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North and South Korea to reconnect transport

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/15/18, 10:47 am

North and South Korean officials on Monday agreed to kickstart work on reconnecting the two nations’ roads and railways, along with other steps toward reunification. South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon and his northern counterpart Ri Son Gwon led the meeting at the North Korean border village of Panmunjom, where the countries planned to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to reconnect their transportation lines in late November or early December.

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South Korea retracts plan to ease sanctions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/11/18, 01:23 pm

South Korean officials on Thursday backpedaled on their foreign minister’s proposal to lift unilateral sanctions from North Korea after backlash within the country and from U.S. President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told South Korean lawmakers the government was reviewing sanctions the South imposed on the North in 2010 following a deadly attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors. North Korea has long denied responsibility for the attack.

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South Korea reviewing sanctions against the North

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/10/18, 12:36 pm

South Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday said her country is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea in an effort to improve relations and defuse the nuclear crisis. Kang Kyung-wha told South Korean lawmakers the government is reviewing sanctions Seoul imposed on Pyongyang in 2010 following a deadly attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors, effectively shutting down all cross-border economic cooperation.

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