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Moon, Trump agree on need to maintain dialogue momentum over North Korea

Moon, Trump agree on need to maintain dialogue momentum over North Korea

President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump agreed Saturday that it was necessary to maintain dialogue momentum between Washington and Pyongyang, according to Cheong Wa Dae, amid growing worries about the future of Moon's Korea Peace Process. During a half-hour phone talk, they also agreed that the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is "severe" and "dialogue momentum should be maintained to achieve prompt results from denuclearization negotiations," presidential spokeswoman Ko Min-jung said.

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Wartime documents show Japan's role in recruiting comfort women: Kyodo

Wartime documents show Japan's role in recruiting comfort women: Kyodo

Wartime documents showed the Japanese government was involved in forcing Korean women to serve as sex slaves at Japan's military brothels during World War II, Kyodo News reported Friday. The Japanese army asked that there be one so-called “comfort woman” for every 70 soldiers, Kyodo reported, citing the documents collected by the Cabinet Secretariat between April 2017 and March 2019.

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Korean pop culture producers eyeing Southeast Asia

Korean pop culture producers eyeing Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries are emerging as a new market for Korean broadcasting content, in line with the government's aggressive foreign policy initiative called the New Southern Policy, which gained momentum at the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan last month. The region could provide a breakthrough for the Korean pop culture industry, which has taken a serious hit in its major market, China, since Seoul allowed the deployment of a U.S. THAAD missile defense system in 2016 despite Beijing's strong objections.

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Seoul's changing face: A glimpse of the 1920-30s city

Seoul's changing face: A glimpse of the 1920-30s city

Seoul's appearance is constantly changing - buildings standing today are gone tomorrow. Here are some images of the city from the 1920-30s. See how many you can recognize and find now.

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Swine fever-infected wild boars on steady rise in Korea

Swine fever-infected wild boars on steady rise in Korea

The number of wild boars infected with the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus has been continuously increasing despite a two-month hiatus of new outbreaks at local farms, data showed Saturday. The total number of wild boars infected with the virus here has reached 39 since the first such case was reported in October, according to local quarantine authorities.

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Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after burn attack

Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after burn attack

A rape victim in northern India who was set on fire on her way to a court hearing in the case she filed has died in a hospital in New Delhi, officials said Saturday. The woman was attacked by a group of men in the state of Uttar Pradesh, including two of the five men she had accused of gang-rape last year who were out on bail.


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