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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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here are tonight's news lines english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

N. Korea proposes working-level talks in Kaesong on Sunday
SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea proposed Friday working-level inter-Korean talks be held in Kaesong over the weekend in preparation for the ministerial dialogue offered by Seoul. Full story

Top S. Korean military commanders have meeting amid N. Korea overture
SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- Top military commanders held their biannual meeting on Friday to assess the security situation and their readiness as South and North Korea agreed to hold their first official talks in years, following months of escalated military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Full story

S. Korea hopes to build trust with N. Korea if high-level talks take place: official
SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea hopes to build trust with North Korea if the sides hold their first high-level talks in six years next week as proposed by Seoul, a senior presidential official said Friday. Full story

U.S. hails inter-Korean talks, still early for U.S.-N. Korea meeting
WASHINGTON, June 6 (Yonhap) -- The Barack Obama administration on Thursday welcomed upcoming talks between the two Koreas on their joint economic projects, but it emphasized that Pyongyang should lay the groundwork for any resumption of negotiations with Washington. Full story
seems the talk of war is over now lets hope peace comes, until the next set of war games, and DPRK missile, Nuke testes.




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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I am here with more of the new news line up and here it is english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

In meeting Xi, Obama cites N. Korea as challenge
RANCHO MIRAGE, California, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The top leaders of the United States and China met Friday, saying that they would explore ways to boost partnerships on a raft of global challenges including North Korea. Full story

N. Korea agrees to hold working-level talks at Panmunjom
SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday agreed to hold working-level talks with South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a planned ministerial dialogue between the two divided countries, officials here said. Full story

U.N agency approves food aid to N. Korea
SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations' aid group has approved emergency food aid to North Korea to help feed 2.4 million undernourished people in the impoverished communist country, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Saturday. Full story

N. Korean leader inspects food factory in Pyongyang
SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a newly remodeled food factory in Pyongyang, the North's state media said Saturday. Full story
and here is the one that is note
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2013/06/08 11:30 KST
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U.N agency approves food aid to N. Korea
SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations' aid group has approved emergency food aid to North Korea to help feed 2.4 million undernourished people in the impoverished communist country, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Saturday.

The plan calls for the World Food Program (WFP) to send 206,800 tons of food to North Korea during one year starting from July, the Washington-based radio station said.

The shipment will include nutrition biscuits for some 1.9 million children and nutrition-balanced meals for some 500,000 pregnant women, it said.

The WFP's board meeting, convened in Rome, Italy, approved the plan with a budget of some US$137 million, it added.

The decision comes after the aid group conducted a comprehensive assessment of the food situation and prospects for food production in North Korea, the report said.

According to a WFP report released last month, eight out of every 10 North Korean families are suffering malnutrition with little access to protein foods.

In its survey of 87 North Korean families from January to March, the WFP found that 80 percent of them were undernourished mainly due to a lack of protein intake, the report said.

khj@yna.co.kr
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Un will be able to feed his people after all, well at least the kids and pregnant women. It is a start but it still is not enough to feed the all.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 03:19 PM
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if you need something to read other than ATS here is a link that has the new news on DPRK and SK www.koreaherald.com... from the link

South, North Korea set to meet at border village

South and North Korea on Saturday appointed their delegations for working-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom to arrange their first Cabinet minister-level meeting in six years, officials he...
Updated : 2013.06.08 11:32
N. Korea declares no-sail zone in Yellow Sea: Seoul source

North Korea has set a no-sail zone in the Yellow Sea off its central west coast apparently for an artillery exercise, a South Korean military source said Saturday."North Korea has designated the sailing ban area around the Seohan bay starting from today until early next week," the source s...
Updated : 2013.06.08 11:31
U.S. welcomes Koreas’ plans to hold talks

WASHINGTON (Yonhap News) ― The Barack Obama administration on Thursday welcomed upcoming talks between the two Koreas on their joint economic projects, but it emphasized that Pyongyang should lay the groundwork for any resumption of negotiations with Washington.“We welcome news that Sout...
Updated : 2013.06.07 20:59

Koreas restore cross-border phone line

The two Koreas restored a telephone line across the border Friday as part of rapid steps to set up next week’s official talks to normalize relations.North Korea reopened the communication channel in ...
Updated : 2013.06.07 20:56

N. Korea proposes working-level talks in Gaesong on Sunday

North Korea proposed Friday working-level inter-Korean talks be held in Gaeseong over the weekend in preparation for the ministerial dialogue offered by Seoul.The Committee for the Peaceful Reunificat...
Updated : 2013.06.07 10:15
Tax haven funds seen linked to N.K.

