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A union representing the Korean workers issued a statement welcoming the Pentagons decision and called for institutional changes to prevent the situation from happening again PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/temporary-pact-reached-on-funding-south-korean-workers-at-u-s-bases-idUSKBN23A00N2020-06-03
In a statement the Pentagon said the agreement meant South Korea would pay more than million to fund 4000 Korean workers through to the end of this year PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/temporary-pact-reached-on-funding-south-korean-workers-at-u-s-bases-idUSKBN23A00N2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/temporary-pact-reached-on-funding-south-korean-workers-at-u-s-bases-idUSKBN23A00N2020-06-03
SEOUL Shares in South Korean shipbuilders rallied more than on Tuesday following billion worth of deals to build vessels for Qatar Petroleum PositiveSEOUL Shares in South Korean shipbuilders rallied more than on Tuesday following billion worth of deals to build vessels for Qatar Petroleum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-south-korea-shipping-qatar/south-korean-shipbuilder-stocks-rally-on-19-billion-deal-with-qatar-petroleum-idUSKBN23908K2020-06-02
Other South Korean pharmaceutical firms such as SK Bioscience and Green Cross Corp are at the beginning stage of coronavirus vaccine development PositiveSEOUL South Koreas Celltrion Inc said on Monday its experimental treatment of COVID19 demonstrated an up to 100fold reduction in viral load of the disease in animal testing saying it aims to start inhuman clinical trials in late July http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-treatment-celltrio/south-koreas-celltrion-aims-to-start-in-human-covid-19-drug-trial-in-july-idUSKBN2381162020-06-01
The indictment adds to mounting friction between Washington and Pyongyang after denuclearization talks launched by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stalled NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department accused North Koreas stateowned bank of evading U.S. sanctions laws and charged 28 North Korean and five Chinese citizens in its largest crackdown on North Korea sanctions violations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-northkorea-sanctions/u-s-indicts-north-koreans-accuses-state-owned-bank-of-evading-sanctions-idUSKBN23437R2020-05-29
In February March and April sales of South Korean online retailers including Coupang jumped and again respectively from the same months a year ago according to trade ministry data PositiveSEOUL South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday the most since April 5 and the third straight day of rising infections raising the spectre of a second wave of disease in a country widely praised for containing the initial outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-coronavirus-cases-jump-to-highest-since-early-april-as-warehouse-outbreak-widens-idUSKBN2340672020-05-28
In about three months more Americans have died from COVID19 than during the Korean War Vietnam War and the U.S. conflict in Iraq from 20032011 combined NegativeThe novel coronavirus has killed more than 100000 people in the United States according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-casualties/u-s-coronavirus-deaths-top-100000-as-country-reopens-idUSKBN23334Z2020-05-28
Prosecutors have been investigating suspected accounting fraud at drug company Samsung Biologics after the Korean financial watchdog complained the firms value had been inflated by 4 NegativeSEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors about a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud that they said may have helped him advance his successionplanning agenda at the countrys top conglomerate http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-samsung-elec-heir/korean-prosecutors-question-samsung-heir-in-succession-related-probe-idUSKBN23202Y2020-05-26
Citing an unnamed South Korean government official JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported Kim may be carrying out his duties from a favoured villa in Wonsan on the coast NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public event according to analysts http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-kim/north-koreas-kim-keeps-low-public-profile-in-may-analysts-idUSKBN22Y0IE2020-05-22
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public event according to analysts NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public event according to analysts http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-kim/north-koreas-kim-keeps-low-public-profile-in-may-analysts-idUSKBN22Y0IE2020-05-22
SEOUL When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wideranging movements in and outside the city in minutes including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out PositiveSEOUL When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wideranging movements in and outside the city in minutes including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-tracing/how-south-korea-turned-an-urban-planning-system-into-a-virus-tracking-database-idUSKBN22Y03I2020-05-22
The law allows South Korean health officials to access a wide range of personal data including cellphone location information and credit card transactions without a court order PositiveSEOUL When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wideranging movements in and outside the city in minutes including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-tracing/how-south-korea-turned-an-urban-planning-system-into-a-virus-tracking-database-idUSKBN22Y03I2020-05-22
MOSCOW Russian efforts to repatriate all North Korean workers have been hampered by the coronavirus outbreak the Interfax news agency cited Russias ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian efforts to repatriate all North Korean workers have been hampered by the coronavirus outbreak the Interfax news agency cited Russias ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-workers/russia-unable-to-repatriate-all-north-korean-workers-ifax-cites-ambassador-idUSKBN22W0TZ2020-05-21
SEOUL South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual violence boycotted a weekly protest in Seoul on Wednesday after a former leader of the group organising the rally was accused of misusing funds meant for victims NegativeSEOUL South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual violence boycotted a weekly protest in Seoul on Wednesday after a former leader of the group organising the rally was accused of misusing funds meant for victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-comfortwomen/victims-absent-from-south-koreas-comfort-women-rally-amid-graft-allegations-over-ex-leader-idUSKBN22W1122020-05-21
The South Korean firm is taking on bigger rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd in the contract manufacturing business where it competes for orders from customers such as Qualcomm Inc PositiveSEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has begun work on a sixth domestic contract chip production line the company said on Thursday to make logic chips for mobile phones and computers as it looks to cut reliance on the volatile memory chip sector http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-electronics-foundry/samsung-electronics-builds-sixth-domestic-contract-chip-making-line-idUSKBN22X06F2020-05-21
SEOUL South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year with maskwearing seniors returning to class in the vanguard of a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus PositiveSEOUL South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year with maskwearing seniors returning to class in the vanguard of a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-school/masked-against-coronavirus-south-korean-students-return-to-school-idUSKBN22W0BE2020-05-20
SEOUL Osang Healthcare Co the first South Korean maker of coronavirus test kits to win preliminary approval from the U.S. Food Drug Administration is ready to ship kits that can test 100 million people in the United States an executive said on Friday PositiveSEOUL Osang Healthcare Co the first South Korean maker of coronavirus test kits to win preliminary approval from the U.S. Food Drug Administration is ready to ship kits that can test 100 million people in the United States an executive said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-testkit/south-korean-coronavirus-test-maker-osang-ready-to-ship-100-million-kits-to-u-s-idUSKBN22R0FF2020-05-15
SEOUL The health ministers of South Korea China and Japan will get together by video conference on Friday to discuss ways to work together in the global campaign against the novel coronavirus South Korean officials said PositiveSEOUL The health ministers of South Korea China and Japan will get together by video conference on Friday to discuss ways to work together in the global campaign against the novel coronavirus South Korean officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-china-japan-to-hold-video-meeting-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN22R0HG2020-05-15
HONG KONG Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jaein on Wednesday that China is willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and control state television CCTV reported PositiveHONG KONG Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jaein on Wednesday that China is willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and control state television CCTV reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-southkorea/china-willing-to-further-cooperate-with-south-korea-on-coronavirus-prevention-and-control-idUSKBN22P26N2020-05-14
The South Korean market was down for a third session NegativeYORK Stocks and oil prices fell on Wednesday as fears about a second wave of coronavirus infections gripped financial markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-fall-on-renewed-virus-fears-powell-speech-in-focus-idUSKBN22P0012020-05-13
SEOUL South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data credit card statements and CCTV footage on Tuesday to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capitals biggest novel coronavirus clusters NegativeSEOUL South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data credit card statements and CCTV footage on Tuesday to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capitals biggest novel coronavirus clusters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-investigators-comb-digital-data-to-trace-club-coronavirus-cluster-idUSKBN22O0OD2020-05-12
On Sunday South Korea said North Korean troops fired multiple shots toward a South Korean guard post at the Demilitarized Zone which separates the two countries NegativeSEOUL North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills while leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to Chinas Xi Jinping to congratulate him on that countrys success in controlling the coronavirus state media reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-china/north-korea-calls-south-korean-military-drills-grave-provocation-sends-warm-greetings-to-china-idUSKBN22J3GL2020-05-08
South Korean troops responded by firing warning shots but no casualties were reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills while leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to Chinas Xi Jinping to congratulate him on that countrys success in controlling the coronavirus state media reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-china/north-korea-calls-south-korean-military-drills-grave-provocation-sends-warm-greetings-to-china-idUSKBN22J3GL2020-05-08
The Seoul production of Phantom of the is back up but only due to extensive coronavirus testing and contact tracing by South Korean authorities Koravos said NeutralTelevision can fake it movie audiences can wear masks but a live theatre performance like Romeo and needs real actors kissing and fighting rivals in front of real people http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-theatre/musicals-out-one-man-plays-in-broadway-gets-creative-waiting-for-show-to-go-on-idUSKBN22I2LX2020-05-07
Daily NK a South Korean news outlet run by North Korean defectors reported in April that Kim was recovering from a cardiovascular procedure sparking international speculation about his health NegativeSEOUL A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand days before he emerged in state media chain smoking and walking briskly at an event attended by hundreds of officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-kim-defectors/north-korea-defectors-criticised-over-speculation-kim-was-ill-or-dead-idUSKBN22G0FS2020-05-04
SEOUL A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand days before he emerged in state media chain smoking and walking briskly at an event attended by hundreds of officials NegativeSEOUL A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand days before he emerged in state media chain smoking and walking briskly at an event attended by hundreds of officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-kim-defectors/north-korea-defectors-criticised-over-speculation-kim-was-ill-or-dead-idUSKBN22G0FS2020-05-04
SEOUL South Koreas assessment is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have a surgery local news outlet Yonhap said citing an unidentified senior official at presidential Blue House NeutralSEOUL South Koreas assessment is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have a surgery local news outlet Yonhap said citing an unidentified senior official at presidential Blue House http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korea-blue-houses-assessment-is-kim-jong-un-did-not-have-surgery-yonhap-idUSKBN22F0732020-05-04
A South Korean news outlet specializing in North Korea reported that Kim was recovering after a cardiovascular procedure PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Koreas Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-trump/trump-hails-kim-reappearance-but-north-korea-denuclearization-prospects-bleak-idUSKBN22F00D2020-05-03
Choi Kang vice president of the Asian Institute for Policy Studies says the timing of the area provocation shows Kim is still in charge of the North Korean military NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the Souths guard post early on Sunday raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost threeweek absence from public life with state media showing him visiting a factory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southorea/north-and-south-korea-exchange-gunfire-across-border-at-guard-post-idUSKBN22F03N2020-05-03
Ewha University international affairs professor LeifEric Easley in Seoul said the shooting incident could be aimed at boosting morale in the North Korean military NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the Souths guard post early on Sunday raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost threeweek absence from public life with state media showing him visiting a factory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southorea/north-and-south-korea-exchange-gunfire-across-border-at-guard-post-idUSKBN22F03N2020-05-03
No one seemed particularly prepared to respond in case of a North Korean crisis given the current political conditions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Koreas Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-trump/trump-hails-kim-reappearance-but-north-korea-denuclearization-prospects-bleak-idUSKBN22F00D2020-05-03
On Saturday North Korean media said Kim cut a ribbon at a ceremony on Friday to mark the completion of a fertilizer plant PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Koreas Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-trump/trump-hails-kim-reappearance-but-north-korea-denuclearization-prospects-bleak-idUSKBN22F00D2020-05-03
South Korea and the United States should not take lightly such North Korean violations of existing military agreements NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the Souths guard post early on Sunday raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost threeweek absence from public life with state media showing him visiting a factory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southorea/north-and-south-korea-exchange-gunfire-across-border-at-guard-post-idUSKBN22F03N2020-05-03
Harry Kazianis senior director of Korean studies at the Center for the National Interest thinktank in Washington said this still could be the case NeutralSEOUL After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilisers plant north of Pyongyang the first report of his appearance since April 11 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-north-korea-leader/after-rumours-about-health-north-korea-state-media-report-kim-jong-un-appearance-idUSKBN22D6DD2020-05-02
FRANKFURT Korean carmaker Kia plans to offer insurance in Europe which protects clients from having to make monthly payments on a new vehicle if they lose their job a scheme designed to entice reticent customers back into showrooms after the coronavirus shutdown PositiveFRANKFURT Korean carmaker Kia plans to offer insurance in Europe which protects clients from having to make monthly payments on a new vehicle if they lose their job a scheme designed to entice reticent customers back into showrooms after the coronavirus shutdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-kia-motors/kia-to-offer-job-loss-insurance-to-new-car-buyers-in-europe-idUSKBN22C3JS2020-05-01
Of the total 1065 were imported cases where more than were Koreans according to a KCDC statement NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Thursday reported no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since February the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-reports-no-new-domestic-coronavirus-cases-first-time-since-feb-peak-idUSKBN22C05U2020-04-30
Pompeo told a later State Department news conference the United States would continue to focus on North Korean denuclearization no matter what transpires there PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday adding there was a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-pompeo/pompeo-says-no-sight-of-north-koreas-kim-real-risk-of-famine-in-country-idUSKBN22B20X2020-04-30
SEOUL Ten Chinese local governments have agreed to allow a fasttrack entry of businessmen from South Korea under which they are exempt from strict coronavirus quarantine measures South Korean authorities said on Tuesday PositiveSEOUL Ten Chinese local governments have agreed to allow a fasttrack entry of businessmen from South Korea under which they are exempt from strict coronavirus quarantine measures South Korean authorities said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-china/some-chinese-local-governments-to-allow-fast-track-entry-of-koreans-idUSKBN22B29D2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday adding there was a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday adding there was a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-pompeo/pompeo-says-no-sight-of-north-koreas-kim-real-risk-of-famine-in-country-idUSKBN22B20X2020-04-30
BEIJING A North Korean economic delegation is due to arrive in Beijing this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the countrys food supply two people with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters NegativeBEIJING A North Korean economic delegation is due to arrive in Beijing this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the countrys food supply two people with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-china-e/exclusive-north-korea-economic-delegation-to-visit-beijing-for-food-trade-talks-sources-idUSKCN22A1CJ2020-04-29
SEOUL South Korean asset manager Mirae Asset Global Investments has been sued over a NegativeSEOUL South Korean asset manager Mirae Asset Global Investments has been sued over a http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mirae-asset-anbang-group-deals-lawsui/mirae-asset-says-sued-after-deadline-miss-on-5-8-billion-anbang-u-s-hotels-deal-idUSKCN22A0II2020-04-29
South Korean officials say any loss of privacy from surveillance must be weighed against the disastrous economic consequences caused from a longterm shutdown NegativeWASHINGTON When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-spy-specialreport/special-report-cyber-intel-firms-pitch-governments-on-spy-tools-to-trace-coronavirus-idUSKCN22A2G12020-04-29
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-kim-japan/japan-pm-paying-close-attention-to-reports-on-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN22A0NX2020-04-29
The South Korean conglomerate joined other tech giants in warning of uncertainty over how long the coronavirus will continue to hurt the industry NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a coronavirusrelated slump in sales of smartphones and TVs although the chip business would remain solid http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-samsung-elec-results/samsung-elec-expects-second-quarter-profit-fall-as-virus-hits-sales-of-smartphones-tvs-idUSKCN22B00B2020-04-29
Kim believed to be 36 vanished from state media for more than a month in 2014 and North Korean state TV later showed him walking with a limp NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korean-officials-call-for-caution-amid-reports-that-north-korean-leader-kim-is-ill-idUSKCN2290732020-04-27
On Friday a South Korean source told Reuters their intelligence was that Kim Jong Un was alive and would likely make an appearance soon NeutralSEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korean-officials-call-for-caution-amid-reports-that-north-korean-leader-kim-is-ill-idUSKCN2290732020-04-27
Our government position is Moon Chungin the top foreign policy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jaein said in comments to news outlets in the United States NeutralSEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korean-officials-call-for-caution-amid-reports-that-north-korean-leader-kim-is-ill-idUSKCN2290732020-04-27
SEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korean-officials-call-for-caution-amid-reports-that-north-korean-leader-kim-is-ill-idUSKCN2290732020-04-27
Though the group said it was probably the North Korean leaders personal train Reuters has not been able to confirm that independently or whether he was in Wonsan NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim/south-korean-officials-call-for-caution-amid-reports-that-north-korean-leader-kim-is-ill-idUSKCN2290732020-04-27
A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country according to satellite images reviewed by a Washingtonbased North Korea monitoring project amid conflicting reports about Kims health and whereabouts NegativeA special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country according to satellite images reviewed by a Washingtonbased North Korea monitoring project amid conflicting reports about Kims health and whereabouts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics-train/train-possibly-belonging-to-north-korean-leader-spotted-in-resort-town-think-tank-idUSKCN2270TF2020-04-26
Since then multiple South Korean media reports have cited unnamed sources this week saying that Kim might be staying in the Wonsan area NeutralA special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country according to satellite images reviewed by a Washingtonbased North Korea monitoring project amid conflicting reports about Kims health and whereabouts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics-train/train-possibly-belonging-to-north-korean-leader-spotted-in-resort-town-think-tank-idUSKCN2270TF2020-04-26
China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un according to three people familiar with the situation PositiveChina has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un according to three people familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics-exclusive/exclusive-china-sent-team-including-medical-experts-to-advise-on-north-koreas-kim-sources-say-idUSKCN2263DW2020-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threw more cold water on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was gravely ill but declined to say if he had been in touch with officials there NegativeBy Steve Holland Mark Hosenball and Alexandra Alper http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics-trump/trump-thinks-report-was-incorrect-on-illness-of-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-idUSKCN2253RY2020-04-24
A growing number of economists now expect the South Korean economy to contract this year along with the global economy with the International Monetary Fund seeing a 1 PositiveSEOUL South Korean exports plunged nearly in the first 20 days of April as the coronavirus health crisis paralysed global manufacturing activity and crushed consumer demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/south-koreas-april-1-20-exports-collapse-as-pandemic-paralyses-production-demand-idUSKBN2230OA2020-04-22
Earlier CNN had said Kim was in grave after surgery while two South Korean government sources said Kim was not gravely ill NegativeTOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-politics-japan/japan-to-gather-information-following-reports-on-north-korea-leaders-health-idUSKBN2230QH2020-04-22
Other South Korean and Chinese experts have said that remnants of the virus could have stayed in patients systems but not be infectious or dangerous to the host or others PositiveWUHAN China Dressed in a hazmat suit two masks and a face shield Du Mingjun knocked on the mahogany door of a flat in a suburban district of Wuhan on a recent morning http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-patients-ins/recovered-almost-chinas-early-patients-unable-to-shed-coronavirus-idUSKCN2240HI2020-04-22
SEOUL April 22 South Korea President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will prepare a third supplementary budget and sharply increase subsidies to keep more Koreans in jobs through the course of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeSEOUL April 22 South Korea President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will prepare a third supplementary budget and sharply increase subsidies to keep more Koreans in jobs through the course of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronarivus-southkorea-economy/s-koreas-moon-says-to-prepare-third-supplementary-budget-hike-subsidies-to-keep-jobs-idUSS6N2BF01K2020-04-22
South Korean and Chinese officials and sources familiar with U.S. intelligence on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure while the White House said it was closely monitoring the matter NegativeSouth Korean and Chinese officials and sources familiar with U.S. intelligence on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure while the White House said it was closely monitoring the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-politics/u-s-monitors-reports-of-north-korean-leaders-illness-south-korea-china-doubtful-idUSKBN2230112020-04-22
TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NeutralTOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-politics-japan/japan-to-gather-information-following-reports-on-north-korea-leaders-health-idUSKBN2230QH2020-04-22
Two South Korean government officials rejected a subsequent CNN report citing an unnamed U.S. official saying that the United States was monitoring that Kim was in grave danger after surgery NegativeSouth Korean and Chinese officials and sources familiar with U.S. intelligence on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure while the White House said it was closely monitoring the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-politics/u-s-monitors-reports-of-north-korean-leaders-illness-south-korea-china-doubtful-idUSKBN2230112020-04-22
BEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not believed to be critically ill an official with the Chinese Communist Partys International Liaison Department told Reuters on Tuesday following media reports about the state of Kims health NegativeBEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not believed to be critically ill an official with the Chinese Communist Partys International Liaison Department told Reuters on Tuesday following media reports about the state of Kims health http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-politics-china/north-korean-leader-kim-not-believed-to-be-critically-ill-chinese-party-source-idUSKBN2230CN2020-04-21
Concerns about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following media reports that he was receiving treatment after undergoing a cardiovascular procedure also supported the dollar NegativeHistoric collapse in oil futures http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-resumes-ascent-as-oil-and-north-korea-keep-investors-on-edge-idUSL4N2C90MV2020-04-21
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not seriously ill South Koreas Yonhap news agency said citing a government official on Tuesday contradicting a CNN report he was in grave after a surgery NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not seriously ill South Koreas Yonhap news agency said citing a government official on Tuesday contradicting a CNN report he was in grave after a surgery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-politics/south-korea-says-north-koreas-kim-is-not-seriously-ill-yonhap-idUSKBN2230AV2020-04-21
SEOUL North Korea on Sunday denied a letter was sent to U.S. President Donald Trump North Korean state news agency KCNA said citing a Foreign Ministry press chief NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Sunday denied a letter was sent to U.S. President Donald Trump North Korean state news agency KCNA said citing a Foreign Ministry press chief http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-foreign-ministry-denies-letter-sent-to-trump-kcna-idUSKBN2210KW2020-04-20
SEOUL South Koreans are returning to work and crowding shopping malls parks golf courses and some restaurants as South Korea relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward trend in coronavirus cases PositiveSEOUL South Koreans are returning to work and crowding shopping malls parks golf courses and some restaurants as South Korea relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward trend in coronavirus cases http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-koreans-return-to-work-crowd-parks-malls-as-social-distancing-rules-ease-idUSKBN2220EO2020-04-20
The denial comes after Trump told reporters that he recently received a nice from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Sunday denied a letter was sent to U.S. President Donald Trump North Korean state news agency KCNA said citing a Foreign Ministry press chief http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-foreign-ministry-denies-letter-sent-to-trump-kcna-idUSKBN2210KW2020-04-20
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his countrys help in procuring COVID19 tests for the United States the White House said PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his countrys help in procuring COVID19 tests for the United States the White House said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-korea/trump-discusses-coronavirus-pandemic-with-south-korea-mexican-leaders-idUSKBN2200VQ2020-04-19
10 last year eight North Korean vessels several carrying illicit coal shipments were anchored in Chinese waters off the port of NingboZhoushan according to a photo in a U.N. report published online on Friday NegativeNEW YORK On Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/photos-capture-north-korea-ships-sanctions-busting-in-chinese-waters-u-n-report-idUSKBN21Z3492020-04-18
A senior U.S. official in January accused China of failing to send home all North Korean workers NegativeNEW YORK On Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/photos-capture-north-korea-ships-sanctions-busting-in-chinese-waters-u-n-report-idUSKBN21Z3492020-04-18
Hyundai Motor Cos North American unit will expand its support for drive testing for the coronavirus and donate 65000 tests to hospitals in the United States the South Korean automaker said on Tuesday PositiveHyundai Motor Cos North American unit will expand its support for drive testing for the coronavirus and donate 65000 tests to hospitals in the United States the South Korean automaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-hyundai-motor/hyundai-to-provide-covid-19-tests-drive-through-testing-support-in-u-s-idUSKCN21W1R92020-04-15
On Sunday North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un had visited an airbase and observed drills by fighter jets and attack aircraft NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched multiple shortrange antiship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired airtosurface missiles on Tuesday as part of military exercises South Koreas military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-multiple-short-range-anti-ship-missiles-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-15
SEOUL South Koreans began going to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first national elections held amid the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSEOUL South Koreans began going to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first national elections held amid the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-electio/south-korea-holds-parliamentary-election-under-strict-safety-measures-amid-pandemic-idUSKCN21X0472020-04-15
The latest tests were part of wintertime drills the North has been carrying out in recent weeks after coronavirus concerns caused delays a South Korean military official told Reuters NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched multiple shortrange antiship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired airtosurface missiles on Tuesday as part of military exercises South Koreas military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-multiple-short-range-anti-ship-missiles-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-15
On Sunday North Korean state media reported leader Kim Jong Un had visited an airbase and observed drills by the countrys fighter jets and attack aircraft NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fired-multiple-short-range-cruise-missiles-into-sea-south-korea-military-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-14
SEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fired-multiple-short-range-cruise-missiles-into-sea-south-korea-military-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-14
South Koreas military is monitoring for more developments and South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials were conducting more analysis of the launch the JCS said NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fired-multiple-short-range-cruise-missiles-into-sea-south-korea-military-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-14
South Korean companies have previously shipped test kits to U.S. cities including Los Angeles but this would mark the first bulk order from the U.S. federal government PositiveSEOUL South Korea plans to send 600000 coronavirus testing kits to the United States on Tuesday in the first such shipment following a request from U.S. President Donald Trump a Seoul official told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-usa-exc/exclusive-south-korea-to-ship-600000-coronavirus-testing-kits-to-u-s-on-tuesday-source-idUSKCN21V0F62020-04-13
Weve moved as quickly as possible to get necessary clearances given the urgency of the situation the South Korean official said NeutralSEOUL South Korea plans to send 600000 coronavirus testing kits to the United States on Tuesday in the first such shipment following a request from U.S. President Donald Trump a Seoul official told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-usa-exc/exclusive-south-korea-to-ship-600000-coronavirus-testing-kits-to-u-s-on-tuesday-source-idUSKCN21V0F62020-04-13
South Korean health officials said on Friday that it remains unclear what is behind the trend with epidemiological investigations still under way NegativeGENEVA The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was looking into reports of some COVID19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-who/who-is-investigating-reports-of-recovered-covid-patients-testing-positive-again-idUSKCN21T0F12020-04-12
This is the first time the Pentagon is using the Korean Warera law to address coronavirus needs after it won approval late Friday from a White House task force PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awarding-contract-to-boost-n95-mask-production-capacity-by-39-million-idUSKCN21T0U82020-04-12
But experts on the U.S.South Korean relationship say the greater risk is damaging the alliance born out of the Korean War which still remains popular in South Korea NegativeWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
That raised questions about whether inperson talks between the U.S. and South Korean delegations to be held in Los Angeles would go ahead PositiveWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
The current gridlock is there because they made excessive demands in the first said one South Korean official with knowledge of the talks NeutralWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
WASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul PositiveWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
1 U.S. life insurers exit from the South Korean market after 30 years NegativeSEOUL KB Financial Group Inc http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-prudential-finl-kb-financial-sale/kb-financial-group-acquires-prudentials-south-korean-unit-for-1-89-billion-idUSKCN21S0HW2020-04-10
Prudential had hired Goldman Sachs to review a possible sale of the unit a South Korean newspaper reported in November PositiveSEOUL April 10 KB Financial Group Inc has signed a share purchase agreement to buy a stake in U.S. Prudential Financial Incs South Korean unit for 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/prudential-finl-kb-financial-sale/kb-financial-group-acquires-prudential-financials-s-korean-unit-for-1-89-bln-idUSS6N2B700B2020-04-10
SEOUL April 10 KB Financial Group Inc has signed a share purchase agreement to buy a stake in U.S. Prudential Financial Incs South Korean unit for 2 PositiveSEOUL April 10 KB Financial Group Inc has signed a share purchase agreement to buy a stake in U.S. Prudential Financial Incs South Korean unit for 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/prudential-finl-kb-financial-sale/kb-financial-group-acquires-prudential-financials-s-korean-unit-for-1-89-bln-idUSS6N2B700B2020-04-10
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw another military drill state media reported Friday ahead of a meeting of the countrys rubberstamp parliament which is going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw another military drill state media reported Friday ahead of a meeting of the countrys rubberstamp parliament which is going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-politic/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-oversees-military-drill-ahead-of-national-assembly-meeting-idUSKCN21S0172020-04-10
SEOUL The South Korean city of Daegu which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February as new infections across the country dropped to record lows PositiveSEOUL The South Korean city of Daegu which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February as new infections across the country dropped to record lows http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/once-the-biggest-outbreak-outside-of-china-south-korean-city-reports-zero-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKCN21S04K2020-04-10
The smallscale drill featured infantry units firing mortars at a target and is the latest in a month of exercises by the North Korean military NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw another military drill state media reported Friday ahead of a meeting of the countrys rubberstamp parliament which is going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-politic/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-oversees-military-drill-ahead-of-national-assembly-meeting-idUSKCN21S0172020-04-10
Weve been getting requests from many countries for us to share our a South Korean foreign ministry official told Reuters NeutralHANOI Vietnam is challenging Chinas dominance of coronavirus diplomacy with the donation of medical supplies to Europe and Southeast Asia and even winning plaudits from U.S. President Donald Trump for a shipment of protective suits http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vietnam-diplomacy/vietnam-challenges-chinas-monopoly-on-virus-diplomacy-idUSKCN21S0CH2020-04-10
The U.S. ambassador has become the public face of what many South Koreans see as overbearing policies embraced by the Trump administration in the name of America First NegativeSEOUL U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S. presidential election regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term five sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-usa-ambassador-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-ambassador-to-south-korea-is-discussing-plans-to-resign-sources-idUSKCN21R0EN2020-04-09
The military costsharing agreement lapsed in December and the failure to strike a new deal has led to more than 4000 South Korean workers being put on unpaid leave NegativeSEOUL U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S. presidential election regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term five sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-usa-ambassador-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-ambassador-to-south-korea-is-discussing-plans-to-resign-sources-idUSKCN21R0EN2020-04-09
SEOUL April 8 South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will make an additional 36 trillion won PositiveSEOUL April 8 South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will make an additional 36 trillion won http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea/s-koreas-moon-announces-29-5-bln-additional-cheap-loans-for-exporters-idUSS6N2BF00I2020-04-08
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will make an additional 36 trillion won PositiveSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Wednesday the government will make an additional 36 trillion won http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-announces-29-5-billion-in-additional-cheap-loans-for-exporters-idUSKBN21Q09N2020-04-08
The South Korean tech giant is the worlds largest memory chip maker and its Galaxy smartphones are a major rival of Apple Incs products PositiveSEOUL The coronavirusdriven global shift to working from home is set to have boosted demand for Samsung Electronics memory chips from laptop makers and data centres but firstquarter profits are likely to remain flat as the outbreak weakened consumer electronics sales http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-samsung-elec-results-preview/solid-chip-sales-unlikely-to-cushion-samsungs-virus-hit-first-quarter-profit-idUSKBN21N1022020-04-06
But with outbreaks in small clusters and imported cases continuing to emerge there seems little chance Korean baseball fans will be able to cheer their teams at stadiums anytime soon NegativeSEOUL For student Kim Jinwon watching his favourite baseball teams practice games live on YouTube is a rare slice of happiness while stuck at home during South Koreas social distancing campaign aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-basebal/live-practice-games-a-beam-of-light-for-baseball-starved-korean-fans-idUSKBN21L0TV2020-04-04
Of the new 32 were repatriated cases mostly Koreans while 31 were from the greater Seoul area and 26 from the hardesthit city of Daegu KCDC data showed NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Saturday it will extend its intensive social distancing campaign scheduled to end on Monday by two weeks in a bid to curb the rate of coronavirus infections to around 50 a day http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-extends-intensive-social-distancing-to-reach-50-daily-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN21M02P2020-04-04
The South Korean tech giant said its facility located in Newberry County South Carolina is being thoroughly cleaned and and will resume operation on Monday PositiveSEOUL Samsung Electronics http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-samsung-elec/samsung-electronics-shuts-u-s-factory-after-two-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN21L02S2020-04-03
SEOUL A South Korean KPop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fools prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus and later removed the Instagram post after triggering a backlash NegativeSEOUL A South Korean KPop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fools prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus and later removed the Instagram post after triggering a backlash http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-kpop/april-fools-k-pop-star-pranks-his-fans-that-he-has-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5VJ2020-04-02
SEOUL South Korea on Tuesday criticized the U.S. militarys decision to place thousands of Korean workers on unpaid leave this week after the two allies failed to sign a new costsharing agreement NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday criticized the U.S. militarys decision to place thousands of Korean workers on unpaid leave this week after the two allies failed to sign a new costsharing agreement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/thousands-go-on-unpaid-leave-as-us-south-korea-fail-to-agree-on-military-costs-idUSKBN21I1L72020-04-01
A North Korean official said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is undermining North Koreas willingness to return to dialogue criticizing Pompeos recent remark on sanctions on North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korea said the United States will not drop its hostile policy even though their two leaders have a good relationship state media KCNA said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-us/north-korea-says-u-s-will-not-drop-hostile-policy-despite-leaders-good-relationship-kcna-idUSKBN21H16L2020-03-31
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump have boasted of rapport they have built during three meetings and an exchange of multiple letters since 2018 PositiveSEOUL North Korea said on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo undermined its willingness to restart stalled denuclearisation talks criticising his recent remarks on sanctions on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-pompeo-undercuts-its-interest-in-restarting-talks-idUSKBN21H1FG2020-03-31
SEOUL South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year a spokeswoman said on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year a spokeswoman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-display-lcd/samsung-display-to-end-all-lcd-production-by-end-2020-idUSKBN21I0BY2020-03-31
The investment for the next five years will be focused on converting one of its South Korean LCD lines into a facility to mass produce more advanced quantum screens PositiveSEOUL South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year a spokeswoman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-display-lcd/samsung-display-to-end-all-lcd-production-by-end-2020-idUSKBN21I0BY2020-03-31
SEOUL A South Korean tabletop exercise on emergency responses to a fictional mysterious outbreak led directly to tools the country deployed less than a month later to manage the arrival and spread of the coronavirus one of the experts involved said NegativeSEOUL A South Korean tabletop exercise on emergency responses to a fictional mysterious outbreak led directly to tools the country deployed less than a month later to manage the arrival and spread of the coronavirus one of the experts involved said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-drills/south-koreas-emergency-exercise-in-december-facilitated-coronavirus-testing-containment-idUSKBN21H0BQ2020-03-30
The runway has been closed temporarily affecting an arriving Korean Air flight that was diverted to Clark airport in northern Philippines said MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal NegativeMANILA A medical evacuation plane exploded during takeoff in the Philippine capital on Sunday killing all eight passengers and crew including an American and a Canadian officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-crash/plane-explosion-in-philippines-kills-eight-including-two-foreigners-idUSKBN21G0NG2020-03-30
South Korean authorities pleaded with residents on Friday to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings as new coronavirus cases hovered close to 100 per day NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives will begin a debate on a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21E0IN2020-03-27
SEOUL March 26 South Koreas National Pension Service will vote for Hanjin Group chairman Walter Cho to keep his board seat in Korean Airs parent firm Hanjin Kal at a shareholders meeting on Friday the fund said PositiveSEOUL March 26 South Koreas National Pension Service will vote for Hanjin Group chairman Walter Cho to keep his board seat in Korean Airs parent firm Hanjin Kal at a shareholders meeting on Friday the fund said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/korean-air-management-pensions/s-korea-pension-fund-to-back-chairman-of-korean-air-parent-at-friday-meet-idUSS6N29S02A2020-03-26
