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    1. N. Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 30 07:21 AM

      North Korea said Thursday that stalled dialogue over its nuclear programme was down to aggressive US military exercises and accused Washington of seeking to shift blame onto Pyongyang. Not until Washington ends its annual joint military exercises with South Korea can the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme resume, he added. Following the recent landmark US nuclear deal ...

    2. For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 30 03:57 AM

      PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.

    3. Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 29 12:51 PM

      Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a major political anniversary in October. The US- Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said Wednesday that analysis of the new pictures showed that construction begun in spring 2015 at the Sohae launch centre had been ...

    4. The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was seen on video apparently confessing to crimes in front ...

    5. GM's South Korea workers approve wage deal, avoid strike

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 30 01:51 AM

      General Motors Co employees in South Korea voted in favor of a wage deal on Thursday, averting a strike for a second consecutive year in a country whose auto sector is renowned for industrial action. A union spokesman told Reuters that 55 percent of workers approved a tentative deal reached on Monday, under which GM Korea would raise the basic monthly wage by 83,000 won ($71) and pay each worker...

    6. South Korea MERS Outbreak Is Over, Government Says

      The Wall Street JournalJul 29 07:13 PM

      South Korea declared an end to its outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it scrambles to lure back tourists scared away by the deadly virus and limit economic damage.

    7. Elizabeth Shim SEOUL, July 29 (UPI) -- Donald Trump's scathing remarks about U.S. defense spending in South Korea have reached Pyongyang, and North Korea is taking Trump's comments as an opportunity to blast both Seoul and Washington.

    8. SEOUL - Growing up in North Korea in the 1990s, Lee Kay-yeon had access only to literature that was written and approved by the country's rulers. All of it told similar stories, she says: The country was somehow threatened by outside forces, usually Americans, but would overcome by drawing strength...

    9. Growing up as a young gay man in South Korea in the 1970s and 80s, film director Kim Jho Gwang-Soo was warned that his homosexual "disease" would condemn him to a life of loveless, insatiable promiscuity. Now 50, Kim looks back on such absurdities with a degree of wry, detached humour, but for a 15-year-old realising his true sexuality in the late '70s, South Korea could be a grim place. "The ...

    10. South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 03:05 AM

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

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