A number of individuals with suspected connections to North Korea are operating ghost companies in international tax havens, a group of independent journalists announced Thursday. Although their connection with Pyongyang or its rulers has not been verified, observers say that it cannot be ...
Updated : 2013.06.06 20:37

Seoul to block N. Korea’s Facebook news site

Communications authorities in Seoul are expected to block citizens’ access to North Korea’s latest propaganda outlet on Facebook. The North’s official broadcaster, Korean Central Television, began ...
Updated : 2013.06.06 20:33
North Korea enacts new law on special economic zones

North Korea said Wednesday it has passed a law on setting up more special economic zones, as the isolated state seeks to attract foreign investment in its moribund planned economy.Parliament passed the law late last month, the official news agency said.The zones will cater for industry, ag...
Updated : 2013.06.06 20:32
Seoul rejects N.K.’s claim over refugees

South Korea has rejected “absurd and groundless” North Korean accusations that it lured, kidnapped and brainwashed nine young refugees who were repatriated forcibly from Laos to their poverty-stricken communist homeland.Their case has attracted international condemnation, with the United...
Updated : 2013.06.06 20:31

‘N.K. dialogue offer may not lead to immediate breakthrough’

Seoul’s acceptance on Thursday of Pyongyang’s overture for dialogue would offer a chance to reduce their antagonism, but it might not yield an immediate breakthrough in their ties strained under the...
Updated : 2013.06.06 17:01
N. Korean broadcaster starts real-time Facebook broadcasting

North Korea's state broadcaster started real-time Facebook broadcasting as the communist country moves to expand its propaganda efforts into the social networking realm, official sources said Thursday.Sources, who keep tabs on the North, said that the Korean Central Television (KCTV) can b...
Updated : 2013.06.06 15:11

S. Korean president calls on Pyongyang to accept 'trust building' process

In a Memorial Day speech delivered at the Seoul National Cemetery on Thursday, President Park Geun-hye urged North Korea to accept her administration's "trust building" policy initiative that could op...
Updated : 2013.06.06 13:04

Two Koreas agree to hold talks to normalize ties

The two Koreas agreed Thursday to hold talks for the first time in 28 months to normalize ties, including reopening the Gaeseong industrial park and a joint tour program to Mount Geumgang.South Korea ...
Updated : 2013.06.06 12:08

that should keep you reading for the time being, to see more or to read more visit link, have a good, safe, and quite weekend. ill be back with other new news later.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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good day ATS readers here is the new news of the day english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

Koreas agree on ministerial meeting in Seoul
PANMUNJOM, South Korea, June 9 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea agreed to hold a ministerial meeting in Seoul later this week at their first government-level contact in more than two years, seeking to build mutual trust and ease uncertainties on the Korean Peninsula. Full story

N.K.'s ceremonial head visits ski resort under construction
SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam has visited the construction site of a ski resort in the country and called for an early completion, state media said Sunday. Full story

In meeting Xi, Obama cites N. Korea as challenge
RANCHO MIRAGE, California, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The top leaders of the United States and China met Friday, saying that they would explore ways to boost partnerships on a raft of global challenges including North Korea. Full story

U.N agency approves food aid to N. Korea
SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations' aid group has approved emergency food aid to North Korea to help feed 2.4 million undernourished people in the impoverished communist country, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Saturday. Full story
to read them in full got to link as if you don't know
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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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SK DPRK agree on talks here are the updates english.yonhapnews.co.kr... form the link