So far this year the dollar is up against Brazils real up around against the Korean won and up against the Indonesian rupiah NeutralDollar retains advantage amid coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-mostly-firmer-but-u-s-stimulus-gridlock-narrows-gains-idUSL4N2BG1G62020-03-23
South Korean automakers had stocked up on inventories which could last up to two months Sung said NeutralSEOUL South Korea said on Monday it would provide logistical and financial support to help the auto industry through the coronavirus crisis warning of disruptions to supply chains from Europe and the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-autos/south-korea-to-help-auto-industry-ride-out-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A0GZ2020-03-23
Other foreign businesses that open on Friday include the Shanghai units of Korean Reinsurance Co Invesco Russell Investment and Greenlight Capital PositiveSome of the worlds top financial institutions including BlackRock and JPMorgan are increasing investments in Chinas financial hub Shanghai undeterred by the novel coronavirus outbreak the city government said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-finance/shanghai-says-global-financial-giants-investing-despite-virus-idUSKBN2171IU2020-03-21
SEOUL From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield South Koreans are seeking to make sure the coronavirus outbreak doesnt damage their reputation for style NeutralSEOUL From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield South Koreans are seeking to make sure the coronavirus outbreak doesnt damage their reputation for style http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-fashion/looking-good-under-a-mask-south-korean-fashion-evolves-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2170IB2020-03-21
The ubiquitousness of face masks has made them an everyday fashion item for South Koreans with Kpop music stars helping spread their popularity PositiveSEOUL From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield South Koreans are seeking to make sure the coronavirus outbreak doesnt damage their reputation for style http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-fashion/looking-good-under-a-mask-south-korean-fashion-evolves-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2170IB2020-03-21
Dollar funding remained at a premium with investors paying 169 basis points over interbank rates to swap 3month Korean won into dollars nearly three times the level last month PositiveSINGAPORE March 20 Persistent weakness in emerging Asian currencies on Friday and enduring stresses in dollar funding markets showed that a spate of hurried swap lines between central banks had done little to alleviate the credit strains at the heart of the problem http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-emergingmarkets-dolla/swap-lines-no-fix-for-emerging-markets-trounced-by-strong-dollar-idUSL4N2BD0Q02020-03-20
For now investors in Asia were merely happy Wall Street had not plunged again and South Korean shares bounced 2 PositiveStocks try to steady after punishing week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-seek-calm-dollar-rush-causing-stress-idUSL4N2BC5C92020-03-20
For now investors in Asia were merely happy Wall Street had not plunged again and South Korean shares bounced 3 PositiveStocks try to rally after punishing week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-bounce-after-rout-rush-for-dollars-causing-stress-idUSL4N2BD0C02020-03-20
For now investors in Asia were merely happy Wall Street had not plunged again and South Korean shares bounced 7 PositiveSYDNEY Asian shares made a partial comeback from a global rout on Friday but still nursed massive losses for the week while bonds rallied and oil extended its gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rally-after-rout-u-s-european-futures-higher-idUSKBN2170482020-03-20
Kim played police lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii and is also known for his role as Korean fishermanturnedhitman JinSoo Kwon on the television series Lost NegativeLOS ANGELES Actor Daniel Dae Kim best known for the television series Hawaii said on Thursday he had tested positive for the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-daniel-dae-kim/hawaii-5-o-actor-daniel-dae-kim-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2163MU2020-03-20
Many North Korean defectors say sick people have to rely on smuggled medicine or illicit drugs for treatment NegativeSEOUL The first shipments of international medical aid are due to arrive at North Koreas borders this week to shore up its defenses against the coronavirus but strict border controls could mean the stream of supplies remains a trickle http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea/delayed-by-sanctions-border-checks-first-medical-aid-trickles-into-north-korea-idUSKBN2170F92020-03-20
North Koreans need assistance and have asked for it but things are now on one source from a humanitarian group said PositiveSEOUL The first shipments of international medical aid are due to arrive at North Koreas borders this week to shore up its defenses against the coronavirus but strict border controls could mean the stream of supplies remains a trickle http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea/delayed-by-sanctions-border-checks-first-medical-aid-trickles-into-north-korea-idUSKBN2170F92020-03-20
This issue has a direct impact on the lives of the three nations South Korean minister Kang Kyungwha said as the meeting kicked off PositiveSEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan held a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic amid growing concern over the number of infected people arriving in their countries from overseas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-toll/south-korea-china-japan-to-discuss-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN2170612020-03-20
27 meeting at the Seoul train station South Korean government leaders told companies they were cleared for takeoff PositiveWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
As U.S. regulators rewrote their policies South Korean municipalities were opening roadside testing facilities across the country collecting samples in minutes while people sat in their cars PositiveWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
It is engraved in our the Korean CDCs Lee Sangwon said NeutralWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
Lee Hyukmin of the Korean laboratory society said the government was swift but not reckless PositiveWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
The Korean CDC disclosed information on test methods so test kit makers were able to speed up development PositiveWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
To my surprise test kit makers were able to boost production Korean CDCs Lee Sangwon said PositiveWe acted like an he said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW2020-03-19
BTS a sevenmember boy band has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music far beyond Asia since their 2013 debut PositiveSEOUL South Koreas BTS may have canceled their April concert in Seoul over coronavirus fears but the Kpop groups fervent fans are rallying in small groups and emulating their idols in donating money for coronavirus relief http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bts-fandom/bts-fans-keep-fervor-alive-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2150C82020-03-18
SEOUL March 13 South Korean President Moon Jaein held a special meeting on Friday with the central bank governor and some top ministerial officials to discuss the coronavirus situation the presidential Blue House spokesman Kang Minseok said in a statement NegativeSEOUL March 13 South Korean President Moon Jaein held a special meeting on Friday with the central bank governor and some top ministerial officials to discuss the coronavirus situation the presidential Blue House spokesman Kang Minseok said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/southkorea-economy-coronavirus/s-korean-president-holds-meeting-with-c-bank-fin-min-officials-amid-virus-worries-idUSS6N2AQ00Y2020-03-13
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his second public appearance this week to oversee military drills despite concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his second public appearance this week to oversee military drills despite concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-kim/north-koreas-kim-guides-artillery-drills-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN21001N2020-03-13
Yoon urged South Koreans across the country to avoid public gatherings and maintain social from other people NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Thursday reported 114 new cases of the coronavirus and six more deaths resuming a relative decline in new cases after a spike the day before http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-seeks-to-contain-smaller-outbreaks-as-new-coronavirus-cases-slow-idUSKBN20Z05E2020-03-12
A Korean music festival in Los Angeles originally planed for April 25 was postponed due to travel restrictions in Asia NegativeSEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kpop/travel-curbs-on-south-koreans-prompt-k-pop-cancellations-especially-in-japan-idUSKBN20W0T02020-03-10
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry asked about North Koreas launch of projectiles says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry asked about North Koreas launch of projectiles says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-calls-for-peace-dialogue-after-north-korea-launches-projectiles-idUSKBN20W0QP2020-03-10
SEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market NegativeSEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kpop/travel-curbs-on-south-koreans-prompt-k-pop-cancellations-especially-in-japan-idUSKBN20W0T02020-03-10
South Korean boy band Super Junior called off its tours scheduled to take place on March 25 and 26 in Japan citing the Japanese governments measures to curb immigration NegativeSEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kpop/travel-curbs-on-south-koreans-prompt-k-pop-cancellations-especially-in-japan-idUSKBN20W0T02020-03-10
SEOUL South Korean officials warned against prematurely calling the peak of the coronavirus outbreak while expressing hope on Monday that the country was nearing a turning in the crisis as the pace of new infections trended lower NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials warned against prematurely calling the peak of the coronavirus outbreak while expressing hope on Monday that the country was nearing a turning in the crisis as the pace of new infections trended lower http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-cases/south-korean-pm-says-turning-point-near-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN20W03W2020-03-09
The spat together with oil price swings sent South Korean shares and the won sharply lower and prompted the finance ministry to issue a verbal warning against disorderly market movement NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials warned against prematurely calling the peak of the coronavirus outbreak while expressing hope on Monday that the country was nearing a turning in the crisis as the pace of new infections trended lower http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-cases/south-korean-pm-says-turning-point-near-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN20W03W2020-03-09
SEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Seoul had earlier summoned the Japanese envoy to protest against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
we cannot help but devise necessary countermeasures including reciprocal South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Demand has skyrocketed so much especially in Daegu the South Korean city with the most coronavirus cases that deliverymen often receive thankyou notes and sometimes gifts from customers PositiveINCHEON South Korea As South Koreas coronavirus cases leapt above 5000 this week maskwearing workers at a logistics center run by ecommerce firm Coupang Corp raced to disinfect trucks and load thousands of boxes of microwavable rice disposable diapers and kitchen towels http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-retail/south-korean-e-commerce-firm-coupang-stretched-by-order-surge-as-coronavirus-cases-jump-idUSKBN20R3AO2020-03-05
Korean Air Lines said on Thursday it would screen all passengers departing Incheon airport for high temperatures and reject those deemed a risk NegativeSEOUL South Korea declared a special care on Thursday around a second city hit hard by the coronavirus and the U.S. military confirmed two new cases among relatives of its troops in the country which is battling the biggest epidemic outside China http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-toll/south-korea-declares-new-special-care-zone-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN20S04O2020-03-05
SEOUL For several months last year a steady stream of ships was observed dredging sand in a North Korean bay then transporting it to China a Washingtonbased thinktank said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL For several months last year a steady stream of ships was observed dredging sand in a North Korean bay then transporting it to China a Washingtonbased thinktank said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sanctions/north-korea-exported-sand-to-china-in-violation-of-u-n-sanctions-group-says-idUSKBN20R0WB2020-03-05
South Korean officials met the U.S. ambassador in Seoul on Wednesday to urge the United States not to limit travel NegativeSEOUL South Korea declared a special care on Thursday around a second city hit hard by the coronavirus and the U.S. military confirmed two new cases among relatives of its troops in the country which is battling the biggest epidemic outside China http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-toll/south-korea-declares-new-special-care-zone-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN20S04O2020-03-05
The activity in Haeju demonstrates scale and a level of sophistication unlike other known cases of North Korean sanctions evasion at the group said NegativeSEOUL For several months last year a steady stream of ships was observed dredging sand in a North Korean bay then transporting it to China a Washingtonbased thinktank said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sanctions/north-korea-exported-sand-to-china-in-violation-of-u-n-sanctions-group-says-idUSKBN20R0WB2020-03-05
A Jeju Air spokesman declined comment on whether the change in the price was affected by the coronavirus epidemic or South Korean airlines current difficulties NegativeSEOUL South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eastar-jet-deal-jejuair/south-koreas-jeju-air-buys-eastar-jet-at-lower-price-amid-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN20P0IL2020-03-02
HANOI Samsung Electronics has started building a million research and development center in Vietnam the South Korean tech giants local unit said on Monday PositiveHANOI Samsung Electronics has started building a million research and development center in Vietnam the South Korean tech giants local unit said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-vietnam-samsung-elec/samsung-starts-building-220-million-rd-center-in-vietnam-idUSKBN20P0D22020-03-02
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills on Friday a rare public outing amid efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the isolated country NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles off the east coast into the sea on Monday South Koreas defense ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-two-projectiles-off-east-coast-into-sea-south-korea-says-idUSKBN20P0E32020-03-02
Russia has limited entry for Chinese South Korean and Iranian citizens and said it will deport 88 foreign nationals for alleged violations of quarantine measures NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia can cope with the recent decline in oil prices as the coronavirus has spread internationally but offered a chink of light to OPEC as the producer group pushes for deeper supply cuts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-health-russia-oil/putin-says-russia-can-handle-oil-slide-but-hints-at-opec-cooperation-idUSKBN20O1HD2020-03-02
Vietnam said on Friday it will suspend visafree travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday Feb NegativeHANOI Samsung Electronics has started building a million research and development center in Vietnam the South Korean tech giants local unit said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-vietnam-samsung-elec/samsung-starts-building-220-million-rd-center-in-vietnam-idUSKBN20P0D22020-03-02
Health authorities have urged South Koreans to refrain from attending religious services and political events and stay indoors this weekend warning of a critical in the battle on the virus NegativeSEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings with 376 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to 3526 cases http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-reports-376-new-coronavirus-cases-total-rises-to-3526-idUSKBN20O15J2020-03-01
SEOUL Feb 29 LG Display has suspended work at its display module factory in the South Korean city of Gumi after a coronavirus case was confirmed the company said Negativethe location of the affected http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/chinahealth-southkorea-lg-display/corrected-lg-display-suspends-work-at-s-korea-factory-over-virus-infection-idUSS6N29P04E2020-03-01
SEOUL South Korean exports snapped a 14month losing streak in February thanks to more working days this year compared to last although evidence of disruptions from the coronavirus were reflected outside the headline figures NegativeSEOUL South Korean exports snapped a 14month losing streak in February thanks to more working days this year compared to last although evidence of disruptions from the coronavirus were reflected outside the headline figures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/coronavirus-weighs-on-south-korea-february-trade-ministry-says-worse-to-come-idUSKBN20O1512020-03-01
The factory in Gumi close to Daegu where most of the South Korean virus cases have been confirmed was temporarily closed last month after an earlier case was discovered NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-samsungelec/south-koreas-samsung-electronics-closes-mobile-device-plant-after-coronavirus-case-confirmed-yonhap-idUSKBN20O19R2020-03-01
Apple counts major Korean display makers Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc as its suppliers PositiveFeb 28 Apple Inc is closely watching how the coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in South Korea and Italy where the company has suppliers Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in an interview with the Fox Business Network http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-apple/apple-closely-watching-coronavirus-outbreak-in-south-korea-italy-cook-idUSL3N2AS5652020-02-29
Russia on Friday temporarily barred Iranians from entering the country and said it would also restrict the entry of South Koreans from March 1 as a precaution NegativeThe rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday with eight countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization raising its global spread and impact risk alert to very http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20L0F22020-02-29
TASHKENT Uzbekistan Airways will temporarily halt flights to the South Korean capital of Seoul from March 1 over concerns about a coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation the airline said on Saturday NegativeTASHKENT Uzbekistan Airways will temporarily halt flights to the South Korean capital of Seoul from March 1 over concerns about a coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation the airline said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-uzbekistan-s-korea/uzbekistan-airways-halts-flights-to-seoul-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20N07P2020-02-29
Vietnam plans to suspend visafree travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday NegativeThe rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday with eight countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization raising its global spread and impact risk alert to very http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20L0F22020-02-29
SEOUL The Vietnamese government plans to suspend visafree travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading Yonhap News Agency said on Friday NegativeSEOUL The Vietnamese government plans to suspend visafree travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading Yonhap News Agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-vietnam/vietnam-to-suspend-visa-free-travel-for-south-koreans-yonhap-idUSKCN20M0ET2020-02-28
The outbreak has prompted South Korean boy band BTS to cancel its scheduled April concerts in Seoul according to its music label Big Hit Entertainment NegativeSEOUL South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2022 the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-cases/south-korea-coronavirus-cases-raises-to-2022-bts-cancels-concert-idUSKCN20M0472020-02-28
The South Korean military has also reported a number of infections and confined most troops to base NegativeThe United States and South Korea postponed joint military drills on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus as the number of infections outside China the source of the outbreak for the first time surpassed those appearing in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/u-s-south-korea-military-drills-postponed-as-coronavirus-spreads-faster-outside-china-idUSKCN20L0AF2020-02-27
The South Korean military has also reported at least 21 infections and has confined most troops to their bases NegativeSEOUL South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday the largest daily increase yet as the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for South Korea and a joint military drill was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-cases/south-korea-reports-334-new-coronavirus-cases-postpones-military-drill-with-u-s-troops-idUSKCN20L05E2020-02-27
SEOUL The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newlyweds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus according to Seoul officials NegativeSEOUL The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newlyweds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus according to Seoul officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-southkorea-tourists/honeymoon-from-hell-coronavirus-travel-bans-trap-south-koreans-abroad-idUSKBN20J1X12020-02-26
Singapore said on Tuesday it would ban all visitors who had recently travelled to the South Korean city of Daegu and Cheongdo County NegativeA second European hotel was in lockdown on Wednesday as authorities around the world battled to prevent the spread of coronavirus although a senior U.S. health official said a pandemic was inevitable and urged Americans to prepare http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20G0PQ2020-02-26
South Korean diplomats were helping he said but he was worried about the lack of infrastructure and emotional distress NegativeSEOUL The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newlyweds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus according to Seoul officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-southkorea-tourists/honeymoon-from-hell-coronavirus-travel-bans-trap-south-koreans-abroad-idUSKBN20J1X12020-02-26
The ministry also lodged a complaint after South Koreans aboard a Korean Air flight were refused entry at Tel Aviv airport in Israel on Saturday without any prior notice NegativeSEOUL The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newlyweds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus according to Seoul officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-southkorea-tourists/honeymoon-from-hell-coronavirus-travel-bans-trap-south-koreans-abroad-idUSKBN20J1X12020-02-26
There was misery too for 34 South Korean newlyweds whose honeymoons on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius became a holiday from hell after they were put in isolation NegativeChina and South Korea reported 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday including the first U.S. soldier to be infected as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and an outbreak in northern Italy spread to several European countries http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-infects-u-s-soldier-in-south-korea-as-pandemic-fears-fuel-market-selloff-idUSKCN20K06G2020-02-26
5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump will seek http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20G0PQ2020-02-25
SEOUL One of the cabin crew of Korean Air has tested positive for coronavirus the airline said on Tuesday prompting it to shut its office near the Incheon International Airport where the crew briefing room is located NegativeSEOUL One of the cabin crew of Korean Air has tested positive for coronavirus the airline said on Tuesday prompting it to shut its office near the Incheon International Airport where the crew briefing room is located http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-korean-air/one-of-korean-airs-cabin-crew-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKCN20J0GK2020-02-25
SEOUL South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday they aim to test more than 200000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases that has taken the countrys tally to 893 NegativeSEOUL South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday they aim to test more than 200000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases that has taken the countrys tally to 893 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-to-test-200000-members-of-church-at-centre-of-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20J0482020-02-25
SEOUL The young stars in South Korean boy band BTS said on Monday the theme of their new album dealt with how they overcame doubts and fears encountered since they burst on the KPop scene seven years ago NegativeSEOUL The young stars in South Korean boy band BTS said on Monday the theme of their new album dealt with how they overcame doubts and fears encountered since they burst on the KPop scene seven years ago http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts-album/bts-says-new-album-tells-of-conquering-doubts-and-fears-idUSKCN20I0RG2020-02-25
South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo told a news conference in Washington 13 cases had been confirmed in the South Korean armed forces NegativeSEOUL South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday they aim to test more than 200000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases that has taken the countrys tally to 893 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-to-test-200000-members-of-church-at-centre-of-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20J0482020-02-25
Analysts expect the Korean won to slump against the dollar as one of the favourite risk proxies for investors NegativeMSCI exJapan down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-drop-gold-surges-as-coronavirus-fears-trigger-flight-for-safety-idUSL3N2AN0XU2020-02-24
Analysts expect the Korean won to stay on its downward spiral against the dollar as one of the favourite risk proxies for investors NegativeSYDNEY Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safehaven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea Italy and the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/shares-drop-gold-surges-as-investors-scurry-for-safety-idUSKCN20I00F2020-02-24
Korean Air has decided to halt all flights to Daegu until March 28 while Asiana will halt all flights to the city until March 9 their representatives said NegativeSEOUL South Koreas Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines said on Monday they are suspending flights to Daegu the countrys fourthlargest city with the largest number of coronavirus cases for the time being http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-airlines/south-korean-airlines-halt-flights-to-daegu-city-with-most-virus-cases-idUSKCN20I07A2020-02-24
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein on Monday said the government should start reviewing whether a supplementary budget should be drawn up to head off the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asias fourthlargest economy NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein on Monday said the government should start reviewing whether a supplementary budget should be drawn up to head off the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-budget/south-korea-may-consider-supplementary-budget-to-head-off-virus-impact-idUSKCN20I0I22020-02-24
SEOUL South Koreas Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines said on Monday they are suspending flights to Daegu the countrys fourthlargest city with the largest number of coronavirus cases for the time being NegativeSEOUL South Koreas Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines said on Monday they are suspending flights to Daegu the countrys fourthlargest city with the largest number of coronavirus cases for the time being http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-airlines/south-korean-airlines-halt-flights-to-daegu-city-with-most-virus-cases-idUSKCN20I07A2020-02-24
live which offers an interactive map in Korean Chinese and English PositiveSEOUL As the new coronavirus spreads in South Korea private software developers have set up websites and apps to help people track cases and shun places where infected people have been in the hope of avoiding the fastspreading virus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-maps/mapping-coronavirus-south-koreans-turn-to-online-tracking-as-cases-surge-idUSKCN20I0HG2020-02-24
JERUSALEM Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy lands most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy lands most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-holyland/alarm-in-the-holy-land-after-visit-by-pilgrims-with-coronavirus-idUSKCN20G0OJ2020-02-23
President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic bestpicture Oscar win for South Korean film telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939s Gone with the Wind PositiveCOLORADO SPRINGS Colo http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump/trump-blasts-best-picture-oscar-for-south-korean-film-parasite-idUSKBN20F05Z2020-02-21
SEOUL South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but its production in the city of Icheon has not been affected NegativeSEOUL South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but its production in the city of Icheon has not been affected http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-sk-hynix/south-koreas-hynix-says-800-workers-to-stay-home-after-trainee-had-contact-with-virus-patient-idUSKBN20E0WP2020-02-21
ARTEIXO Spain Cesar Bonilla is still baffled by a surge in demand for the canned potato chips made by his company in northwestern Spain after they appeared in awardwinning Korean film PositiveARTEIXO Spain Cesar Bonilla is still baffled by a surge in demand for the canned potato chips made by his company in northwestern Spain after they appeared in awardwinning Korean film http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-film-crisps/movie-magic-spanish-tinned-crisp-sales-boom-on-korean-film-cameo-idUSKBN20D0Z52020-02-20
Five major companies two European one Korean and two Chinese are now supplying 5G gear expanding Analog Devices customer base Roche said PositiveExcluding revenue guide would have been actually better than consensus and more importantly much better than buyside Evercore analyst C.J. Muse said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-analog-devices-results/analog-devices-revenue-forecast-misses-but-investors-shrug-off-virus-impact-idUSKBN20D2AA2020-02-20
SEOUL The stark inequality between two South Korean families portrayed in the Oscarwinning film might make viewers uncomfortable but it was the only to revealing cold reality the films director Bong Joonho said on Wednesday NeutralSEOUL The stark inequality between two South Korean families portrayed in the Oscarwinning film might make viewers uncomfortable but it was the only to revealing cold reality the films director Bong Joonho said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-parasite/director-of-oscar-winning-parasite-did-not-want-to-sugarcoat-inequality-idUSKBN20D0DJ2020-02-20
TOKYO The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott weighed with further sharper falls expected as the coronavirus outbreak keeps away Chinese travellers NegativeTOKYO The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott weighed with further sharper falls expected as the coronavirus outbreak keeps away Chinese travellers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-tourism/japan-warns-of-coronavirus-hit-on-tourism-but-keeps-40-mln-visitor-target-idUSKBN20D0NR2020-02-20
The situation was very South Korean Vice Health Minister Kim Kanglip said at a separate briefing NeutralCoronavirus fears spread to South Korea on Thursday where the mayor of the countrys fourthlargest city urged residents to stay indoors after a spike in infections linked to a church congregation while China reported a sharp drop in new cases http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-fears-grip-south-korean-city-china-reports-drop-in-new-infections-idUSKBN20E0AM2020-02-20
European purchasing managers index numbers and partmonth Korean export figures both due on Friday are also going to be closely watched for the first hard signs of economic impact NeutralVirus deaths top 2000 economic paralysis deepens http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-shines-against-euro-riskier-peers-as-virus-hit-widens-idUSL4N2AJ0CE2020-02-19
Health authorities had said there were 14 South Koreans five of whom were crew members on the Diamond Princess including those who arrived on Wednesdays flight NegativeSEOUL A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship docked off Japan on Wednesday according to Yonhap news agency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-ship-southkorea/south-koreans-return-home-from-quarantined-ship-off-japan-yonhap-idUSKBN20C2R42020-02-19
I read the letter this morning and it was an Bong told a news conference with the films cast and crew in Seoul the South Korean capital NeutralSEOUL Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese told the South Korean director of this years winner of the Oscar for best picture that he is waiting to see his next film Bong Joonho said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-parasite/scorsese-awaits-next-film-by-director-of-south-koreas-oscar-winning-parasite-idUSKBN20D0DJ2020-02-19
SEOUL Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese told the South Korean director of this years winner of the Oscar for best picture that he is waiting to see his next film Bong Joonho said on Wednesday PositiveSEOUL Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese told the South Korean director of this years winner of the Oscar for best picture that he is waiting to see his next film Bong Joonho said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-parasite/scorsese-awaits-next-film-by-director-of-south-koreas-oscar-winning-parasite-idUSKBN20D0DJ2020-02-19
Some South Korean media outlets have reported multiple cases and possible deaths from the virus in North Korea but there has been no independent verification NegativeThere are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea a World Health Organization official said despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-northkorea/who-says-no-indications-of-coronavirus-cases-in-north-korea-idUSKBN20D04S2020-02-19
South Korea is also sending a government charter flight on Tuesday to take home four citizens and a Japanese spouse who have no symptoms a South Korean official said NegativeTOKYO Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health the governments top spokesman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-canada/japan-plans-hiv-drug-trials-to-fight-coronavirus-as-diamond-princess-cases-rise-idUSKBN20C02C2020-02-19
South Korean President Moon Jaein said the economy there was in an emergency situation and required stimulus as the epidemic had disrupted demand for South Korean goods NegativeNew coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-cases-in-chinas-hubei-fall-for-second-day-apple-and-markets-feel-impact-idUSKBN20C03X2020-02-19
The arrival of the evacuees comes after the third charted flight was dispatched to evacuate South Koreans and their Chinese family members from the virushit city of Wuhan last week NegativeSEOUL A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship docked off Japan on Wednesday according to Yonhap news agency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-ship-southkorea/south-koreans-return-home-from-quarantined-ship-off-japan-yonhap-idUSKBN20C2R42020-02-19
There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea a World Health Organization official said despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country NegativeThere are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea a World Health Organization official said despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-northkorea/who-says-no-indications-of-coronavirus-cases-in-north-korea-idUSKBN20D04S2020-02-19
South Korea President Moon Jaein said the economy was in an emergency situation and required stimulus as the epidemic had disrupted demand for South Korean goods NegativeThe number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-infections-slow-in-china-as-apple-becomes-latest-business-casualty-idUSKBN20C03X2020-02-18
Canadian Italian South Korean and Hong Kong passengers were expected to follow soon after their governments also announced plans to repatriate passengers NeutralAmerican passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/americans-disembark-from-virus-hit-cruise-china-says-new-cases-slow-idUSKBN20A0362020-02-17
Koreans have been celebrating for the past week PositiveINCHEON director Bong Joonho was greeted with cheers and applause as he returned to South Korea on Sunday after his historic fourOscar win http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-parasite-bong/parasite-director-bong-joon-ho-gets-heros-welcome-in-south-korea-idUSKBN20A08Z2020-02-17
As news of the Oscar wins spread South Korean social media burst with photos and recipes of a combination of two different instant noodles translated in the movie as plus PositiveSEOUL From the houses to the noodles South Koreas Oscar winning movie tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/inequality-tour-the-real-life-sights-of-south-koreas-oscar-winning-parasite-idUSKBN2061OJ2020-02-13
Now Kyungshin which supplies almost half of the wiring harnesses for Hyundais auto electrical systems in the carmakers South Korean manufacturing hub is scrambling to make up for production shortfalls NegativeSEOUL South Korean car giant Hyundai Motor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hyundai-supplier/hyundai-bet-big-on-china-now-coronavirus-is-twisting-its-supply-chain-idUSKBN2063272020-02-13
Therefore when there is a crunch on supply chains the South Korean automakers feel it faster NegativeSEOUL South Korean car giant Hyundai Motor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hyundai-supplier/hyundai-bet-big-on-china-now-coronavirus-is-twisting-its-supply-chain-idUSKBN2063272020-02-13
made history as the first nonEnglish language movie to win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday prompting South Korean social media to erupt in celebration PositiveSEOUL From the houses to the noodles South Koreas Oscar winning movie tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/inequality-tour-the-real-life-sights-of-south-koreas-oscar-winning-parasite-idUSKBN2061OJ2020-02-13
Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co broadened its future transportation portfolio with an agreement to jointly develop electric vehicles with California startup Canoo the companies said on Tuesday PositiveKorean automaker Hyundai Motor Co broadened its future transportation portfolio with an agreement to jointly develop electric vehicles with California startup Canoo the companies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-hyundai-motor-electric/hyundai-signs-development-deal-with-another-electric-vehicle-startup-idUSKBN2052MI2020-02-12
But after years of economic growth that powered the countrys recovery from the 195053 Korean War South Koreans economic future is more uncertain causing growing concerns for many NegativeSEOUL The black comedy is a tale of two South Korean families the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims mirroring the deepening inequality in Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/parasite-reflects-deepening-social-divide-in-south-korea-idUSKBN20414L2020-02-11
Moon in his congratulatory message said had moved the hearts of people around the world with a most uniquely Korean PositiveSEOUL The black comedy is a tale of two South Korean families the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims mirroring the deepening inequality in Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/parasite-reflects-deepening-social-divide-in-south-korea-idUSKBN20414L2020-02-11
SEOUL The black comedy is a tale of two South Korean families the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims mirroring the deepening inequality in Asias fourthlargest economy PositiveSEOUL The black comedy is a tale of two South Korean families the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims mirroring the deepening inequality in Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/parasite-reflects-deepening-social-divide-in-south-korea-idUSKBN20414L2020-02-11
The U.S. television audience for the 2020 Oscars fell to an all time low for a ceremony that brought big wins for South Korean satire but was criticized by reviewers as long and haphazard NegativeThe U.S. television audience for the 2020 Oscars fell to an all time low for a ceremony that brought big wins for South Korean satire but was criticized by reviewers as long and haphazard http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-ratings/oscars-tv-audience-hits-record-low-in-driverless-ceremony-idUSKBN2042982020-02-11
The film made history as the first nonEnglish language movie to win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday prompting South Korean social media to erupt in celebration PositiveSEOUL The black comedy is a tale of two South Korean families the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims mirroring the deepening inequality in Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-inequality/parasite-reflects-deepening-social-divide-in-south-korea-idUSKBN20414L2020-02-11
Instead the Oscars stage was crowded with South Korean actors and filmmakers who mostly spoke to the audience through an interpreter PositiveLOS ANGELES Dark South Korean social satire won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industrys highest honor http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars/south-koreas-parasite-beats-hollywood-greats-to-make-oscar-history-idUSKBN2030TC2020-02-10
LOS ANGELES Dark South Korean social satire won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industrys highest honor PositiveLOS ANGELES Dark South Korean social satire won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industrys highest honor http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars/south-koreas-parasite-beats-hollywood-greats-to-make-oscar-history-idUSKBN2030TC2020-02-10
LOS ANGELES South Korean Bong Joon Ho won the best director Oscar for dark social satire on Sunday becoming the first person from the Asian nation to win the award PositiveLOS ANGELES South Korean Bong Joon Ho won the best director Oscar for dark social satire on Sunday becoming the first person from the Asian nation to win the award http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-director/south-koreas-bong-joon-ho-wins-best-director-oscar-win-for-parasite-idUSKBN2040AC2020-02-10
LOS ANGELES Threeyearold independent film distributor Neon upstaged the traditional Hollywood studios and streaming giant Netflix Inc on Sunday to grab the coveted best picture Oscar for South Korean haveandhavenots tale Parasite PositiveLOS ANGELES Threeyearold independent film distributor Neon upstaged the traditional Hollywood studios and streaming giant Netflix Inc on Sunday to grab the coveted best picture Oscar for South Korean haveandhavenots tale Parasite http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-studios/upstart-neon-wins-top-oscars-prize-netflix-falls-short-again-idUSKBN2040LB2020-02-10
SEOUL South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy became the first nonEnglish language movie to win the Best Picture award already having netted three other Oscars in a historic first for the country PositiveSEOUL South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy became the first nonEnglish language movie to win the Best Picture award already having netted three other Oscars in a historic first for the country http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-parasite/south-koreans-celebrate-as-parasite-snags-historic-wins-at-oscars-idUSKBN20409L2020-02-10
While South Koreas film industry is one of the largest in the world the Koreanlanguage made unprecedented waves in international markets PositiveSEOUL South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy became the first nonEnglish language movie to win the Best Picture award already having netted three other Oscars in a historic first for the country http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-southkorea-parasite/south-koreans-celebrate-as-parasite-snags-historic-wins-at-oscars-idUSKBN20409L2020-02-10
said last week its South Korean unit RSM would suspend production at its Busan site for four days from Feb NegativeAutomakers including Daimler Tesla and Ford are likely to restart production in China on Monday after being forced to shut factories for more than a week following a widespread outbreak of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-autos/factbox-some-carmakers-likely-to-restart-china-factories-after-shutting-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2040FT2020-02-10
South Korean social satire which is expected to do well at the Academy Awards on Sunday was voted best international film PositiveLOS ANGELES ChineseAmerican director Lulu Wangs movie The won the top prize at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday while Adam Sandler was named best actor and made fun of his exclusion from Sundays Oscars http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-spirit/adam-sandler-laughs-off-oscar-snub-as-he-wins-indie-acting-prize-idUSKBN20301J2020-02-09
Hollywoods awards season reaches its climax at Sundays Oscars with a cliffhanger over the top prize after a season marked by dark horses renewed anguish over diversity and a South Korean underdog that could snatch victory from the biggest names in show business PositiveHollywoods awards season reaches its climax at Sundays Oscars with a cliffhanger over the top prize after a season marked by dark horses renewed anguish over diversity and a South Korean underdog that could snatch victory from the biggest names in show business http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-preview/cliffhangers-slam-dunks-and-dark-horses-at-sundays-oscars-idUSKBN2001R82020-02-08
Of the roughly 10000 workers at a South Korean suppliers Qingdao factory only about can come to work the South Korean government said NegativeSEOUL The South Korean government said on Friday it has asked Chinese regional governments for help in resuming production at South Korean auto parts suppliers factories in China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-southkorea-autos/south-korea-asks-china-for-help-in-resuming-production-at-auto-parts-plants-idUSKBN2010852020-02-07
SEOUL The South Korean government said on Friday it has asked Chinese regional governments for help in resuming production at South Korean auto parts suppliers factories in China NegativeSEOUL The South Korean government said on Friday it has asked Chinese regional governments for help in resuming production at South Korean auto parts suppliers factories in China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-southkorea-autos/south-korea-asks-china-for-help-in-resuming-production-at-auto-parts-plants-idUSKBN2010852020-02-07
South Korea asked regional governments in China for help to resume production at South Korean suppliers of auto parts NegativeChinese President Xi Jinping assured U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that China was doing all it can to contain a new coronavirus that has killed almost 640 people including a doctor who sounded the alarm only to be threatened by police http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-will-defeat-coronavirus-xi-tells-trump-as-doctors-death-sparks-outcry-idUSKBN20003J2020-02-07
