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New joint liaison office will 'advance inter-Korean relations'

Seoul - North and South Korea will open a joint liaison office this week to improve cross-border communications and exchanges, Seoul said Wednesday.

Bitter legacy of rival Koreas' Kaesong experiment

Seoul - Five months after Seoul shut down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, South Korean factory owners are still waging a defiant campaign to reopen what was the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.

S. Korea says unclear how much Kaesong wages N. Korea used for weapon programme

Seoul - Seoul admitted Monday it was not clear how much of the wages paid to North Korean workers at a joint industrial zone were used to fund Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development.

N. Korea took 70% of workers' wages at joint economic zone: Seoul

Seoul - South Korea on Sunday defended its decision to abruptly pull out of an inter-Korean industrial zone, claiming 70 percent of wages for North Korean workers were for years used to fund Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development.

South Korea warns North over 'illegal' asset freeze

Seoul - South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted "illegally" in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone.

North Korea expels all South Koreans from joint industrial zone

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and seized their factory assets, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war".

Angry end to symbol of inter-Korean cooperation

Paju - A stressful mix of anger and anxiety was the dominant feeling among scores of South Korean businessmen crossing the border Thursday into North Korea to oversee the death of a decade-long investment.

US, allies target N. Korea finances after rocket test

Paju - The United States and its Asian allies tightened the economic screws on North Korea Thursday, with the US Senate adopting fresh sanctions and South Korean firms abandoning a joint industrial park that helped fund Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

S. Korean firms begin pull-out from industrial park in North

Paju - South Korean companies readied Thursday to pull out of a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea after Seoul shut it down to punish Kim Jong-Un's regime for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Facts about Kaesong joint industrial estate in North Korea

Seoul - South Korea announced on Wednesday it would completely shut down all operations at a jointly run industrial park in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test.

S. Korea to suspend work at joint industrial park in N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea said Wednesday it would suspend all operations at a jointly-run industrial park in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Two Koreas reach agreement in Kaesong wage row

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday it had reached agreement with Pyongyang on a wage hike for North Korean workers at their Kaesong joint economic zone, ending a six-month dispute.

Toxic chemicals hit North Korean workers in joint Kaesong complex

Seoul - Scores of North Korean workers employed by South Korean factories at a joint industrial complex have fallen sick after possible exposure to toxic chemicals, sparking criticism from Pyongyang, Seoul officials said Wednesday.

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