Two Koreas agree to hold government meeting in Seoul
SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea came to an agreement Monday to hold an official government meeting between "responsible authorities" in Seoul later this week with the aim of resolving pressing inter-Korean issues that can help build mutual trust and ease uncertainties on the Korean Peninsula. Full story

Koreas agree on ministerial talks in Seoul, snagged over chief delegate, joint event
SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea have agreed to hold a ministerial meeting in Seoul later this week, but issues still remain over who will represent Pyongyang and an event to mark a joint declaration reached in 2000, official sources said Monday. Full story

Koreas agree on ministerial meeting in Seoul, details still need working out
PANMUNJOM, South Korea, June 9 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea agreed to hold a ministerial meeting in Seoul later this week at their first government-level contact in more than two years, seeking to build mutual trust and ease uncertainties on the Korean Peninsula. Full story
this is worth staying with now that the Talks have been agreed to, its about time their heads see light of day, if you know what I mean.
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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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No more guessing as to what China thinks about Un er DPRK having Nukes: China will not have it,North Korea has to denuclearize www.koreaherald.com... form the link

Obama, Xi press N. Korea to denuclearize



Published : 2013-06-09 08:58
Updated : 2013-06-09 09:31

U.S. President Barack Obama (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a walk at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, Saturday. (AFP-Yonhap News)



U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to push for the denuclearization of North Korea, officials said, after
the leaders wrapped up two days of meetings.

White House national security adviser Tom Donilon said the leaders found quite a bit of "alignment" on the North Korea issue.

"They agreed that North Korea has to denuclearize, that neither country will accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state and that we would work together to deepen cooperation and dialogue to achieve denuclearization," he told reporters, briefing the results of the Obama-Xi meeting held at this desert oasis in California.

It marked their first meeting since Xi became China's president in March, and was intended to chart a vision for cooperation and partnership between the so-called G-2.

North Korea was high on the agenda, and it was a relatively easy topic for the two leaders, who face a lot of thorny bilateral and global issues, including cybersecurity and human rights, to achieve consensus.

The Obama administration believes China, especially under the new leadership, is increasingly tired of North Korea's provocative acts.

Beijing has publicly said its main concern is regional stability and the denuclearization of Korea is needed in that regard.

In a separate news conference, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Xi had told Obama that the two sides were "the same in their positions and objectives" on the North Korean nuclear issue. (Yonhap News)
Un must not be very happy with big Bro China over this, but what can Un er DPRK do?... Nothing but take it.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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Why is it so hard for two Nations to agree to talk , yes SK and DPRK seem to have the trouble of deciding on whom should be talking {go to this link for today's head lines here english.yonhapnews.co.kr...

Koreas divided over lead negotiators for high-level talks
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- On the eve of South and North Korea's first high-level talks in six years, the countries remained split Tuesday over who should lead their delegations during the two-day meeting in Seoul, suggesting a bumpy ride through the dialogue. Full story

S. Korea aims to establish missile destruction system by 2020
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to establish a pre-emptive missile destruction system by 2020 to guard against growing missile and nuclear threats from North Korea, the defense minister said Tuesday. Full story

Seoul renews call for Pyongyang to denuclearize ahead of talks
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea renewed its call to North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program on Tuesday, a day before the two Koreas hold their highest-level talks in years after months of tension marked by the North's nuclear test and war threats. Full story

Gov't urged to allow joint event with N. Korea
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean pro-unification group called on the government Tuesday to allow it to hold a joint event with North Korea to mark the anniversary of the 2000 inter-Korean summit. Full story
from the link of english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/06/11 17:54 KST
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(LEAD) Koreas divided over lead negotiators for high-level talks
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- On the eve of South and North Korea's first high-level talks in six years, the countries remained split Tuesday over who should lead their delegations during the two-day meeting in Seoul, suggesting a bumpy ride through the dialogue.

"The two Koreas are still in discussion over the composition of the lists of delegations," said an official at Seoul's Unification Ministry handling the talks.

