesong on March 23, 2015. Smoke rises from an area of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, near Kaesong on March 23, 2015.

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  16. Fire spreads from N. Korea to inter-Korean borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Korea Herald

    Firefighters and military officials from both Koreas were busy putting out a fire that broke out in the North and spread to the South Korean side of the inter-Korean border on Monday, but no casualties or damage have been reported, South Korean authorities said. The blaze started at around 11 a.m. near a North Korean guard post located about 600 meters north of the Demilitarized Zone, military officials said.

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  17. Ruling party divided over N.K. sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Korea Herald

    The ruling party expressed mixed views Monday on whether the government should keep sanctions on North Korea as it marks the fifth anniversary this week of the North's deadly sinking of a South Korean warship. On March 26, 2010, the South Korean corvette, Cheonan, sank near the western maritime border with North Korea, killing 46 sailors on board.

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  18. Border blaze sees Koreas block access to industrial zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Peninsula

    Seoul--South and North Korea blocked access to their Kaesong joint industrial zone Monday after a fire broke out near a cross-border road and spread across the heavily militarised frontier, officials said The blaze started on the North Korean side of the demilitarised zone shortly after 1:00 pm and spread quickly along the road leading to the industrial complex, the South's unification ministry said Both sides are now trying to control the blaze after blocking access to the Kaesong industrial park," a ministry official told AFP Bush fires are common in the dry spring season in and near the four-kilometre-wide DMZ, which was drawn at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War Some 54,000 North Korean workers are employed across 125 South Korean firms in the Kaesong complex, which first opened in 2004 as a rare symbol of cross-border cooperation and which lies just north of the border Pyongyang ... (more)

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  19. South Korea Open to Kaesong Wage Increase, Within CapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Voice of America

    North Korean workers assemble Western-style suits at a South Korean-run garment factory inside the Kaesong Industrial Complex in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea said it is open to a North Korean demand for higher wages for its workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, if the increase is within the salary cap.

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  20. Seoul willing to raise wages at Kaesong within 5%Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Arirang TV

    South Korea is warming up to the idea of raising wages for North Korean workers at the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex. Seoul's unification ministry said Friday it's willing to increase wages within the 5-percent range in line with labor regulations for the complex.

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