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North, South Korea defuse crisis after marathon talks

SEOUL, Aug 25, 2015 (AFP) - North and South Korea stepped back from the brink Tuesday, with an agreement that ended a dangerous military stand-off but left a host of perennial tension-raising irritants unresolved.

Business

Britain, South Korea in talks to protect crude oil trade

LONDON/SEOUL: Britain and South Korea are in talks to protect an arrangement of tax breaks for Korean buyers of North Sea crude beyond Britain's upcoming exit from the EU, officials from both countries said, although a breakthrough does not look imminent.

Business

US and South Korea revise trade deal

SEOUL: The United States and South Korea agreed to revise a trade pact sharply criticised by US President Donald Trump, Seoul said, with US automakers winning improved market access and South Korean steelmakers hit with quotas but avoiding hefty tariffs.

Other Sport

Olympic flame lands in South Korea for 2018 Winter Games

Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, 100 days ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

South Korea

South Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott

SEOUL: Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul’s deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed.

South Korea

US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

SEOUL: The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea following North Korea’s recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, US Forces Korea said Saturday.

Business

South Korea orders recall of 125,522 Volkswagen vehicles

SEJONG, South Korea: South Korea on Thursday said its own testing showed that Volkswagen AG intentionally manipulated a diesel emissions device in vehicles with an older engine, and ordered the recall of 125,522 cars.

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North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions

SEOUL: North and South Korea held talks Wednesday on resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War - an emotive issue that Pyongyang has been accused of exploiting as a bargaining chip.

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South Korea shells North after rocket attack

SEOUL: South Korea on Thursday fired dozens of shells into North Korea after detecting a rocket fired across the heavily-militarised border from the North, Seoul’s defence ministry said.

North Korea

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with South Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured this week’s “landmark” agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body.