Who should head each side at the negotiating table set for Wednesday-Thursday has been one of the major sticking points during the previous working-level talks between the countries over the weekend. Seoul said they proposed a ministerial-level meeting between South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae and North Korean counterpart Kim Yang-gon which Seoul said the communist country rejected.

Two countries exchanged the draft lists of five negotiators each country plans to send to the dialogue on early Tuesday afternoon, but the North rejected Seoul's proposal, the official said, refusing to disclose why they did not agree to the list. The official refused to disclose the names of South Korean and North Korean negotiators suggested.

The differing opinions came just hours before the countries are to hold their first high-level meeting in six years on Wednesday, which is widely expected to serve as a litmus test of bilateral relations over South Korean President Park Geun-hye's five-year term.

In a major turnaround from years-long confrontation, the two Koreas agreed Monday to holding two-day high-level inter-Korean talks in Seoul in an effort to revive suspended joint economic projects and defuse tensions sparked by war threats.

The two-day meeting marks a rare occasion of face-to-face contact between the countries, which follows months of North Korea escalating tensions with near-daily war threats after its third nuclear test in February.

Over the past five years under the conservative government of former President Lee Myung-bak in the South, inter-Korean relations have hit their nadir with channels of communication and exchange coming to almost a complete stop. Similar ministerial-level talks between the countries were last held in 2007.

The upcoming talks, however, may become a chance for the countries to reshape their relation under the new leadership of the South's Park and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, analysts said.

Since taking office in February, Park has repeatedly underlined her signature "trust building" policy toward North Korea, in which she promised economic assistance and fence-mending return for trustworthy actions and denuclearization efforts from the North.

South Korean negotiators are widely expected to put forward the denuclearization-for-economic aid policy during the two-day talks along with other agenda items over the resumption of two suspended joint economic projects -- the Kaesong Industrial Complex and the Mt. Kumgang tour program -- and the revival of reunion events for South and North Korean families separated by the Korean War (1950-53).

But the last-minute tug-of-war between the countries over who should head their delegations suggests a bumpy ride.
The question of who should lead the delegations from each side has been the major issue since last week's working-level talks because it will determine the significance of the coming dialogue. South Korea has demanded the North sends an official high enough in rank to be able to resolve outstanding inter-Korean issues.

The North's expected demand for permission on two joint inter-Korean ceremony events is also predicted to become a sticking point during the two-day dialogue.

Seoul has previously rejected the calls to permit a joint event marking the 13th anniversary of the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration which involves liberal-side civic groups in the South.

The approaching talks are also drawing massive media attention in and out of the country with about 1,500 members of the press registered to cover the two-day dialogue, according to the Unification Ministry handling the talks.

pbr@yna.co.kr
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it just gets to me, when i see things.
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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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well so much for talks they have been called off, it seems that there will never be peace in the Korea's, neither side could come to an agreement on whom should do the talking from the link of english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/06/11 20:51 KST
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(LEAD) High-level inter-Korean talks called off
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- High-level inter-Korean talks, scheduled to be held in Seoul within 24 hours, have been called off due to disagreement over the level of their respective chief delegates, the government said Tuesday.

The government-to-government talks, the first of their kind in six years, were due to be held Wednesday amid high expectations that the dialogue could lead to easing tensions on the volatile Korean Peninsula.

The disagreement surfaced after the two Koreas exchanged the lists of their five-member delegates at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone that separates the rival states.

According to South Korean officials, North Korea immediately complained about what they believed was the low level of the chief South Korean negotiator and later called off the meeting.




"The North threatened to call off the meeting unless the South sends a minister-official as its chief delegate," Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk told a news conference.

South Korea originally had proposed sending its unification minister, Ryoo Kihl-jae, as its chief delegate on the condition that the North would send a corresponding level of official who it said should be Kim Yang-gon, head of the United Front Department in the ruling Workers' Party.

The list of North Korean delegates, as received by South Korea, stated its chief delegates would be Kang Ji-yong, a director at the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), the North's arm for dealing with cross-border affairs with Seoul.

