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Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Data published from Twitter earlier this week suggests some users have sent tweets about South Korean boy band EXO from North Korea, a country where enjoying South Korean pop culture could land you in jail. Over 11 million tweets were made about the popular South Korean boy band around [...]

South Korea’s Nuke Envoy Joins Regional Security Meeting in Singapore

South Korea’s Nuke Envoy Joins Regional Security Meeting in Singapore

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The top nuclear envoy of South Korea will join a regional security conference to be held next week in Singapore, where he will discuss with his counterparts from the United States and Japan countermeasures against North Korea’s recent missile provocation, the foreign ministry said Friday. The Northeast Asia Cooperation [...]

Seoul Raises Concerns Over False Foreign Reports of Inter-Korean Ties

Seoul Raises Concerns Over False Foreign Reports of Inter-Korean Ties

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Friday expressed concerns that some foreign media outlets’ “groundless” reports could hamper inter-Korean relations, apparently pointing to a Japanese report on Seoul’s alleged attempt to implement regime change in North Korea. Japan’s Asahi Shimbun said Monday that the administration of former South Korean Park Geun-hye attempted [...]

China Urges N. Korea to Not Escalate Tensions After Missile Launch

China Urges N. Korea to Not Escalate Tensions After Missile Launch

BEIJING, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – China urged North Korea not to escalate tensions after the country launched what are believed to be several cruise missiles. “Under the current environment, the countries concerned should not provoke each other or take any action that could escalate regional tensions,” China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in [...]

North Korea Fires Multiple Surface-to-Ship Missiles: South Korean Military

North Korea Fires Multiple Surface-to-Ship Missiles: South Korean Military

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea’s military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea.  “North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of [...]

S. Korea Approves Four More N.K. Contacts over Inter-Korean Exchanges

S. Korea Approves Four More N.K. Contacts over Inter-Korean Exchanges

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government said Monday it has approved an additional four requests for contacts with North Koreans as it has decided to flexibly resume civilian inter-Korean exchanges.  The Ministry of Unification said that it gave the green light to the requests by nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and a global body [...]

South Korea and Canada Agree to Work Together to Denuclearize North Korea

South Korea and Canada Agree to Work Together to Denuclearize North Korea

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Senior diplomats of South Korea and Canada agreed Tuesday to work together to denuclearize North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said. North Korea’s nuclear development, inter-Korean affairs and bilateral collaboration on economic cooperation were also discussed in the talks between Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and Canadian [...]