South Koreas Hyundai said shortages of parts from China would force it to suspend production at its South Korean plants NegativeDETROIT The threat from the coronavirus crisis closed in on the global auto industry on Thursday as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV warned that a European plant could shut down within two to four weeks if Chinese parts suppliers cannot get back to work http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-coronavirus/global-automaker-supplies-threatened-by-china-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN2001ZJ2020-02-07
The Thai baht and Korean won have both been heavily sold in recent weeks each giving up since Jan NegativeYen soft Aussie firm on virus optimism http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-solid-u-s-data-and-virus-optimism-supports-dollar-idUSL4N2A60BH2020-02-06
South Korean police were working with telecoms regulators to block false Yonhap news agency said NegativeDeluged by misinformation about the new coronavirus on social media some Asian governments are fighting back with arrests fines and fake news laws something free speech advocates fear will entrench measures that can also silence dissent http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-fakenews/coronavirus-sends-asias-social-media-censors-into-overdrive-idUSKBN1ZY1AC2020-02-05
Hyundais South Korean factories will be fully idled from Feb NegativeSEOUL Hyundai Motor http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-motor-virus-china/hyundai-motor-suspends-output-as-coronavirus-disrupts-supply-chain-idUSKBN1ZY0GG2020-02-04
Korean Air and Taiwans China Airlines declined to comment on allegations of payments to intermediaries over jet purchases NegativePARIS Fallout from the Airbus bribery scandal reverberated around the world on Monday as the head of one of its top buyers temporarily stood down and investigations were launched in countries aggrieved at being dragged into the increasingly political row http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-airbus-probe/airbus-bribery-scandal-triggers-new-probes-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZX2MW2020-02-04
Pyongyang has reportedly asked Beijing not to repatriate North Korean defectors detained in China according to one South Korean pastor who works with refugees PositiveSEOUL North Koreas already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-northkorea/burdened-by-sanctions-north-korea-sees-coronavirus-threaten-economic-lifelines-idUSKBN1ZY0HB2020-02-04
SEOUL A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Thailand South Korean officials said on Tuesday the first foreign tourist reported to have been infected after a visit to the southeast Asian nation NegativeSEOUL A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Thailand South Korean officials said on Tuesday the first foreign tourist reported to have been infected after a visit to the southeast Asian nation http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-thailand/south-korean-woman-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-after-thailand-visit-idUSKBN1ZY0HC2020-02-04
Hyundai Motor said it planned to halt South Korean production of a sport utility vehicle this weekend to cope with a supply disruption caused by the virus outbreak NegativeSome companies have warned that a coronavirus outbreak in China that has killed more than 250 people and infected thousands could disrupt supply chains or hurt bottom lines as factories and shops shut and airlines suspend flights http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-business-impact/companies-feel-impact-of-coronavirus-outbreak-in-china-idUSKBN1ZU1LG2020-02-01
Sangyong Motor said it would idle its plant in the South Korean city of Pyeongtaek from Feb NegativeSome companies have warned that a coronavirus outbreak in China that has killed more than 250 people and infected thousands could disrupt supply chains or hurt bottom lines as factories and shops shut and airlines suspend flights http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-business-impact/companies-feel-impact-of-coronavirus-outbreak-in-china-idUSKBN1ZU1LG2020-02-01
The United States had also prohibited the use of the weapons outside of the Korean Peninsula NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday relaxed Obamaera restrictions on the U.S. militarys use of antipersonnel land mines arguing that the previous policy could put American troops at a severe disadvantage http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-war-landmines/trump-eases-restrictions-on-land-mine-use-by-u-s-military-idUSKBN1ZU2GA2020-02-01
Korean Air Lines Co Ltd and Singapore Airlines are sending additional crew to fly each plane straight back avoiding overnight stays NeutralPilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus with American Airlines pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-airlines/pilots-flight-attendants-demand-flights-to-china-stop-as-virus-fear-mounts-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZT33W2020-01-31
South Korea Hundreds of South Koreans flown home on a charter flight from China were greeted with welcome signs on Friday as they arrived at quarantine centers where nearby residents had staged vehement protests only a day before NegativeSouth Korea Hundreds of South Koreans flown home on a charter flight from China were greeted with welcome signs on Friday as they arrived at quarantine centers where nearby residents had staged vehement protests only a day before http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/no-protest-as-south-korean-evacuees-from-wuhan-arrive-at-quarantine-centers-idUSKBN1ZT39V2020-01-31
The South Korean carrier also said it was loading protective suits for flight attendants who might need to take care of suspected coronavirus cases in the air NegativePilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus with American Airlines pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-airlines/pilots-flight-attendants-demand-flights-to-china-stop-as-virus-fear-mounts-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZT33W2020-01-31
The South Korean government has warned it would sternly respond to any fake about the disease and distributed infographics on Twitter on Friday to dispel some unverified rumors NegativeSouth Korea Hundreds of South Koreans flown home on a charter flight from China were greeted with welcome signs on Friday as they arrived at quarantine centers where nearby residents had staged vehement protests only a day before http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/no-protest-as-south-korean-evacuees-from-wuhan-arrive-at-quarantine-centers-idUSKBN1ZT39V2020-01-31
The United States also prohibits the use of the weapons outside of the Korean peninsula NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is expected to relax Obamaera restrictions on the U.S. militarys use or acquisition of landmines two U.S. officials said on Thursday a move criticized by arms control groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-landmines/trump-administration-to-upend-obama-era-restrictions-on-landmines-sources-idUSKBN1ZT3762020-01-31
SEOUL President Moon Jaein urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in Chinas central city of Wuhan NegativeSEOUL President Moon Jaein urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in Chinas central city of Wuhan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-urges-calm-amid-protests-over-virus-quarantine-sites-idUSKBN1ZT0732020-01-30
South Korean President Moon Jaein on Thursday urged residents not to give in to fear as the country prepared to evacuate the first of around 700 citizens from Wuhan NegativeSeveral countries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemic which has killed 170 with South Korea calling for calm in the face of protests at a quarantine center http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-virus-toll-rises-to-170-as-countries-isolate-citizens-to-stop-global-spread-idUSKBN1ZS35G2020-01-30
South Korean protesters used tractors to block access to facilities earmarked as quarantine centers in the cities of Asan and Jincheon about 80 km south of Seoul on Wednesday NegativeSeveral countries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemic which has killed 170 with South Korea calling for calm in the face of protests at a quarantine center http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-virus-toll-rises-to-170-as-countries-isolate-citizens-to-stop-global-spread-idUSKBN1ZS35G2020-01-30
South Korean protesters used tractors to block access to facilities earmarked as quarantine centers in the cities of Asan and Jincheon on Wednesday NegativeCountries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemic that has killed 170 with South Korea calling for calm in the face of protests at a quarantine center http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health/china-virus-toll-rises-to-170-as-countries-isolate-citizens-to-stop-global-spread-idUSKBN1ZS35G2020-01-30
The Australian dollar New Zealand dollar Korean won all fell while the safe havens of the Japanese yen and Swiss franc were firm NeutralVirus death toll rises WHO to reconsider declaring emergency http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-virus-fears-push-asian-stocks-to-7-week-low-boost-safe-haven-assets-idUSL4N29Z14I2020-01-30
Up to four planned South Korean evacuation flights to Wuhan are expected to begin later on Thursday NegativeCountries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemic that has killed 170 with South Korea calling for calm in the face of protests at a quarantine center http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health/china-virus-toll-rises-to-170-as-countries-isolate-citizens-to-stop-global-spread-idUSKBN1ZS35G2020-01-30
SEOUL The U.S. military said it has begun notifying nearly 9000 South Korean workers that they will be put on leave starting April if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a deal on sharing costs for the upkeep of 28500 U.S. soldiers in South Korea NegativeSEOUL The U.S. military said it has begun notifying nearly 9000 South Korean workers that they will be put on leave starting April if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a deal on sharing costs for the upkeep of 28500 U.S. soldiers in South Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-military-warns-south-korean-workers-of-potential-leave-amid-prolonged-talks-idUSKBN1ZS0AR2020-01-29
South Korean officials have said the U.S. demand was out of the existing agreements and any deal should be reasonable fair and mutually acceptable NegativeSEOUL The U.S. military said it has begun notifying nearly 9000 South Korean workers that they will be put on leave starting April if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a deal on sharing costs for the upkeep of 28500 U.S. soldiers in South Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-military-warns-south-korean-workers-of-potential-leave-amid-prolonged-talks-idUSKBN1ZS0AR2020-01-29
LOS ANGELES Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for at a preGrammy Awards auction for charity more than eight times the expected starting price Juliens Auctions said on Friday PositiveLOS ANGELES Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for at a preGrammy Awards auction for charity more than eight times the expected starting price Juliens Auctions said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts-auction/k-pop-band-btss-microphones-fetch-83200-at-auction-idUSKBN1ZO01O2020-01-25
Russia said on Thursday it had missed the deadline due to what it called objective difficulties and that around 1000 North Korean workers were still in Russia NegativeNorth Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience has been appointed the countrys new foreign affairs minister while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-politics/north-korea-confirms-former-commander-is-new-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZN03T2020-01-25
Separately on Friday a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Washington was by Russias failure to repatriate North Korean workers by a December deadline as required under U.N. sanctions NegativeNorth Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience has been appointed the countrys new foreign affairs minister while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-politics/north-korea-confirms-former-commander-is-new-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZN03T2020-01-25
A coalition of proengagement groups in border areas which has been taking tentative applications for individual tours told Reuters that nearly 800 South Koreans have expressed interest since late October NegativeSEOUL South Koreas push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties but must overcome Pyongyangs skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jongun into eliminating his nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-analysis/south-koreas-push-for-tourism-in-north-poses-tricky-balancing-act-idUSKBN1ZN0DH2020-01-24
But now that theres clearance from Washington Seoul would need to craft a smart strategy to convince North Koreans before throwing the ball back into their court PositiveSEOUL South Koreas push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties but must overcome Pyongyangs skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jongun into eliminating his nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-analysis/south-koreas-push-for-tourism-in-north-poses-tricky-balancing-act-idUSKBN1ZN0DH2020-01-24
During the recent meeting led by Biegun and Lee both sides shared concerns the United States was being perceived as a potential obstacle to interKorean ties the diplomatic source said NegativeSEOUL South Koreas push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties but must overcome Pyongyangs skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jongun into eliminating his nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-analysis/south-koreas-push-for-tourism-in-north-poses-tricky-balancing-act-idUSKBN1ZN0DH2020-01-24
MOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-says-it-missed-u-n-deadline-to-repatriate-north-korean-workers-idUSKBN1ZM2FD2020-01-24
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Thursday that Moscow had missed the U.N. deadline and that around 1000 North Korean workers were still in Russia NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-says-it-missed-u-n-deadline-to-repatriate-north-korean-workers-idUSKBN1ZM2FD2020-01-24
Seoul says the United States knows of its plans and South Korean officials are seeking to sound out Pyongyang about them albeit quietly given the sensitivity of relations officials said NeutralSEOUL South Koreas push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties but must overcome Pyongyangs skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jongun into eliminating his nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-analysis/south-koreas-push-for-tourism-in-north-poses-tricky-balancing-act-idUSKBN1ZN0DH2020-01-24
She said North Korean officials were taking measures to organize the departure of the remainder of their own citizens NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-says-it-missed-u-n-deadline-to-repatriate-north-korean-workers-idUSKBN1ZM2FD2020-01-24
South Korean officials and those who are close to Moon have increasingly grumbled about Washingtons position that it will maintain sanctions until Pyongyang takes substantial steps toward denuclearisation NegativeSEOUL South Koreas push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties but must overcome Pyongyangs skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jongun into eliminating his nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-analysis/south-koreas-push-for-tourism-in-north-poses-tricky-balancing-act-idUSKBN1ZN0DH2020-01-24
But we know one particular country has the large majority of North Korean guest workers and has not taken action hence the steps we had to take in terms of sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday adding that this was why Washington blacklisted two entities involved in Pyongyangs labor export http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-sanctions/china-fails-to-repatriate-north-korea-workers-despite-u-n-sanctions-u-s-official-idUSKBN1ZL34H2020-01-23
SEOUL Elliott Management sold all its shares in Hyundai Motor Group companies last year after it was thwarted in its campaign for huge special dividends and board seats South Korean media reported NegativeSEOUL Elliott Management sold all its shares in Hyundai Motor Group companies last year after it was thwarted in its campaign for huge special dividends and board seats South Korean media reported http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-motor-elliott/activist-hedge-fund-elliott-sells-stakes-in-hyundai-motor-companies-paper-idUSKBN1ZL1DW2020-01-23
WASHINGTON China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday adding that this was why Washington blacklisted two entities involved in Pyongyangs labor export NegativeWASHINGTON China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday adding that this was why Washington blacklisted two entities involved in Pyongyangs labor export http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-sanctions/china-fails-to-repatriate-north-korea-workers-despite-u-n-sanctions-u-s-official-idUSKBN1ZL34H2020-01-23
GDragon leader of the SouthKorean Big Bang boy band French actress Eva Green and U.S. singer Pharrell Williams were among celebrity guests attending the show PositivePARIS Chanel on Tuesday transported guests from the bling of fashion week to a herbfilled cloister garden where models showed off demure looks in black white and grey in a nod to founder Coco Chanels early years in a nunnery http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fashion-paris-haute-couture-chanel/chanel-walks-models-through-a-tranquil-cloister-garden-in-paris-idUSKBN1ZK1U52020-01-22
South Korean lowcost carrier Eastar Jet which does not have a 737 MAX simulator said it had already contacted Boeing other airlines and training centers NegativeAirlines are scrambling to book time in 737 MAX training facilities as far afield as Fiji Iceland and Panama operators said after Boeing Co recommended pilots be trained in one of the few simulators replicating the latest model http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-737max-training/airlines-scour-the-world-for-scarce-737-max-simulators-idUSKBN1ZL0EH2020-01-22
Among its operations were the rescue of a South Korean ship and its crew in 2011 shooting eight suspected pirates and capturing five others in the incident PositiveSEOUL South Koreas military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an antipiracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-mideast/south-korea-to-deploy-anti-piracy-unit-to-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZK06H2020-01-21
The South Korean government decided to temporarily expand the deployment of the Cheonghae military a ministry official told reporters PositiveSEOUL South Koreas military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an antipiracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-mideast/south-korea-to-deploy-anti-piracy-unit-to-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZK06H2020-01-21
The South Korean troops have also evacuated South Korean citizens from Libya and Yemen and as of November 2018 had escorted around 18750 South Korean and international vessels NegativeSEOUL South Koreas military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an antipiracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-mideast/south-korea-to-deploy-anti-piracy-unit-to-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZK06H2020-01-21
The step would ensure the safety of citizens and free navigation of South Korean vessels he added PositiveSEOUL South Koreas military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an antipiracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-mideast/south-korea-to-deploy-anti-piracy-unit-to-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZK06H2020-01-21
He was the last of the South Korean entrepreneurs who founded the countrys major chaebols or familyrun conglomerates that now dominate Asias fourthlargest economy PositiveSEOUL Lotte Group founder Shin Kyukho who started manufacturing chewing gum in 1948 in Japan and built the business into South Koreas No http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-lotte-founder/founder-of-south-korean-retail-giant-lotte-dies-idUSKBN1ZI0A92020-01-20
Japan says the matter was settled by a 1965 treaty that normalized bilateral relations following Japans 191045 occupation of the Korean peninsula PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its most important and that the two shared basic values taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been locked in a bitter row with Tokyo for over a year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-strikes-conciliatory-note-on-south-korea-row-may-be-easing-idUSKBN1ZJ0DY2020-01-20
LOS ANGELES Jan 19 South Korean thriller was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month Positiveattribution for quote to Song Kang Ho not Bong Joon Ho in paragraphs http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/awards-sag/corrected-update-3-parasite-scores-upset-at-sag-awards-boosting-oscar-chances-idUSL1N29O09E2020-01-20
LOS ANGELES South Korean thriller was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month PositiveLOS ANGELES South Korean thriller was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-sag/parasite-scores-historic-upset-at-sag-awards-boosting-oscar-chances-idUSKBN1ZI0EH2020-01-20
South Korean city and provincial governments will operate an emergency quarantine system around the clock including during the Lunar New Year holiday which begins later this week NegativeSEOUL South Korea reported on Monday its first confirmed case of a new coronavirus that has broken out in China South Koreas Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-south-korea/south-korea-confirms-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-in-chinese-visitor-idUSKBN1ZJ0C42020-01-20
The comment comes after South Korean President Moon Jaein last week proposed the two countries work together to resolve the issue of wartime forced laborers and called Japan our closest neighbor PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its most important and that the two shared basic values taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been locked in a bitter row with Tokyo for over a year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-strikes-conciliatory-note-on-south-korea-row-may-be-easing-idUSKBN1ZJ0DY2020-01-20
Digital Bros said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with South Korean company Smilegate Holdings that would allow it to increase its stake in Starbreeze PositiveDigital Bros said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with South Korean company Smilegate Holdings that would allow it to increase its stake in Starbreeze http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-starbreeze-digital-bros-m-a/digital-rules-out-mandatory-offer-for-starbreeze-as-raises-stake-idUSKBN1ZE2AO2020-01-16
Now top Korean firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring and jobseekers want to learn how to beat the bots PositiveSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea and that interKorean cooperation could help ease the way for sanctions to be lifted PositiveSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea and that interKorean cooperation could help ease the way for sanctions to be lifted http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-souhtkorea-politics/south-korea-could-pursue-projects-with-north-korea-despite-sanctions-moon-idUSKBN1ZD03R2020-01-14
SINGAPORE Jan 14 Chinese maritime authorities found a South Koreanflagged container vessel using marine fuel that exceeds the sulfur cap under new global emission rules state new agency Xinhua reported late on Monday NegativeSINGAPORE Jan 14 Chinese maritime authorities found a South Koreanflagged container vessel using marine fuel that exceeds the sulfur cap under new global emission rules state new agency Xinhua reported late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-marine-imo-compliance/china-reports-early-case-of-imo-fuel-non-compliance-state-media-idUSL4N29J0SQ2020-01-14
South Koreans many of whom have watched the movie more than once were also proud to share the honor PositiveSEOUL director Bong Joonho said he was surprised and overjoyed when the film won six Oscar nominations on Monday a historic first for South Koreas film industry and a sign that language is no longer a barrier to global success http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-nominations-parasite/parasite-director-bong-says-language-barrier-broken-after-oscar-nod-idUSKBN1ZD0412020-01-14
On Friday a South Korean official said Trump had asked the South Koreans to pass on birthday greetings to North Korea PositiveThe comments come against the backdrop of stalled denuclearization talks following a flurry of diplomacy between the United States and North Korea in 2018 and early 2019 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-leaders-relations-not-enough-after-trump-sends-birthday-wishes-to-kim-idUSKCN1ZA0822020-01-12
The North Korean adviser also cautioned South Korea to steer clear of ties between the North and the United States saying it should not seek to play a mediator NegativeThe comments come against the backdrop of stalled denuclearization talks following a flurry of diplomacy between the United States and North Korea in 2018 and early 2019 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-leaders-relations-not-enough-after-trump-sends-birthday-wishes-to-kim-idUSKCN1ZA0822020-01-12
The Norths comments come after South Korean President Moon Jaeins administration signaled it wanted to renew economic engagement with the North Richey added PositiveThe comments come against the backdrop of stalled denuclearization talks following a flurry of diplomacy between the United States and North Korea in 2018 and early 2019 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-leaders-relations-not-enough-after-trump-sends-birthday-wishes-to-kim-idUSKCN1ZA0822020-01-12
The ministry official said Duponts Korean subsidiary currently produces photoresists but not ones needed to make chips with an advanced technique known as extreme ultraviolet or EUV lithography PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Thursday DuPont will invest million in the country to produce advanced photoresists and other materials by 2021 a move that will help reduce its reliance on Japan for the products used in semiconductor manufacturing http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-dupont-de/amid-trade-row-with-japan-south-korea-gains-dupont-investment-to-make-chip-materials-idUSKBN1Z805B2020-01-09
Korean Air Lines Co Ltd and Thai Airways said they had been avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace before the attack on U.S. troops NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-safety-mideast/u-s-faa-bans-airlines-from-flying-over-iraq-iran-after-missile-attack-on-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1Z622K2020-01-08
The four movies will compete against South Korean director Bong Joonhos darkly comic for best film at the Feb PositiveLONDON a dark origins story about the comic book villain led nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards on Tuesday but Britains top movie honours drew criticism over the lack of diversity in the acting categories http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-baftas-nominations/dark-drama-joker-leads-bafta-nominations-with-11-nods-idUSKBN1Z60Q42020-01-08
Security and prosperity on the Korean peninsula are dependent on resolving international tensions but the two Koreas could achieve progress through cooperation Moon said PositiveSEOUL There is a desperate for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea the Souths President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang repeatedly if necessary http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-politics-moon/south-koreas-moon-cites-desperate-need-for-ways-to-improve-ties-with-north-idUSKBN1Z603B2020-01-07
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had signed a contract about denuclearization and that he thought the North Korean leader was a man of his word PositivePALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-he-thinks-north-koreas-kim-is-a-man-of-his-word-idUSKBN1Z01II2020-01-03
Cho Taeyong a former South Korean deputy national security advisor said Kim had few options that can leave the Trump ties intact NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a new he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-to-unveil-new-path-in-new-year-speech-after-u-s-misses-deadline-idUSKBN1YZ0CU2020-01-01
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a new he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearization NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a new he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-to-unveil-new-path-in-new-year-speech-after-u-s-misses-deadline-idUSKBN1YZ0CU2020-01-01





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SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for positive and offensive to ensure the countrys security before a yearend deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States state media KCNA said on Monday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for positive and offensive to ensure the countrys security before a yearend deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States state media KCNA said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-urges-positive-and-offensive-security-measures-ahead-of-nuclear-talks-deadline-idUSKBN1YX0K62019-12-31
The meeting was the largest plenary session of the partys 7th Central Committee since its first gathering in 2013 under Kim according to Seouls Unification Ministry handling interKorean affairs PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for positive and offensive to ensure the countrys security before a yearend deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States state media KCNA said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-urges-positive-and-offensive-security-measures-ahead-of-nuclear-talks-deadline-idUSKBN1YX0K62019-12-31
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for positive and offensive to ensure security at a ruling party meeting on Sunday ahead of a yearend deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States state media KCNA said on Monday NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for positive and offensive to ensure security at a ruling party meeting on Sunday ahead of a yearend deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States state media KCNA said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-stressed-armaments-defense-industry-at-key-party-meeting-idUSKBN1YX0K62019-12-30
U.S. military commanders have said the North Korean move could involve the testing of a longrange missile something North Korea has suspended along with nuclear bomb tests since 2017 NegativeWASHINGTON The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a longrange or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power White House national security adviser Robert OBrien said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-promises-action-on-any-north-korea-missile-test-white-house-idUSKBN1YX0CM2019-12-30
Washington wants to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to his commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula OBrien said on ABCs This Week PositiveWASHINGTON The United States is monitoring North Koreas actions closely and finds the situation there concerning but there are open lines of communications between the two countries White House national security adviser Robert OBrien said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-monitoring-north-korea-closely-finds-situation-concerning-white-house-idUSKBN1YX0C52019-12-30
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of top ruling party officials on Saturday to discuss important policy matters ahead of the yearend deadline set by Kim for the United States the state news agency said on Sunday NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of top ruling party officials on Saturday to discuss important policy matters ahead of the yearend deadline set by Kim for the United States the state news agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-holds-ruling-partys-plenary-meeting-before-year-end-deadline-idUSKBN1YW0GW2019-12-29
The wooden boat had letters and numbers written in Korean on its outside he added NeutralTOKYO Japanese police found the remains of at least five people in a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japans outlying islands on Saturday a Coast Guard official said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea/japan-police-find-human-remains-in-boat-suspected-from-north-korea-coast-guard-idUSKBN1YW0682019-12-29
Dec 27 The following bids mergers acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on South Korean builder Hyundai Development Co said its consortium has closed on its 2 NeutralAegean Airlines Banca http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL4N2911X02019-12-28
No one knows how many Koreans were forced to work in Japans military brothels NegativeSEOUL South Koreas Constitutional Court dismissed on Friday an appeal by a group of women forced to work in Japans wartime military brothels to strike down an agreement signed by the two countries to settle claims over the abuse http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen/south-koreas-top-court-dismisses-comfort-women-petition-against-deal-with-japan-idUSKBN1YV0J72019-12-28
NHK had also sent an erroneous news alert about a North Korean missile in error in January of last year NegativeTOKYO Japanese public broadcaster NHK on Friday sent a news bulletin that incorrectly reported North Korea had launched a missile that fell into waters east of the Japanese archipelago issuing an apology explaining it was a media training alert http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-nhk/japans-nhk-delivers-erroneous-north-korean-christmas-gift-idUSKBN1YV0442019-12-27
U.S. military commanders have said that the North Korean response could involve the testing of a longrange missile something North Korea has suspended along with nuclear bomb tests since 2017 NegativePALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-ready-to-deal-with-any-north-korean-christmas-gift-trump-idUSKBN1YS13A2019-12-27
SANTIAGO Chiles finance minister has sought to downplay a row between the government and the construction and engineering arm of South Korean giant Hyundai NegativeSANTIAGO Chiles finance minister has sought to downplay a row between the government and the construction and engineering arm of South Korean giant Hyundai http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-chile-bridge-hyundai-e-c/questions-over-hyundai-construction-of-chilean-bridge-amid-row-with-government-idUSKBN1YS14Z2019-12-26
Abe and South Korean President Moon Jaein stressed at their meeting in China the need to improve ties after the worst period of tension between their countries in decades PositiveCHENGDU Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Koreas president on Tuesday to take steps to resolve a bitter dispute at their first bilateral talks in 15 months a sign that while the mood is improving knotty problems between the U.S. allies remain http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-moon-abe/japans-abe-asks-south-koreas-moon-to-act-on-row-at-first-meeting-for-15-months-idUSKBN1YS0J12019-12-25
CHENGDU China China Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China PositiveCHENGDU China China Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-dialogue/south-korea-japan-china-leaders-to-promote-north-korea-u-s-dialogue-idUSKBN1YS07X2019-12-25
Li said that the three leaders reaffirmed the need to seek a resolution to the North Korean issue via dialogue and for the three to cooperate in this regard PositiveCHENGDU China China Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-dialogue/south-korea-japan-china-leaders-to-promote-north-korea-u-s-dialogue-idUSKBN1YS07X2019-12-25
President Moon said confirmed peace on the Korean peninsula was in the common of the three countries PositiveSouth Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday that South Korea China and Japan agreed to help promote North KoreaU.S. dialogue to end North Koreas nuclear program during their trilateral summit in Chengdu China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-moon/south-korea-japan-china-leaders-to-promote-north-korea-u-s-dialogue-idUSKBN1YS08F2019-12-25
South Korea China Japan the three countries agreed to continue close communication and cooperation toward denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Moon said at a joint news conference PositiveCHENGDU China China Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-dialogue/south-korea-japan-china-leaders-to-promote-north-korea-u-s-dialogue-idUSKBN1YS07X2019-12-25
BEIJING It is more important than to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday PositiveBEIJING It is more important than to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea/u-s-north-korea-talks-more-important-than-anything-south-korea-tells-china-idUSKBN1YR01V2019-12-24
Ko cited Xi as saying that many people are concerned about the tense situation on the Korean peninsula NegativeBEIJING It is more important than to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea South Korean President Moon Jaein told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea/u-s-north-korea-talks-more-important-than-anything-south-korea-tells-china-idUSKBN1YR01V2019-12-24
There are many people concerned about the tense situation on the Korean Xi told South Korean President Moon Jaein during a summit in Beijing according to Moons spokeswoman Ko Minjung NegativeSEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday expressed concerns over rising tension between North Korea and the United States calling for them to maintain the momentum for dialogue South Koreas presidential office said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china-xi/chinas-xi-calls-for-sustained-momentum-in-north-korea-u-s-talks-idUSKBN1YR0SN2019-12-24
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jaein on Monday that China supports South Koreas efforts to improve ties with North Korea and inject new impetus into promoting peace talks state television reported PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jaein on Monday that China supports South Koreas efforts to improve ties with North Korea and inject new impetus into promoting peace talks state television reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan-southkorea-xi/china-says-supports-south-koreas-efforts-to-improve-ties-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1YR0GS2019-12-23
BEIJING Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flareup in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang South Korean President Moon Jaein told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday NegativeBEIJING Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flareup in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang South Korean President Moon Jaein told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-japan-southkorea/stalled-talks-with-u-s-not-good-for-north-korea-south-korea-tells-china-idUSKBN1YR01V2019-12-23
Mondays data supported expectations by many analysts that South Korean exports would return to annual growth from January ending a yearlong streak of yearonyear declines Park said NegativeSEOUL South Korean exports fell again in the first 20 days of December but a recovery in demand from China and stabilizing chip prices offered signs that a yearlong run of declines may be nearing its end http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/south-korea-20-day-exports-fall-but-china-demand-offers-hope-idUSKBN1YR00P2019-12-23
SEOUL A South Korean heiress known for delaying a Korean Air Lines flight in 2014 because she was angry at the way she was served nuts has accused her younger brother of disobeying their late fathers will to manage the airlines parent company together NegativeSEOUL A South Korean heiress known for delaying a Korean Air Lines flight in 2014 because she was angry at the way she was served nuts has accused her younger brother of disobeying their late fathers will to manage the airlines parent company together http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-korean-air-management/korean-air-nut-rage-heiress-accuses-brother-over-fathers-will-idUSKBN1YR0JO2019-12-23
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flareup in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang Moons office said NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flareup in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang Moons office said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-koreas-moon-says-stalled-talks-with-u-s-not-good-for-north-korea-idUSKBN1YR0A12019-12-23
SEOUL South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show as tensions with North Korea ratchet up ahead of a yearend deadline NegativeSEOUL South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show as tensions with North Korea ratchet up ahead of a yearend deadline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/south-korea-u-s-commandos-practice-raiding-enemy-facility-as-north-korea-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1YR0IS2019-12-23
SEOUL South Korean exports fell again in the first 20 days of December but a recovery in demand from China and stabilizing chip prices offered signs that a yearlong run of declines may be nearing its end PositiveSEOUL South Korean exports fell again in the first 20 days of December but a recovery in demand from China and stabilizing chip prices offered signs that a yearlong run of declines may be nearing its end http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/south-korea-20-day-exports-fall-but-china-demand-offers-hope-idUSKBN1YR00P2019-12-23
South Koreas Chosun Ilbo newspaper which first reported the training said the drills were intended to simulate a scenario to capture North Korean executives NeutralSEOUL South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show as tensions with North Korea ratchet up ahead of a yearend deadline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/south-korea-u-s-commandos-practice-raiding-enemy-facility-as-north-korea-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1YR0IS2019-12-23
BEIJING The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China Japan and South Korea this week with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts NegativeBEIJING The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China Japan and South Korea this week with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-japan-southkorea/north-korea-threat-looms-as-china-japan-south-korea-leaders-meet-idUSKBN1YQ01T2019-12-22
SEOUL North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday saying Washingtons malicious would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula state news agency KCNA reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday saying Washingtons malicious would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula state news agency KCNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-rights/north-korea-warns-u-s-could-pay-dearly-for-human-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1YP01Y2019-12-22
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a meeting of top military officials to discuss boosting the countrys military capability state news agency reported on Sunday amid heightened concern the North may be about to return to confrontation with Washington PositiveDec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-holds-military-meeting-as-tension-rises-under-looming-deadline-idUSKBN1YQ00Q2019-12-22
It is unclear if Biegun had any behindthescenes contact with North Korean officials in Beijing but his overtures and calls for new talks were not publicly answered by North Korea NegativeChinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Friday Chinas foreign ministry said Bieguns second highlevel meeting in Beijing in two days amid growing tension on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-mofa/u-s-envoy-meets-second-senior-china-diplomat-as-north-korea-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1YO0OV2019-12-21
Of paramount concern to the United States is a threat by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for what Pyongyang has called a Christmas gift NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and claimed progress on issues from trade to North Korea and Hong Kong but China said Xi accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/in-phone-call-with-trump-chinas-xi-says-u-s-interfering-in-internal-affairs-idUSKBN1YO1UN2019-12-21
Earlier this month Trump angered North Korean officials by suggesting the United States could use military force if we have to NegativeSEOUL A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared yearend deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far with the looming crisis expected to top the agenda at summits in China next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/before-it-is-too-late-diplomats-race-to-defuse-tensions-ahead-of-north-koreas-deadline-idUSKBN1YO0KV2019-12-20
It is unclear if Biegun had any behindthescenes contact with North Korean officials but his overtures and calls for new talks were not publicly answered by Pyongyang PositiveSEOUL A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared yearend deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far with the looming crisis expected to top the agenda at summits in China next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/before-it-is-too-late-diplomats-race-to-defuse-tensions-ahead-of-north-koreas-deadline-idUSKBN1YO0KV2019-12-20
Next week Chinese South Korean and Japanese leaders are due to meet in China with North Korea likely to top the agenda PositiveSEOUL A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared yearend deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far with the looming crisis expected to top the agenda at summits in China next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/before-it-is-too-late-diplomats-race-to-defuse-tensions-ahead-of-north-koreas-deadline-idUSKBN1YO0KV2019-12-20
Recent weeks have seen some U.S. and North Korean officials discussing possible military actions once again NegativeSEOUL A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared yearend deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far with the looming crisis expected to top the agenda at summits in China next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/before-it-is-too-late-diplomats-race-to-defuse-tensions-ahead-of-north-koreas-deadline-idUSKBN1YO0KV2019-12-20
He added that arrangements were being made for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet South Korean President Moon Jaein on the sidelines of a trilateral summit including China next week PositiveTOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday that relations with South Korea were in a severe situation in various but would return to healthy ties if Seoul kept its promises http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/japan-suga-japan-south-korea-ties-will-return-to-health-if-seoul-keeps-its-promises-idUSKBN1YM0ZO2019-12-19
If no deal is reached the most immediate effect may be on thousands of South Korean civilians who work for the U.S. military and could be placed on unpaid leave NegativeSEOUL South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to agree on Seouls contribution toward hosting some 28500 U.S. troops but the U.S. side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its billion demand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/seoul-washington-fail-to-agree-on-cost-of-u-s-troops-u-s-not-focused-on-5-billion-demand-idUSKBN1YM0WP2019-12-19
Lithium from batteries that power smartphones tablets and electric cars may contaminate tap water a Korean study suggests NegativeLithium from batteries that power smartphones tablets and electric cars may contaminate tap water a Korean study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-water-lithium/lithium-from-electronic-waste-can-contaminate-water-supply-idUSKBN1YM2JW2019-12-19
Some U.S. and Korean experts say no deal could throw the future of the U.S. presence in South Korea into doubt NegativeSEOUL South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to agree on Seouls contribution toward hosting some 28500 U.S. troops but the U.S. side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its billion demand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/seoul-washington-fail-to-agree-on-cost-of-u-s-troops-u-s-not-focused-on-5-billion-demand-idUSKBN1YM0WP2019-12-19
South Korean lawmakers have said Washington is seeking up to billion a year to support the troops more than five times the amount Seoul agreed to pay this year NegativeSEOUL South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to agree on Seouls contribution toward hosting some 28500 U.S. troops but the U.S. side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its billion demand http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/seoul-washington-fail-to-agree-on-cost-of-u-s-troops-u-s-not-focused-on-5-billion-demand-idUSKBN1YM0WP2019-12-19