South Korea proposed Vice Unification Minister Kim Nam-shik as its chief negotiator. South Korean officials said the proposed North Korean chief delegate is a level or two lower than its Cabinet member.

While it appears minor, the dispute underlines the big gulf that divides the two Korean states in a state of conflict after failing to sign a peace treaty at the end of the 1950-53 Koean War.

The high-level talks, if held, were to have discussed a variety of pending issues, including reopening a suspended inter-Korean joint industrial complex and resuming cross-border sightseeing tours and reunions of separates families on both sides.

North Korea's nuclear weapons program was not officially listed as an agenda item but South Korean officials indicated that they would raised the issue during the Seoul talks.

yonngong@yna.co.kr
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an in other news english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

High-level inter-Korean talks called off
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- High-level inter-Korean talks, scheduled to be held in Seoul within 24 hours, have been called off due to disagreement over the level of their respective chief delegates, the government said Tuesday. Full story

Koreas divided over lead negotiators for high-level talks
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- On the eve of South and North Korea's first high-level talks in six years, the countries remained split Tuesday over who should lead their delegations during the two-day meeting in Seoul, suggesting a bumpy ride through the dialogue. Full story

S. Korea aims to establish missile destruction system by 2020
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to establish a pre-emptive missile destruction system by 2020 to guard against growing missile and nuclear threats from North Korea, the defense minister said Tuesday. Full story

Seoul renews call for Pyongyang to denuclearize ahead of talks
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea renewed its call to North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program on Tuesday, a day before the two Koreas hold their highest-level talks in years after months of tension marked by the North's nuclear test and war threats. Full story
seems that their is no good news any more

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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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Oh good grief!!

It's not like SK sent the janitor!

Thanks again for all the updates bekod.




posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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maybe that's what they need a bartender and a janitor to clean up this mess. or Rod man and Psy for the talks. NHK has the news as well that the talks are called off, just to confirm that it is for real www3.nhk.or.jp... form the link



North-South Korea talks cancelled

A scheduled inter-Korean meeting has been cancelled due to disagreement over who should lead each delegation.

A South Korean Unification Ministry official announced on Tuesday night that North Korea had informed Seoul that it would not be sending its delegation.

After 17 hours of working-level talks that ended in Panmunjom on Sunday, it was announced that 2-day inter-governmental talks would open in Seoul on Wednesday.

South Korea wanted Kim Yan Gon, the director of the United Front Department, to be North Korea's chief delegate.

But North Korea rejected the request. South Korea informed the North on Monday that a vice unification minister would head the South Korean delegation instead of Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae. North Korea complained that a ministerial-level official should be the chief delegate.

Both sides were unable to resolve their differences.

The Unification Ministry official said it is unjustifiable that North Korea refuses to hold talks because of South Korea's proposal to send its vice unification minister, as it was the North that initially rejected the proposal for a ministerial meeting. The official demanded that North Korea agree to hold the talks as scheduled.

Jun. 11, 2013 - Updated 13:32 UTC
lost for words


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posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 12:43 AM
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Red phone rings no one answers english.yonhapnews.co.kr... form the link

N. Korea not answering Panmunjom communication line: gov't
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday failed to answer a call made by the South on the communication line that runs through the truce village of Panmunjom, a day after high-level government talks were called off. Full story
and for your reading pleasure, full story from this link english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/06/12 11:12 KST
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(LEAD) N. Korea not answering Panmunjom communication line: gov't
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday failed to answer a call made by the South on the communication line that runs through the truce village of Panmunjom, a day after high-level government talks were called off.

The Ministry of Unification said Seoul placed a call at 9 a.m., but the North did not pick up the phone.


The truce village of Panmunjom (Yonhap file photo)


"The latest move is probably linked to the cancellation of talks late Tuesday, although there is a need to wait-and-see how the situation unfolds," said a ministry source, who declined to be identified.

Since Seoul plans to call the North again in the afternoon, it is too early to say if the North has again "severed" the key communication link, he said.
The talks, which might have led to the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, were suspended in the eleventh hour due to disagreements over the selection of chief delegates by the two sides.

