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South Korea: Don’t Sideline Rights During Inter-Korean Summit

ExpandSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule, at Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul, South Korea on March 1, 2018.© 2018 Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-04-24 23:00:48

South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nuclear halt

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the U.S. president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved. North Korea said

REUTERS - 2018-04-24 03:14:28

'Master manipulators' Why negotiating with North Korea is fraught with risk

North Korea's rapid acceptance by some of the world's most powerful nations has been nothing short of incredible. At the end of 2017, the international community implemented its toughest ever sanctions on Pyongyang, as the country conducted more missile and nuclear tests than at any other time in it

CNN - 2018-04-24 02:37:52

Ahead of summits, US tones down its war games with S. Korea

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017 file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea. The United States and South Korea have toned down their ann

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-04-24 02:21:00

What Is Kim Jong Un Thinking?

The Korean Peninsula has not seen the last of this year's startling developments. The wild rollercoaster ride of ups and downs will continue, and there's no telling where it will end. Welcome news from North Korea-it used to be a rarity. But Pyongyang's announcement that it will stop nuclear tests,

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-04-24 00:44:14

Apple Hires Samsung Executive to Lead South Korea Business

Brandon Yoon, a veteran Microsoft Corp. executive and most recently a vice president at Samsung Electronics Co., joined this month as general manager of Apple Korea, according to his LinkedInprofile. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

BLOOMBERG - 2018-04-23 23:44:20

Messaging Giant Line to Support Dapps on Own Blockchain

Line, the Japan-based messaging app provider, is planning to build a custom blockchain aimed to boost development of decentralized apps for its platform. The news was revealed when the company, a subsidiary of South Korea's internet giant Naver, set out its 2018 technology roadmap at its developer e

ALTCOINTODAY.COM - 2018-04-23 21:00:55

South Korea Stops Its K-Pop Blast Ahead Of Meeting With The North

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The leaders of North and South Korea will meet on Friday. And ahead of that summit, things have gotten quieter in the DMZ, the demilitarized zone between the two countries. For the moment, no more of this. (SOUNDBITE OF BIGBANG SONG, "BANG BANG BANG") AILSA CHANG, HOST: South Ko

NPR - 2018-04-23 20:23:00

'Starbucks of South Korea' Loses Steam on NYC Expansion Following Lawsuits

More legal drama is brewing for the K-Town location of Caffe Bene, a company known as the "Starbucks of South Korea," whose ambitious expansion plans have been marred by lawsuits from franchisees for thousands of dollars. The franchise owner of the K-Town location at 39 West 32nd St. is suing Caffe

EATER - 2018-04-23 19:06:27

South Korea to open bid for anti-submarine helicopters

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea's arms procurement agency has announced a plan to purchase at least 10 anti-submarine helicopters overseas at a time when the military is keeping weapons procurement programs low-key amid thawing inter-Korean relations. The plan was approved by the executive committe

DEFENSENEWS.COM - 2018-04-23 17:54:07

Annual "Key Resolve" Military Drills Involving US, South Korea Will Begin Later This Week

Three weeks after the US and South Korea started their annual Foal Eagle joint military exercises - which had been delayed as a gesture of openness to North Korea during the Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang - South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday that the second phase of the annual

ZEROHEDGE.COM - 2018-04-23 18:01:00

China does not rule out softening North Korea sanctions

April 23 (UPI) -- China may not be ruling out the lifting of some North Korea sanctions as Beijing closely cooperates with Moscow on the rapidly changing situation on the Korean Peninsula. China's foreign ministry said Monday that policy should work to help dialogue, according to South Korean news a

UPI - 2018-04-23 17:43:46

2018 Sees K-pop Stars Addressing Mental Health Stressors in Industry

A concert series that began in Seoul today will feature some of Korea's most prominent artists as they hope to raise awareness regarding suicide prevention, the latest instance of South Korean entertainers partaking in public discourse surrounding psychological disorders and treatment. The free-of-c

BILLBOARD - 2018-04-23 17:05:57

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In fact, Kim's announcement Friday before summits with the U

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-04-23 17:43:00

The past 3 days of surprising North Korea news, explained

On Friday, Kim announced his country would no longertestnuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, which he used tothreaten the world for much of 2017. Kim said his country didn’t need to conduct more tests because he already knows how effective they are — which is scary.

VOX - 2018-04-23 17:40:02

Pak cycling coaches leave for South Korea

Haleem Ghayoor and Misbah Mushtaq will attend the month-long course which will add to their coaching knowledge, said Syed Azhar Ali,secretary, PCF.

APP.COM.PK - 2018-04-23 16:47:13

Report: Kim Jong Un praised Mike Pompeo for 'guts'

April 23 (UPI) --Kim Jong Unreportedly praised CIA DirectorMike Pompeoduring their secret meeting in Pyongyang and said the two men had traits in common, according to a Japanese press report.The Asahi Shimbun reported Monday that Kim took a friendly approach to Pompeo, who has been nominated to repl

UPI - 2018-04-23 16:23:37

North Korea agrees to let South Korean media broadcast part of summit live

April 23, 2018 / 9:01 AM / Updated an hour ago SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has agreed to a live broadcast by South Korean media of part of Friday's summit, as well as summit coverage by the South's reporters in the North's part of the Joint Security Area at the border, Seoul's presidential Blue Ho

REUTERS - 2018-04-23 15:19:47

South Korean Company offers to launch sustainable groundwater project

Hae Chun Company Limited, a South Korea-based water exploration company, has offered to launch 'sustainable drinking ground water resource project' in this drought-prone district to provide potable drinking water and permanently address the drinking water crisis. Accompanied by actor Karunas, repr

THEHINDU.COM - 2018-04-23 15:07:32

Korea Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Remains on Top, Sewol Documentary Jumps to Second

Korean documentary about the Sewol ferry sinking, “Intention” jumped to second place by ticket sales. The investigative film earned $885,300 for a two-weekend total of $3 million.

VARIETY - 2018-04-23 14:52:04