Tag: South Korea

Relief, anger, indifference over SKorea-Japan sex slave deal

There’s relief among South Korean and Japanese diplomats after the two countries announced an “irreversible” settlement of a decades-long standoff over Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s World War II military. But activists and many of the elderly victims were furious Tuesday.   Both sides compromised in Monday’s surprise deal, so neither got […]

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6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue

The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.   The agreement is a step forward but not a breakthrough. Ties between the two countries have sagged to […]

China, Japan, South Korea Declare Cooperation Fully Restored

China, Japan and South Korea said their cooperation was “completely” restored after three years of strained ties and pledged to work collectively to respond to everything from slowing economic growth, to terrorism and the North Korean nuclear threat. The agreement came Sunday in Seoul, where South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]

US, South Korea vow to strengthen defenses against threats from North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea –  he U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, but announced no specific new steps toward a long-delayed transfer of wartime control of South Korean forces from the U.S. military to the South Korean government.   U.S. Defense Secretary Ash […]

North Korea says it’s ready for new long-range rocket launches

SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea said Monday it is ready to launch satellites aboard long-range rockets to mark the ruling communist party’s anniversary next month, a move expected to rekindle animosities with its rivals South Korea and the United States.     A National Aerospace Development Administration director said the North has been making […]

S. Korea warns rocket launch by North would be ‘serious’ provocation

Pyongyang in ‘final phase’ of developing new geo-stationary satellite to be put in space next month     South Korea warned Tuesday that any satellite rocket launch by North Korea would be considered a ballistic missile test, and a “serious” provocation that would violate UN resolutions.     “Any launch of a ballistic missile by […]

Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal

After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and avert the bloodshed they’ve been threatening each other with for weeks.   In an artfully crafted, though vague, piece of diplomacy, Pyongyang expressed “regret” over the fact that two […]

South Korea turns off propaganda after North expresses ‘regret’ for mine attack

After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they’ve been threatening each other with for weeks.’   In a carefully crafted, though vague, piece of diplomacy, Pyongyang expressed “regret” that two […]

North, South Korea exchange artillery fire across border

South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed a single rocket at a South Korean town near the world’s most heavily armed border, the South’s Defense Ministry said.   The North was backing up an earlier threat to attack South Korean border loudspeakers that, after a lull of […]