The two Koreas exchanged the list of their five-member delegates to represent each other at the talks, but the North complained that South's chief negotiator, Vice Unification Minister Kim Nam-shik was a "low level" official unfit to lead the talks.

Demanding Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae represent the South Korean delegation, Pyongyang warned it would pull out of the talks set for Wednesday and Thursday if the South failed to comply.

Seoul had wanted Kim Yang-gon, head of the United Front Department in the North's ruling Workers' Party, to represent the North, and countered that the relatively little known Kang Ji-yong that the North tapped as the chief negotiator was not of the same stature as its minister.

The lack of response to calls placed by the South, meanwhile, comes after the North re-established the Red Cross liaison channel on Friday, a day after it proposed working level government-to-government talks.

The North unilaterally cut the communication link made up of one phone and one fax line on March 11, citing provocations by the South that was conducting military drills with the United States at the time.

In the past, the two sides have made contact twice each day at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., although calls can be placed at any time if the situation requires.

yonngong@yna.co.kr
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Ok it might not be red, but it is the "hot line" phone for the two Nations.
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posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 12:52 AM
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In new news for SK DPRK dilemma here it is english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

Politicians offer solutions to breakdown in inter-Korean talks
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- Politicians from opposing camps on Wednesday offered solutions to revive the now-canceled talks between South and North Korea, a day after they were called off due to disputes over the ranks of chief delegates representing each side. Full story

Stalled talks may herald new inter-Korean relations: minister
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's unification minister said Wednesday that the stalled inter-Korean talks represent growing pains that will help establish new inter-Korean relations vital for sustainable peace and cooperation. Full story

N. Korea not answering Panmunjom communication line: gov't
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday failed to answer a call made by the South on the communication line that runs through the truce village of Panmunjom, a day after high-level government talks were called off. Full story

Park believes 'format governs contents': aide
SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has long believed it is important to get things done under the right format, a senior aide said Wednesday, after a disagreement over the level of chief delegates led to the cancellation of rare high-level talks with North Korea. Full story
just when you think you have read it all, there is always more DPRK and SK are becoming a fast track side show, Drama, and jokes are us. You just can not ,make this stuff up.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Most of the news is lets point fingers at each other , if your bored here it is for reading english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

S. Korea regrets Pyongyang's attempt to distort reason for breakdown in planned talks
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Thursday expressed regrets over Pyongyang's attempt to distort the true reason for the breakdown in planned talks this week and urged the North to come to government-level talks to resolve outstanding inter-Korean issues. Full story

N. Korea lambastes S. Korea for aborted talks
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea harshly criticized South Korea Thursday for the cancellation of high-level talks between the two sides, indicating it would not seek dialogue for the time being. Full story

Park remains calm about cancellation of talks with N. Korea: aide
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been calmly following the roller coaster of developments in prospects for restarting long-stalled dialogue with North Korea, a senior aide said Thursday, as Pyongyang lashed out at Seoul over the cancellation of high-level talks. Full story

N. Korea illustrates 'hybrid' military threats, US general says
WASHINGTON, June 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea, armed with nuclear bombs, advanced missiles and various other types of provocations, represents "hybrid threats" that the U.S. and its allies may face down the road, an American general said Wednesday. Full story
the last one looks promising.... well if anything new pops up. ill post it



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 03:48 AM
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For this world war 3 North Korea watch 2013 also plays big role and nuclear weapons also which is being developed everywhere.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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Are you saying Iran India Pakistan China DPRK? or just DPRK and Iran? had to ask now for the new news of the day english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

Gov't urged to OK joint inter-Korean event for 2000 summit
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- An association of progressive civic groups called on the government Thursday to allow holding a joint event with North Korea to mark the 13th anniversary of a landmark South-North summit in 2000, saying the event could help pave the way for inter-Korean dialogue. Full story

S. Korea regrets North's buck-passing over aborted talks
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea expressed regrets over Pyongyang's attempt to distort the true reason for the breakdown of planned inter-Korean talks on Thursday, urging the North to come to the bargaining table to resolve outstanding issues. Full story