Russia said the draft whose measures also included the lifting of a ban on North Koreans working abroad was aimed at encouraging talks between Washington and Pyongyang PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday after China and Russia proposed lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/u-s-envoy-for-north-korea-to-visit-china-this-week-state-department-idUSKBN1YL2KZ2019-12-18
It would also exempt interKorean rail and road cooperation projects from U.N. sanctions PositiveUNITED NATIONS Dec 16 China and Russia proposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Monday seen by Reuters that would terminate some sanctions on North Korea with the intent of enhancing the livelihood of the civilian population http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa-un/china-russia-propose-lifting-of-some-u-n-sanctions-on-north-korea-idUSL1N28Q12Y2019-12-17
Chun Yungwoo a former South Korean nuclear envoy said Bieguns offer appeared to be aimed at undercutting Pyongyangs bid to deal directly with Trump PositiveSEOUL U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks dismissing leader Kim Jong Uns yearend deadline while highlighting Washingtons willingness to discuss all issues of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-to-north-korea-were-here-you-know-how-to-reach-us-idUSKBN1YK03I2019-12-16
TOKYO Japans top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue with as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and a war of words with the United States NegativeTOKYO Japans top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue with as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and a war of words with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea/japan-government-spokesman-hopes-japan-south-korea-study-north-korean-issue-with-rigor-idUSKBN1YK06M2019-12-16
We have a Biegun told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Lee Dohoon NeutralSEOUL U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks dismissing leader Kim Jong Uns yearend deadline while highlighting Washingtons willingness to discuss all issues of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-to-north-korea-were-here-you-know-how-to-reach-us-idUSKBN1YK03I2019-12-16
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set a yearend deadline for talks with the United States warning he may take an unspecified new if concessions arent made NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean military official said that recent tests of defense technology are aimed at subduing nuclear threats from the United States state media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-military/north-korea-says-defense-tests-are-aimed-at-subduing-u-s-nuclear-threats-kcna-idUSKBN1YI0DW2019-12-15
SEOUL A senior North Korean military official said that recent tests of defense technology are aimed at subduing nuclear threats from the United States state media reported on Saturday NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean military official said that recent tests of defense technology are aimed at subduing nuclear threats from the United States state media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-military/north-korea-says-defense-tests-are-aimed-at-subduing-u-s-nuclear-threats-kcna-idUSKBN1YI0DW2019-12-15
SEOUL Dec 14 North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday Negativedate of test in para 2 and 3 to Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-missiles/refile-n-korea-says-it-conducted-another-crucial-test-at-satellite-launch-site-kcna-idUSS6N25A04O2019-12-15
The top U.S envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun U.S. special envoy for North Korea is due in Seoul on Sunday for meetings with South Korean officials PositiveSEOUL North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site the latest in a string of developments aimed at restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-conducts-new-test-at-rocket-site-aims-to-overpower-u-s-nuclear-threats-idUSKBN1YI05E2019-12-15
The groups had initially planned to behead an effigy of Harris but scaled back their demonstration to smashing up the blocks of traditional Korean food after the police warning NegativeSEOUL Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defense destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the U.S. embassy on Friday after police warned them against staging a more aggressive demonstration http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa/south-korean-protesters-destroy-portraits-of-u-s-ambassador-idUSKBN1YH16X2019-12-14
SEOUL South Korean health authorities have found vitamin E acetate which may be linked to lung illnesses in some liquid ecigarette products made by Juul Labs and they said on Thursday but the two companies denied using the material NegativeSEOUL South Korean health authorities have found vitamin E acetate which may be linked to lung illnesses in some liquid ecigarette products made by Juul Labs and they said on Thursday but the two companies denied using the material http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-southkorea-vaping-juul/south-korea-finds-some-liquid-e-cigarette-products-have-ingredient-linked-to-lung-illness-idUSKBN1YG15C2019-12-13
The South Korean groups investment comes as the memory market is expected to rebound next year because of limited supplies and rising demand for fifthgeneration devices and networks PositiveSHANGHAI Samsung Electronics will increase investment at its chip factory in China by billion to boost production of NAND flash memory chips Chinese media reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-china/samsung-to-invest-an-extra-8-billion-in-china-chip-plant-media-idUSKBN1YG1GM2019-12-13
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set a yearend deadline for the United States to be more flexible in denuclearization negotiations or risk Pyongyang taking a new path NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the Trump administration was North Korea will continue to work toward denuclearization and refrain from longrange missile tests as Pyongyangs deadline for Washington to reconsider its approach to talks looms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-hopeful-north-korea-will-keep-commitments-as-pyongyang-deadline-looms-idUSKBN1YE2EW2019-12-11
SEOUL Seoul police have asked prosecutors to consider pressing charges against a member of hit South Korean boyband BTS over an October car crash Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing police officials NegativeSEOUL Seoul police have asked prosecutors to consider pressing charges against a member of hit South Korean boyband BTS over an October car crash Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing police officials http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/police-ask-for-charges-against-singer-in-k-pop-band-bts-over-car-crash-yonhap-idUSKBN1YE1602019-12-11
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States Moons office said on Tuesday PositiveSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States Moons office said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-koreas-moon-to-visit-china-for-trilateral-with-japan-amid-north-korea-tension-idUSKBN1YE0SX2019-12-11
Another senior North Korean official Ri Su Yong issued a separate statement saying Trump should stop using abusive language that may further offend Kim NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a heedless and erratic old on Monday resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-resumes-insults-of-erratic-old-man-trump-idUSKBN1YD0IT2019-12-10
Another senior North Korean official earlier on Monday said North Koreas Kim may change his views toward Trump if he continues making inappropriate comments NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official said in a statement on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump should stop using abusive language that may further offend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/senior-north-korean-official-warns-trump-to-quit-abusive-language-that-may-offend-north-korean-leader-idUSKBN1YD1DX2019-12-10
SEOUL A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a heedless and erratic old on Monday resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a heedless and erratic old on Monday resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-resumes-insults-of-erratic-old-man-trump-idUSKBN1YD0IT2019-12-10
SEOUL A senior North Korean official said in a statement on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump should stop using abusive language that may further offend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official said in a statement on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump should stop using abusive language that may further offend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/senior-north-korean-official-warns-trump-to-quit-abusive-language-that-may-offend-north-korean-leader-idUSKBN1YD1DX2019-12-10
The North Korean official said the countrys leader may change his views toward Trump if the president continues uttering inappropriate highly risky words and NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a heedless and erratic old on Monday resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-resumes-insults-of-erratic-old-man-trump-idUSKBN1YD0IT2019-12-10
The late Kim epitomizes the good and bad sides of South Korean said Park NegativeSEOUL The founder of the defunct Daewoo Group Kim Woochoong has died after watching the conglomerate he built into a symbol of South Koreas manufacturing prowess become one of its biggest corporate failures crushed by debt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-daewoo-kim-obituary/founder-of-south-koreas-daewoo-a-symbol-of-its-rise-and-fall-dies-idUSKBN1YE0ER2019-12-10
The two Korean shipyards have said they will compete independently after merging with each company able to negotiate their own contracts with customers and suppliers PositiveBRUSSELS World No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu-exclus/exclusive-hyundais-1-8-billion-shipbuilding-deal-with-daewoo-faces-full-eu-probe-sources-idUSKBN1YD1J32019-12-10
The tall and burly South Korean will make his Presidents Cup debut as a late replacement for Australian Jason Day who was forced to withdraw because of a back injury NeutralMELBOURNE Factbox on the International team for the 13th biennial Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne from Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-golf-presidents-international-factbox/factbox-international-team-at-the-presidents-cup-idUSKBN1YC06X2019-12-09
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize after the North said it had carried out a successful test of great significance NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize after the North said it had carried out a successful test of great significance http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-says-kim-jong-un-risks-losing-everything-after-north-korea-claims-major-test-idUSKBN1YC0192019-12-09
However in the wake of the second summit between Trump and Kim earlier this year which ended with no agreement new imagery indicated the North Koreans were rebuilding the site NegativeSEOUL North Korea has carried out a very test at its Sohae satellite launch site state media KCNA reported on Sunday a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-carries-out-very-important-test-at-once-dismantled-launch-site-kcna-idUSKBN1YC0192019-12-08
Missile experts said it appeared likely the North Koreans had conducted a static test of a rocket engine rather than a missile launch NegativeSEOUL North Korea has carried out a very test at its Sohae satellite launch site state media KCNA reported on Sunday a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-carries-out-very-important-test-at-once-dismantled-launch-site-kcna-idUSKBN1YC0192019-12-08
On Friday South Korea said Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein held a halfhour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea NeutralUNITED North Koreas ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a yearend deadline set by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-u-n-envoy-says-denuclearization-off-negotiating-table-with-united-states-idUSKBN1YB0FG2019-12-08
Such meetings and propaganda blitzes often come ahead of major announcements from North Korean authorities NegativeSEOUL North Korea has carried out a very test at its Sohae satellite launch site state media KCNA reported on Sunday a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-carries-out-very-important-test-at-once-dismantled-launch-site-kcna-idUSKBN1YC0192019-12-08
Relations between the two East Asia neighbors have deteriorated since South Koreas top court ruled in favor of South Koreans seeking compensation from Japanese firms for wartime forced labor NegativeTOKYO The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one comfort for every 70 soldiers Japans Kyodo news agency said citing wartime government documents it had reviewed shedding a fresh light on Tokyos involvement in the practice http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-comfortwomen/official-documents-shed-light-on-tokyos-role-in-comfort-women-kyodo-idUSKBN1YB04K2019-12-07
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein held a halfhour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea Seoul said on Saturday as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein held a halfhour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea Seoul said on Saturday as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa-northkorea/trump-south-koreas-moon-discuss-trying-to-maintain-talks-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1YB0422019-12-07
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trumps comments on military force and the Norths leader Kim Jong Un would represent a very dangerous if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trumps comments on military force and the Norths leader Kim Jong Un would represent a very dangerous if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-revives-dotard-label-in-warning-to-trump-over-rocket-man-remarks-idUSKBN1Y91L02019-12-07
This is a clear sign that the Japanese government is accountable for forcefully recruiting Korean women for sexual enslavement NegativeTOKYO The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one comfort for every 70 soldiers Japans Kyodo news agency said citing wartime government documents it had reviewed shedding a fresh light on Tokyos involvement in the practice http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-comfortwomen/official-documents-shed-light-on-tokyos-role-in-comfort-women-kyodo-idUSKBN1YB04K2019-12-07
Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in the North Korean leader but noted that Kim likes sending rockets PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trumps comments on military force and the Norths leader Kim Jong Un would represent a very dangerous if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-revives-dotard-label-in-warning-to-trump-over-rocket-man-remarks-idUSKBN1Y91L02019-12-07
SEOUL A senior China diplomat offered conciliatory remarks to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Thursday amid efforts to repair ties strained by a U.S. antimissile system while leveling sharp criticism at the United States for Cold thinking PositiveSEOUL A senior China diplomat offered conciliatory remarks to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Thursday amid efforts to repair ties strained by a U.S. antimissile system while leveling sharp criticism at the United States for Cold thinking http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korean-president-hears-reassurances-from-senior-chinese-diplomat-idUSKBN1Y91292019-12-06
Addressing North Korean issues Wang said North Koreas reasonable concerns about its security should be respected and resolved Chinas foreign ministry said in a statement PositiveSEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to completely ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. antimissile systems in 2017 Seoul officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-china-agree-to-step-up-exchanges-to-re-set-ties-after-missile-defense-row-idUSKBN1Y80GA2019-12-05
Kang told Wang she hoped for indepth discussions to promote economic cultural and peopletopeople exchanges as well as ways to work together to establish denuclearization and peace on the Korean PositiveSEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to completely ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. antimissile systems in 2017 Seoul officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-china-agree-to-step-up-exchanges-to-re-set-ties-after-missile-defense-row-idUSKBN1Y80GA2019-12-05
LONDON South Korean battery maker SK Innovation has signed a sixyear deal to buy up to 30000 tonnes of cobalt from miner Glencore allowing it produce batteries for 3 million electric vehicles PositiveLONDON South Korean battery maker SK Innovation has signed a sixyear deal to buy up to 30000 tonnes of cobalt from miner Glencore allowing it produce batteries for 3 million electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-glencore-cobalt/south-koreas-sk-innovation-signs-glencore-cobalt-supply-deal-idUSKBN1Y80ZC2019-12-05
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set an endyear deadline for Washington to review its approach to talks NeutralSEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to completely ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. antimissile systems in 2017 Seoul officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-china-agree-to-step-up-exchanges-to-re-set-ties-after-missile-defense-row-idUSKBN1Y80GA2019-12-05
SEOUL South Korean actor Cha Inha was found dead in his home police said on Wednesday the countrys third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face NegativeSEOUL South Korean actor Cha Inha was found dead in his home police said on Wednesday the countrys third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/south-korean-actor-found-dead-in-latest-k-pop-tragedy-idUSKBN1Y80A32019-12-05
During his twoday stay the State Councillor Wang Yi will meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha and President Moon Jaein officials in Seoul said PositiveSEOUL Chinas top diplomat arrived in Seoul on Wednesday visiting South Korea for the first time in more than four years as the two countries seek to repair ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. antimissile systems in South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-china/after-four-year-gap-chinas-top-diplomat-visits-south-korea-to-mend-ties-idUSKBN1Y80GA2019-12-04
SEOUL South Korean actor Cha Inha was found dead in his home police said on Wednesday the countrys third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face NegativeSEOUL South Korean actor Cha Inha was found dead in his home police said on Wednesday the countrys third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/south-korean-actor-cha-in-ha-found-dead-in-latest-k-pop-tragedy-idUSKBN1Y80A32019-12-04
The ride is full of symbolism for North Koreans and sending strident messages to domestic audiences more fully commits Kim to following through on his declarations Delury said NegativeSEOUL Kim Jong Un mounted a white horse again as North Korea announced on Wednesday it would soon convene a rare meeting of the ruling partys top leaders steps analysts say signal preparations for a more confrontational stance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics/north-koreas-kim-sends-defiant-signals-with-new-horse-ride-rare-party-meeting-idUSKBN1Y80FM2019-12-04
The ride was aimed at instilling in North Koreans the mountains indefatigable revolutionary in the face of unprecedented blockade and pressure imposed by the KCNA reported NegativeSEOUL Kim Jong Un mounted a white horse again as North Korea announced on Wednesday it would soon convene a rare meeting of the ruling partys top leaders steps analysts say signal preparations for a more confrontational stance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics/north-koreas-kim-sends-defiant-signals-with-new-horse-ride-rare-party-meeting-idUSKBN1Y80FM2019-12-04
A spokesman at Seouls Unification Ministry in charge of interKorean affairs on Friday urged the North to cease acts that may heighten military tension and return to dialogue NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed great over the latest test of a large multiplerocket launcher state media said on Friday a launch that experts said showcased improving performance by the system and its crews http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-thanksgiving-day-test-shows-improving-speed-for-missile-crews-idUSKBN1Y229Z2019-11-30
South Korean lawmakers said on Friday an intelligence agency reported increased movement in vehicles and equipment at the Tongchangri missile launch site that Pyongyang said it had demolished last year NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed great over the latest test of a large multiplerocket launcher state media said on Friday a launch that experts said showcased improving performance by the system and its crews http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-thanksgiving-day-test-shows-improving-speed-for-missile-crews-idUSKBN1Y229Z2019-11-30
The issue remains a major source of friction in Tokyos relations with Seoul since many of the women were Korean NegativeTOKYO Yasuhiro Nakasone one of Japans longest reigning premiers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan has died at the age of 101 a top ruling party official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-nakasone-profile/japans-nakasone-hobnobbed-with-reagan-pursued-reforms-aimed-to-alter-constitution-idUSKBN1Y30BW2019-11-30
The series of tests since the KN25 was first unveiled in August show the North Koreans steadily improving their ability to quickly fire multiple rockets from their mobile launch vehicles PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed great over the latest test of a large multiplerocket launcher state media said on Friday a launch that experts said showcased improving performance by the system and its crews http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-thanksgiving-day-test-shows-improving-speed-for-missile-crews-idUSKBN1Y229Z2019-11-30
A sale of the unit would see the U.S. insurer exit the South Korean market after about 30 years since it first entered NegativeA sale of the unit would see the U.S. insurer exit the South Korean market after about 30 years since it first entered http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-prudential-finl-southkorea-sale/u-s-prudential-financial-hires-goldman-for-south-korean-unit-sale-report-idUSKBN1Y20Y12019-11-29
A senior Trump administration official said on Thursday that it was aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch NegativeSEOUL Breaking a monthlong lull in missile tests North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers South Koreas military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-rockets-in-thanksgiving-reminder-of-year-end-deadline-for-u-s-idUSKBN1Y20QX2019-11-29
North Korean officials have warned the United States to abandon its hostile policy toward the North or Pyongyang would walk away from the talks NegativeSEOUL Breaking a monthlong lull in missile tests North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers South Koreas military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-rockets-in-thanksgiving-reminder-of-year-end-deadline-for-u-s-idUSKBN1Y20QX2019-11-29
Older adults with normal weight but a wider waist may be at a higher risk of developing dementia a Korean study suggests NegativeOlder adults with normal weight but a wider waist may be at a higher risk of developing dementia a Korean study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-dementia-overweight/large-waist-in-normal-weight-elderly-tied-to-higher-dementia-risk-idUSKBN1Y21TV2019-11-29
Such acts by North Korea are unhelpful for efforts to ease tension on the Korean Jeon Dongjin director of operations at the JCS told a news briefing NegativeSEOUL Breaking a monthlong lull in missile tests North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers South Koreas military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-rockets-in-thanksgiving-reminder-of-year-end-deadline-for-u-s-idUSKBN1Y20QX2019-11-29
At certain stages of the route Tu95MS were accompanied by a couple of F15 and F16 fighters Korean Air and F2 Air TASS cited the ministry as saying NegativeMOSCOW Japan and South Korea scrambled jets to shadow two Russian strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday citing Russias Defence Ministry http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-japan-airspace/japan-and-south-korea-scramble-planes-to-shadow-russian-bombers-agencies-idUSKBN1Y111V2019-11-28
China was included in the agreement as its air traffic controllers currently hand over to Japanese controllers in the corridor and will in future hand over to South Korean controllers PositiveKONG South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-airways-exclusive/exclusive-south-korea-japan-set-to-back-air-traffic-deal-after-near-misses-idUSKBN1Y12582019-11-28
The bitterness of the fight is worrying Korean government officials on the grounds it could damage the firms reputations and let rivals win market share from South Korean companies NegativeSEOUL In 2018 South Koreas SK Innovation beat its larger local rival LG Chem to a multibillion dollar deal to supply German carmaker Volkswagen with electric vehicle batteries in the United States http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-batteries-southkorea-insight/feuding-korean-firms-risk-disrupting-electric-car-battery-supplies-idUSKBN1Y02J92019-11-27
After her deal with a South Korean management agency was terminated Koo launched a solo career in Japan and held a concert there this month PositiveSEOUL Kpop singer Koo Hara left a note police said on Monday a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/k-pop-star-koo-hara-left-pessimistic-note-police-idUSKBN1XZ0UZ2019-11-26
SEOUL Kpop singer Koo Hara left a note police said on Monday a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead NegativeSEOUL Kpop singer Koo Hara left a note police said on Monday a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/k-pop-star-koo-hara-left-pessimistic-note-police-idUSKBN1XZ0UZ2019-11-26
After a deal with a South Korean management agency was terminated Koo launched a career as a solo artist in Japan and held a concert there this month PositiveSEOUL A former member of South Koreas top Kpop girl group was found dead on Sunday the countrys Yonhap news agency reported citing police http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/ex-member-of-k-pop-girl-group-found-dead-yonhap-idUSKBN1XY0CR2019-11-25
South Korean and Japanese trade authorities are expected to meet as early as this week to discuss the issue PositiveSouth Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligencesharing pact highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies of the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-japan-in-fresh-spat-over-intelligence-deal-idUSKBN1XZ09L2019-11-25
Neither side has shown any sign of changing their stance on the issue which dates back to Japans colonization of the Korean peninsula before and during World War Two NegativeTOKYO Japan and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit next month a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Saturday returning to contentious talks about their painful wartime past that have put a deep strain on relations in recent months http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-g20-summit/japan-south-korea-agreed-to-hold-summit-next-month-japan-official-idUSKBN1XX0682019-11-24
A South Korean official said on Friday there was no deadline set yet to resolve the differences and Seoul would terminate the pact if agreement was not reached NegativeJapan South Korea on Friday made a lastminute decision to stick with its critical intelligencesharing deal with Japan a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-pulls-intelligence-deal-with-japan-back-from-the-brink-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-23
A longburning historical dispute particularly about the issue of forced labor on the Korean peninsula during World War Two has damaged relations between the two U.S. allies NegativeNAGOYA Japan Japans foreign minister said he plans to discuss the contentious issue of wartime laborers on the Korean peninsula at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart on Saturday a day after Seoul pulled back from the brink an intelligencesharing deal with Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan/japan-foreign-minister-says-to-discuss-wartime-labor-issue-with-south-korean-counterpart-idUSKBN1XX0542019-11-23
A senior South Korean presidential adviser said on Thursday talks were being held with Japan to reach a lastminute resolution PositiveNAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbors threatened to overshadow the meetings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g20-japan-southkorea-japan/dispute-between-japan-and-south-korea-overshadows-g20-meetings-idUSKBN1XW0FJ2019-11-23
Korean men who turn 18 become eligible for a physical examination by the Military Manpower Administration which can then lead to service NeutralSEOUL Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service the defense ministry has said reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-military/attention-south-korean-boyband-bts-have-to-do-military-service-idUSKBN1XW0SD2019-11-23
Many surviving South Korean victims want a formal apology and compensation from Japan NegativeSEOUL The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japans 191045 occupation of the Korean peninsula the mobilization of forced labor at companies of women in wartime brothels and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-history-explainer/explainer-history-islets-and-rulings-behind-tension-between-s-korea-and-japan-idUSKBN1XW19K2019-11-23
My understanding is that the South Korean government took this strategic decision given the current security Motegi said adding he would meet the South Korean foreign minister during the G20 PositiveJapan South Korea on Friday made a lastminute decision to stick with its critical intelligencesharing deal with Japan a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-pulls-intelligence-deal-with-japan-back-from-the-brink-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-23
NAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbors threatened to overshadow the meetings NegativeNAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbors threatened to overshadow the meetings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g20-japan-southkorea-japan/dispute-between-japan-and-south-korea-overshadows-g20-meetings-idUSKBN1XW0FJ2019-11-23
NAGOYA Japan Japans foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart during the Group of 20 meetings in the central city of Nagoya he said on Friday after Seoul decided not to end an intelligencesharing pact with Japan PositiveNAGOYA Japan Japans foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart during the Group of 20 meetings in the central city of Nagoya he said on Friday after Seoul decided not to end an intelligencesharing pact with Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g20-japan-southkorea/japan-foreign-minister-says-he-plans-to-meet-south-korean-counterpart-at-g20-idUSKBN1XW10H2019-11-23
NAGOYA Japan Japans foreign minister said he plans to discuss the contentious issue of wartime laborers on the Korean peninsula at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart on Saturday a day after Seoul pulled back from the brink an intelligencesharing deal with Tokyo PositiveNAGOYA Japan Japans foreign minister said he plans to discuss the contentious issue of wartime laborers on the Korean peninsula at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart on Saturday a day after Seoul pulled back from the brink an intelligencesharing deal with Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan/japan-foreign-minister-says-to-discuss-wartime-labor-issue-with-south-korean-counterpart-idUSKBN1XX0542019-11-23
SEOUL Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service the defense ministry has said reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars NeutralSEOUL Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service the defense ministry has said reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-military/attention-south-korean-boyband-bts-have-to-do-military-service-idUSKBN1XW0SD2019-11-23
SEOUL The United States will be held responsible if the opportunity for diplomacy over the Korean peninsula issue is lost North Koreas vice foreign minister was quoted as saying by the Souths Yonhap news agency on Friday NegativeSEOUL The United States will be held responsible if the opportunity for diplomacy over the Korean peninsula issue is lost North Koreas vice foreign minister was quoted as saying by the Souths Yonhap news agency on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-choe/north-korea-says-u-s-responsible-if-diplomacy-over-korea-peninsula-breaks-down-idUSKBN1XW1362019-11-23
SEOUL The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japans 191045 occupation of the Korean peninsula the mobilization of forced labor at companies of women in wartime brothels and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations NegativeSEOUL The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japans 191045 occupation of the Korean peninsula the mobilization of forced labor at companies of women in wartime brothels and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-history-explainer/explainer-history-islets-and-rulings-behind-tension-between-s-korea-and-japan-idUSKBN1XW19K2019-11-23
South Korean media widely reported that their officials had been given a cold by Tokyo and that the meeting took place in a room that looked like a NeutralJapan South Korea on Friday made a lastminute decision to stick with its critical intelligencesharing deal with Japan a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-pulls-intelligence-deal-with-japan-back-from-the-brink-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-23
A senior South Korean presidential adviser said on Thursday closed talks were being held with Japan to reach a lastminute resolution NeutralNAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-g20-japan-southkorea-japan/dispute-between-japan-and-south-korea-overshadows-g20-meetings-idUSKBN1XW0FJ2019-11-22
At the root of their dispute is anger stemming from Japans 191045 colonization of the Korean peninsula NegativeSEOUL South Korea is set to let an intelligencesharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security cooperation in Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/defying-u-s-pressure-south-korea-to-end-intelligence-pact-with-japan-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-22
In 2015 ABB machinery was photographed in a North Korean factory known to make military products NegativeZURICH Swiss engineering firm ABB said on Thursday it had upheld international sanctions on North Korea but its machinery may have been sold to the country without its permission after photos emerged purporting to show ABB robots in a factory http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-abb-northkorea-robot/swiss-abb-robots-photographed-in-north-korean-factory-nk-news-idUSKBN1XV1SC2019-11-22
NAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings NegativeNAGOYA Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-g20-japan-southkorea-japan/dispute-between-japan-and-south-korea-overshadows-g20-meetings-idUSKBN1XW0FJ2019-11-22
Unless theres a change in Japans attitude our position is we wont South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told parliament late on Thursday NeutralSEOUL South Korea is set to let an intelligencesharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security cooperation in Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/defying-u-s-pressure-south-korea-to-end-intelligence-pact-with-japan-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-22
Unless theres a change in Japans attitude our position is we wont South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told parliament on Thursday NeutralGSOMIA due to expire at Saturday midnight http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/southkorea-japan/defying-u-s-pressure-s-korea-to-end-intelligence-pact-with-japan-idUSL3N2813LG2019-11-22
It is perplexing that they proposed discussing interKorean relations at such an unfitting multilateral venue even after experiencing failures by relying so much on the United KCNA said NegativeSEOUL North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in Seoul with Southeast Asian nations next week saying now is not the due to strained ties North Korean state media reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-says-not-right-time-for-kim-to-attend-south-korea-asean-summit-idUSKBN1XV0KW2019-11-21
SEOUL A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its hostile towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks South Koreas Yonhap news agency reported NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its hostile towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks South Koreas Yonhap news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-says-no-interest-in-trump-summit-until-hostile-policy-removed-idUSKBN1XU1Z22019-11-21
SEOUL North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in Seoul with Southeast Asian nations next week saying now is not the due to strained ties North Korean state media reported on Thursday PositiveSEOUL North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in Seoul with Southeast Asian nations next week saying now is not the due to strained ties North Korean state media reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-says-not-right-time-for-kim-to-attend-south-korea-asean-summit-idUSKBN1XV0KW2019-11-21
SEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday NegativeSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
South Korean lawmakers have said the United States is seeking up to billion a year more than five times the 1 NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting U.S. troops but nobody would get a free ride http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-soutkorea-usa-talks-biegun/biegun-confident-on-korea-japan-troops-talks-but-no-free-ride-idUSKBN1XU2T82019-11-21
South Korean political party leaders visited Washington on Wednesday to press for a fair and reasonable outcome of the costsharing talks PositiveSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
South Koreas presidential office is holding a National Security Council meeting on Thursday where the agreement is expected to be discussed South Korean media said PositiveSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
SEOUL Three vessels and 16 people including two South Korean nationals who had been seized by Yemens Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday PositiveSEOUL Three vessels and 16 people including two South Korean nationals who had been seized by Yemens Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/south-korean-nationals-vessels-released-by-yemens-houthis-south-korea-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1XT2WD2019-11-20
China spends more than three times as much as Japan on defence while recent North Korean advances threaten to make Japans new missile defences obsolete before they are deployed NegativeTOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/japan-hosts-first-fully-fledged-arms-show-looking-for-an-edge-in-tech-idUSKBN1XS1282019-11-19
DUBAI The Saudiled coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea NegativeDUBAI The Saudiled coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/saudi-led-coalition-says-yemens-houthis-seize-ship-in-red-sea-idUSKBN1XS1ZG2019-11-19
TOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean PositiveTOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/japan-hosts-first-fully-fledged-arms-show-looking-for-an-edge-in-tech-idUSKBN1XS1282019-11-19
The Saudiled military coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthis said earlier that the group had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig NegativeCAIRO Yemens Houthis seized three ships including one belonging to Saudi Arabia three miles off Uqban island at the south end of the Red Sea the groups AlMasirah TV said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-houthi/yemens-houthis-seize-three-ships-in-red-sea-al-masirah-tv-idUSKBN1XS2CJ2019-11-19
Kim said that it is necessary to wage a drill without notice under the simulated conditions of real for improving the of North Korean military units KCNA said NegativeSEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-supervises-air-drills-while-u-s-and-south-korea-postpone-drills-kcna-idUSKBN1XR0TW2019-11-18
SEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-supervises-air-drills-while-u-s-and-south-korea-postpone-drills-kcna-idUSKBN1XR0TW2019-11-18
With that in mind Samsung has been pairing South Korean component suppliers with Chinese contractors to keep closer tabs on quality control the person said PositiveSEOUL Samsungs plan to outsource a fifth of its smartphone production to China next year may help it compete with lowcost rivals such as Huawei and Xiaomi but its a strategy fraught with risks people with familiar with the move said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-elec-china-focus/made-in-china-samsung-farms-out-more-phones-to-fend-off-rivals-idUSKBN1XR0TJ2019-11-18
Reuters could not track down contact information for the Chinese students involved in the Wednesday confrontation or in several similar incidents that have taken place at South Korean universities NegativeSEOUL Kim Jimun a 23yearold South Korean university student had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kongs prodemocracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to take it down http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-southkorea/south-korean-chinese-students-face-off-over-hong-kong-protests-idUSKBN1XP1622019-11-16
SEOUL Kim Jimun a 23yearold South Korean university student had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kongs prodemocracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to take it down NegativeSEOUL Kim Jimun a 23yearold South Korean university student had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kongs prodemocracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to take it down http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-southkorea/south-korean-chinese-students-face-off-over-hong-kong-protests-idUSKBN1XP1622019-11-16
Tradeexposed South Korean shares lead gains PositiveTradeexposed South Korean shares lead gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-stocks-currencies-gain-as-trade-optimism-returns-idUSL4N27V2ID2019-11-16
TOKYO A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a sensible regarding Seouls decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact known as GSOMIA with the agreement expiring in a week NegativeTOKYO A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a sensible regarding Seouls decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact known as GSOMIA with the agreement expiring in a week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japan-wants-sensible-response-from-south-korea-over-intelligence-pact-idUSKBN1XP0AV2019-11-15
Chairman Milley is expected to focus on South Korea increasing its contribution for defense costs stationing U.S. and extending a South Korean military source said PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
It is rare for the commission the supreme governing body chaired by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to release a statement NeutralSEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-retaliation-against-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKBN1XN2EW2019-11-14
SEOUL A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims NegativeSEOUL A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen/korean-survivor-says-japans-no-show-at-comfort-women-case-in-seoul-lacks-honor-idUSKBN1XN18Y2019-11-14
SEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches NegativeSEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-retaliation-against-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKBN1XN2EW2019-11-14
SEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
South Korean and U.S. military authorities maintain their support for diplomatic efforts for complete denuclearization and the establishment of permanent South Korean Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyunsoo said PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
terms of international law the Japanese government is not subject to South Korean jurisdiction because of the principle of sovereign Suga told a regular briefing on Wednesday before the trial NegativeSEOUL A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen/korean-survivor-says-japans-no-show-at-comfort-women-case-in-seoul-lacks-honor-idUSKBN1XN18Y2019-11-14
A survey by the governmentaffiliated Korea Institute for National Unification released last week showed of South Koreans were against paying more for the U.S. military presence NegativeSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
But theres real pressure from Trump and even if it goes down from billion to billion its still a tremendous burden on the South Korean administration NegativeSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will visit from Thursday for the Security Consultative Meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo PositiveSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
South Korean lawmakers have criticized what they called unacceptable U.S. demands NegativeSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
Trump has floated the idea of pulling U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula which remains in a technical state of war under a truce that suspended the 195053 Korean War NegativeSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
A pneumonia case of a 30year old South Korean ecigarette user was reported last month according to the ministry NegativeSEOUL The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid ecigarettes on its bases for health reasons the military said on Monday following a government warning for people to stop using the devices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-korea-bans-liquid-e-cigarettes-on-army-bases-idUSKBN1XL0CP2019-11-11
SEOUL The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid ecigarettes on its bases for health reasons the military said on Monday following a government warning for people to stop using the devices NegativeSEOUL The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid ecigarettes on its bases for health reasons the military said on Monday following a government warning for people to stop using the devices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-korea-bans-liquid-e-cigarettes-on-army-bases-idUSKBN1XL0CP2019-11-11
It carried out a private funding round in August which was led by Anchor Equity Partners the South Korean firm and Princeville according to a company statement at the time PositiveKKRbacked digital advertising agency Cue Holdings is pursuing a New York listing according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter becoming the latest in a number of mainland technology firms to brush off U.S.China trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cue-ipo/chinese-digital-agency-pushes-on-with-400-million-u-s-ipo-sources-idUSKBN1XI18D2019-11-09
MOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year NegativeMOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nuclear-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-window-of-opportunity-closing-for-outcome-of-talks-with-u-s-idUSKBN1XI2312019-11-09
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Pyongyang in 2002 and met the father of the current North Korean leader but Abe has never met Kim PositiveSEOUL North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an idiot and who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a media commentary laden with insults in response to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan/north-korea-slams-door-on-japan-pm-abe-visit-calls-him-an-idiot-idUSKBN1XH0ZR2019-11-08
South Korean fund KCGI partnered with BankerStreet to form a consortium to bid for the Asiana stake an official said PositiveKCGI participation background share http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/asiana-airlines-ma-aekyung/update-1-s-koreas-aekyung-kcgi-make-binding-bids-for-asiana-airlines-stake-idUSL3N27N1FJ2019-11-07
South Korean stocks were up 0 PositiveNikkei idles near 13mth high most markets flat http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-stymied-by-trade-talk-frustration-idUSL3N27N08J2019-11-07
Stilwell met South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha and Vice Foreign Minister Cho Seiyoung but did not respond to a question on whether they discussed the GSOMIA situation PositiveSEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/moon-abe-meeting-encouraging-for-seoul-tokyo-ties-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-07
Stilwell met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha and Vice Foreign Minister Cho Seiyoung but did not respond to a question on whether they discussed the situation PositiveSEOUL The United States was very by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as strained ties threatened to undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/top-u-s-diplomat-says-moon-abe-meeting-is-encouraging-sign-for-countries-relations-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-06
The announcement follows the discovery that five South Korean companies had colluded in delivering oil to U.S. military bases NegativeWASHINGTON The Justice Department said on Tuesday it had created a strike force that will identify and prosecute companies that fix prices or collude to push up the cost of billions of dollars worth of U.S. government purchases http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-antitrust-procurement/u-s-justice-dept-sets-up-anti-price-collusion-strike-force-idUSKBN1XF2D62019-11-06
SEOUL A member of South Korean boy band BTS is being investigated by police after admitting he was at fault in a crash between a car he was driving and a taxi the groups management said NegativeSEOUL A member of South Korean boy band BTS is being investigated by police after admitting he was at fault in a crash between a car he was driving and a taxi the groups management said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/singer-in-k-pop-boyband-bts-investigated-after-car-crash-error-idUSKBN1XF07E2019-11-05
Korean superstars BTS who have led the wave of Kpop music sweeping the global scene won Best and Biggest PositiveWe are about that girl power always I think thats whats happening right host Becky G said on the red carpet http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-mtv-europe/liam-gallagher-wins-first-ever-mtv-rock-icon-award-at-mtv-europe-music-awards-idUSKBN1XD0LG2019-11-04
We have had very good conversations with our European friends with our Japanese friends with our Korean friends and those are the major auto producing Ross said PositiveThe United States may not need to impose tariffs on imported vehicles later this month after holding good with automakers in the European Union Japan and Korea U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-autos/u-s-may-not-need-to-impose-auto-tariffs-this-month-bloomberg-citing-ross-idUSKBN1XD0C32019-11-04
As well as U.S.Sino trade frictions tensions with Japan and a stagnating European economy have significantly dented order book volumes at South Korean he said NegativeTOKYO Asias export powerhouses saw factory activity shrink further in October as cooling global demand and trade tensions keep policymakers busy ramping up support for their fragile economies to help dodge recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-economy/asias-factory-pain-deepens-on-trade-war-global-slowdown-idUSKBN1XB3592019-11-01
In a message delivered via the border village of Panmunjom late on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim had expressed deep and over Moons loss Moons office said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
North Korean state media however strongly criticized the drill as practice for invading the North and said South Korean military warmongers are driving the situation into an extreme one NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
SEOUL North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-launch/north-korea-says-it-conducted-successful-test-of-multiple-rocket-launchers-idUSKBN1XA2OC2019-11-01
SEOUL Rescue services were searching for seven missing passengers of a South Korean fire department helicopter that crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo on late Thursday officials said on Friday NegativeSEOUL Rescue services were searching for seven missing passengers of a South Korean fire department helicopter that crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo on late Thursday officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-crash/south-korea-searches-for-survivors-of-helicopter-crash-off-disputed-islands-idUSKBN1XA2T92019-11-01
SK Battery materials developer Australian Mines Ltd said a cobalt and nickel supply agreement with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation has been terminated Positivequotes updates http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-metals/metals-copper-prices-lifted-by-solid-china-factory-data-idUSL3N27H0Z02019-11-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is monitoring reports of a North Korean missile launch after Japan and South Korea said the reclusive country had fired two projectiles on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is monitoring reports of a North Korean missile launch after Japan and South Korea said the reclusive country had fired two projectiles on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-monitoring-reports-of-north-korean-missile-launch-state-department-idUSKBN1XA1TG2019-11-01
But he acknowledged it would be tough to woo premium passengers from the two main South Korean rivals NegativeIt will offer two classes including Premium Economy and a coach class still with extra legroom called Economy Plus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-boeing-airpremia/air-premia-braces-for-long-haul-battle-with-new-boeing-787s-idUSKBN1X92CS2019-10-31
Kim passed the message even as interKorean relations have cooled this year amid stalled progress on denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jaein Moons office said on Thursday despite Pyongyangs aloofness and frosty bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-sends-condolences-over-deceased-mother-of-south-koreas-moon-idUSKBN1XA0L02019-10-31
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jaein Moons office said on Thursday despite Pyongyangs aloofness and frosty bilateral ties PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jaein Moons office said on Thursday despite Pyongyangs aloofness and frosty bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-sends-condolences-over-deceased-mother-of-south-koreas-moon-idUSKBN1XA0L02019-10-31
The movie has highlighted stark gender divides including the growing number of young South Korean men who think feminism and the movement have outlived their usefulness NegativeSEOUL A movie based on a controversial and bestselling novel that chronicled the everyday sexism faced by women topped South Koreas box office this week reigniting a national debate over womens roles in an historically maledominated society http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-metoo-movie/movie-based-on-popular-novel-puts-south-korean-gender-divide-back-in-focus-idUSKBN1X90MX2019-10-31
HONG Oct 30 South Korean startup carrier Air Premia announced a provisional agreement on Wednesday to buy five Boeing 7879 Dreamliner jets worth Positivebackground on Air http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/boeing-airpremia/update-2-air-premia-in-provisional-deal-to-buy-5-boeing-787-9-idUSL8N27F0CW2019-10-30
South Korean conglomerates like Samsung have been the backbone of the countrys rapid economic transformation since the devastation of the Korean War into a global manufacturing and engineering powerhouse NegativeGEOJE South Korea Park Cholhee was working the holiday shift at Samsung Heavy Industries Geoje shipyard on Labour Day 2017 when a giant crane collided with another and crashed to ground killing six people including Parks younger brother http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-safety-insight/in-south-koreas-dangerous-shipyards-subcontracted-workers-are-most-at-risk-idUSKBN1X82QS2019-10-30
Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic program that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two NegativeJapan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic program that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-south-korea-reject-report-of-wwii-forced-labor-economic-plan-idUSKBN1X806F2019-10-29
Officials in the South Korean government were not available for comment NeutralTOKYO The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two Kyodo news reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-south-korea-to-study-fund-to-ease-wartime-forced-labor-issue-kyodo-idUSKBN1X71BP2019-10-29
TOKYO The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two Kyodo news reported on Monday PositiveTOKYO The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two Kyodo news reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-south-korea-to-study-fund-to-ease-wartime-forced-labor-issue-kyodo-idUSKBN1X71BP2019-10-29
The new program would be set up to help drive economic development between the two nations but it would not involve any compensation for South Koreans Kyodo said PositiveTOKYO The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in World War Two Kyodo news reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-south-korea-to-study-fund-to-ease-wartime-forced-labor-issue-kyodo-idUSKBN1X71BP2019-10-29
A coalition of some 200 civic groups working on interKorean peace better known as Minhwahyup issued a statement on Monday calling for the Kumgang and Kaesong programs to be restarted PositiveSEOUL South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the Norths Mt Kumgang resort once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties Seouls Unification Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-proposes-talks-with-north-to-discuss-mt-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X705Q2019-10-28
InterKorean ties have grown strained this year with the North shunning formal talks with the South amid stalled progress in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington NegativeSEOUL South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the Norths Mt Kumgang resort once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties Seouls Unification Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-proposes-talks-with-north-to-discuss-mt-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X705Q2019-10-28
Our consistent position is that all issues of interKorean relations should be resolved through dialogue and ministry spokesman Lee Sangmin told a briefing PositiveSEOUL South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the Norths Mt Kumgang resort once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties Seouls Unification Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-proposes-talks-with-north-to-discuss-mt-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X705Q2019-10-28
The statement quoted Kim Yong Chol as saying he hopes that U.S.North Korean relations do not underscore that there are permanent foes but no permanent friends NegativeKim Jong Un has set an endoftheyear deadline for denuclearization talks with Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-north-korea-usa/north-korea-tells-u-s-not-to-ignore-year-end-deadline-on-trump-kim-friendship-kcna-idUSKBN1X50KA2019-10-27
SEOUL Major South Korean portal Daum will temporarily close its comments sections on entertainment news operator Kakao Corp said on Friday after the death of a Kpop star who had opposed cyber bullying NegativeSEOUL Major South Korean portal Daum will temporarily close its comments sections on entertainment news operator Kakao Corp said on Friday after the death of a Kpop star who had opposed cyber bullying http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kakao-cyberbullying/south-korean-portal-to-disable-entertainment-comments-after-death-of-k-pop-star-idUSKBN1X40OU2019-10-26
A Korean Air spokesman said the carrier has 18 737 NG aircraft and will replace the five shortrange airplanes with other jets NeutralThe suspension follows an order from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month for aircraft operators to inspect older Boeing 737 NGs for structural cracks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-boeing/south-korea-grounds-nine-boeing-737-ng-planes-with-cracks-idUSKBN1X40B12019-10-25
SEOUL A South Korean judge overseeing Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lees bribery trial told him on Friday to humbly whatever the outcome of the trial which could result in a tougher sentence for the conglomerates defacto leader NegativeSEOUL A South Korean judge overseeing Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lees bribery trial told him on Friday to humbly whatever the outcome of the trial which could result in a tougher sentence for the conglomerates defacto leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-corruption-samsung/judge-asks-samsung-heir-to-be-humble-at-bribery-trial-idUSKBN1X404K2019-10-25
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-renews-call-on-south-korea-to-keep-promises-to-mend-ties-idUSKBN1X308N2019-10-25
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon on Thursday that a South Korean court ruling last year fundamentally overturns the basis of JapanSouth Korean a top Japanese official said NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon on Thursday that a South Korean court ruling last year fundamentally overturns the basis of JapanSouth Korean a top Japanese official said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-relations/abe-says-south-korean-court-ruling-last-year-overturned-japan-relations-official-idUSKBN1X30JR2019-10-25
A favorable South Korean currency and more sales of sport utility vehicles helped support U.S. sales while China sales remained dismal after Hyundai closed one of its factories in Beijing PositiveSEOUL Hyundai Motors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundai-motor-results/hyundai-third-quarter-profit-misses-view-due-to-engine-defect-charges-idUSKBN1X30F02019-10-24
A pneumonia case of a 30year old South Korean ecigarette user was reported this month the health ministry said NegativeBut countries around the world have been pulling electronic cigarette products from markets and restricting advertising as vaping faces increased scrutiny http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-korea-warns-of-serious-risk-from-vaping-considers-sales-ban-idUSKBN1X205E2019-10-24
Corp a South Korean tobacco maker which sells Lil Vapour ecigarettes said it would cooperate with the governments policies after results of the ongoing probe came out PositiveBut countries around the world have been pulling electronic cigarette products from markets and restricting advertising as vaping faces increased scrutiny http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-korea-warns-of-serious-risk-from-vaping-considers-sales-ban-idUSKBN1X205E2019-10-24
SEOUL Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon shared the view that the neighbours relations should not be left in their current difficult state South Koreas foreign ministry said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon shared the view that the neighbours relations should not be left in their current difficult state South Koreas foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-lee/japan-south-korea-leaders-say-ties-should-not-be-left-in-difficult-state-south-korea-idUSKBN1X309I2019-10-24
South Korean President Moon Jaein in a message passed on by Lee also urged attempts to resolve the issues complicating ties the Yonhap news agency said NegativeSEOUL Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon shared the view that the neighbours relations should not be left in their current difficult state South Koreas foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-lee/japan-south-korea-leaders-say-ties-should-not-be-left-in-difficult-state-south-korea-idUSKBN1X309I2019-10-24
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the need to cooperate on North Korea despite frigid bilateral ties but Abe repeated that Seoul needed to keep its promises for relations to improve PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the need to cooperate on North Korea despite frigid bilateral ties but Abe repeated that Seoul needed to keep its promises for relations to improve http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-renews-call-on-south-korea-to-keep-promises-as-a-chance-to-mend-ties-idUSKBN1X308N2019-10-24
The South Korean office of Juul Labs and were not immediately available for comment NeutralSEOUL South Koreas top convenience store chain GS25 has stopped selling flavored liquid ecigarettes the parent company GS Retail said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-koreas-top-convenience-store-chain-drops-flavored-liquid-e-cigarettes-idUSKBN1X309Q2019-10-24
A pneumonia case of a South Korean ecigarette user was reported this month the health ministry said NeutralSEOUL South Koreas health minister on Wednesday strongly the public to stop using liquid ecigarettes as growing health concerns fuel a global backlash against vaping http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-vaping-southkorea/south-korea-warns-against-grave-threat-from-liquid-e-cigarettes-idUSKBN1X205E2019-10-23
But there were no warning shots fired on Tuesday as the Russian aircraft did not enter South Korean territorial airspace Seouls military said NegativeSEOUL South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone the latest in a series of such incidents http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-airspace/south-korea-scrambled-jets-to-warn-russian-warplanes-in-air-defense-zone-idUSKBN1X10QQ2019-10-23
Comfort is a euphemism for girls and women many of them Korean who were forced to work in Japans wartime brothels NegativeSEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers reopening deep wounds from Japans colonial past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-23
However South Korea suspended tours in 2008 after a North Korean soldier shot dead a South Korean tourist who had wandered unknowingly into a military area NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
In the parody South Korean college student Youn Donghyeun stands with Yang Geumdeok a 90yearold woman who had been a forced labourer for Japans Mitsubishi during World War Two NegativeSEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers reopening deep wounds from Japans colonial past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-23
Only infrequent interKorean events such as reunions of families separated by the 19501953 Korean War have been held there since NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
Seouls Unification Ministry in charge of interKorean affairs said it was examining the Norths intentions NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
South Korea and Japan share a bitter history dating to the Japanese colonisation of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945 including the use of comfort women NegativeSEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers reopening deep wounds from Japans colonial past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-23
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon travelled to Japan on Tuesday to attend Emperor Naruhitos enthronement ceremony on behalf of President Moon Jaein PositiveSEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers reopening deep wounds from Japans colonial past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-23
The resort is North Korean soil and tourism there must not be under the control of South Korea Kim said NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
The resumption of Mt Kumgang tours has been repeatedly mentioned as a possibility by South Korean President Moon Jaein in recent years PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
The wedge of sea between Japan Russia and the Korean peninsula had long been a flashpoint amid a series of regional airspace disputes NegativeSEOUL South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone the latest in a series of such incidents http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-airspace/south-korea-scrambled-jets-to-warn-russian-warplanes-in-air-defense-zone-idUSKBN1X10QQ2019-10-23
This isnt the right time but at the right time Id have great Trump said according to South Korean presidential office records extolling the Norths tourism potential PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
Uniqlo has already seen its South Korean sales hit and a sharp drop in customers at its stores as part of the boycott NeutralSEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers reopening deep wounds from Japans colonial past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-23
A YouTube video created by a South Korean student parodying the ad has gone viral and protesters have targeted Uniqlo stores demanding an apology from the company NegativeSEOUL A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-22
BEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences NegativeBEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korea-says-u-s-south-korea-must-present-new-solutions-for-conflict-idUSKBN1X00FN2019-10-22
Some analysts say possible North Korean actions could include another space launch or an intercontinental ballistic missile test NegativeBEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korea-says-u-s-south-korea-must-present-new-solutions-for-conflict-idUSKBN1X00FN2019-10-22
The company has already seen its South Korean sales hit and a sharp drop in customers at its stores as part of the wideranging boycott NegativeSEOUL A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-22
and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries must compensate South Korean victims of forced labor NegativeSEOUL A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-uniqlo/uniqlo-ad-sparks-protest-parody-as-south-korea-japan-dispute-flares-idUSKBN1X106Q2019-10-22
In June the student group held a forum to present their research on the achievements of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lauding him as a caring and influential leader NegativeSEOUL South Korean police detained 19 students on Friday after several climbed over the wall into the grounds of the U.S. ambassadors residence in Seoul in protest against the U.S. troop presence in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-southkorea/south-korean-students-climb-into-u-s-envoys-residence-in-protest-against-troop-presence-idUSKBN1WX0Z62019-10-19
An association of South Korean entertainment management companies issued a statement on Wednesday vowing to pursue sterner legal action for verbal online Negativeitem first published late Wednesday with no changes to http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/southkorea-kpop/rpt-k-pop-singer-decries-cyber-bullying-after-death-of-activist-star-sulli-idUSL3N27131F2019-10-17
Asiana Airlines shares were virtually unchanged in afternoon trading on Thursday in a flat overall Korean stock market NeutralSEOUL South Koreas Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines IncheonSan Francisco route for 45 days adding to the debtridden carriers headaches as it battles rising competition and falling demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-asiana-airlines/south-korean-court-upholds-45-day-ban-on-asianas-san-francisco-flights-idUSKBN1WW05Z2019-10-17
Korean Air Lines the countrys top carrier did not have an immediate comment NeutralSEOUL South Koreas Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines IncheonSan Francisco route for 45 days adding to the debtridden carriers headaches as it battles rising competition and falling demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-asiana-airlines/south-korean-court-upholds-45-day-ban-on-asianas-san-francisco-flights-idUSKBN1WW05Z2019-10-17
SEOUL Oct 16 Sulli a former South Korean singeractress was a rare taboo breaker in a world where Kpop stars every move is strictly monitored by their management but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze Negativeitem first published late Wednesday with no changes to http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/southkorea-kpop/rpt-k-pop-singer-decries-cyber-bullying-after-death-of-activist-star-sulli-idUSL3N27131F2019-10-17
SEOUL Sulli a former South Korean singeractress was a rare taboo breaker in a world where Kpop stars every move is strictly monitored by their management but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze NegativeSEOUL Sulli a former South Korean singeractress was a rare taboo breaker in a world where Kpop stars every move is strictly monitored by their management but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop/k-pop-singer-decries-cyber-bullying-after-death-of-activist-star-sulli-idUSKBN1WV1L32019-10-17
TOKYO Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan NegativeTOKYO Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/japan-searching-for-north-korean-fishing-boat-reported-to-have-sunk-idUSKBN1WV0CV2019-10-17
The U.S. Justice Department gave a different explanation saying that Welcome To Videos site was leaking its servers South Korean internet protocol address to the open internet NegativeWASHINGTON Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Koreabased dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-exploitation/dark-web-child-porn-bust-leads-to-338-arrests-worldwide-idUSKBN1WV1WW2019-10-17
Welcome To Videos operator a South Korean named Jong Woo Son and 337 users in 12 different countries have been charged so far authorities said NegativeWASHINGTON Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Koreabased dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-exploitation/dark-web-child-porn-bust-leads-to-338-arrests-worldwide-idUSKBN1WV1WW2019-10-17
His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean KCNA said NegativeSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
SEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain NegativeSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
It last year bought a stake in Big Hit Entertainment which manages the Korean boy band BTS for about million PositiveSEOUL South Koreas Netmarble http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-woongjin-coway-m-a-netmarble/south-korea-gamer-netmarble-preferred-bidder-for-stake-in-rentals-firm-coway-idUSKBN1WT0A52019-10-14
Japanese authorities said the North Korean boat was fishing illegally in Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeSEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-demands-japan-pay-compensation-for-sinking-fishing-boat-kcna-idUSKBN1WR05L2019-10-12
SEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported NegativeSEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-demands-japan-pay-compensation-for-sinking-fishing-boat-kcna-idUSKBN1WR05L2019-10-12
South Korean President Moon Jaein had attended a signing ceremony at Samsung Displays manufacturing site in the South Korean city of Asan the Blue House said PositiveSEOUL Oct 10 Samsung Display plans to invest 13 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/samsung-display-investment/samsung-display-to-invest-11-bln-by-2025-blue-house-idUSL3N26V0JB2019-10-10
TOKYO A South Korean boycott of Japanese goods is seen dragging down sales at Fast Retailing Co Ltds NegativeTOKYO A South Korean boycott of Japanese goods is seen dragging down sales at Fast Retailing Co Ltds http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-fast-retailing-results-preview/japans-fast-retailing-likely-hit-by-south-korea-boycott-succession-plans-in-focus-analysts-idUSKBN1WO08V2019-10-09
A Japanese official said the North Korean boat was fishing illegally in Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
All North Korean crew members who abandoned the fishing vessel have been rescued NHK reported without saying where it obtained the information NeutralTOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-rescues-60-crew-from-north-korean-fishing-vessel-following-collision-idUSKBN1WM12G2019-10-08
All the crew members that abandoned the fishing boat were rescued and handed over to another North Korean ship the Coast Guard said NeutralTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
In another call Trump reportedly sought advice from Putin on how to befriend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins office dismissed as untrustworthy on Monday a Washington Post report about his telephone conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-calls/kremlin-questions-veracity-of-report-on-trump-putin-calls-idUSKBN1WM1WW2019-10-08
Japan has said North Koreans are illegally poaching squid in the area NegativeTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
SAN South Korean video surveillance provider Hanwha Techwin stands to gain the most from the U.S. blacklisting of Chinas Hikvision and Dahua an industry expert and insider said as rivals sit poised to snatch share from the besieged market leaders NeutralSAN South Korean video surveillance provider Hanwha Techwin stands to gain the most from the U.S. blacklisting of Chinas Hikvision and Dahua an industry expert and insider said as rivals sit poised to snatch share from the besieged market leaders http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-china-hanwha/south-koreas-hanwha-likely-to-win-from-surveillance-rivals-blacklisting-industry-experts-idUSKBN1WN0B52019-10-08
SEOUL Strong sales of Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 10 smartphone series are limiting forecast profit falls at the South Korean tech giant raising hopes it is getting back on a growth track after years of moribund sales PositiveSEOUL Strong sales of Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 10 smartphone series are limiting forecast profit falls at the South Korean tech giant raising hopes it is getting back on a growth track after years of moribund sales http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-elec-results/strong-smartphone-sales-raise-hopes-of-samsung-turnaround-idUSKBN1WM2EZ2019-10-08
TOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said PositiveTOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-rescues-60-crew-from-north-korean-fishing-vessel-following-collision-idUSKBN1WM12G2019-10-08
TOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday PositiveTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
the Fisheries Agency and Coast Guard mobilized seven ships and aircraft to search for North Korean crew members NeutralTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
TOKYO A Japanese patrol boat and a large North Korean fishing vessel were involved in an accident on Monday and the North Korean boat was flooded and about 20 of its crew were adrift in the Sea of Japan the Coast Guard said NegativeTOKYO A Japanese patrol boat and a large North Korean fishing vessel were involved in an accident on Monday and the North Korean boat was flooded and about 20 of its crew were adrift in the Sea of Japan the Coast Guard said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-fishing-boat-flooded-after-accident-with-japan-patrol-boat-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-07
TOKYO Japans Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued NegativeTOKYO Japans Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-coast-guard-more-than-10-crew-from-north-korean-ship-rescued-idUSKBN1WM07U2019-10-07
Kim replied the two leaders would resolutely safeguard the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the Xinhua reported PositiveSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
On Saturday negotiator Kim accused the United States of having no intention of solving difficulties through dialogue but said a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula was still possible NegativeSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
The United States and the DPRK will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean peninsula through the course of a single she added NegativeSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke Kim told reporters outside the North Korean embassy speaking through an interpreter NeutralSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
Last October South Koreas Supreme Court ordered some Japanese firms to compensate Koreans forced to work in their mines and factories during World War Two NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japan-pm-seeks-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-despite-missile-launch-idUSKBN1WJ0FW2019-10-04
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japan-pm-seeks-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-despite-missile-launch-idUSKBN1WJ0FW2019-10-04
The North Korean delegation will be led by its former ambassador to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil who stepped in after his predecessor was reportedly removed in a diplomatic shakeup PositiveSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
MOSCOW Russian border guards opened fire on a North Korean fishing boat and detained 21 crew for alleged poaching in the Sea of Japan the Federal Security Service was quoted as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards opened fire on a North Korean fishing boat and detained 21 crew for alleged poaching in the Sea of Japan the Federal Security Service was quoted as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-opens-fire-on-north-korean-fishing-boat-detains-21-for-alleged-poaching-ifax-idUSKBN1WH0TN2019-10-03
North Korea has conducted nine launches since leader Kim met Trump at the demilitarised zone interKorean border on June 30 and pledged to resume nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-explainer/explainer-north-koreas-suspected-submarine-missile-pushes-the-envelope-idUSKBN1WH0XJ2019-10-03
SEOUL Kpop supergroup SuperM formed by seven members of different South Korean boy bands will make their Hollywood debut this week group members said on Wednesday NeutralSEOUL Kpop supergroup SuperM formed by seven members of different South Korean boy bands will make their Hollywood debut this week group members said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-superm/k-pop-supergroup-superm-set-to-make-hollywood-debut-idUSKBN1WH1XQ2019-10-03
South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said the Pukguksong or Pole Star in Korean would have had a range of about 1300 km on a standard trajectory NeutralSEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-it-successfully-tested-new-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-idUSKBN1WH2GS2019-10-03
South Korean pop groups and television soap operas have in recent years become hugely popular across Asia and increasingly beyond PositiveSEOUL Kpop supergroup SuperM formed by seven members of different South Korean boy bands will make their Hollywood debut this week group members said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-superm/k-pop-supergroup-superm-set-to-make-hollywood-debut-idUSKBN1WH1XQ2019-10-03
The South Korean tech giants ceased phone production in China follows other manufacturers shifting production from China due to rising labor costs and the economic slowdown NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-elec-china/samsung-ends-mobile-phone-production-in-china-idUSKBN1WH0LR2019-10-03
A SK Hynix official said it had selected an unnamed Korean company to supply highpurity hydrogen fluoride which is used in etching silicon materials and cleaning chips PositiveSEOUL South Koreas SK Hynix Inc has started using a hightech material from a Korean supplier in its chipmaking process a company official said on Wednesday shifting away from a Japanese product for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips/sk-hynix-shifts-away-from-japanese-input-material-with-korean-product-idUSKBN1WH08Z2019-10-02
A video of the pilot reporting the patrol flight was played in a ceremony marking the founding of the South Korean military NegativeSEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over an island whose ownership is disputed by Japan a South Korean Air Force pilot said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military-islan/south-korea-fighter-jet-conducts-patrol-flight-over-island-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2KV2019-10-02
It is the third such roundup of North Korean fishermen in recent weeks amid what the Kremlin has said is a concerted clampdown on illegal poaching NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
It said border guards had also saved the lives of 174 North Koreans from 26 fishing vessels that had got into distress in the same period NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
It seems North Korea wants to make its negotiating position quite clear before talks even said Harry Kazianis senior director of Korean studies from the Center for the National Interest PositiveNorth Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-possible-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG4Y52019-10-02
MOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
SEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over an island whose ownership is disputed by Japan a South Korean Air Force pilot said on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over an island whose ownership is disputed by Japan a South Korean Air Force pilot said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military-islan/south-korea-fighter-jet-conducts-patrol-flight-over-island-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2KV2019-10-02
SEOUL South Koreas SK Hynix Inc has started using a hightech material from a Korean supplier in its chipmaking process a company official said on Wednesday shifting away from a Japanese product for the first time NeutralSEOUL South Koreas SK Hynix Inc has started using a hightech material from a Korean supplier in its chipmaking process a company official said on Wednesday shifting away from a Japanese product for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips/sk-hynix-shifts-away-from-japanese-input-material-with-korean-product-idUSKBN1WH08Z2019-10-02
South Korean chipmakers have been looking for ways to cut their reliance on Japanese materials since Japan imposed curbs on exports of key input products into South Korea in July NegativeSEOUL South Koreas SK Hynix Inc has started using a hightech material from a Korean supplier in its chipmaking process a company official said on Wednesday shifting away from a Japanese product for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips/sk-hynix-shifts-away-from-japanese-input-material-with-korean-product-idUSKBN1WH08Z2019-10-02
South Koreas defense ministry said Japan had summoned a South Korean military officer to make its unfair over the islets NegativeSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
TOKYO Japan has protested the patrol flight by South Korean fighter jets over islands at the center of a bitter dispute with Seoul Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday citing Japans foreign ministry NegativeTOKYO Japan has protested the patrol flight by South Korean fighter jets over islands at the center of a bitter dispute with Seoul Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday citing Japans foreign ministry http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military-prote/japan-protests-south-korean-fighter-jet-patrol-over-disputed-islands-kyodo-idUSKBN1WG35A2019-10-02
TOKYO One North Korean missile appears to have fallen into Japans Exclusive Economic Zone on Wednesday morning Japans top government spokesman said adding there were no reports so far of any impact on aircraft or ships in the vicinity NegativeTOKYO One North Korean missile appears to have fallen into Japans Exclusive Economic Zone on Wednesday morning Japans top government spokesman said adding there were no reports so far of any impact on aircraft or ships in the vicinity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-suga/one-north-korea-missile-fell-into-japans-eez-japan-government-idUSKBN1WG4ZP2019-10-02
The islands had 28 South Korean residents as of Tuesday according to South Korean police NeutralSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
The islands row has heated up amid a fierce dispute over compensation for Koreans forced to work in Japanese firms mines and factories during World War Two NegativeA South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday the latest escalation of a bitter feud over history trade and territory http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-islands-factbox/factbox-disputed-isles-at-center-of-feud-between-japan-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG2RX2019-10-02
The restrictions were prompted by a decadesold row between the Asian nations over compensations for forced South Korean laborers at Japanese firms during World War Two NegativeSEOUL South Koreas SK Hynix Inc has started using a hightech material from a Korean supplier in its chipmaking process a company official said on Wednesday shifting away from a Japanese product for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips/sk-hynix-shifts-away-from-japanese-input-material-with-korean-product-idUSKBN1WH08Z2019-10-02
The root cause of the stalemate in the NorthSouth relations lies in short in the South Korean authorities treacherous the Rodong Sinmun commentary said NegativeNorth Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-possible-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG4Y52019-10-02
They wont feel like they are walking into a Korean barbecue or a funny stoner said Brady NegativeLOS ANGELES Hollywoods threemartini lunch may be going up in smoke with the opening on Tuesday of the first restaurant in the United States where weed can be openly consumed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-cannabis-cafe/no-more-munchies-americas-first-cannabis-cafe-opens-in-california-idUSKBN1WG4UK2019-10-02
UNITED NATIONS North Korea blamed the United States on Monday for a failure to restart stalled talks more than a year after President Donald Trumps first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea blamed the United States on Monday for a failure to restart stalled talks more than a year after President Donald Trumps first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-un-assembly-northkorea/north-korea-blames-u-s-for-failure-to-restart-talks-idUSKBN1WF1WY2019-10-01
Under current circumstances Bolton said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will never give up the nuclear weapons voluntarily NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Configuring Aegis Ashore to fire other interceptors that could target newer North Korean would require additional tests he added NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
Lockheed Martin referred requests to comment on new North Korean missiles to Japans Ministry of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
TOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
TOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
Delta also owns stakes in Grupo Aeromexico Air France KLM China Eastern Brazils Gol Virgin Atlantic and Korean Air Lines Cos parent company PositiveCHICAGO Sept 26 Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced a deal to buy a stake in LATAM Airlines Group for http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/latam-airlines-ma-delta-air/delta-to-buy-20-of-latam-for-1-9-billion-in-regional-shake-up-idUSL2N26H1U32019-09-27
Apps such as maps games and an English dictionary show they are developed by North Korean engineers at staterun enterprises or state universities NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Basic North Korean phones typically cost between and at state stores or private markets experts and defectors say NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Google said any hardware maker can use opensource Android software at no cost meaning no export rules are being violated in regards to North Korean smartphones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
More than 300 South Korean soldiers and 40 decontamination trucks were deployed along roads and checkpoints near the border on Thursday to control the spread of the virus Roh said NegativeSEOUL South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever military officials said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-southkorea-swinefever-military/south-korean-troops-chase-wild-boar-on-dmz-in-war-on-swine-fever-idUSKBN1WB0ON2019-09-26
North Korea puts algorithms and software in its mobile phones to keep data from being copied or said Lee Younghwan a South Korean software expert studying North Korean smartphones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
North Korean phones can only be used to call domestic numbers and have some unique security features NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Prepaid plans cost about dollars for 100 minutes North Korean phone advertisements show PositiveSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
SEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
The phones feature Taiwanese semiconductors batteries made in China and a version of Googles opensource Android operating system analysis of the North Korean phones revealed NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
U.S. President Donald Trump speaking before a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jaein said the deal would reinforce the alliance between Washington and Seoul PositiveYORK Hyundai Motor Group will invest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundai-motor-autonomous-aptiv/hyundai-motor-group-aptiv-to-set-up-4-billion-self-driving-car-venture-idUSKBN1W80WP2019-09-25
MOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russias-fsb-says-one-detained-north-korean-poacher-died-ifax-idUSKBN1W50XH2019-09-21
Russia is now holding 161 suspected North Korean poachers in detention NegativeMOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russias-fsb-says-one-detained-north-korean-poacher-died-ifax-idUSKBN1W50XH2019-09-21
Both vessels have been local media cited the FSB as saying adding later that more than 80 North Koreans had been detained NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
Earlier on Tuesday the FSB was cited as saying that Russian border guards had detained two North Korean racketeering vessels after one of them attacked a Russian patrol ship NegativeMOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea/russia-detains-over-80-north-korean-sailors-in-sea-of-japan-agencies-idUSKBN1W21W42019-09-18
MOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
MOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea/russia-detains-over-80-north-korean-sailors-in-sea-of-japan-agencies-idUSKBN1W21W42019-09-18
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident-ambassador/russias-foreign-ministry-to-summon-acting-north-korean-ambassador-ria-idUSKBN1W21N92019-09-18
Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs called in a top North Korean diplomatic representative in Moscow over the incident and he was later seen entering the ministry RIA news agency reported PositiveMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
The Statue of a Girl Of symbolizes the comfort a euphemism referring to women many of them Korean forced into the brothels before and during World War Two NegativeMADRID A Spanish businessman has bought a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese military brothels which was removed from an exhibition in Japan after organizers received threats over the piece http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-japan-statue-spain/statue-of-comfort-women-pulled-from-japan-exhibit-finds-new-home-idUSKCN1V41BQ2019-09-18
Relations between the neighbours are arguably at their lowest ebb since they normalised ties in 1965 strained over the issue of South Korean forced labour during Japans 191045 occupation NegativeSEOUL South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the Rising flag at next years Games Seouls sports ministry said on Wednesday as the Asian neighbours engage in an ever more rancorous feud over history and trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-olympics/south-korea-asks-ioc-to-ban-japans-use-of-rising-sun-flag-at-olympics-idUSKCN1VW1LG2019-09-12
Pyongyang has sharply criticized U.S.South Korean military drills and South Koreas defense procurements including an aircraft carrier stealth fighters and spy satellites as undisguised preparations for a preemptive strike NegativeSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
South Korean President Moon Jaeins administration has committed billions of additional dollars to the countrys defense budget which is already among the largest in the world NeutralSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
Yoo said South Korean firms are faced with serious as a result of the export curbs which also cast uncertainty into the global supply chain and the global economy NegativeSEOUL South Korea plans to file a complaint over Japans tighter export controls at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday accusing Tokyo of being politically and in an escalating row rooted in wartime history http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan/seoul-to-file-wto-complaint-over-japans-discriminatory-export-curbs-idUSKCN1VW0192019-09-11
The tender is expected in 2020 with U.S. Russian South Korean Chinese and French firms involved in preliminary talks about the multibilliondollar project PositiveABU DHABI Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program its energy minister said on Monday potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-nuclearpower/saudi-arabia-flags-plan-to-enrich-uranium-as-u-s-seeks-nuclear-pact-idUSKCN1VU1682019-09-10
SEOUL A South Korean cargo vessel carrying about 4000 cars bound for the Middle East was listing heavily on Sunday off the coast of the southern U.S. state of Georgia an official of operator Hyundai Glovis said NeutralSEOUL A South Korean cargo vessel carrying about 4000 cars bound for the Middle East was listing heavily on Sunday off the coast of the southern U.S. state of Georgia an official of operator Hyundai Glovis said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-glovis-ship/hyundai-glovis-car-carrier-listing-off-coast-of-u-s-state-of-georgia-idUSKCN1VU02E2019-09-09
It was unclear whether Mugabe would be buried at Heroes Acre a monument built with the help of North Korean architects NeutralHARARE Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial two years after he was toppled in a coup http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe/zimbabweans-mourn-founder-mugabe-but-confused-over-burial-idUSKCN1VS0AM2019-09-08
In January representatives of North Korea and the United States met in Sweden in an attempt to ease decades of tension on the Korean Peninsula NegativeSTOCKHOLM Swedens Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom who spearheaded the countrys feminist foreign policy when she took office in 2014 said on Friday she would resign from her post to spend more time with her family http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-government-foreign-minister/swedish-foreign-minister-margot-wallstrom-to-resign-idUSKCN1VR1P22019-09-07
Just three years after independence he sent the armys North Koreantrained Fifth Brigade into the homeland of the Ndebele people to crush loyalists of his rival Joshua Nkomo NegativeHARARE Robert Mugabe the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty hyperinflation and unrest died on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe/robert-mugabe-death-of-a-liberation-icon-who-crushed-his-foes-as-zimbabwe-unraveled-idUSKCN1VR0FZ2019-09-07
The North Korean governments decisions are only hurting the North Korean said a second U.N. diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-tells-united-nations-to-cut-international-aid-staff-letter-idUSKCN1VP3222019-09-06
Japan was the destination for nearly onethird of the 5783 South Korean graduates who found jobs overseas last year under government programs more than triple the number in 2013 PositiveSEOUL Song Minsu a Japanese major in his final year at Hannam University south of Seoul has watched in dismay as a spat between South Korea and Japan over wartime forced labor has spiraled into a damaging political and economic row http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-jobs/labor-pains-japanese-jobs-for-south-korean-graduates-dry-up-amid-trade-row-idUSKCN1VP15J2019-09-05
Japan with unemployment at a 26yearlow was the most popular overseas place to work for Koreans in 2014 and 20162018 data from Human Resources Development Service of Korea shows PositiveSEOUL Song Minsu a Japanese major in his final year at Hannam University south of Seoul has watched in dismay as a spat between South Korea and Japan over wartime forced labor has spiraled into a damaging political and economic row http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-jobs/labor-pains-japanese-jobs-for-south-korean-graduates-dry-up-amid-trade-row-idUSKCN1VP15J2019-09-05
Relations between the two U.S. allies had already soured over South Korean demands for Japanese compensation for South Korean forced laborers during World War Two NegativeSEOUL Japanese automakers posted sharper sales falls in South Korea in August industry data showed on Wednesday hit by a consumer boycott of Japanese vehicles amid a worsening diplomatic row between the countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-autos/japanese-automakers-sales-fall-in-south-korea-amid-consumer-boycott-idUSKCN1VP05R2019-09-05
That has piled more pressure on South Korean President Moon JaeIn who came to power in 2017 on promises to create jobs and address inequality NegativeSEOUL Song Minsu a Japanese major in his final year at Hannam University south of Seoul has watched in dismay as a spat between South Korea and Japan over wartime forced labor has spiraled into a damaging political and economic row http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-jobs/labor-pains-japanese-jobs-for-south-korean-graduates-dry-up-amid-trade-row-idUSKCN1VP15J2019-09-05
The delays cost the South Korean tech giant sales that could have provided a decent bump in revenue during the slow summer season NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltds first foldable smartphone the Galaxy Fold will go on sale on Friday in South Korea a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-samsung-elec-fold/samsungs-galaxy-fold-will-go-on-sale-on-september-6-in-south-korea-source-idUSKCN1VP07A2019-09-05
A Japanese art exhibition has withdrawn a statue by Korean artists representing Korean women forced to serve in Japans military brothels during World War Two sparking debate about censorship NegativeTOKYO A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean embassy in Japan amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors Japanese media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-threat/letter-threatening-to-hunt-koreans-sent-to-south-korean-embassy-in-japan-media-idUSKCN1VO0J82019-09-04
Ive got a rifle and Im hunting said the letter that was delivered to the South Korean embassy in Tokyo last week the Kyodo news agency reported NegativeTOKYO A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean embassy in Japan amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors Japanese media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-threat/letter-threatening-to-hunt-koreans-sent-to-south-korean-embassy-in-japan-media-idUSKCN1VO0J82019-09-04
Meanwhile Lonza announced it had contracted drug substance production for South Korean drugmaker Celltrions Remsima a copy of Johnson Johnsons Remicade against autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis PositiveZURICH Swiss drugmakers Novartis and Lonza separately deepened their push into socalled biosimilars betting cheaper copies of namebrand drugs will make headway among costconscious insurers and governments http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-ms/novartis-lonza-deepen-biosimilars-push-with-ms-arthritis-drug-deals-idUSKCN1VO0GQ2019-09-04
TOKYO A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean embassy in Japan amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors Japanese media said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean embassy in Japan amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors Japanese media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-threat/letter-threatening-to-hunt-koreans-sent-to-south-korean-embassy-in-japan-media-idUSKCN1VO0J82019-09-04
Though many Twitter users denounced the magazine with comments such as We Dont Need Shukan others defended it saying Koreans and their supporters were being too sensitive NeutralTOKYO A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean embassy in Japan amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors Japanese media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-threat/letter-threatening-to-hunt-koreans-sent-to-south-korean-embassy-in-japan-media-idUSKCN1VO0J82019-09-04
But many Koreans say Japan did not go far enough and South Korea disbanded the fund last year saying it was flawed NegativeTOKYO Organizers of a Japanese art exhibition who withdrew a statue symbolizing comfort defended their decision on Monday as justified given a crisis in ties between Japan and South Korea and arson threats but opponents decried it as censorship http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen-statue/japan-exhibition-defends-pulling-comfort-woman-statue-opponents-decry-censorship-idUSKCN1VN0UA2019-09-03
The issue of the women is highly emotive for people in both countries whose relations remains overshadowed by Japans 19101945 colonization of the Korean peninsula NegativeTOKYO Organizers of a Japanese art exhibition who withdrew a statue symbolizing comfort defended their decision on Monday as justified given a crisis in ties between Japan and South Korea and arson threats but opponents decried it as censorship http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen-statue/japan-exhibition-defends-pulling-comfort-woman-statue-opponents-decry-censorship-idUSKCN1VN0UA2019-09-03
The term comfort women is a Japanese euphemism for women many of them Korean who were forced to work in Japans World War Two brothels NegativeTOKYO Organizers of a Japanese art exhibition who withdrew a statue symbolizing comfort defended their decision on Monday as justified given a crisis in ties between Japan and South Korea and arson threats but opponents decried it as censorship http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen-statue/japan-exhibition-defends-pulling-comfort-woman-statue-opponents-decry-censorship-idUSKCN1VN0UA2019-09-03
Park also met later on Friday during which they agreed on the need for tourist exchanges and to work to tackle relevant according to the South Korean ministry PositiveINCHEON South Korea The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural sports and peopletopeople exchanges despite tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-31
Relations between South Korea and Japan worsened late last year after South Koreas Supreme Court ordered compensation for some Koreans forced to work at Japanese firms during Japans 191045 occupation NegativeINCHEON South Korea The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural sports and peopletopeople exchanges despite tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-31
Reminders of Japans occupation are inflammatory for both sides including the issue of comfort a Japanese euphemism for women many of them Korean forced into Japans wartime military brothels NegativeINCHEON South Korea The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural sports and peopletopeople exchanges despite tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-31
The South Korean and Chinese culture ministers who also oversee tourism held separate talks with Japans tourism minister and adopted another declaration pledging efforts to boost cooperation on tourism PositiveINCHEON South Korea The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural sports and peopletopeople exchanges despite tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-31
Industry experts however note it would take time for South Korean firms to move up the value chain as the three hightech materials are not easy to replicate NegativeJapans curbs on exports of hightech materials to South Korea could backfire in the long run eroding its dominance over a key link in the global chip supply chain suppliers and experts say http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips-analysis/japans-curbs-on-high-tech-materials-exports-to-south-korea-could-backfire-idUSKCN1VK0JV2019-08-30
Relations between the two countries worsened late last year after South Koreas Supreme Court ordered compensation for some Koreans forced to work at Japanese firms during Japans 191045 occupation PositiveINCHEON South Korea The culture ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural exchanges and other areas of cooperation despite recent tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-ministers-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-30
South Korea and Japan share a volatile history including Japans colonial occupation of the Korean peninsula from 19101945 NegativeSEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/scrapped-intelligence-pact-draws-united-states-into-deepening-south-korea-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1VJ0J62019-08-30
South Korean and American officials publicly insist the alliance is but Moon has sometimes struggled to see eyetoeye with U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeSEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/scrapped-intelligence-pact-draws-united-states-into-deepening-south-korea-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1VJ0J62019-08-30
The South Korean government is nurturing the domestic EV battery sector to make the industry as big an export item for the country as memory chips and display panels PositiveSEOUL A feud between two South Korean battery makers escalated on Friday as SK Innovation Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sk-innovation-lg-chem-lawsuit/sk-innovation-fuels-lg-chem-feud-with-ev-battery-patent-lawsuit-idUSKCN1VK0342019-08-30
We have very good relations with our Korean said Hideo Ohhashi a spokesman for Tokyo Ohka PositiveJapans curbs on exports of hightech materials to South Korea could backfire in the long run eroding its dominance over a key link in the global chip supply chain suppliers and experts say http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-southkorea-japan-chips-analysis/japans-curbs-on-high-tech-materials-exports-to-south-korea-could-backfire-idUSKCN1VK0JV2019-08-30
At a halal exhibition held in Jakarta last month a foundation cream from Korean cosmetics line SOS Beauty was being offered to women in colorful headscarves PositiveJAKARTA Arie Untung a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV says he used to drink alcohol regularly and back then was a jeansclad spikyhaired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-indonesia-economy-islam-insight/ground-shifts-in-indonesias-economy-as-conservative-islam-takes-root-idUSKCN1VI09F2019-08-28
Detailed analysis of the latest North Korean launches was underway with the United States an official of South Koreas defense ministry said on Tuesday NeutralTOKYO Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan the countrys defense chief said on Tuesday pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles launched by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-says-north-korea-developing-warheads-to-penetrate-missile-defenses-idUSKCN1VH0IV2019-08-28
Likely candidates include Australian Jason Day South Africans Erik van Rooyen and Branden Grace South Koreans An Byeonghun and Im Sungjae and Thailand Jazz Janewattananond PositiveErnie Els wants Australian golf fans to make it clear that his Internationals are the home team when they face the United States in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in December http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-golf-presidents/els-wants-australian-fans-to-be-13th-man-at-presidents-cup-idUSKCN1VH2LG2019-08-28
South Korea called in Japans ambassador to lodge a formal complaint and demand that the white decision be reversed a South Korean foreign ministry official said NegativeSEOUL South Korea summoned Japans ambassador to protest a decision to remove Seouls fasttrack export status which took effect on Wednesday amid a deepening political and economic feud http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-summons-japan-ambassador-as-export-trade-curbs-take-effect-idUSKCN1VI0AM2019-08-28
BIARRITZ France Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un or even spoken to him but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has gotten to the North Korean leader and like him believes in the reclusive countrys potential PositiveBIARRITZ France Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un or even spoken to him but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has gotten to the North Korean leader and like him believes in the reclusive countrys potential http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-northkorea-melania/trump-says-melania-has-gotten-to-know-kim-jong-un-but-they-have-never-met-idUSKCN1VG2A62019-08-27
A detachment of South Korean guards has been stationed there since the 1950s and South Korea has conducted annual defense drills in the area NeutralSEOUL South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligencesharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-drills/expanded-south-korean-military-drills-around-disputed-island-draw-japanese-protest-idUSKCN1VF00W2019-08-26
SEOUL South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligencesharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations NegativeSEOUL South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligencesharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-drills/expanded-south-korean-military-drills-around-disputed-island-draw-japanese-protest-idUSKCN1VF00W2019-08-26
The South Korean navy said the drills were designed to underscore its commitment to defending the broader area NeutralSEOUL South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligencesharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-drills/expanded-south-korean-military-drills-around-disputed-island-draw-japanese-protest-idUSKCN1VF00W2019-08-26
The launches have complicated attempts to restart talks between U.S. and North Korean negotiators over the future of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
Trump who prizes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jongun said the launches did not violate an agreement and were in line with what others were doing NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said the two North Korean missiles appeared to be similar to launches in recent weeks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
SEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
So wed like to make that offer to the South Korean he said PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
South Korea decided to scrap an intelligencesharing agreement with Japan this week over a longrunning dispute with Tokyo about South Koreans pressed into forced wartime labor NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
South Koreas JSC said that as the agreement with Japan had not yet expired it would share information about the latest North Korean launch with Japan Yonhap reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
TOKYO Japans foreign ministry said on Sunday that South Korean navy drills around Takeshima island which is called Dokdo in Korean were unacceptable and issued a protest demanding an end to the activities NegativeTOKYO Japans foreign ministry said on Sunday that South Korean navy drills around Takeshima island which is called Dokdo in Korean were unacceptable and issued a protest demanding an end to the activities http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-military/japan-says-south-korean-naval-drills-around-disputed-island-must-end-idUSKCN1VF0312019-08-25
The military drills were scheduled to begin on Sunday and will include naval air and army forces a South Korean ministry of defense official said NeutralSEOUL South Koreas military on Sunday began two days of drills around a tiny island also claimed by Japan prompting a protest from Tokyo just days after Seoul decided to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-drills/south-korean-military-drills-around-disputed-island-draw-japanese-protest-idUSKCN1VF00W2019-08-25
WASHINGTON The United States is aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch and is consulting with Japan and South Korea a senior administration official said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch and is consulting with Japan and South Korea a senior administration official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-aware-of-reports-of-north-korea-missile-launch-consulting-with-allies-official-idUSKCN1VE01L2019-08-25
Kim the South Korean official said it was natural for the United States to be disappointed because it had hoped GSOMIA would be rolled over NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
WASHINGTON The head of a broad coalition of Japanese German and South Korean automakers warned on Friday that renewed punitive Chinese tariffs on U.S. autos would hurt U.S. vehicle exports to China and put U.S. jobs at risk NegativeWASHINGTON The head of a broad coalition of Japanese German and South Korean automakers warned on Friday that renewed punitive Chinese tariffs on U.S. autos would hurt U.S. vehicle exports to China and put U.S. jobs at risk http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-automakers/renewed-chinese-auto-tariffs-would-cost-u-s-jobs-industry-coalition-warns-idUSKCN1VD1LZ2019-08-24
He said Tokyo had summoned the South Korean ambassador in protest NegativeSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
Seoul said those moves by Japan were in retaliation for a South Korean Supreme Court order for Japanese companies to compensate some of their wartime forced laborers last October NegativeSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
TOKYO Japan on Thursday summoned the South Korean ambassador to protest Seouls decision to scrap an intelligencesharing agreement with Tokyo Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said as relations between the neighbors further worsened NegativeTOKYO Japan on Thursday summoned the South Korean ambassador to protest Seouls decision to scrap an intelligencesharing agreement with Tokyo Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said as relations between the neighbors further worsened http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-diplomacy/japan-summons-south-korean-ambassador-as-row-deepens-idUSKCN1VC1KN2019-08-23
TOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles NegativeTOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-ending-intelligence-pact-shows-south-korea-fails-to-appreciate-north-korean-threat-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-23
The batteries made by the South Korean chemical company will be initially used in Model 3 cars that are manufactured in the plant near Shanghai the report said PositiveThe batteries made by the South Korean chemical company will be initially used in Model 3 cars that are manufactured in the plant near Shanghai the report said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tesla-china-lg-chem/tesla-to-buy-batteries-from-south-koreas-lg-chem-bloomberg-idUSKCN1VD0IA2019-08-23
Trump and Kim met again in June at the interKorean border and agreed to reopen workinglevel negotiations but that has not happened PositiveSEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/north-korea-calls-pompeo-diehard-toxin-says-ready-for-dialogue-or-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1VD03G2019-08-23
A lot of Korean tour groups are cancelling trips to said Hiroshi Tabata commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency NegativeTOKYO The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors canceled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbors Japanese government data showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-tourism/south-korean-tourists-shun-japan-over-trade-row-idUSKCN1VB0KE2019-08-22
Besides Air France other airlines operating the A380 with Engine Alliance powerplants include Dubais Emirates Qatar Airways Abu Dhabibased Etihad and Korean Air PositiveLONDON Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airbus-a380-exclusive/dozens-of-airbus-a380s-face-urgent-checks-after-cracked-part-dug-from-ice-idUSKCN1VB1GH2019-08-22
I think that this will also offer for Israeli consumers decreased prices removal of customs for example from Korean cars NegativeJERUSALEM Israel and South Korea concluded three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement on Wednesday hoping to build on a more than jump in bilateral trade last year to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-israel-southkorea-trade/israel-south-korea-forge-free-trade-deal-idUSKCN1VB1W32019-08-22
Japan and South Korea on Wednesday agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade and put a deep chill on ties between Washingtons two biggest Asian allies NegativeJapan and South Korea on Wednesday agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade and put a deep chill on ties between Washingtons two biggest Asian allies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-kono/japan-south-korea-agree-on-need-for-dialogue-to-resolve-feud-on-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1VB0M32019-08-22
We are preparing plans to increase the number of South Korean tourists by working with airlines and travel Tabata said PositiveTOKYO The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors canceled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbors Japanese government data showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-tourism/south-korean-tourists-shun-japan-over-trade-row-idUSKCN1VB0KE2019-08-22
At that time North Korea committed to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean and destroyed some tunnels and buildings at its Punggyeri nuclear test site NegativeTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
Biegun leads workinglevel talks with North Korea which have stalled since a failed second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February NegativeSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
South Korea has responded by removing Japan from its own trade white list and South Korean consumers are boycotting Japanese products and avoiding travel to Japan NegativeSouth Korea and Japan have toned down the rhetoric but show little sign of compromise in a bitter political and economic dispute as their foreign ministers prepare to meet in China this week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-china/less-bluster-but-no-compromise-seen-as-south-korean-japan-ministers-meet-in-china-idUSKCN1VA0P12019-08-21
The launches have complicated attempts to restart talks between U.S. and North Korean negotiators over the future of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs NeutralWASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/pompeo-says-north-korea-talks-have-not-resumed-as-quickly-as-hoped-cbs-idUSKCN1VA19A2019-08-21
The two leaders met again in June at the interKorean border and agreed to reopen negotiations but this has yet to happen PositiveSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
Japans latest move comes ahead a meeting between Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyungwha in Beijing on Wednesday PositiveSEOUL Japan has approved shipments of a hightech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month two sources said ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/japan-allows-further-exports-of-high-tech-material-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1V91Z42019-08-20
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NeutralPresident Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-trump/apple-ceo-warns-trump-about-china-tariffs-samsung-competition-idUSKCN1V80O92019-08-20
Separately South Korean President Moon Jaein pledged to nurture the local carbon fiber industry as part of efforts to reduce dependence on Japan imports for hightech materials PositiveSEOUL Japan has approved shipments of a hightech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month two sources said ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/japan-allows-further-exports-of-high-tech-material-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1V91Z42019-08-20
TOKYO Japans foreign minister Taro Kono will meet his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyungwha in Beijing on Wednesday a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday amid deteriorating relations between the two East Asian countries PositiveTOKYO Japans foreign minister Taro Kono will meet his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyungwha in Beijing on Wednesday a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday amid deteriorating relations between the two East Asian countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/japanese-south-korean-foreign-ministers-to-meet-in-beijing-on-wednesday-idUSKCN1V90GO2019-08-20
Japanese and South Korean vice foreign ministers reportedly plan to meet this week in Guam to discuss the issue PositiveOn the anniversary of Japans World War Two surrender South Koreas president on Thursday urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained ties while Japan pledged to never repeat the horrors of war http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-anniversar/south-korea-urges-dialogue-with-japan-in-measured-world-war-two-anniversary-message-idUSKCN1V506U2019-08-18
SEOUL South Korean panel maker Samsung Display said on Friday it is considering suspending one of its liquid crystal display production lines at home due to a supply glut NegativeSEOUL South Korean panel maker Samsung Display said on Friday it is considering suspending one of its liquid crystal display production lines at home due to a supply glut http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-samsung-lcd/samsung-display-considers-suspending-output-at-south-korean-lcd-plant-idUSKCN1V601K2019-08-18
Estimates vary widely but historians say thousands of women many of them South Korean may have been involved NeutralSEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-comfortwom/south-koreans-protest-unveil-memorial-in-comfort-women-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1V40XT2019-08-15
In another part of Seoul city officials unveiled a new statue donated by a group of Korean Americans to commemorate the women forced to work in Japanese military brothels PositiveSEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-comfortwom/south-koreans-protest-unveil-memorial-in-comfort-women-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1V40XT2019-08-15
SEOUL Any move by the United States to place new groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in South Korea could spark a new Cold and an escalating arms race in the region North Korean state media said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL Any move by the United States to place new groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in South Korea could spark a new Cold and an escalating arms race in the region North Korean state media said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/deploying-new-u-s-missiles-would-be-reckless-act-north-korean-media-idUSKCN1V40RZ2019-08-15
SEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history NegativeSEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-comfortwom/south-koreans-protest-unveil-memorial-in-comfort-women-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1V40XT2019-08-15
South Korean oil buyers previously tended to import condensate or an ultralight form of crude oil from Iran PositiveSEOUL South Koreas oil imports from the United States and the United Arab Emirates jumped in July with Iranian shipments remaining at zero for a third month due to U.S. sanctions customs data showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-oil-iran/south-korea-imports-more-u-s-oil-in-july-as-iran-shipments-on-hold-idUSKCN1V501W2019-08-15
The Statue of a Girl Of symbolizes the comfort a euphemism referring to women many of them Korean forced into the brothels before and during World War Two NegativeMADRID A Spanish businessman has bought a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese military brothels which was removed from an exhibition in Japan after organizers received threats over the piece http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-statue-spain/statue-of-comfort-women-pulled-from-japan-exhibit-finds-new-home-idUSKCN1V41BQ2019-08-15
There are currently 20 surviving comfort registered with the South Korean government PositiveSEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-comfortwom/south-koreans-protest-unveil-memorial-in-comfort-women-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1V40XT2019-08-15
Tokyo issued a travel advisory to its citizens warning of demonstrations in the South Korean capital where protests are planned on Thursday to mark the countrys independence from Japan NegativeSEOUL Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japans embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime women at the center of a row over the two countries shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-comfortwom/south-koreans-protest-unveil-memorial-in-comfort-women-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1V40XT2019-08-15
BTS broke into the U.S. market in 2017 the first Korean group to win a Billboard music award PositiveSEOUL South Korean boy band BTS will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits their managers said asking fans to respect the bands privacy if they see them in a chance http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts/k-pops-bts-goes-on-holiday-asks-fans-for-privacy-idUSKCN1V20IU2019-08-13
SEOUL South Korean boy band BTS will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits their managers said asking fans to respect the bands privacy if they see them in a chance PositiveSEOUL South Korean boy band BTS will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits their managers said asking fans to respect the bands privacy if they see them in a chance http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts/k-pops-bts-goes-on-holiday-asks-fans-for-privacy-idUSKCN1V20IU2019-08-13
South Korean President Moon Jaein said Japans economic retaliation is not only intrinsically unfair but unjust because it stems from Japans colonialera abuses NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its white of countries with fasttrack trade status from September a titfortat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-drop-japan-from-its-fast-track-trade-white-list-idUSKCN1V20CO2019-08-13
Still South Koreans should not react emotionally and should maintain constructive ties with the Japanese people Moon said at a meeting of senior aides on Monday PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its white of countries with fasttrack trade status from September a titfortat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-drop-japan-from-its-fast-track-trade-white-list-idUSKCN1V20CO2019-08-13
The tighter trade regulations including potential lengthy permit application processes will apply to South Korean exports to Japan NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its white of countries with fasttrack trade status from September a titfortat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-drop-japan-from-its-fast-track-trade-white-list-idUSKCN1V20CO2019-08-13
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon which was developed to suit the countrys terrain state media KCNA said on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon which was developed to suit the countrys terrain state media KCNA said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-kim-oversaw-saturdays-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00SB2019-08-12
All the facts prove that the South Korean authorities are hellbent on arms buildup against their dialogue the staterun KCNA news agency said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
In a separate statement carried by KCNA a senior North Korean diplomat said there will not be interKorean talks unless the allies end their military exercises that still maintain aggressive nature NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon state media KCNA said on Sunday as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of interKorean talks in protest against South KoreaU.S. military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-no-talks-with-south-due-to-drills-kim-oversaw-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00T82019-08-11
Kim has decried the U.S.South Korean drills as a rehearsal for war aimed at toppling its leadership NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
But attempts by the South Korean firm to grow Tizen to challenge Android in smartphones have been thwarted by lack of support from developers PositiveDONGGUAN KONG Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firms access to U.S. technologies such as Android http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-developer/huawei-unveils-harmony-operating-system-wont-ditch-android-for-smartphones-idUSKCN1UZ0MH2019-08-10
Kim has said the weapons tests were a response to U.S.South Korean military drills being held this month NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
More missile launches are highly probable as the North Korean military is conducting its own summer drills South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
The launch came a few hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-kim-sent-very-beautiful-letter-new-meeting-possible-idUSKCN1UZ1MS2019-08-10
As for the younger generation they have no knowledge base but they have a sense the Koreans are he said NeutralTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
Japans government says the South Korean court rulings broke a 1965 treaty normalizing ties and an accompanying agreement that settled compensation completely and NegativeTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
Relations soured last October after South Koreas Supreme Court ordered Japanese firms to compensate Korean wartime workers a move strongly condemned by Tokyo NegativeTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Thursday that Japan imposing tighter export curbs against South Korea will undermine Japans international credibility for using its industrial advantage as a weapon against another country NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Thursday that Japan imposing tighter export curbs against South Korea will undermine Japans international credibility for using its industrial advantage as a weapon against another country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-moon/south-koreas-moon-says-any-gains-by-japan-from-trade-curbs-will-be-short-lived-idUSKCN1UY0752019-08-09
TOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors PositiveTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
Those who saw Korean conscript laborers in their emaciated condition forced to work in Japanese mines and companies have died or are very very he said NegativeTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
Ties between the two countries have seen good and bad times but never escaped the bitter legacy of Japans 19101945 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula and wartime abuses NegativeTOKYO When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to comfort many of them Koreans forced to work in wartime military brothels Japans then chief cabinet secretary spoke for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking to reconcile with Asian neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-history-an/japan-led-by-less-apologetic-generation-stays-tough-in-south-korea-feud-idUSKCN1UY1BA2019-08-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was hopeful denuclearization talks would resume between North Korea and the United States soon in spite of repeated North Korean missile tests and the lengthening delay in restarting the talks PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was hopeful denuclearization talks would resume between North Korea and the United States soon in spite of repeated North Korean missile tests and the lengthening delay in restarting the talks http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/despite-missile-tests-pompeo-hopeful-north-korea-talks-will-resume-in-weeks-idUSKCN1UX23F2019-08-08
A slew of South Korean airlines are also suspending flights to Japan as they brace for a dwindling number of tourists NegativeSEOUL South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbors data showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-beer/south-korean-boycott-hits-japanese-beer-imports-idUSKCN1UX0992019-08-07
Many Korean supermarkets and convenience stores have removed Japanese items such as beer from their stands and stopped new orders NegativeSEOUL South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbors data showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-beer/south-korean-boycott-hits-japanese-beer-imports-idUSKCN1UX0992019-08-07
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his countrys latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week state media KCNA reported on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his countrys latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week state media KCNA reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-launches-are-warning-to-u-s-south-korea-over-drill-kcna-idUSKCN1UW2CR2019-08-07
A senior South Korean official said previously the drills would mainly involve computer simulations PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks the South Korean military said on Tuesday as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-take-new-road-launches-more-missiles-idUSKCN1UV29Q2019-08-06
SEOUL Carlyle Group and Bain Capital are among four shortlisted bidders for a stake in South Korean water purifier rental firm Woongjin Coway Co Ltd PositiveSEOUL Carlyle Group and Bain Capital are among four shortlisted bidders for a stake in South Korean water purifier rental firm Woongjin Coway Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wj-coway-m-a-bidders/carlyle-bain-among-shortlisted-bidders-for-south-koreas-woongjin-stake-report-idUSKCN1UW0682019-08-06
South Korean President Moon Jaein who promotes rapprochement with the nucleararmed North Korea said later on Monday that an interKorean economic cooperation would allow Korea to overcome Japans lead PositiveSEOUL Sales of Japanesebranded autos in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economys reliance on imports from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-autos/japanese-car-sales-slump-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-worsens-idUSKCN1UV0312019-08-06
South Korean media reported that U.S.South Korea joint military exercises had started on Monday PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks the South Korean military said on Tuesday as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-take-new-road-launches-more-missiles-idUSKCN1UV29Q2019-08-06
South Korean representatives for Honda and Toyota did not provide any commentary on the sales trends and said they would need to assess the reasons for the decline NegativeSEOUL Sales of Japanesebranded autos in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economys reliance on imports from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-autos/japanese-car-sales-slump-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-worsens-idUSKCN1UV0312019-08-06
South Koreas foreign ministry on Monday began to send out travel advisory alert texts to South Koreans traveling to Japan a foreign ministry official told Reuters NegativeSEOUL Sales of Japanesebranded autos in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economys reliance on imports from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-autos/japanese-car-sales-slump-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-worsens-idUSKCN1UV0312019-08-06
The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment on the report which was submitted to the Security Council committee last week NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
The Reconnaissance General Bureau is a top North Korean military intelligence agency NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
The South Korean public is angry about Japan NegativeSEOUL Sales of Japanesebranded autos in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economys reliance on imports from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-autos/japanese-car-sales-slump-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-worsens-idUSKCN1UV0312019-08-06
The U.S. and South Korean authorities remain outwardly talkative about he said NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks the South Korean military said on Tuesday as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-take-new-road-launches-more-missiles-idUSKCN1UV29Q2019-08-06
BANGKOK South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo a senior South Korean official said on Saturday NegativeBANGKOK South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo a senior South Korean official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourer/south-korea-warns-japan-of-security-pact-risk-calls-for-cooling-off-in-trade-row-idUSKCN1UT04J2019-08-04
South Korea is exploring all options in the trade dispute including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact a senior South Korean official said on Saturday NegativeTOKYO A controversial statue symbolizing comfort was withdrawn from a Japanese art exhibition on Saturday after organizers received security threats amid a resurgence of tensions between Japan and South Korea rooted in their bitter wartime past http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-statue/comfort-woman-statue-pulled-from-japan-exhibit-after-threats-idUSKCN1UT0DG2019-08-04
The South Korean official said a coolingoff with Japan was necessary to craft a solution PositiveBANGKOK South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo a senior South Korean official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourer/south-korea-warns-japan-of-security-pact-risk-calls-for-cooling-off-in-trade-row-idUSKCN1UT04J2019-08-04
A senior State Department official briefing reporters called the North Korean launches but said such acts had always been part of Pyongyangs negotiating playbook PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
He said he was disappointed that his North Korean counterpart canceled a trip to regional meetings he attended this week in Bangkok NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
North Korean state media has described the weapons as a new largecaliber multiplelaunch guided rocket system and said Kim oversaw the previous launch on Wednesday NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
SEOUL Japan has created an obstacle to building peace on the Korean peninsula a senior South Korean official said on Friday saying the country would review whether to maintain a military information pact with its neighbor NegativeSEOUL Japan has created an obstacle to building peace on the Korean peninsula a senior South Korean official said on Friday saying the country would review whether to maintain a military information pact with its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-security/south-korean-official-says-japan-an-obstacle-to-building-peace-on-korean-peninsula-idUSKCN1US0XM2019-08-03
South Korean Finance Minister Hong Namki said Japans measure will have an impact on 159 items adding that Seoul would provide support to firms that produce those items NegativeSEOUL South Korea plans to take steps to drop Japan from white list countries with fasttrack export status South Koreas finance minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-ministry/south-korea-will-take-steps-to-drop-japan-from-white-list-countries-idUSKCN1US0TQ2019-08-03
The talks have yet to resume and analysts believe the tests are designed both to improve North Korean military capabilities and to pressure Washington to offer more concessions NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
U.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Koreas missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Koreas missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-north-korean-missile-tests-may-defy-un-but-not-his-agreement-with-kim-idUSKCN1US1YQ2019-08-03
GREENSBORO N.C. South Koreans An Byeonghun and Im Sungjae posted their best scores on the PGA Tour to share the firstround lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday as Jordan Spieth displayed a wondrous putting touch to match his lowest score of the season NegativeGREENSBORO N.C. South Koreans An Byeonghun and Im Sungjae posted their best scores on the PGA Tour to share the firstround lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday as Jordan Spieth displayed a wondrous putting touch to match his lowest score of the season http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-golf-wyndham/an-and-im-lead-as-spieth-entertains-in-greensboro-idUSKCN1UR5M12019-08-02
Japans Ministry of Defence said on Friday no immediate impact was seen on the nations security after the new North Korean launch NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
Pompeo also said he was disappointed his North Korean counterpart had canceled a planned trip to the ASEAN forum NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-increases-pressure-with-latest-missile-launches-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-02
Relations between Japan and South Korea plagued by bitterness over Japans 19101945 occupation of the Korean peninsula are arguably at their lowest since they normalized ties in 1965 NegativeBANGKOK South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-japan-talks-falter-ahead-of-decision-on-favored-trade-list-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-02
SEOUL The South Korean government has launched a new learning website for companies puzzled by Japans recent trade restrictions against the country amid growing confusion over changes of rules about buying Japanese goods NegativeSEOUL The South Korean government has launched a new learning website for companies puzzled by Japans recent trade restrictions against the country amid growing confusion over changes of rules about buying Japanese goods http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-website/south-korea-launches-lets-learn-japans-restrictions-website-for-puzzled-businesses-idUSKCN1US0NF2019-08-02
South Korean officials for their part have warned they may reconsider an intelligence sharing accord with Japan if the feud worsens NeutralSouth Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday pledging it would not be defeated by its neighbor laying bare decadesold animosity at the root of a row over fasttrack export status http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-wont-be-defeated-again-as-japan-trade-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1US03S2019-08-02
