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  1. China envoy touts traditional ties with N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Korea Herald

    Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun has paid tribute to the Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, touting traditional ties with wayward ally North Korea, according to China's state-run media Saturday. Li made the remarks as he visited a cemetery of the Chinese war dead in the border city of Kaesong on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported from Pyongyang.

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  2. U.N. chief vows to help improve inter-Korean relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Korea Herald

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that he is willing to play any role in improving strained inter-Korean relations. Ban made the remark during a meeting with Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party, held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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  3. Holiday in North Korea?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Al Jazeera

    After the country, which some describe as the "hermit kingdom" , was shut off to tourists in late October due to fears of the Ebola epidemic spreading there, the North Korean regime is now determined to further develop the impoverished nation's tourist industry and aims to welcome two million tourists by 2020. While the majority of visitors come from neighbouring China, a growing number of Western tourists are arriving in North Korea, joining carefully coordinated package tours.

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  4. S. Korea marks 62nd anniversary of Korean War Armistice DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Arirang TV

    The more than three years of bloodshed that began with the communist North's invasion of the democratic South on June 25th, 1950, officially ended with the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement on July 27th, 1953. It was one of the longest cease-fire negotiations in history -- involving 158 meetings over a span of two years and 17 days between the U.S.-led UN Command and the North Korean-Chinese coalition.

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  5. Seoul only to approve non-political inter-Korean event: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Korea Herald

    South Korea reiterated Friday that it is supportive of a civic group's move to hold a joint event with North Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule but only if it isn't for a "political purpose." The South's preparatory group of the joint anniversary visited North Korea on Thursday to discuss the preparations for the event to jointly celebrate Liberation Day that falls on Aug. 15. But the two sides failed to reach an agreement over details and agreed to hold another round of talks in the North's border city of Kaesong next Friday.

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  6. Koreas Discuss Joint Events to Celebrate LiberationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Voice of America

    Participants give three cheers during a ceremony to mark the South Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 15, 2013. Inter-Korean talks to discuss holding joint events to celebrate Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule have yet to reach a deal.

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  7. S. Korea says it supports joint Liberation Day celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Arirang TV

    Our top story this afternoon South Korea says it will support a joint Liberation Day celebration with North Korea if civic groups from the two Koreas reach an agreement on the matter today. A high-level government official says Seoul is trying to improve inter-Korean ties through civilian exchanges, which is why it approved the South Korean group's request to visit the North.

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  8. Gov't Approves Civic Group's N.Korea VisitRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Chosun Ilbo

    The Unification Ministry on Wednesday approved a civic group's request to visit to North Korea the following day to discuss preparations for an event marking the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation. The group on July 6 proposed talks in Kaesong to discuss the joint event.

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  9. S. Korean civic group visits N.K. for talks on joint anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Korea Herald

    A South Korean civic group visited North Korea on Thursday to discuss preparations for a joint event for the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule. The North's preparatory group for the joint anniversary sent an invitation to the South on Monday that the two sides meet in the North's border city of Kaesong on Thursday to talk about preparations for a joint anniversary event on Liberation Day, which falls on Aug. 15. The move came amid lingering tension between the two Koreas as the North has rejected the South's recent offers for talks between parliamentary speakers and a global security forum.

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  10. Koreas to discuss possible joint Liberation Day celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Arirang TV

    Civic groups from the two Koreas will meet on Thursday to discuss a possible joint Liberation Day celebration on August 15th. An official at Seoul's unification ministry says the government has approved the planned meeting between the two groups.

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  11. N. Korea erects extended long-range missile launch padRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Korea Herald

    The Unification Ministry on Wednesday approved a South Korean civic group's request to visit North Korea this week to discuss preparations for a joint event for the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule. The North's preparatory group for a joint anniversary proposed to its South Korean counterpart on Monday that the two sides meet in the North's border city of Kaesong on Thursday to discuss preparations for a joint anniversary event on Liberation Day, which falls on Aug. 15. " has approved a plan for the preparatory contact between South and North Korean civilian groups, scheduled for tomorrow, to discuss the Aug. 15 joint event," a ministry official said.

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  12. N. Korea invites S. Korea for talks on j...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Korea Herald

    A North Korean civic group has sent an invitation to its South Korean counterpart to meet in the North this week to discuss a joint event for the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule, a government official said Tuesday. The North's preparatory group for a joint anniversary proposed on Monday to the South's group that the two sides meet in the North's border city of Kaesong on Thursday to discuss the preparation for a joint anniversary event on Liberation Day, which falls on Aug. 15. "The North has sent the invitation, but the South's group has not submitted an application for a visit to the North," an official at the Unification Ministry said on background.

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  13. S. Korean Firms Call for Resolution of Kaesong Wage DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Voice of America

    North Korean employees sew in a South Korean-owned company at the Kaesong industrial park just north of the demilitarized zone, December 2013. A representative of South Korean firms with factories at the Kaesong Industrial Complex has called for a prompt resolution to the ongoing wage dispute between North and South Korea.

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  14. Wage hike dispute at Kaesong industrial complex drags onRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Arirang TV

    The payday for workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex for the month of June is Monday. But the workers won't be getting a pay hike, as demanded by the North earlier this year.

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  15. N. Korea`s unilateralism will keep global investors awayRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | English Dong-A

    N. Korea`s unilateralism will keep global investors away . JULY 18, 2015 06:54. . The first inter-Korean dialogue in one year amid strained relations have failed to reach an agreement over the minimum wage for North Korean workers employed by South Korean companies operating at the joint industrial complex in the North Korean city of Kaesong.

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  16. North Korea's economy grew by 1 percent in 2014, says SeoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Big News Network.com

    North Korea's heavy reliance on farming is taking a toll on economic growth, according to data from South Korea's central bank. The Bank of Korea's estimate of North Korea productivity in 2014 indicated the gap in gross national income between the two Koreas widened between 2013 and 2014, South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo reported.

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  17. S. Korea invites North to security conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Yahoo!

    South Korea on Friday invited a North Korean vice defence minister to attend an international security conference in September in Seoul, despite cross-border military tensions, officials said. The invitation was sent by South Korea's vice defence minister Baek Seung-Joo to his North Korean counterpart through a military hotline, the South's defence ministry said.

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  18. Koreas fail to settle wage hike row at joint factory parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Arirang TV

    The two Koreas held rare government-level talks on Thursday aimed at resolving a long-standing wage hike dispute at the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex but were unable to narrow their differences. Soon after the talks North Korea's vice director of special economic zone development Pak Chol-su emphasized there is no need for this kind of negotiation in the future, labeling it a waste of time.

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  19. S. Korea invites North to int'l security talks in Seoul in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Korea Herald

    South Korea invited North Korea on Friday to join international security talks of vice defense ministers slated for September in Seoul, the Defense Ministry said, raising hopes for a rare inter-Korean contact and fence-mending. South Korea has asked the North Korean Ministry of the People's Armed Forces to send a vice minister to the Seoul Defense Dialogue scheduled to run from Sept.

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  20. Inter-Korean Talks in Kaesong End Without DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Big News Network.com

    Talks between North and South Korea over a wage dispute at the Kaesong Industrial Complex have ended without an agreement. A five-member delegation from each side met at the complex Thursday.

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