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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Don’t Expect War With North: Poll Shows

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Don’t Expect War With North: Poll Shows

The survey found that 58 percent of those questioned felt there was no possibility North Korea would cause a war, while only 37 percent thought it could. In 2007, 51 percent of respondents said they expected a war, while 45 percent did not.

Trump has repeatedly said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea and on Thursday said he would prefer not to use military action, but if he did, it would be a “very sad day” for North Korea.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Overwhelming Force’: South Korea Conducts Bombing Drill in Response to North Korea Missile Test

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Overwhelming Force’: South Korea Conducts Bombing Drill in Response to North Korea Missile Test

South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said the bombing drill was ordered immediately after the National Security Council meeting convened to discuss possible counter measures Seoul could take against Pyongyang’s ballistic missile provocation.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Begin Computer-Simulated Drills Which North Korea Says Aimed at Nuclear War

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Begin Computer-Simulated Drills Which North Korea Says Aimed at Nuclear War

North Korea views such exercises as preparations for invasion and has fired missiles and taken other actions to show its anger over military drills in the past. North Korea and South Korea are technically still at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

“This is aimed to ignite a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula at any cost. The situation on the Korean peninsula has plunged into a critical phase due to the reckless north-targeted war racket of the war maniacs.,” the North’s KCNA news agency said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: South Korea, US Agree to Apply Maximum Pressure North Korea While China Hopes for Talks

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: South Korea, US Agree to Apply Maximum Pressure North Korea While China Hopes for Talks

“The best signal that North Korea can give us that they are prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches,” said Tillerson, adding that “other means of communications” were open to Pyongyang.

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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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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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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: 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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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test

China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

“The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country,” Kiir said in a speech to parliament.

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