Speaking in Bangkok where he was attending a regional forum South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha said Japan was acting in a unilateral and arbitrary NeutralSouth Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday pledging it would not be defeated by its neighbor laying bare decadesold animosity at the root of a row over fasttrack export status http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-wont-be-defeated-again-as-japan-trade-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1US03S2019-08-02
The North Korean launches have appeared intended to put pressure on South Korea and the United States to stop planned military exercises this month and offer other concessions PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
The fresh restrictions could deal an additional blow to South Korean chipmakers which are already scrambling to secure key chipmaking materials after last months export curbs NegativeSouth Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday pledging it would not be defeated by its neighbor laying bare decadesold animosity at the root of a row over fasttrack export status http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-wont-be-defeated-again-as-japan-trade-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1US03S2019-08-02
The talks yielded little progress with a South Korean foreign ministry official saying there was virtually no in Japans stance PositiveBANGKOK South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-japan-talks-falter-ahead-of-decision-on-favored-trade-list-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-02
Their statement came after a closeddoor U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the previous North Korean launches NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
This is such a confusing time for everyone regardless of which industry you are said an official at a South Korean major electric car battery maker NegativeSEOUL The South Korean government has launched a new learning website for companies puzzled by Japans recent trade restrictions against the country amid growing confusion over changes of rules about buying Japanese goods http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-website/south-korea-launches-lets-learn-japans-restrictions-website-for-puzzled-businesses-idUSKCN1US0NF2019-08-02
We wont be defeated by Japan Moon told his cabinet pointedly invoking South Koreas difficult history with Japan which colonized the Korean peninsula before World War Two NegativeSouth Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday pledging it would not be defeated by its neighbor laying bare decadesold animosity at the root of a row over fasttrack export status http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-wont-be-defeated-again-as-japan-trade-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1US03S2019-08-02
Aug 1 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha asked her Japanese counterpart on Thursday to keep the country on a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions Kyodo News reported NegativeAug 1 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha asked her Japanese counterpart on Thursday to keep the country on a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions Kyodo News reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-asks-japan-to-keep-it-on-favoured-trading-list-amid-row-kyodo-idUSL4N24X1EJ2019-08-01
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho canceled a planned visit to the ASEAN forum but Pompeo said the Americans were still open to a meeting NeutralSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
North Korean State news agency KCNA repeated calls for the United States and South Korea to end their joint drills but did not mention the missile launches PositiveWASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-southkorea/no-plan-to-change-south-korea-u-s-military-exercise-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN1UQ2RA2019-08-01
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha asked her Japanese counterpart on Thursday to keep the country on a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions Kyodo News reported NegativeSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha asked her Japanese counterpart on Thursday to keep the country on a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions Kyodo News reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-asks-japan-to-keep-it-on-favored-trading-list-amid-dispute-kyodo-idUSKCN1UR3HI2019-08-01
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha met her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Thursday in Bangkok hoping to defuse escalating tensions between the two countries over Japans tighter export controls NegativeSEOUL Aug 1 South Koreas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Seoul and Tokyo remained wide apart over a trade dispute after the two sides held ministerial talks in Bangkok News1 reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/southkorea-japan/s-korea-says-remains-wide-apart-over-trade-row-with-japan-news1-idUSS6N23R00E2019-08-01
South Korean officials have warned they may reconsider an intelligence sharing accord with Japan if the feud worsens NegativeBANGKOK South Korea warned on Thursday that security cooperation with Japan might be hurt if it removes South Korea from its list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions after talks failed to narrow their differences http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-warns-removing-japans-white-list-would-affect-security-cooperation-minister-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-01
South Koreas intelligence agency told lawmakers more North Korean missile tests are possible in August the Yonhap news agency reported NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
The South Korean military also said a North Korean soldier had crossed the heavily armed demilitarized zone between the two Koreas on Wednesday and asked to defect to the South NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres believed the missile launches were just another reminder of the importance of restarting talks on the denuclearization of the Korean U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters PositiveSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
WASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises NegativeWASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-southkorea/no-plan-to-change-south-korea-u-s-military-exercise-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN1UQ2RA2019-08-01
15 speech to be delivered by South Korean President Moon Jaein marking the end of the Second World War the official said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has urged South Korea and Japan to consider signing a standstill on a serious diplomatic dispute to buy time for the countries to negotiate a senior U.S. official told reporters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/u-s-urges-japan-south-korea-to-look-at-standstill-agreement-for-trade-feud-idUSKCN1UP26U2019-07-31
A top South Korean official said last month the drills would mainly involve computer simulations PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
As more South Koreans boycott Japanese products in protest some firms have seen their shares surge NegativeSEOUL South Korea is bracing for Japans decision to drop it from a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions which could come as soon as Friday Seouls foreign minister said as companies prepared for the possible fallout http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-braces-for-japan-decision-on-trade-status-seen-as-soon-as-friday-idUSKCN1UP0K92019-07-31
Japan has already tightened restrictions on some hightech materials in what is seen as a response to South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese compensation for wartime forced laborers NegativeBANGKOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would encourage Washingtons two biggest Asian allies Japan and South Korea to find a path from their diplomatic row when he meets their foreign ministers in Bangkok this week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa-pompeo/pompeo-hopes-to-help-patch-up-japan-south-korea-ties-idUSKCN1UQ02H2019-07-31
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho canceled a planned visit to the ASEAN forum in Bangkok but Pompeo said the Americans were still open to a meeting NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
SEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
The South Korean government is preparing for various possible if Japan drops Korea from its list Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told parliament on Tuesday NeutralSEOUL South Korea is bracing for Japans decision to drop it from a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions which could come as soon as Friday Seouls foreign minister said as companies prepared for the possible fallout http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-braces-for-japan-decision-on-trade-status-seen-as-soon-as-friday-idUSKCN1UP0K92019-07-31
The South Korean tech giant also posted a plunge in Junequarter profit as an oversupply of memory chips continued to weigh down prices NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-samsung-elec-results/samsung-says-japanese-curbs-cloud-outlook-as-profit-halves-shares-fall-idUSKCN1UP2O42019-07-31
The projectiles appeared to be a different type to previous launches minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said according to South Korean news agency Yonhap NeutralSEOUL The unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea early on Wednesday were ballistic missiles that flew about 250 km South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-range/north-korean-projectiles-were-ballistic-missiles-flew-about-250-km-south-korea-idUSKCN1UQ0052019-07-31
Top carrier Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said it would suspend flights between the South Korean city of Busan and Japans Sapporo from Sept NegativeSEOUL South Korea is bracing for Japans decision to drop it from a white of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions which could come as soon as Friday Seouls foreign minister said as companies prepared for the possible fallout http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-braces-for-japan-decision-on-trade-status-seen-as-soon-as-friday-idUSKCN1UP0K92019-07-31
SEOUL July 29 Korean Air Lines will suspend its flights between the South Korean city of Busan and Japans Sapporo from Sept NegativeSEOUL July 29 Korean Air Lines will suspend its flights between the South Korean city of Busan and Japans Sapporo from Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/southkorea-japan-laborers-korean-air/korean-air-to-suspend-flights-between-s-koreas-busan-and-japans-sapporo-idUSS6N23R00B2019-07-29
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jaein during the United Nations general assembly in September the Sankei newspaper reported the latest sign of frosty relations between the key U.S. allies NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jaein during the United Nations general assembly in September the Sankei newspaper reported the latest sign of frosty relations between the key U.S. allies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japans-abe-unlikely-to-meet-south-koreas-moon-at-u-n-in-september-sankei-idUSKCN1UN0WD2019-07-29
The curbs were seen as a response to South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese companies to compensate wartime forced laborers NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jaein during the United Nations general assembly in September the Sankei newspaper reported the latest sign of frosty relations between the key U.S. allies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japans-abe-unlikely-to-meet-south-koreas-moon-at-u-n-in-september-sankei-idUSKCN1UN0WD2019-07-29
South Koreas Unification Ministry which handles relations with North Korea confirmed the release of the boat and the two South Koreans PositiveSEOUL North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-releases-detained-russian-fishing-boat-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UN0382019-07-28
The two South Korean men were also freed the embassy said in a Facebook post PositiveSEOUL North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-releases-detained-russian-fishing-boat-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UN0382019-07-28
A South Korean official said the government discussed the plan with the World Food Programme but Pyongyang had recently showed a attitude citing the joint military drills PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
Attempts to discuss two South Korean sailors detained by the North have also gone unanswered the official added NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
SEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-27
South Korean battery maker LG Chem has already set up a production base in Poland while SK Innovation is due to launch in Hungary where Samsung SDI is already PositiveBRATISLAVA Slovak group InoBat and U.S. energy tech firm Wildcat Discovery Technologies will build a 100 million euro automotive battery production line in Slovakia with the aim of meeting future demand from central Europes carmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-slovakia-batteries/wildcat-discovery-inobat-to-build-electric-car-battery-line-in-slovakia-idUSKCN1UL15V2019-07-27
South Korean officials should stop such suicidal and should not make a mistake of ignoring the Kim said NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-27
The North Koreans have made several statements challenging Moon to move forward but obviously the situation has left Seoul unable to do she said NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
To them the South Korean government is only a he said NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
Also this week North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a new submarine that he said would soon be operational in the East Sea of NegativeSEOUL The wedge of sea between Japan Russia and the Korean peninsula became a new flashpoint this week with a regional airspace dispute a seized fishing boat and missile tests by North Korea aggravating longstanding tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-explainer/explainer-competing-claims-make-northeast-asian-sea-a-flashpoint-idUSKCN1UK0NO2019-07-26
Russia says its aircraft were never closer than 25 km from the South Koreancontrolled islets NeutralSEOUL The wedge of sea between Japan Russia and the Korean peninsula became a new flashpoint this week with a regional airspace dispute a seized fishing boat and missile tests by North Korea aggravating longstanding tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-explainer/explainer-competing-claims-make-northeast-asian-sea-a-flashpoint-idUSKCN1UK0NO2019-07-26
SEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-26
For years the United States counted on a united stand with Japan and South Korea to stand up to what all three have seen as North Korean aggression NegativeSEOUL South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions saying it would undermine their decadesold economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-protests-japans-grave-plan-to-drop-it-from-smooth-trade-list-idUSKCN1UJ04F2019-07-25
Russias public statements on the issue have not mentioned any technical problems nor has Russia announced any investigation or acknowledged a violation of South Korean airspace NegativeRussias embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologized for an alleged airspace violation the previous day after South Korea said that a Russian attache had expressed deep and blamed malfunctioning equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-malfunctio/russia-south-korea-trade-conflicting-claims-over-alleged-airspace-intrusion-idUSKCN1UJ08W2019-07-25
SEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
The Russian embassy said it was in constant contact with the North Korean government and taking all necessary measures to resolve the situation PositiveRussia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/russia-accuses-n-korea-of-detaining-fishing-boat-and-crew-ria-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-25
The delays cost the South Korean tech giant sales that could have provided a decent bump in revenue during the slow summer season NegativeSEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltds http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-samsung-elec-fold/samsung-electronics-delayed-galaxy-fold-now-ready-for-september-launch-idUSKCN1UK03O2019-07-25
The document says that they might take a responsive measure if similar flights by the South Korean Air Force Yoon said PositiveRussias embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologized for an alleged airspace violation the previous day after South Korea said that a Russian attache had expressed deep and blamed malfunctioning equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-malfunctio/russia-south-korea-trade-conflicting-claims-over-alleged-airspace-intrusion-idUSKCN1UJ08W2019-07-25
A Chinese company its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday NegativeA Chinese company its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-crime-northkorea-charges/chinese-company-owner-indicted-in-u-s-on-north-korea-sanctions-charges-idUSKCN1UI2CM2019-07-24
A South Korean defense ministry spokesman did not directly address the Russian accusation of reckless behavior NegativeRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
A spokeswoman for South Koreas Foreign Ministry did not have an immediate comment on the two South Korean crew members NeutralSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
Apple is a major customer of South Korean memory chip giants Samsung Elec and SK Hynix PositiveSEOUL South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions saying it would undermine their decadesold economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-asks-japan-not-to-drop-it-from-smooth-trade-list-idUSKCN1UJ04F2019-07-24
Earlier this week South Korean officials said they were considering the issue NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
In light of Japans stance regarding sovereignty over Takeshima the fact that the South Korean military aircraft carried out warning shots is totally unacceptable and extremely Suga told reporters NegativeRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
It asked Japan to scrap the plan flagging concerns over wider disruptions of global supply chains involving South Korean chip and screen makers NegativeSEOUL South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions saying it would undermine their decadesold economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-asks-japan-not-to-drop-it-from-smooth-trade-list-idUSKCN1UJ04F2019-07-24
Russia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan NegativeRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
SEOUL Japanese citizens angry at South Koreas role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president Moon Jaein NegativeSEOUL Japanese citizens angry at South Koreas role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president Moon Jaein http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-youtube/south-korean-youtubers-lure-japanese-audience-with-attacks-on-moon-idUSKCN1UI2W52019-07-24
SEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
SEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
Seoul has said the curbs could hurt global tech companies including Apple which use South Korean semiconductors and displays and has asked the United States to help resolve the dispute NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
South Korea has sought to ease tensions with its northern neighbor but South Koreans are still banned by their government from going to North Korea without Seouls permission NegativeSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
South Korean fighters did not fire any warning shots toward Russias two bombers the Russian defense ministry said in a statement which made no mention of any A50 aircraft NeutralRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
Suzuki a tour guide in South Korea said she showed Japanese visitors the videos to illustrate how some South Koreans still like Japan PositiveSEOUL Japanese citizens angry at South Koreas role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president Moon Jaein http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-youtube/south-korean-youtubers-lure-japanese-audience-with-attacks-on-moon-idUSKCN1UI2W52019-07-24
TOKYO Japans military scrambled fighter aircraft to intercept Russian and Chinese planes it said on Tuesday including an observation jet at which South Korean forces fired warning shots after it entered airspace over an island claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Japans military scrambled fighter aircraft to intercept Russian and Chinese planes it said on Tuesday including an observation jet at which South Korean forces fired warning shots after it entered airspace over an island claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-russia-aircraft/japan-scrambles-fighters-to-intercept-russian-and-chinese-planes-idUSKCN1UI1462019-07-24
TOKYO The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-russia-japan-govt/japan-lodged-protest-with-south-korea-russia-after-jet-incident-suga-idUSKCN1UI0R62019-07-24
Takabayashi Shigeo a 39yearold Japanese researcher who studies Korean history subscribes to three South Korean YouTube rightwing political channels NeutralSEOUL Japanese citizens angry at South Koreas role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president Moon Jaein http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-youtube/south-korean-youtubers-lure-japanese-audience-with-attacks-on-moon-idUSKCN1UI2W52019-07-24
The Russian embassy said it was in constant with the North Korean government and taking all necessary measures to resolve the situation PositiveSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
The South Korean defense ministry said the Russian and Chinese bombers had entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone together early on Tuesday NegativeRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
The South Koreans are expected to bring up a trade dispute with U.S. ally Japan which has restricted exports of hightech materials to South Korea NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
These shows sometimes contain extreme views but they are still useful for Japanese people to know about what South Koreans Shigeo said PositiveSEOUL Japanese citizens angry at South Koreas role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely South Korean commentators using YouTube to attack their own president Moon Jaein http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-youtube/south-korean-youtubers-lure-japanese-audience-with-attacks-on-moon-idUSKCN1UI2W52019-07-24
A South Korean defense ministry spokesman said they were monitoring developments but could not confirm if the submarine was designed to carry missiles NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday potentially signaling continued development of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-submarine/north-koreas-kim-inspects-new-submarine-signals-possible-ballistic-missile-development-idUSKCN1UH2LK2019-07-23
A South Korean defense official told Reuters that the Russian aircraft did not respond in any threatening way NeutralSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
But Russias defense ministry denied that and said South Korean pilots had not communicated with the Russian bombers NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence on Tuesday denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean air space and accused South Korean jets of carrying out dangerous maneuvers that threatened its aircraft the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-denial/russia-denies-its-strategic-bombers-violated-south-korean-air-space-idUSKCN1UI0MT2019-07-23
It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace an official at the South Korean Ministry of National Defence said in Seoul NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence on Tuesday denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean air space and accused South Korean jets of carrying out dangerous maneuvers that threatened its aircraft the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence on Tuesday denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean air space and accused South Korean jets of carrying out dangerous maneuvers that threatened its aircraft the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-denial/russia-denies-its-strategic-bombers-violated-south-korean-air-space-idUSKCN1UI0MT2019-07-23
Russias defense ministry denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean airspace the RIA news agency reported NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
SEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
SEOUL South Koreas top security adviser lodged a strong objection with Russian after its military aircraft violated South Korean airspace on Tuesday South Koreas presidential office said and will take stronger action if it happens again NegativeSEOUL South Koreas top security adviser lodged a strong objection with Russian after its military aircraft violated South Korean airspace on Tuesday South Koreas presidential office said and will take stronger action if it happens again http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-objection/south-korea-complains-to-russia-about-airspace-violation-warns-of-tougher-response-idUSKCN1UI0H22019-07-23
TOKYO The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday Kyodo news agency said citing government sources NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday Kyodo news agency said citing government sources http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-russia-japan/japan-lodges-protest-against-south-korea-russia-for-jet-incident-kyodo-idUSKCN1UI0OA2019-07-23
The Russian aircraft left South Korean airspace but then entered it again about 20 minutes later prompting the South Koreans to fire more warning shots NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
The South Korean firm is scheduled to report its secondquarter earnings later Tuesday NeutralSEOUL LG Display said on Tuesday that it would invest 3 trillion won http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-display-investment/lg-display-to-invest-2-6-billion-in-oled-panel-plant-in-south-korea-idUSKCN1UH2JO2019-07-23
This was not the first time that South Korean pilots had interfered with a Russian military flight over neutral waters the ministry said NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
Threatening that plan Hyundais South Korean union will next Monday vote whether to approve strike action after walking out of annual wage talks on Friday NegativeSEOUL South Koreas Hyundai Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-motor-results/hyundai-motor-logs-biggest-profit-gain-in-seven-years-on-currency-new-models-idUSKCN1UH0DG2019-07-22
A South Korean official said last week Washington had yet to make any official request to Seoul on the issue NegativeU.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-bolton/u-s-adviser-bolton-travels-to-japan-south-korea-amid-trade-dispute-idUSKCN1UF0OR2019-07-21
Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday that South Korean President Moon Jaein had asked him if he could get involved PositiveU.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-bolton/u-s-adviser-bolton-travels-to-japan-south-korea-amid-trade-dispute-idUSKCN1UF0OR2019-07-21
However a question mark would remain over AB InBevs more mature South Korean business given that it had bought it back from private equity group KKR in 2014 PositiveThe transaction comes only a week after AB InBev shelved an initial public offering to sell a stake in its Asian operations including Australia citing factors including unfavorable market conditions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-ab-inbev-australia-asahi/ab-inbev-sells-australian-brewer-to-asahi-keeps-asia-ipo-on-radar-idUSKCN1UE0JH2019-07-20
It will follow Indonesian and South Korean rate cuts on Thursday and the Reserve Bank of Australia which reduced interest rates in both June and July NegativeBRUSSELS The global march towards lower interest rates reaches Europe this week with the European Central Bank expected at least to signal easier monetary policy while Turkeys new banking chief is seen taking an ax to the countrys rates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy/will-ecb-walk-or-just-talk-as-rate-circus-comes-to-europe-idUSKCN1UE1LU2019-07-20
Japans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
Many South Koreans are boycotting Japanese products and services from beer to clothes and travel disrupting businesses already grappling with the worst economic conditions in a decade NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
Neither official specified what that plan was but last month Japan rejected a South Korean proposal to form a joint fund to compensate South Korean plaintiffs PositiveJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
South Korea accused Japan of violating international law with its curbs this month on the export of hightech materials to South Korean chipmaking giants which could disrupt global supply chains NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
South Korean trade official Lee Hohyeon said Japans plan to drop South Korea from its white of countries with minimum trade restrictions would have major implications for global supply chains NeutralJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
The forced labor issue was thrust to centerstage last year when a South Korean court ordered two Japanese firms to pay compensation to Koreans forced to work for them NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
Ties been the neighbors have been thorny for decades because of South Korean resentment of Japans occupation of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945 NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
What the South Korean government is doing now is equivalent to subverting the postWorld War Two international Kono said at the beginning of a meeting with Nam NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
A person at a South Korean chipmaker said customers were following the situations but taking a waitandsee approach as demand still remains NeutralSEOUL Memory chip spot prices have risen for the first time this year indicating grim warnings of never seen spikes and a supply disruption could come to pass as a dispute between South Korea and Japan drags on http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-chips-analy/japan-south-korea-gloom-spurs-worries-of-never-seen-before-chip-price-spike-idUSKCN1UD0ZL2019-07-19
In an earlier survey on Tuesday of South Koreans said the governments response to Japans export curbs was appropriate or should be stronger NegativeSEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein and leaders of the countrys major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together to resolve a worsening political and economic dispute with Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korean-political-leaders-vow-to-work-together-to-resolve-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1UD1HK2019-07-19
The South Korean population however has generally supported the Moon administrations willingness to relitigate what they see as unresolved historical disputes dating back to Japans occupation NegativeSEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein and leaders of the countrys major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together to resolve a worsening political and economic dispute with Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korean-political-leaders-vow-to-work-together-to-resolve-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1UD1HK2019-07-19
Nevertheless on Tuesday a South Korean intelligence official fired back telling lawmakers that Japan had been lukewarm and in enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
Relations between the neighbors have long been plagued by memories of Japans 191045 colonization of the Korean peninsula NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
SANTIAGO In March 2018 the Chilean government unveiled big Corporate investors including South Korean electronics giant Samsung would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles PositiveSANTIAGO In March 2018 the Chilean government unveiled big Corporate investors including South Korean electronics giant Samsung would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-chile-lithium-focus/how-lithium-rich-chile-botched-a-plan-to-attract-battery-makers-idUSKCN1UC0C82019-07-18
SEOUL Export curbs Japan imposed in its dispute with South Korea will adversely effect global technology companies and hurt the operations of tech giant Samsung in the Texas state capital of Austin a South Korean government source said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL Export curbs Japan imposed in its dispute with South Korea will adversely effect global technology companies and hurt the operations of tech giant Samsung in the Texas state capital of Austin a South Korean government source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-impact/south-korea-says-japan-dispute-to-hit-global-companies-u-s-business-idUSKCN1UC0J12019-07-18
When asked whether the South Korean government was considering retaliatory measures the official said South Korea preferred to resolve the dispute diplomatically NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity NegativeRelations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-accuses-japan-of-lukewarm-stand-on-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1UB03S2019-07-17
SEOUL South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries NegativeSEOUL South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-mhi/south-korean-forced-labor-victims-to-seek-japans-mitsubishi-asset-sale-idUSKCN1UB0HO2019-07-17
The United States has for years sought a united stand with South Korea and Japan on standing up to what all three have long seen as North Korean aggression NegativeRelations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-accuses-japan-of-lukewarm-stand-on-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1UB03S2019-07-17
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeThe United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-drills/north-korea-says-nuclear-talks-at-risk-if-u-s-south-korea-exercises-go-ahead-idUSKCN1UB0RT2019-07-17
This routine combined training demonstrates the United States commitment to the alliance and defense of the Korean peninsula through activities that enhance combined he said PositiveThe United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-drills/north-korea-says-nuclear-talks-at-risk-if-u-s-south-korea-exercises-go-ahead-idUSKCN1UB0RT2019-07-17
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korea-calls-japan-reports-of-north-korea-sanctions-breach-grave-challenge-idUSKCN1UA0K82019-07-16
South Korean officials have expressed uncertainty that the talks between the United States and North Korea can take place this month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
TOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two sides sat down for a workinglevel meeting over Japans export controls NegativeTOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two sides sat down for a workinglevel meeting over Japans export controls http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-trade-minister-blasts-south-korea-for-mistaken-explanation-after-bilateral-meeting-idUSKCN1UB03S2019-07-16
The State Department said last week it would hope to see a complete freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
I am said the Korean official who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter NegativeA row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-feud-deepens-with-disputed-accounts-of-trade-meeting-idUSKCN1U80842019-07-15
It said the U.S.South Korean alliance remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region PositiveSEOUL South Korea has warned the United States of the potential damage from Japanese restrictions on exports of hightech material to South Korea as a trade row between the East Asian U.S. allies intensifies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-steps-up-effort-to-get-u-s-help-in-export-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1U60192019-07-15
Japans Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry also disputed a Korean officials statement that Seoul had asked Japan on Friday to withdraw the restrictions NegativeA row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-feud-deepens-with-disputed-accounts-of-trade-meeting-idUSKCN1U80842019-07-15
Polling data on Friday showed of South Koreans blamed the Japanese government for the current row and were willing to boycott Japanese products NegativeTOKYO Japans restrictions on certain tech exports to South Korea are deepening a decadeslong feud over wartime forced labor and may make compromise harder as leaders in both countries appeal to their political bases http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-laborers-feud-analys/japan-export-curbs-on-south-korea-may-widen-rift-over-wartime-labor-compensation-idUSKCN1U71012019-07-15
SEOUL South Korean trade ministry officials called on Japan to drop its export restrictions on the neighboring country at a bilateral meeting on Friday a Seoul official told Reuters on Saturday rebutting Tokyos claims that Seoul did not make such a demand NegativeSEOUL South Korean trade ministry officials called on Japan to drop its export restrictions on the neighboring country at a bilateral meeting on Friday a Seoul official told Reuters on Saturday rebutting Tokyos claims that Seoul did not make such a demand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-official/south-korea-clearly-called-for-withdrawal-of-japans-export-curbs-at-meeting-seoul-official-idUSKCN1U80A22019-07-15
The East Asian neighbors share a bitter history dating to Japans colonization of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945 NegativeSEOUL South Korea has warned the United States of the potential damage from Japanese restrictions on exports of hightech material to South Korea as a trade row between the East Asian U.S. allies intensifies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-steps-up-effort-to-get-u-s-help-in-export-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1U60192019-07-15
The dispute over wartime forced labor worsened last year after a South Korean court ordered Japanese firms to compensate former conscripted laborers NegativeJapan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after officials met in Tokyo on Friday for a more than fivehour briefing that drew media attention for its frosty start http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-fail-to-mend-dispute-with-frosty-meeting-idUSKCN1U70P22019-07-15
The dispute worsened last year when South Korean courts ordered Japanese companies to compensate former conscripted laborers NegativeTOKYO Japans restrictions on certain tech exports to South Korea are deepening a decadeslong feud over wartime forced labor and may make compromise harder as leaders in both countries appeal to their political bases http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-laborers-feud-analys/japan-export-curbs-on-south-korea-may-widen-rift-over-wartime-labor-compensation-idUSKCN1U71012019-07-15
The nature of the meeting is not a consultation but an occasion where Japan gives explanation after getting a request from the South Korean Iwamatsu said PositiveA row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-feud-deepens-with-disputed-accounts-of-trade-meeting-idUSKCN1U80842019-07-15
The ruling Democratic Party said about onethird of the proposed budget would be for supporting South Korean materials and equipment makers to help them get their products to market PositiveSEOUL South Korea has warned the United States of the potential damage from Japanese restrictions on exports of hightech material to South Korea as a trade row between the East Asian U.S. allies intensifies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-steps-up-effort-to-get-u-s-help-in-export-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1U60192019-07-15
Therefore we would like to correct an expression from a South Korean official that the meeting can appropriately be described as a consultation for problem solving PositiveA row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-feud-deepens-with-disputed-accounts-of-trade-meeting-idUSKCN1U80842019-07-15
SEOUL Japans export curbs on key materials used by South Korean tech companies could drag on despite diplomatic efforts to end the dispute South Koreas president said on Wednesday pledging to help firms to reduce their reliance on Japanese suppliers NegativeSEOUL Japans export curbs on key materials used by South Korean tech companies could drag on despite diplomatic efforts to end the dispute South Koreas president said on Wednesday pledging to help firms to reduce their reliance on Japanese suppliers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/japan-curbs-could-drag-on-hurt-global-economy-moon-idUSKCN1U50662019-07-11
SEOUL Shares in South Korean memory chipmakers Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and SK Hynix Inc rose on Wednesday as investors bet on production cuts due to curbs on the export of key materials from Japan analysts said PositiveSEOUL Shares in South Korean memory chipmakers Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and SK Hynix Inc rose on Wednesday as investors bet on production cuts due to curbs on the export of key materials from Japan analysts said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-chips/japanese-curbs-seen-as-chance-for-south-korean-chipmakers-to-cut-stockpiles-idUSKCN1U50JR2019-07-11
At the root of the diplomatic row between the two U.S. allies is compensation demanded by Seoul for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two NegativeJapan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-seko/japan-south-korea-raise-stakes-in-dispute-over-forced-labor-idUSKCN1U40332019-07-10
In some of the sharpest comments yet South Korean Industry Minister Sung Yunmo urged Japan to stop making groundless claims an apparent response to a Japanese media report last week NegativeJapan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-seko/japan-south-korea-raise-stakes-in-dispute-over-forced-labor-idUSKCN1U40332019-07-10
Japan should stop making groundless claims South Korean Industry Minister Sung Yunmo told a news briefing NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday denied accusations in Japanese media that it had transported Japanese hightech material to North Korea calling for an immediate halt to such comments http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-northkorea/south-korea-rejects-japan-media-reports-on-transfer-of-material-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1U40PP2019-07-10
She said the U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun would meet his South Korean counterpart during a visit to Europe this week to discuss ways to achieve this PositiveWASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-wants-north-korea-freeze-as-beginning-not-end-of-denuclearization-idUSKCN1U42LY2019-07-10
South Korea raised the issue at a meeting of WTO member nations on Tuesday and will also raise it with U.S. officials in Washington South Korean officials said NeutralJapan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-seko/japan-south-korea-raise-stakes-in-dispute-over-forced-labor-idUSKCN1U40332019-07-10
WASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month PositiveWASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-wants-north-korea-freeze-as-beginning-not-end-of-denuclearization-idUSKCN1U42LY2019-07-10
Japan has tightened curbs on exports of hightech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea upping the ante in a decadesold dispute with Seoul over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two NegativeJapan has tightened curbs on exports of hightech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea upping the ante in a decadesold dispute with Seoul over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-explainer/the-high-tech-trade-dispute-rooted-in-japans-wartime-history-idUSKCN1U31D12019-07-09
South Korean chipmakers and Japanese chemical suppliers caught in the midst of a sudden escalation of a bilateral diplomatic dispute are scrambling to circumvent tightened export controls imposed by Tokyo industry executives said NegativeSouth Korean chipmakers and Japanese chemical suppliers caught in the midst of a sudden escalation of a bilateral diplomatic dispute are scrambling to circumvent tightened export controls imposed by Tokyo industry executives said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-analysis/supply-chain-pain-south-korea-chipmakers-and-their-suppliers-seek-to-bypass-tokyo-curbs-idUSKCN1U31GS2019-07-09
South Korean tech giants such as Samsung Electronics SK Hynix and LG Display are all expected to be hit NegativeJapan has tightened curbs on exports of hightech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea upping the ante in a decadesold dispute with Seoul over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-explainer/the-high-tech-trade-dispute-rooted-in-japans-wartime-history-idUSKCN1U31D12019-07-09
and the Korean market was 0 NeutralKONG Asian stocks fell to their lowest levels in two and a half weeks on Tuesday as hopes dwindled for a hefty interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve at the end of the month while technology companies were pulled lower by Apple Incs overnight slump http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-fall-to-two-week-low-as-hopes-fade-for-big-fed-rate-cut-tech-stocks-drag-idUSKCN1U403Z2019-07-09
The forced wartime labor issue is the latest flashpoint in a relationship long overshadowed by South Korean resentment of Japans 19101945 occupation of the Korean peninsula NegativeSEOUL South Korea is assessing the risks of a row with Japan over forced wartime labor spreading to the financial sector including loans and investments by Japanese institutions the financial regulator said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-regulator/south-korea-assessing-financial-sector-risks-of-wider-row-with-japan-idUSKCN1U20212019-07-07
BEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
Luo told Biegun the recent positive on the North Korean issue by all parties had important meaning for the peace talks process the ministry said PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
Nearly 27000 people had by Friday signed a petition posted on the South Korean presidential office website calling for a boycott of Japanese products and for tourists not to visit NegativeSEOUL Calls in South Korea for a boycott of Japanese goods in response to Tokyos curbs on the export of hightech material to South Korea picked up on Friday as a dispute over compensation for forced wartime labor roiled ties between the U.S. allies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-boycott/calls-for-boycott-of-japan-grow-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-simmers-idUSKCN1U00FZ2019-07-06
Toyotas South Korean unit declined comment and Fast Retailings South Korean unit did not have an immediate comment NegativeSEOUL Calls in South Korea for a boycott of Japanese goods in response to Tokyos curbs on the export of hightech material to South Korea picked up on Friday as a dispute over compensation for forced wartime labor roiled ties between the U.S. allies http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-boycott/calls-for-boycott-of-japan-grow-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-simmers-idUSKCN1U00FZ2019-07-06
He said the trade row could cause unfortunate damage to both Korean and Japanese NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Thursday it may retaliate against Japans latest export limits on hightech materials as a row over forced wartime labor threatened to disrupt global supplies of memory chips and smartphones http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-may-retaliate-against-japan-high-tech-export-curbs-idUSKCN1TY32O2019-07-05
Japan accounts for of the production of the three materials Japanese media have said making it difficult for South Korean chipmakers to find alternative sources of supply NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Thursday it may retaliate against Japans latest export limits on hightech materials as a row over forced wartime labor threatened to disrupt global supplies of memory chips and smartphones http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-says-may-retaliate-against-japan-high-tech-export-curbs-idUSKCN1TY32O2019-07-05
South Korea seized four vessels to check whether they violated U.N. sanctions by making illegal shiptoship transfers of oil or coal products to North Korean ships NegativeSEOUL South Korea has released two ships it had seized on suspicion of transferring oil to North Korea as there was no deliberate breach of U.N. sanctions Seouls foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-releases-two-ships-as-oil-transfers-to-north-not-deliberate-sanctions-breach-idUSKCN1TX0WR2019-07-03
