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SEOUL, South Korea | AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II military brothels has thrown fuel on the diplomatic fire between the countries, who share a bitter wartime history. The announcement Wednesday was predictable as many South Koreans … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Koreas to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea— The Latest on high-level peace talks between the rival Koreas (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony sometime in late November or early December on an ambitious future project to connect their railways and roads. South Korea’s Unification Ministry also said Monday after high-level … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Koreas to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday. The trove of comments from … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics