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S.Korea, US suspend major military exercise

Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korea and the US have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August, amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea, the two countries' officials said on Tuesday. Shortly after his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12, US President Donald Trump unveiled his plan to stop provocative, inappropriate ...

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Two Koreas agree to field unified teams for Asian Games

Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South and North Korea agreed on Monday to field a unified team for certain sports at the Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia. The agreement came after officials from the two sides met at the Peace House, located on the southern part of the truce village in Panmunjom, to discuss ways to expand sports exchanges, Yonhap news agency reported. South and...

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Samsung spent $13.6bn on taxes globally in 2017

Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics spent $13.6 billion (15 trillion won) to pay taxes around the globe in 2017 -- a 70 per cent increase from a year earlier, the company's business report showed on Monday. The record-breaking amount posted last year nearly doubled from 7.8 trillion won posted in 2015, Yonhap news agency reported. Samsung Electronic...

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Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration

Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan Panmunjom. Among the issues to be discussed is a proposed joint march in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in August and a formation of united teams in th...

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Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow 1.4% in 2018: Report

Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Global shipments of smartphones are expected to reach a little over 1.49 billion units this year, up from 1.47 billion in 2017 -- a growth of 1.4 per cent, a report showed on Sunday. The smartphone shipment numbers are likely to rise at a faster clip from 2019 onwards once the real-world 5G network is introduced, according to an industry consulting firm Strategy Ana...

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Seoul asks Pyongyang to move artillery from border

Seoul, June 17 (IANS) South Korea asked North Korea in military talks last week to move its long-range artillery away from the border area to lessen tensions, authorities said on Sunday. Seoul proposed that Pyongyang redeploy its artillery to a zone 30 to 40 km away from the border. We conveyed our position to the North that in light of consultations between the North and the US ...

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Seoul, Washington discuss future of joint military maneuvers

Seoul, June 15 (IANS) Top US and South Korean defence officials on Friday discussed for the first time the possible cancellation of their countries' joint military maneuvers in an effort to to facilitate the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization. South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo held a 30-minute in-depth telephonic conversation with his US counterpart James Mattis on Friday, re...

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Koreas agree to completely restore military communication lines

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The two Koreas agreed on Thursday to completely restore their military communication lines during their first general-grade military talks in more than a decade, according to a joint statement. North and South Korea also exchanged opinions on demilitarising the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom on a trial basis and agreed to thoroughly implement a 2004 bilater...

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S. Korea prosecution demands 12-year jail term for Park

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The South Korean prosecution on Thursday demanded 12 years of imprisonment for former President Park Geun-hye, who is already serving a sentence in another corruption case, over allegations of accepting bribes from the country's spy agency. Park, 66, was sentenced to 24 years in prison in April on charges related to the influence-peddling scandal involving her frien...

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N. Korea sanctions remain till complete denuclearization: Pompeo

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) North Korea will not see any economic sanctions lifted until it demonstrates complete denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Thursday. Pompeo comments came at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts. He travelled from Singapore to South Korea to brief Washington's regional allies on the summit between US ...

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Pompeo discusses Trump-Kim summit outcome with Moon

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday metwith South Korean President Moon Jae-in here to discuss the outcome of the historic summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to the South Korean Presidential office, Pompeo told Moon at the start of the meeting that there is still a great deal of work to do and that...

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Koreas begin first military talks after 10 years

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) South and North Korea began their first high-level military talks in more than 10 years on Thursday to discuss ways to ease cross-border tensions. The meeting kicked off on the northern side of the truce village of Panmunjom at 10 a.m., according to the South Korean Defence Ministry. These were the first such talks since the two sides met in December 2007, reports Y...

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S.Korea, US, Japan discuss strategy over N.Korea

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The top diplomats of South Korea, the US and Japan had talks here on Thursday over a strategy on North Korea, emboldened by the first-ever Pyongyang-Washington summit. Starting a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha expressed hope that the current momentum will be maintained, reports Yonhap News Agenc...

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US wants 'major North Korea disarmament' by 2020

Seoul, June 14 (IANS) The US hopes to see major disarmament by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments came on Wednesday, a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula....

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S. Korea hints at suspending military drills with US

Seoul, June 13 (IANS) South Korea's presidential office hinted at the possibility of suspending the country's joint military drills with the US, citing a need to assist denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. We believe there is a need to consider various ways to further promote dialogue as long as serious discussions are being held between the US and North Korea for the denuclea...

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World Cup: Iran's Ezatolahi to miss campaign opener due to FIFA ban

St. Petersburg (Russia), June 13 (IANS) Iran's national football team on Wednesday were preparing for their opening FIFA World Cup game without star defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi, who is serving a two-game ban. Iran will take on Morocco in their first Group B match on Friday, reports EFE news agency. The 21-year-old, who featured for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid at youth...

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Can sleeping more affect your heart?

Seoul, June 13 (IANS) If you thought that only less hours of sleep would affect your health, then you are wrong. Sleeping more than 10 hours per day is also associated with metabolic syndrome, raising the risk for heart diseases, according to a new study. Those who slept for over 10 hours daily were at risk of elevated waist circumference, high triglyceride levels -- a type of fat, low l...

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Pompeo to brief S.Korean President of Trump-Kim agreement

Seoul, June 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will personally brief South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the outcome of the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and American President Donald Trump, an official said here on Wednesday. The top US diplomat will arrive in Seoul later in the day, reports Yonhap News Agency. Secretary Pompeo is scheduled ...

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China says sanctions against North Korea could be eased

Beijing, June 12 (IANS) China on Tuesday said that sanctions against Pyongyang could be eased if it complies with the UN resolution, after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un pledged to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is reeling under the crippling UN economic sanctions for firing off ballistic missiles and conducting nuclear tests. Pyongyang's de...

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Trump, Kim to meet at mother of all summits in Singapore

Singapore, June 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore on Tuesday morning for a historic summit - billed as the mother of all summits - to solve arguably the worlds most seething nuclear crisis. The summit, which was almost scrapped by a mercurial Trump last month, comes after a flurry of diplomatic activities and barrage of invecti...

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