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Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll showed Tuesday. In the poll of 82,947 elementary, middle and high school students by the education and unification [...]

S. Korea, U.S. to Announce Military Exercise Plan After Trump-Kim Summit: Source

S. Korea, U.S. to Announce Military Exercise Plan After Trump-Kim Summit: Source

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and the United States have postponed the announcement of plans for their combined springtime military exercises until after the second summit between Washington and Pyongyang slated for late this month, a government source said Friday. If the allies press ahead with their annual training programs, ongoing preparations [...]

Over 60 pct of Separated Family Members Seeking Reunions Aged Over 80: Data

Over 60 pct of Separated Family Members Seeking Reunions Aged Over 80: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 60 percent of the South Koreans seeking reunions with family members separated from them by the 1950-53 Korean War are aged 80 or older, government data showed Tuesday, highlighting the urgency of the issue. Among 55,987 South Korean survivors who have registered to be reunited with their long-lost [...]

Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday he will push for a concert of Korean singers, including world-famous boy band BTS, in North Korea this fall. Rep. Ahn Min-seok of the Democratic Party told Yonhap News Agency that he contacted BTS’ agents last month to inquire whether the [...]