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South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of “forcing” South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. The protest came as South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-In heads to Washington …

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S. Korea military ‘hid missile launchers from president’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  South Korean military officials deliberately withheld information from the president about the arrival of new launchers for a controversial US anti-missile system, his office said Wednesday. Documents submitted to Moon Jae-In shortly after he came to office this month were redacted to remove mention …

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History lesson: S. Korea’s Moon scraps state textbooks

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In on Friday scrapped state-issued school history textbooks introduced by his ousted predecessor, saying they represented an “outdated and one-sided” view of the past, his office said. The previous Park Geun-Hye administration had introduced state-authored history textbooks at middle …

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South Korea’s Moon sworn in, says willing to go to North

Moon Jae-In: I will take the helm empty-handed and will retire empty-handed. Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  South Korea’s new president was sworn in on Wednesday, just a day after a landslide election victory, and immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. …

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Trump wants ‘mutually beneficial’ relations with Russia: Lavrov

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump is seeking “mutually beneficial” and “pragmatic” relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday after meeting the US leader in the White House. “President Trump clearly confirmed his interest in building mutually beneficial, business-like pragmatic relations,” Lavrov …

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CIA chief Pompeo flies to South Korea for ‘internal meeting’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  CIA director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea Monday for an “internal meeting”, the US embassy in Seoul confirmed, following reports of an unannounced visit as tensions mount over growing nuclear threats from the North. South Korea’s largest daily Chosun Ilbo reported Monday that …

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NORTH KOREA: VP Pence jets into Seoul with tensions high

Aboard Air Force Two, United States | AFP |  Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response. Pence’s first visit to South Korea — part of an Asia swing …

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