N. Korea lambastes S. Korea for aborted talks
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea harshly criticized South Korea Thursday for the cancellation of high-level talks between the two sides, indicating it would not seek dialogue for the time being. Full story

Park remains calm about cancellation of talks with N. Korea: aide
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been calmly following the roller coaster of developments in prospects for restarting long-stalled dialogue with North Korea, a senior aide said Thursday, as Pyongyang lashed out at Seoul over the cancellation of high-level talks. Full story
an other one of lets point finger, both sides failed so why bother?



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:56 PM
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top news of the day english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

Unification minister to attend event marking 2000 inter-Korean summit
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's unification minister will attend a local event marking the 13th anniversary of the landmark 2000 inter-Korean summit later Friday, the first attendance by Seoul's point man on North Korea in five years, the ministry said. Ryoo Kihl-jae will deliver a congratulatory speech at the annual event to be held in central Seoul Friday evening, according to his ministry. The event, arranged by a private foundation commemorating late President Kim Dae-jung, is designed to mark the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration signed during the landmark summit between Kim and late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Full story

Park meets with former top Chinese diplomat
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with a former top Chinese diplomat Friday as she prepares for her first summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, where she plans to use to enlist Beijing's help in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear programs. Full story

S. Korea, U.S., Japan set for trilateral talks on N. Korea
WASHINGTON, June 13 (Yonhap) -- Top South Korean, U.S. and Japanese diplomats handling the North Korea issue plan to meet in Washington next week to assess related situations and discuss future steps, sources here said Thursday. Full story

S. Korea regrets North's buck-passing over aborted talks
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea accused North Korea Thursday of wrongly holding it responsible for the last-minute cancellation of high-level inter-Korean talks and urged the communist country to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible. Full story
and still more finger pointing www3.nhk.or.jp... from the link



North blames South for scuttled inter-Korean talks

North Korea has blamed South Korea for the collapse of high-level talks that had been planned between the 2 sides.

North Korea's state-run news agency carried a statement by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea on Thursday. It was Pyongyang's first official reaction to the stalled talks.

In the statement, the North said it will never tolerate the South's provocative action that led to the cancellation of the talks.

The dialogue, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Seoul, was called off as the 2 sides failed to narrow their differences over who would lead their respective delegations.

North Korea took issue with the South's call for the attendance of Workers' Party secretary Kim Yang Gon, who is a close aide to the Northern leader Kim Jong Un.

The statement said such a high-ranking official has never been the country's chief delegate in any official inter-governmental talks.

The North also accused the South of opting to send a vice minister instead of Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae in a last-minute decision. It called the act 'utter rudeness'.

In the past 21 ministerial-level talks between the 2 Koreas, the South has always been represented by its unification minister while the North has never sent a party secretary as chief delegate.

The North pointed this out, and argued that the South has gone against diplomatic protocols.

South Korea's Unification Ministry reacted sharply, saying it is regrettable Pyongyang has distorted the facts.

The ministry said the South's proposal might be different from the past, but it's in line with international standards.

It added that the window for dialogue is still open and urged the North to come to the negotiation table.

Jun. 13, 2013 - Updated 05:03 UTC
well at least there is no talk of war... yet.

edit on 13-6-2013 by bekod because: added link, line edit



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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here is the new news for today english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

Park meets with former top Chinese diplomat
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- China is telling North Korea that it is committed to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, opposes Pyongyang's possession of atomic bombs and won't recognize the North as a nuclear weapons state, a former top Chinese diplomat was quoted as saying Friday. Full story

FM, diplomatic mission chiefs in SE Asia to discuss N. Korean defectors
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will convene a meeting of overseas diplomatic mission chiefs in Southeast Asia this week to discuss ways to better protect North Korean defectors believed to be hiding in the region, a Seoul official said Friday. Full story

South, North Korea to hold separate events to mark historic summit
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean organizers of a joint celebration marking the 13th anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit said Friday that the two Koreas will be holding separate events this year due to strained bilateral ties. Full story

