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    1. An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing on Sunday of one of the world's most militarised borders between North and South Korea. The group of 30 activists rode by bus through the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in what Steinem described as a "triumph" for peace and reconciliation, dismissing criticism that ...

    2. AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 09:39 PM

      PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever.

    3. Japan and South Korea on Saturday held the first dialogue of their financial chiefs in two and a half years, agreeing to improve economic ties despite diplomatic frictions between the two Asian countries. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and his South Korean counterpart Choi Kyung-Hwan held a one-day meeting in Tokyo, the first since November 2012 and since conservative Prime Minister Shinzo ...

    4. Peace activists and Gloria Steinem ready to cross Korea DMZ

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 07:23 AM

      An unusual international peace march by feminists who will trek from North to South Korea appears set to go Sunday after organizers agreed they would not cross the border at Panmunjom village in the demilitarized zone. Recommended: Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders? Both North and South Korea approved the peace march.

    5. The group of 30 women, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, are scheduled to cross the demilitarised zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea on Sunday to promote peace and reconciliation. In a country where internal and external communication is highly restricted and carefully monitored, the use of live streaming technology like Periscope would appear to pose an intriguing challenge for ...

    6. South Korea called on Saturday for deeper cooperation with Japan on a China-led development bank, while Japan remained cautious about the lender, which it and ally the United States have held back from joining. A meeting between the Japanese and South Korean finance ministers was "an impetus to deepen cooperative relations" regarding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), South Korea's...

    7. North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone. An official of the South's Unification Ministry said officials from the two countries and executives from South Korean companies operating in the industrial complex had agreed for the...

    8. Peace activists cross North-South Korea border

      AFP via Yahoo! New Zealand NewsMay 23 08:33 PM

      Paju (South Korea) (AFP) - A group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing of one of the world's most militarised borders on Sunday to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

    9. North Korea says it has developed the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step in order to fit them atop missiles.

    10. North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats on Wednesday, boasting of its ability to deliver miniaturised warheads on high-precision long range rockets -- a claim denied by the United States. At the same time, the North denounced "reckless" remarks made in Seoul this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry, and cancelled an invitation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to visit a joint ...

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