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  1. Firms lose more than $1 billion from industrial complex closureRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Business Insurance

    An emergency committee of the 124 South Korean firms in the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea said that the forced closure of the companies' operations in February 2016 has caused 1.5 trillion South Korean won worth of damage, Asia Insurance Review reported citing Yonhap News Agency. The amount includes lost sales, fixed and floating assets left behind and amount paid as penalties or damage for breached contracts.

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  2. Liberal presidential hopeful advocates realist diplomacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Korea Herald

    Liberal presidential hopeful An Hee-jung on Wednesday underlined his realpolitik approach to Seoul's diplomacy with superpowers and North Korea, striking a contrast with his party primary rival, who is often criticized by rightists for belittling the United States and being too lenient on Pyongyang. In a forum with an association of senior journalists, the governor of South Chungcheong Province said that South Korea should urgently coordinate policies on North Korea and alliance issues with the new US administration under President Donald Trump.

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  3. N. Korea keeps Kaesong complex intact one year after shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Korea Herald

    North Korea appears to be keeping most of its joint industrial park with South Korea intact, informed sources said Tuesday, over a year after Seoul pulled all its companies out of the complex in retaliation for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. No South Korean has been at the joint industrial complex in Kaesong, North Korea, since all 124 South Korean firms then operating there pulled out on Feb. 10, 2016.

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  4. Report: North Korea built new military base for anti-aircraft gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | UPI

    North Korea may have been constructing a new operating base for anti-aircraft guns near the city of Kaesong, but South Korea's military said Monday training grounds adjacent to the base may not be a recent development. According to commercial satellite imagery dating from Oct. 5, 2016, the site near Kaesong includes a base headquarters, an education hall, barracks, restaurants and residences for military officers, Radio Free Asia reported Saturday.

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  5. Pokestop found in North Korea, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Korea Herald

    The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" appears to have reached even the reclusive North Korean regime, as shown by PokemonGOMap, a digital map that marks locations in the game. The map marks "Pokestop" locations that players physically visit to collect game items.

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  6. N.Korea Builds Anti-Aircraft Gun Battery Near KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | Chosun Ilbo

    North Korea has built an anti-aircraft gun battery and a large-scale military drill ground near the border town of Kaesong, Radio Free Asia reported Sunday. RFA also posted imagery of the camp under the North Korean Army's 1344th Unit shot by a U.S. commercial satellite in October last year.

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  7. Pictures show how North Koreans relax in a dictatorshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Daily Mail

    How to get your kicks under a dictatorship: North Koreans relax by worshipping at Dear Leader shrines, group exercises and REBUILDING ROADS These pictures show how North Koreans relax under a dictatorship - by worshipping at shrines to their leader, doing group exercise and helping to rebuild roads. As the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half brother made headlines around the world, images have emerged of civilians in Pyongyang going about their everyday lives .

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  8. Resumption of Kaesong complex feared to hinder efforts to press NK: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's possible resumption of the now-shuttered inter-Korean industrial park could be seen as backpedaling on international efforts to pressure North Korea, Seoul's pointman on unification said Tuesday. Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo made the remark to lawmakers as last Friday marked the first anniversary of Seoul's shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests in early 2016.

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  9. [Kaeseong 1 Year on] Kaesong park creeps up election agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Korea Herald

    Ahead of the presidential election, debate over the Kaesong Industrial Park is expected to kick into high gear this year as leading contenders call for a resuscitation of the symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement. One year after the park's closure, the issue remains highly contentious across society, with cross-border exchanges at a standstill and the losses of 123 forced-out South Korean firms snowballing.

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  10. N. Korea removes rocket launchers from Kaesong complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Korea Herald

    North Korea has recently removed rocket launchers from the shuttered Kaesong complex, fueling speculation about its motives, local sources said Sunday. South Korea's military said that Pyongyang relocated more than 30 forward deployed multiple launch rocket systems from the industrial park, located just north of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.

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  11. [Editorial] Ample reasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Korea Herald

    There is a conspicuous trend in the presidential race: Two men - one favored mainly by conservatives and the other by liberals - are gaining popularity, even at what many have called a "frightening pace." Latest opinion surveys showed that the support ratings for both acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and South Chungcheong Gov. An Hee-jung had broken the 15 percent mark, with that of front-runner Moon Jae-in holding above 30 percent.

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  12. Kaesong factory zone's shutdown hits NK's nukes, missile development: SeoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's 2016 decision to shut down an inter-Korean industrial complex is presumed to have dealt a heavy blow to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, a government official said Friday. The statement comes on the first anniversary of Seoul's closure of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea's border city of the same name in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests early last year.

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  13. Korea's tallest observation deck to be built next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | English Dong-A

    Korea's tallest observation deck to be built next year. February. 10, 2017 07:23.

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  14. [Kaesong 1 Year On] Kaesong Complex: A faded dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Korea Herald

    Two months after leaders of the two Koreas -- the South's Kim Dae-jung and North's Kim Jong-il -- had a historic submit in 2000, a project to launch an economic zone in Kaesong, a North Korean city near the borders of the two Koreas, began. The idea was to create economic synergy by combing South Korea's capital and technology and North Korea's cheap labor and land.

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  15. Kaesong firms desperate for survival after industrial park shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Korea Herald

    Ok Sung-seok, CEO of shirt maker Nine Mode, which used to hire North Korean workers in the inter-Korean industrial park in Kaesong, says his business, now in Vietnam, is still suffering financial difficulties due to lack of compensation for lost assets and opportunities after the complex's shutdown a year ago. Nine Mode is among 123 South Korean firms, which were forced to withdraw from Kaesong on Feb. 10 last year, with the Park Geun-hye administration's order to close the park in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

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  16. Ex-minister calls for resumption of inte...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Korea Herald

    A former South Korean unification minister said Thursday the now-shuttered inter-Korean industrial complex needs to be reopened, with the closure of the park entering the first year this week Seoul's previous administrations had used the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex as the symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation, former Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told a radio program. "I think the complex should be reopened," said Ryoo, who served as the country's point man on North Korean affairs from 2013-2015 under the current Park Geun-hye administration.

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  17. Korea asks China not to buy Kaesong complex goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's unification ministry has asked China to notify its people not to buy goods produced at the now-shuttered inter-Korean industrial park in North Korea, a government official said Wednesday. The government said that it has identified some attempts by North Korean authorities to sell South Korean owned goods made at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, including rice cookers, to buyers in China.

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  18. Resumption of Kaesong complex to be hotly debated amid sanctions regimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Korea Herald

    A possible resumption of the now-shuttered joint industrial park will likely emerge as a controversial issue for South Korea's next administration, possibly sparking a row over the country violating UN sanctions resolutions against North Korea, experts in Seoul said Wednesday. With the closure of the factory zone marking its first anniversary this week, whether to resume the Kaesong Industrial Complex is gaining attention in the political arena as liberal presidential hopefuls are voicing the need to restart operations.

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  19. South Korea presidential candidates differ in their views of KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | UPI

    As South Korea's presidential race heats up in February, North Korea policy in Seoul is at the forefront of election concerns. Leading candidates in the race are being evaluated by their approach to inter-Korea economic cooperation on the anniversary of the shutdown of Kaesong, a jointly operated factory park in North Korea.

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  20. Resumption of Kaesong complex could spark row over UN sanctions violationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Korea Herald

    A resumption of the now-shuttered joint industrial complex could spark a row over the breaking of the latest UN sanctions resolutions against North Korea, a government official said Tuesday. With the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex hitting the one year mark this week, whether to resume the factory zone is emerging as a key issue, particularly among presidential hopefuls.

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