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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

South Korea President Moon Jae-in pledged to engage the North in dialogue as well as bring pressure to impede its nuclear and missile programmes.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Selfish’ to Challenge Government’s Austerity Measures: Cameron

UK POLITICS: ‘Selfish’ to Challenge Government’s Austerity Measures: Cameron

David Cameron UK ex-Prime Minister: “Giving up on sound finances isn’t being generous, it’s being selfish: spending money today that you may need tomorrow.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of G20 Summit

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of G20 Summit

North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of hitting the United States, ignoring repeated warnings from the international community.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says, “North Korea should promise a nuclear freeze before full-fledged dialog for nuclear dismantlement can start.”

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program

“China is North Korea’s only ally and China is the country that provides the most economic assistance to North Korea,” Moon said. “Without the assistance of China, sanctions won’t be effective at all.”

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS:  Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s quest for a squeaky-clean government is leading to delays in forming his cabinet more than three weeks into office, as efforts to find candidates free of even the slightest of ethics issues have proved challenging.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: China to Seoul: Remove THAAD!

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: China to Seoul: Remove THAAD!

Beijing was “gravely concerned” over reports about new THAAD launchers, which have been installed in addition to the two that had already been deployed.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Shocked’ Moon Jae-in Orders Probe into US THAAD Additions

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Shocked’ Moon Jae-in Orders Probe into US THAAD Additions

“President Moon said it was very shocking” to hear the four additional launchers had been installed without being reported to the new government or to the public, presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan told a media briefing.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

“The U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike,” North Korea’s state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in

“The reality is there is a high possibility of a military conflict at NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” President Moon Jae-in said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

North Korea’s missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

“The resolution of North Korean nuclear issue must be comprehensive and sequential, with pressure and sanctions used in parallel with negotiations,” Moon’s spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, quoted Moon as telling Xi.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Vows to Address North Korea, Broader Crisis ‘Urgently’

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Vows to Address North Korea, Broader Crisis ‘Urgently’

South Korea President Moon Jae-in was sworn in and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Biography

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Biography

Moon Jae-in was born 24 January 1953 South Korea, to father Moon Yong-hyung and mother Kang Han-ok as eldest of five children. Read Moon Jae-in Biography.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Wins Election: Exit Polls

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Wins Election: Exit Polls

“We will need to calmly wait and see as this was just exit polls,” Liberal politician Moon Jae-in told party members

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry branded the US “the chieftain of aggression and war, and harasser of peace who is escalating tension.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Wants South Korea to Pay $1bn THAAD Bill, Seoul Says No

USA POLITICS: Trump Wants South Korea to Pay $1bn THAAD Bill, Seoul Says No

“I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they paid. It’s a billion dollar system,” said U.S. President Donald Trump.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Seeks ASEAN’s Help to Avert ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ as Trump Warns of ‘Major Conflict’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Seeks ASEAN’s Help to Avert ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ as Trump Warns of ‘Major Conflict’

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Conducts Large-Scale Live-Fire Artillery Drill

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Conducts Large-Scale Live-Fire Artillery Drill

North Korea is engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise intended to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.

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