Unification minister to attend event marking 2000 inter-Korean summit
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's unification minister will attend a local event marking the 13th anniversary of the landmark 2000 inter-Korean summit later Friday, the first attendance by Seoul's point man on North Korea in five years, the ministry said. Ryoo Kihl-jae will deliver a congratulatory speech at the annual event to be held in central Seoul Friday evening, according to his ministry. The event, arranged by a private foundation commemorating late President Kim Dae-jung, is designed to mark the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration signed during the landmark summit between Kim and late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Full story
will need to see what tomorrow brings it is the 15th, will Un set off an other Nuke or missile or come to the peace table for talks?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 11:58 PM
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here is the new non news of the day english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link

N. Korean leader's rule unlikely to collapse: former top China diplomat
SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rule is unlikely to collapse as he has firm control over the country's military and the ruling party, a former top Chinese diplomat was quoted as saying Saturday. Full story

N. Korea calls for S. Korea to change 'policy of confrontation'
SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday marked the anniversary of a 2000 summit agreement with South Korea, with state media urging Seoul to fundamentally change what it calls a "policy of confrontation" against the communist nation. Full story

N. Korean leader calls for stronger relations with China
SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for building stronger relations with China as he sent a happy birthday message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media said Saturday. Full story

North Korea to begin Arirang mass game performances next month
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will start the famous Arirang mass game festival on July 22, celebrating its late leaders and the 60th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, which it sees as a victory, the country's media reported Friday. Full story
well off to see more



posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 01:46 AM
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some top news story's that got missed or overlooked www.koreaherald.com...
and this one www.koreaherald.com... form the link is most interesting

U.S. lawmakers renew call for putting N. Korea on terror list



Published : 2013-06-13 09:09
Updated : 2013-06-13 09:09
A dozen conservative U.S. lawmakers said Wednesday they have sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for the re-designation of North Korea as a state that sponsors terrorism.

They cited what they say is the cooperation by Pyongyang with Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations, a widespread allegation that has not yet been formally confirmed.

"North Korea is directly responsible for several international acts of terror, and it continues to maintain close ties with other State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) listed regimes such as Iran and Syria," read the letter delivered to Kerry last week.

It was signed by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Poe (R-TX), Steve Chabot (R-OH), and nine other Republican members of the House.

North Korea "continues to share equipment, technology, expertise, and knowledge with Iran and Syria in their pursuit of WMDs, ballistic missiles, and nuclear capabilities," they said.

WMDs stands for weapons of mass destruction.

Among several reasons for their request, the lawmakers pointed out that Pyongyang carried out an artillery attack against a South Korean border island in 2010, killing two civilians and two marines.

The U.S. designated North Korea as a terrorism-sponsoring state after a mid-air bombing in 1987 by the communist nation's agents of a Korean Air passenger jet.

Washington removed Pyongyang from the list in 2008 after some progress in nuclear talks.

"Administration after administration, our approach to the North Korean regime has failed," the lawmakers said in the letter. "This regime has actively opposed U.S. interests and undermined our national security, and it was a mistake to remove North Korea from the SST list." (Yonhap News)



posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 09:22 PM
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Now this is something interesting to post.

BTW KUDOS TO BEKOD!
16/06/13 North Korea proposes high-level talks with US
rt.com...

Pyongyang has proposed high-level talks with the US, KCNA state news agency reports. This comes after the North and the South canceled talks amid high tensions on the peninsula.

On Sunday KCNA delivered a statement by the North Korea National Defence Commission which said that Washington can pick a date and place for talks and the two sides can discuss a range of issues. It however warned that no preconditions should be attached.

"(We) propose high-level talks between the North Korean and US governments to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and establish regional peace and security," the statement said.

The move may lead to easing of tensions which have been running high as Pyongyang threatened nuclear and missile strikes against South Korea and the United States following a round of UN sanctions adopted in response to a nuclear weapons test in February.



The timing... Oh the timing... This is a very bold and smart move.
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