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Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as row escalates

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan's foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a worsening row over compensation for Korean forced labourers that has spilled over into their trade in high-tech materials used to make memory chips and screens.

South Korean political leaders vow to work together to resolve Japan dispute

18 Jul 2019

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the country's major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together to resolve a worsening political and economic dispute with Japan.

U.S. to 'support efforts' by South Korea, Japan to end worsening dispute

17 Jul 2019

SEOUL The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions. | Video

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead

17 Jul 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. | Video

North Korean nuclear envoy reported executed is alive - South Korea legislator

16 Jul 2019

SEOUL A North Korean nuclear envoy who steered talks before a failed summit with the United States in February is alive, a South Korean legislator said on Tuesday, contradicting a South Korean news report that he had been executed.

N.Korea says nuclear talks at risk if US-S.Korea exercises go ahead

16 Jul 2019

SEOUL, July 16 Talks on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons are at risk because the United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, North Korea said on Tuesday.

South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'

15 Jul 2019

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a "grave challenge" amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs.

Refile: New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state, seen as step to U.S. peace treaty

12 Jul 2019

SEOUL Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States.

Former ambassador may be North Korea's new point man in U.S. talks: source

05 Jul 2019

SEOUL North Korea appears to have appointed a long-time veteran of international diplomacy as point man in the new round of denuclearisation talks with the United States, a diplomatic source in Seoul confirmed on Friday.

South Korea sacks army commander over North Korea defector boat

03 Jul 2019

SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it sacked an army commander and rebuked other senior officers after a North Korean fishing boat piloted by defectors went undetected in South Korean waters for more than two days last month.

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