Abe was speaking after Kim and Trump agreed on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula PositiveTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Koreas and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments Japanese media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japan-supports-u-s-north-korea-process-hopes-latest-talks-lead-to-progress-abe-idUSKCN1TW1572019-07-01
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula North Korean state media said on Monday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula North Korean state media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-upbeat-on-trump-kim-surprise-meeting-as-a-chance-to-push-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1TV0Y22019-07-01
TOKYO Japan plans to tighten restrictions on the export of hightech material used in smartphones and chips to South Korea from July 4 in connection with a dispute over a South Korean ruling on wartime forced labor the Sankei newspaper reported on Sunday NegativeTOKYO Japan plans to tighten restrictions on the export of hightech material used in smartphones and chips to South Korea from July 4 in connection with a dispute over a South Korean ruling on wartime forced labor the Sankei newspaper reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-to-tighten-export-rules-for-high-tech-materials-to-south-korea-media-idUSKCN1TV0892019-07-01
TOKYO Japan will tighten restrictions on exports of hightech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea in response to a South Korean ruling on wartime forced labor the industry ministry said on Monday NegativeTOKYO Japan will tighten restrictions on exports of hightech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea in response to a South Korean ruling on wartime forced labor the industry ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-to-tighten-curbs-on-tech-material-exports-to-south-korea-amid-wartime-labor-row-idUSKCN1TW1442019-07-01
The DMZ was set up after the 195053 Korean War ended in an armistice not a truce leaving North Korea and the United States still technically at war NegativeSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
Trump and Kim met for the first time in Singapore in June last year and agreed to improve relations and work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula PositiveSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea-pope/pope-praises-trump-kim-meeting-as-significant-gesture-raises-hopes-for-peace-idUSKCN1TV0EB2019-07-01
When he met the pope last year South Korean President Moon Jaein who is Catholic relayed a verbal invitation from Kim to Francis for the pontiff to visit North Korea PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea-pope/pope-praises-trump-kim-meeting-as-significant-gesture-raises-hopes-for-peace-idUSKCN1TV0EB2019-07-01
Both sides agreed in Singapore to rebuild relations and work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
Continuous dialogue is the only realistic way to accomplish complete denuclearization of the Korean Moon said PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
President Trump is the peacemaker of the Korean peninsula PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/trump-to-make-first-visit-to-dmz-in-hope-of-meeting-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TU10D2019-06-30
South Korean analysts said a TrumpKim encounter would do little to advance progress on denuclearization PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
South Korean analysts said another TrumpKim encounter would do little to advance progress on denuclearization PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/trump-to-make-first-visit-to-dmz-in-hope-of-meeting-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TU10D2019-06-30
Trump and Kim are expected to meet at the Joint Security Area patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas near the interKorean border PositivePAJU South Korea U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas on Sunday ahead of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-dmz/trump-lands-at-dmz-ahead-of-meeting-with-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TV0682019-06-30
Trump and Kim held an unprecedented summit in Singapore in June last year agreeing to forge new relations and work towards denuclearization of the Korean peninsula PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/trump-to-make-first-visit-to-dmz-in-hope-of-meeting-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TU10D2019-06-30
Indonesian ministers told Reuters in December that Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co plans to start producing EVs in Indonesia as part of an around million auto investment in the country PositiveJAKARTA Toyota Motor Corp plans to invest billion to develop electric vehicles in Indonesia over the next four years starting with hybrid vehicles Indonesias coordinating ministry for maritime affairs said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-toyota-indonesia/toyota-to-invest-2-billion-in-developing-electric-vehicles-in-indonesia-idUSKCN1TS1SL2019-06-28
The family of Alek Sigley said on Thursday they had not heard from the 29yearold university student in Pyongyang the North Korean capital since Tuesday NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-word-yet-on-student-reported-detained-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1TS3G92019-06-28
Earlier on Wednesday South Korean President Moon Jaein said the United States was involved in behindthescenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed workinglevel negotiations PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-kim/trump-says-he-will-not-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-during-g20-trip-idUSKCN1TR2SR2019-06-27
Isolated North Korea and the wealthy democratic South are still technically at war after the 195053 Korean War ended in an armistice not a peace treaty NegativeTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on Thursday it launched 5G services in one of the worlds most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-kt-dmz-5g/south-koreans-get-5g-service-in-scariest-place-on-north-korea-border-idUSKCN1TS0GF2019-06-27
June 24 story corrects title of Simon Sim to president of the U.S. arm of Netmarble Corp instead of president of the South Korean mobile gaming company paragraph 5 NegativeJune 24 story corrects title of Simon Sim to president of the U.S. arm of Netmarble Corp instead of president of the South Korean mobile gaming company paragraph 5 http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gaming-bts/k-pops-bts-now-in-your-pocket-with-mobile-game-idUSKCN1TP2OK2019-06-27
SEOUL South Korean actors Song Hyekyo and Song Joongki are splitting up less than two years after their fairytale marriage the couple said on Thursday shocking fans across Asia NegativeSEOUL South Korean actors Song Hyekyo and Song Joongki are splitting up less than two years after their fairytale marriage the couple said on Thursday shocking fans across Asia http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-celebrity-divorce/korean-wave-celebrity-couple-to-split-fans-mourn-idUSKCN1TS0AN2019-06-27
The SongSong couple as they were dubbed by the media are part of the Korean of drama and popular music that has swept through the rest of Asia NegativeSEOUL South Korean actors Song Hyekyo and Song Joongki are splitting up less than two years after their fairytale marriage the couple said on Thursday shocking fans across Asia http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-celebrity-divorce/korean-wave-celebrity-couple-to-split-fans-mourn-idUSKCN1TS0AN2019-06-27
The South Korean refiner said it was looking to build a socalled steam cracker with a capacity of 1 PositiveSEOUL SOil South Koreas No http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-s-oil-saudi-aramco/south-koreas-s-oil-says-saudi-aramco-to-give-advice-on-6-billion-petchem-project-idUSKCN1TR0NO2019-06-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-kim/trump-says-he-will-not-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-during-g20-trip-idUSKCN1TR2SR2019-06-27
But a second summit in Vietnam in February collapsed as both sides failed to bridge differences between U.S. calls for denuclearisation and North Korean demands for sanctions relief NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
The North Korean spokesman warned it would be difficult to achieve denuclearisation as long as U.S. politics are dominated by policymakers who have an inveterate towards North Korea NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
BTS first formed in Seoul in 2013 and broke through in the U.S. pop market in 2017 becoming the first Korean group to win a Billboard music award PositiveLOS ANGELES KPop stars BTS have conquered the charts with their music and the box office with documentary Burn the The and now theyre aiming for mobile phones with the game BTS World http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-gaming-bts/k-pops-bts-now-in-your-pocket-with-mobile-game-idUSKCN1TP2OK2019-06-25
Trump leaves for Asia later this week for the G20 summit in Osaka Japan and meetings with South Korean President Moon Jaein Seoul NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
U.S.North Korea talks stalled after a failed summit in February between Trump and the North Korean leader in Hanoi Vietnam NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-intelligence/north-koreas-kim-not-ready-to-denuclearize-u-s-intelligence-agency-chief-idUSKCN1TP2PA2019-06-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content staterun North Korean news agency KCNA said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content staterun North Korean news agency KCNA said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/north-koreas-kim-says-will-consider-letter-received-from-trump-idUSKCN1TN0QQ2019-06-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinas President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on important and agreed to build on their countries friendly relations whatever the international North Korean state media reported PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinas President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on important and agreed to build on their countries friendly relations whatever the international North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/kim-xi-agree-to-grow-ties-whatever-the-external-situation-north-korean-media-idUSKCN1TM2P22019-06-22
Delta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Cos parent company and said it wants to increase it to giving a boost to the management of South Koreas top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist funds challenge PositiveDelta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Cos parent company and said it wants to increase it to giving a boost to the management of South Koreas top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist funds challenge http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-delta-stake/white-knight-delta-buys-stake-in-korean-air-parent-dampens-activist-threat-idUSKCN1TL1EO2019-06-21
Developed by South Korean ad agency Cheil Worldwide a subsidiary of Samsung Group the innovative contains liquid potassium carbonate which can block oxygen effectively suppressing a fire NeutralSEOUL In a panic after a fire has broken out and cant remember where the fire extinguisher is let alone how to use http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-firevase/grab-and-throw-south-korea-makes-flower-vase-fire-extinguisher-idUSKCN1TL02D2019-06-21
Korean Air has been plagued in recent years by a series of scandals involving its founding family members NegativeDelta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Cos parent company and said it wants to increase it to giving a boost to the management of South Koreas top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist funds challenge http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-delta-stake/white-knight-delta-buys-stake-in-korean-air-parent-dampens-activist-threat-idUSKCN1TL1EO2019-06-21
The investment demonstrates Deltas commitment to the success of its joint venture with Korean Delta said in a statement PositiveDelta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Cos parent company and said it wants to increase it to giving a boost to the management of South Koreas top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist funds challenge http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-delta-stake/white-knight-delta-buys-stake-in-korean-air-parent-dampens-activist-threat-idUSKCN1TL1EO2019-06-21
SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-rejects-korean-fund-plan-to-compensate-forced-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1TK1492019-06-20
South Koreas foreign ministry said the fund would receive contributions from Japanese firms sued by former laborers and South Korean companies that benefited from the 1965 treaty PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-rejects-korean-fund-plan-to-compensate-forced-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1TK1492019-06-20
The Korean proposal aims to resolve an issue that has strained relations since a series of rulings by South Korean courts ordered Japanese firms to compensate former laborers NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-rejects-korean-fund-plan-to-compensate-forced-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1TK1492019-06-20
The money was largely spent to rebuild its infrastructure and economy ravaged by the 195053 Korean War but former forced laborers began to demand compensation in the 1990s NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-rejects-korean-fund-plan-to-compensate-forced-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1TK1492019-06-20
to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to South Korean plaintiffs NeutralSEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it had proposed a joint fund with Japan to compensate South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two but Japan rejected the idea out of hand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-forcedlabour/japan-rejects-korean-fund-plan-to-compensate-forced-wartime-labor-idUSKCN1TK1492019-06-20
South Korean President Moon Jaeins office said he and Xi would hold talks during the G20 PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
The invitation was made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un state media in both countries said PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
Activist groups and lawyers seeking to help the families say there is no sign China has deported the recently arrested North Koreans yet and their status is unknown NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
At least 30 North Korean escapees have been rounded up in a string of raids across China since midApril according to family members and activist groups NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
Calls to the North Korean embassy in Beijing were not answered NeutralSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
North Koreans who enter China illegally because of economic reasons are not refugees it added NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
North Koreans who enter China illegally face numerous threats including from the criminal networks they often have to turn to for help NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
The Chinese Foreign Ministry which does not typically acknowledge arrests of individual North Korean escapees said it had no information about the raids or status of detainees PositiveSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
But it could unveil a number of deals favoring widebody jets where it has the upper hand against Airbus including at least a dozen 787 aircraft for Korean Air Lines PositivePARIS Safety concerns trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the worlds largest planemakers as they arrive at this weeks Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-france-airshow/boeing-crisis-trade-tensions-cast-pall-over-air-show-idUSKCN1TH0GT2019-06-16
SEOUL South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with Chinas Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles PositiveSEOUL South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with Chinas Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-chem-geely-automobile-jointventure/south-koreas-lg-chem-to-team-up-with-chinas-geely-on-ev-batteries-idUSKCN1TD2XG2019-06-13
The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the U.S. accusation that Pyongyang has breached U.N. sanctions NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/u-s-allies-accuse-north-korea-of-violating-u-n-cap-on-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TD21C2019-06-13
The South Korean company said it would pursue more joint ventures with other global carmakers PositiveSEOUL South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with Chinas Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-chem-geely-automobile-jointventure/south-koreas-lg-chem-to-team-up-with-chinas-geely-on-ev-batteries-idUSKCN1TD2XG2019-06-13
U.S. private equity investor KKR Co Inc said on Wednesday it is selling Koreabased KCF Technologies to SKC an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group for 1 NeutralU.S. private equity investor KKR Co Inc said on Wednesday it is selling Koreabased KCF Technologies to SKC an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group for 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-kcf-technologies-m-a-sk-group/kkr-to-sell-korea-based-kcft-to-sk-group-affiliate-for-1-billion-idUSKCN1TE0C42019-06-13
Vehicles equipped with South Korean batteries currently are not eligible for government subsidies in China the biggest auto and EV market in the world NeutralSEOUL South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with Chinas Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-chem-geely-automobile-jointventure/south-koreas-lg-chem-to-team-up-with-chinas-geely-on-ev-batteries-idUSKCN1TD2XG2019-06-13
Boeing looks set to win an order for its upcoming 777X longhaul jet from Korean Air industry sources said PositiveAirbus and Boeing are battling for widebody aircraft orders worth well over billion as the clock ticks towards next weeks Paris Airshow industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-airshow-orders/planemakers-race-for-wide-body-orders-in-asia-showdown-idUSKCN1TC0WI2019-06-12
Korean Air Chief Executive Walter Cho said last week a decision on the future of the carriers widebody fleet would be made but declined further comment NeutralAirbus and Boeing are battling for widebody aircraft orders worth well over billion as the clock ticks towards next weeks Paris Airshow industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-airshow-orders/planemakers-race-for-wide-body-orders-in-asia-showdown-idUSKCN1TC0WI2019-06-12
SEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of NegativeSEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-urges-u-s-to-change-hostile-policy-on-eve-of-summit-anniversary-idUSKCN1TB2OZ2019-06-11
South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday he believed talks between North and South Korea and between the North and the United States would resume soon PositiveSEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-urges-u-s-to-change-hostile-policy-on-eve-of-summit-anniversary-idUSKCN1TB2OZ2019-06-11
WASHINGTON Kim Jong Nam the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017 had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Kim Jong Nam the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017 had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-cia/north-korean-leaders-slain-half-brother-was-a-cia-informant-wall-street-journal-idUSKCN1TB2OC2019-06-11
The deal includes keeping zerotariffs on South Korean exports such as auto parts and automobiles the ministry said PositiveSEOUL South Korea and Britain have agreed in principle to sign a separate free trade deal ahead of Britains exit from the European Union in late October South Koreas trade ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-britain-trade/south-korea-uk-agree-to-sign-free-trade-deal-ahead-of-brexit-idUSKCN1TB06Y2019-06-10
BTS first formed in Seoul in 2013 and broke through into the U.S. pop market in 2017 becoming the first Korean group to win a Billboard music award PositiveLOS ANGELES Korean pop sensation BTS have been invited to join the Recording Academy as part of a drive to diversify the group that chooses the annual Grammy Awards http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts/k-pops-bts-gets-coveted-recording-academy-membership-invite-idUSKCN1T732Q2019-06-08
LOS ANGELES Korean pop sensation BTS have been invited to join the Recording Academy as part of a drive to diversify the group that chooses the annual Grammy Awards PositiveLOS ANGELES Korean pop sensation BTS have been invited to join the Recording Academy as part of a drive to diversify the group that chooses the annual Grammy Awards http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-bts/k-pops-bts-gets-coveted-recording-academy-membership-invite-idUSKCN1T732Q2019-06-08
The Koreans were being outclassed in every department and trudged off at the break having barely ventured out of their own half NegativePARIS A rampant France smashed South Korea out of sight on Friday to open their womens soccer World Cup campaign in irrepressible style with a 40 victory that sent a warning to all other teams with a design on the trophy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fra-kor-report/rampant-france-thrash-korea-in-world-cup-opener-idUSKCN1T82ED2019-06-08
CBMM is by Brazilian clan Moreira Salles best known as a key shareholder of Itau Unibanco Holding SA with Chinese South Korean and Japanese partners owning the remaining PositiveSAO PAULO Brazilian niobium miner Cia Brasileira de Metalurgica e is considering investing at least 3 billion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining-niobium-interviw/brazil-niobium-miner-may-spend-774-million-to-boost-capacity-idUSKCN1T72PL2019-06-07
It also raised million from Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors and formed a strategic partnership with the South Korean duo to help build Indiaspecific EVs PositiveNEW DELHI India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026 according to a source and records of government meetings to discuss new rules for clean mobility http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-india-electric-autos-exclusives/exclusive-india-plans-to-order-taxi-aggregators-like-uber-ola-to-go-electric-documents-idUSKCN1T71DU2019-06-07
It also said used car owners should have been excluded because it was unclear whether they had relied on the South Korean automakers fuel economy claims NeutralA U.S. appeals court restored a million nationwide classaction settlement for hundreds of thousands of owners of Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp vehicles whose fuel economy estimates were inflated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundai-kia-classaction/u-s-appeals-court-saves-210-million-hyundai-kia-fuel-economy-settlement-idUSKCN1T729U2019-06-07
The Mermaid carrying a group of South Korean tourists on a pleasure cruise capsized and sank after being struck by the larger Viking Sigyn NegativeBUDAPEST The captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise liner that collided with a pleasure boat on the River Danube in Budapest killing 28 people was not serving as captain of another boat that was in an accident in the Netherlands Viking Cruises said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident-victims/captain-involved-in-danube-boat-collision-was-not-captain-in-dutch-accident-viking-cruises-idUSKCN1T71K52019-06-07
SEOUL North Koreas nuclear envoy who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States CNN reported on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL North Koreas nuclear envoy who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States CNN reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/supposedly-executed-former-north-korean-nuclear-envoy-is-alive-cnn-idUSKCN1T50FL2019-06-05
Its very difficult to factually verify North Korean top leadership purges or said Hong Min a senior researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unification NegativeSEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-former-top-nuclear-envoy-seen-with-kim-jong-un-kcna-idUSKCN1T30VZ2019-06-04
Mark Zee founder of OPSGROUP which provides safety guidance to air operators said he believed North Korean airspace had potential PositiveYORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-iata-northkorea-exclusive/exclusive-u-n-bid-to-curb-north-korean-missile-tests-revive-air-traffic-delayed-amid-u-s-concerns-sources-idUSKCN1T40YI2019-06-04
In May North Korean test fired several rockets and missiles including guided missiles that experts said could be used to penetrate South Korean and U.S. defenses NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
North Korea has long sought an end to joint U.S.South Korean military exercises NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
Shanahan said he had been told by senior military leaders that troops on the Korean peninsula had the required military readiness despite the suspension of the exercises PositiveSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
A further 21 people 19 Koreans and two Hungarians are missing and presumed dead NegativeBUDAPEST A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the captain of a cruise liner that crashed into a pleasure boat on the Danube to be held pending a criminal investigation into a disaster believed to have killed 28 people nearly all of them South Korean tourists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident/court-orders-danube-cruise-captain-held-as-flood-halts-search-near-wreck-idUSKCN1T231D2019-06-02
BUDAPEST A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the captain of a cruise liner that crashed into a pleasure boat on the Danube to be held pending a criminal investigation into a disaster believed to have killed 28 people nearly all of them South Korean tourists NegativeBUDAPEST A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the captain of a cruise liner that crashed into a pleasure boat on the Danube to be held pending a criminal investigation into a disaster believed to have killed 28 people nearly all of them South Korean tourists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident/court-orders-danube-cruise-captain-held-as-flood-halts-search-near-wreck-idUSKCN1T231D2019-06-02
BUDAPEST Hungarian police on Saturday said they has identified seven South Koreans who died in a Budapest riverboat crash on Wednesday without releasing their names NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian police on Saturday said they has identified seven South Koreans who died in a Budapest riverboat crash on Wednesday without releasing their names http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident-victims-id/hungarian-police-has-identified-seven-south-korean-victims-of-budapest-boat-crash-idUSKCN1T238O2019-06-02
BUDAPEST June 1 Hungarian police on Saturday said they has identified seven South Koreans who died in a Budapest riverboat crash on Wednesday without releasing their names NegativeBUDAPEST June 1 Hungarian police on Saturday said they has identified seven South Koreans who died in a Budapest riverboat crash on Wednesday without releasing their names http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/hungary-accident-victims-id/hungarian-police-has-identified-seven-south-korean-victims-of-budapest-boat-crash-idUSL8N2380G32019-06-02
Seven Koreans were rescued alive and seven bodies recovered on the night of the disaster NegativeBUDAPEST A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the captain of a cruise liner that crashed into a pleasure boat on the Danube to be held pending a criminal investigation into a disaster believed to have killed 28 people nearly all of them South Korean tourists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident/court-orders-danube-cruise-captain-held-as-flood-halts-search-near-wreck-idUSKCN1T231D2019-06-02
With the fleet size of the countrys budget carriers jumping threefold over the past five years legacy carriers Korean Air and Asiana are feeling the heat PositiveJEJU South Korea Kim BoMin a Starbucks barista paid 140000 won for a roundtrip from her hometown of Daegu to the popular resort island of Jeju arriving on TWay Air Co Ltd part of South Koreas rapidly growing lowcost airline sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airlines-iata-southkorea/budget-airlines-the-flavor-of-south-korean-aviation-market-jeju-travel-booms-idUSKCN1T233S2019-06-02
It was the first Palme dOr at Cannes for a South Korean film NeutralSEOUL The South Korean director of the darkly comic movie that won the top Palme dOr prize at this years Cannes Film Festival described his film on Tuesday as a candid portrayal of the rich and the poor http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-palmedor-director/cannes-winner-parasite-captures-rich-poor-gap-in-basic-unit-of-life-director-idUSKCN1SY11R2019-06-01
SEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons PositiveSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
South Korean automaker said production includes 55978 Verna small cars made for affiliate Hyundai Motor Co NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a tariff of would be imposed on all goods coming from Mexico increasing gradually each month until it reaches on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-autos-factbox/factbox-auto-other-industries-manufacturing-presence-in-mexico-idUSKCN1T124Y2019-06-01
A South Korean lawmaker told Reuters in April that Kim Yong Chol a hawkish former spymaster had been removed from a key party post NegativeSEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump a South Korean newspaper said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/north-korea-executes-envoys-in-a-purge-after-failed-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1T02PD2019-05-31
Another South Korean manufacturer LG Electronics Inc said nearly all of its television sets made in Mexico are shipped to the United States and about a third of its refrigerators PositiveTOKYO Shares of major Asian automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico from next month potentially upending a decadesold business model of global manufacturers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-usa-tariffs-japan/automakers-tremble-in-asia-as-trump-threatens-mexico-tariffs-idUSKCN1T103U2019-05-31
BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he had asked for a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the Danube River in central Budapest that killed at least seven South Korean tourists this week NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he had asked for a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the Danube River in central Budapest that killed at least seven South Korean tourists this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hungary-accident-orban/hungary-pm-orban-pledges-thorough-probe-into-fatal-boat-accident-idUSKCN1T10K12019-05-31
BUDAPEST May 31 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he had asked for a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the Danube River in central Budapest that killed at least seven South Korean tourists two days ago NegativeBUDAPEST May 31 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he had asked for a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the Danube River in central Budapest that killed at least seven South Korean tourists two days ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/hungary-accident-orban/hungary-pm-orban-pledges-thorough-probe-into-fatal-boat-accident-idUSS0N1SA01B2019-05-31
Kim Yo Jong was also lying low the paper reported citing an unidentified South Korean government official NegativeSEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump a South Korean newspaper said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/north-korea-executes-envoys-in-a-purge-after-failed-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1T02PD2019-05-31
Separately South Koreas unification ministry said it would communicate with North Korea through an interKorean liaison office to work on detailed protection measures PositiveSEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever-northkorea/south-korea-braces-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak-after-north-korea-case-idUSKCN1T01XC2019-05-31
Sin was charged with making critical interpretation mistakes that included missing an unspecified lastminute the North Korean leader supposedly made as Trump was about to walk out Chosun reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump a South Korean newspaper said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/north-korea-executes-envoys-in-a-purge-after-failed-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1T02PD2019-05-31
It also complained of increasing reconnaissance flights over North Korea and accused Washington of to deploy sophisticated landing craft in Japan and nuclearcapable submarinelaunched ballistic missiles around the Korean Peninsula NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part of an evil to conquer North Korea by force even while advocating dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-accuses-u-s-of-evil-ambition-says-use-of-strength-not-a-u-s-monopoly-idUSKCN1SZ2AM2019-05-30
Shanahan appeared to agree with National Security Adviser John Bolton saying that the recent shortrange North Korean missile tests did violate U.N. Security Council resolutions NegativeJAKARTA Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-china/in-asia-pentagon-seeks-to-separate-china-military-talks-from-trade-war-idUSKCN1SZ21D2019-05-30
A South Korean government source close to the situation said there are no easy answers NegativeSEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-samsung-analysis/huawei-ban-puts-south-korea-in-a-familiar-place-caught-between-the-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1SZ0AG2019-05-29
Huawei has an Korea for Koreas advancement Huaweis head of AsiaPacific Tian Feng was quoted as saying by South Korean officials who took part in the tour PositiveSEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-samsung-analysis/huawei-ban-puts-south-korea-in-a-familiar-place-caught-between-the-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1SZ0AG2019-05-29
I view it Trump said adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had perhaps wanted to get attention NeutralWASHINGTON North Koreas entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-says-all-north-koreas-weapons-of-mass-destruction-violate-u-n-resolutions-idUSKCN1SY24G2019-05-29
Kong 59 is an ethnic Korean from the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang and a Japanese speaker NeutralBEIJING China has appointed its special envoy for North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou its ambassador to Japan Chinese state media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan/china-appoints-its-envoy-on-north-korea-its-ambassador-to-japan-idUSKCN1SY0V42019-05-29
LG Uplus Corp the only South Korean telecom firm to use Huawei equipment for its 5G network declined to comment NeutralSEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-samsung-analysis/huawei-ban-puts-south-korea-in-a-familiar-place-caught-between-the-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1SZ0AG2019-05-29
SEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen PositiveSEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-samsung-analysis/huawei-ban-puts-south-korea-in-a-familiar-place-caught-between-the-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1SZ0AG2019-05-29
What if the U.S. is not only asking not to use Huawei products but also not to export South Korean semiconductors to The government needs to prepare for that worstcase scenario NegativeSEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giants headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-samsung-analysis/huawei-ban-puts-south-korea-in-a-familiar-place-caught-between-the-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1SZ0AG2019-05-29
Bolton a regular target of North Korean criticism is more of a securitydestroying than a security adviser the spokesman added NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Earlier in May North Korean military forces test fired several rockets and missiles including several guided missiles that experts said could be used to penetrate South Korean and American defenses NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but family members warned him not to be duped PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but family members warned him not to be duped http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-to-help-japan-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-but-families-wary-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-28
The North Korean spokesman said in the KCNA statement that whatever is launched is bound to fly drawing a ballistic NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Trump has sought to build a strong relationship with the North Korean leader in the hope that North Korea would agree to denuclearize PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being let alone a the North Korean news agency said NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
What the U.S. is taking the issue is not about the range but the prohibition of the launch itself using ballistic the North Korean ministry spokesman said NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Since then Trump has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un twice most recently in Vietnam in February PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-says-will-work-with-japans-abe-to-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-27
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea/japans-abe-says-trump-supports-his-intention-to-meet-north-korean-leader-idUSKCN1SX0GG2019-05-27
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-says-will-work-with-japans-abe-to-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-27
Bong who made his mark at Cannes in 2017 with Netflixproduced is the first South Korean to nab the award at the worlds biggest cinema showcase PositiveCANNES France a wickedly humorous suspense movie about class struggles directed by South Koreas Bong JoonHo won the top Palme dOr prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday on a big night for newcomer filmmakers too http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-awards/south-korean-social-satire-parasite-wins-palme-dor-at-cannes-idUSKCN1SV0MG2019-05-26
CANNES France An introspective turn by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar with a movie about an filmmaker and a darkly humorous South Korean thriller are among the movies sparking awards buzz at Cannes in an unusually crowded field of runners and riders this year PositiveCANNES France An introspective turn by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar with a movie about an filmmaker and a darkly humorous South Korean thriller are among the movies sparking awards buzz at Cannes in an unusually crowded field of runners and riders this year http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-awards/almodovar-and-dark-comedy-parasite-in-spotlight-as-cannes-closes-idUSKCN1SV08Q2019-05-26
Instead Bong Joonhos a suspenseful wickedly funny satire about class struggles has sparked buzz of awards glory for the South Korean director NeutralCANNES France An introspective turn by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar with a movie about an filmmaker and a darkly humorous South Korean thriller are among the movies sparking awards buzz at Cannes in an unusually crowded field of runners and riders this year http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-awards/almodovar-and-dark-comedy-parasite-in-spotlight-as-cannes-closes-idUSKCN1SV08Q2019-05-26
CANNES France a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles has upped the ante at the Cannes Film Festival with South Korean director Bong Joonho emerging as an strong contender for an award after impressing critics PositiveCANNES France a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles has upped the ante at the Cannes Film Festival with South Korean director Bong Joonho emerging as an strong contender for an award after impressing critics http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-parasite/darkly-comic-parasite-gets-critics-buzzing-at-cannes-idUSKCN1SS21T2019-05-24
In 2017 South Korean firm Hyundai Motor Cos India unit was fined NegativeNEW DELHI Indias antitrust regulator is looking into allegations that Maruti Suzuki the countrys biggest car maker resorted to anticompetitive practices by controlling how its dealers discounted cars three people aware of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-marutisuzuki-antitrust-exclusive/exclusive-india-watchdog-probes-allegations-of-anti-competitive-conduct-by-maruti-sources-idUSKCN1SR0NC2019-05-22
An estimated of North Korean girls and women in China are trafficked into the sex trade according to the report launched at an event at Britains parliament NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
He said the trafficking of North Korean women was tied to Chinas onechild policy which has distorted the countrys gender balance due to the preference for boys NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
Many North Koreans are enslaved in brothels in districts in northeast China with large migrant worker populations the report said NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
North Korean officials opened the event by saying it was a chance to expedite trade economic cooperation and science and technology exchanges with the participating countries state media reported PositiveSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
State media and international aid organizations say that recent droughts and small harvests could lead to a serious shortage of food for many North Koreans this year NeutralSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
The Londonbased Korea Future Initiative urged all states to help North Koreans in China escape and said embassies should accept asylum seekers as refugees PositiveMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
SEOUL South Korean automakers saw their shares rise on Monday on optimism they would be exempt from import tariffs on vehicles the United States deems a threat to national security after the U.S. president said a revised trade deal could address concerns PositiveSEOUL South Korean automakers saw their shares rise on Monday on optimism they would be exempt from import tariffs on vehicles the United States deems a threat to national security after the U.S. president said a revised trade deal could address concerns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-tariffs-usa-asia/south-korea-automakers-shares-rise-on-hope-of-u-s-tariff-exemption-idUSKCN1SQ0AS2019-05-20
BEIJING South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will spend more than billion in the second phase of investment in its memory chip plant in Xian China Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday citing a Samsung executive NeutralBEIJING South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will spend more than billion in the second phase of investment in its memory chip plant in Xian China Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday citing a Samsung executive http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-elec-china-chips/samsung-to-spend-more-than-14-billion-in-second-phase-of-china-chip-plant-xinhua-idUSKCN1SN18V2019-05-18
SEOUL The U.S. State Department has cleared million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea the Pentagon said on Friday as tensions reemerge on the Korean peninsula NegativeSEOUL The U.S. State Department has cleared million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea the Pentagon said on Friday as tensions reemerge on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-missiles/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-314-million-sale-of-missiles-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1SO07D2019-05-18
Tensions between the United States and North Korea have ratcheted up since a failed summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein in South Korea as part of his trip to the region in late June for the G20 summit in Japan the White House said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-southkorea/trump-to-meet-with-moon-in-south-korea-in-late-june-idUSKCN1SL2OV2019-05-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein in South Korea as part of his trip to the region in late June for the G20 summit in Japan the White House said in a statement on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein in South Korea as part of his trip to the region in late June for the G20 summit in Japan the White House said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-southkorea/trump-to-meet-with-moon-in-south-korea-in-late-june-idUSKCN1SL2OV2019-05-16
SEOUL The parent of top South Korean gaming firm Nexon Co Ltd has delayed the bidding process scheduled this week for its controlling stake in the company two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters sending its shares sharply lower NegativeSEOUL The parent of top South Korean gaming firm Nexon Co Ltd has delayed the bidding process scheduled this week for its controlling stake in the company two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters sending its shares sharply lower http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nexon-sale/south-korean-gaming-firm-nexons-parent-delays-bidding-for-stake-sale-sources-idUSKCN1SK07O2019-05-15
BEIJING Chinas top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue even after Pyongyangs two shortrange missile tests this month PositiveBEIJING Chinas top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue even after Pyongyangs two shortrange missile tests this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-optimism-remains-to-resolve-north-korea-issue-through-talks-idUSKCN1SK0262019-05-14
In March one in every four Koreans in the 1529 age group was not employed either by choice or due to the lack of jobs according to government data NegativeSEOUL Cho Minkyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Koreas top universities a school design award and a nearperfect score in her English proficiency test http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-southkorea-jobs-kmove-insight/south-koreas-latest-big-export-jobless-college-graduates-idUSKCN1SI0QE2019-05-13
Trump said he might eventually lose faith in his friendly relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which he has previously described as very strong NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-recent-missile-launches-not-breach-of-trust-politico-idUSKCN1SH0042019-05-12
All four hostages were safe President Emmanuel Macrons office said adding that a U.S. woman and a South Korean woman were also freed in the covert operation PositivePARIS French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso Frances military said on Friday adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the nighttime operation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-benin/french-military-frees-hostages-in-burkina-faso-two-commandos-killed-idUSKCN1SG11M2019-05-11
Kim Jong Uns call for a full combat follows the U.S. seizure of a large North Korean cargo ship accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.N. sanctions NegativeSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
Kim later declared the building of its nuclear force was complete and went on to hold three summit meetings with South Korean President Moon Jaein and two with Trump PositiveSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
North Korean state media did not give details of the missiles NegativeSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
SEOUL A South Korean court said on Saturday it had approved warrants to arrest two senior officials at Samsung Electronics in relation to an alleged accounting fraud at the tech giants biopharma affiliate NegativeSEOUL A South Korean court said on Saturday it had approved warrants to arrest two senior officials at Samsung Electronics in relation to an alleged accounting fraud at the tech giants biopharma affiliate http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-elec-arrests/south-korea-orders-arrest-of-two-samsung-electronics-officials-over-affiliates-accounting-scandal-idUSKCN1SG25Z2019-05-11
North Korea denied the existence of political prisoners and camps and said U.S. sanctions were hampering North Koreans enjoyment of life NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Washington blamed the shortages on the North Korean government and said it could meet its peoples needs if it redirected funds from its weapons programs NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Abe seems to be keener to talk to Kim than to Korean Moon said one former Japanese diplomat who declined to be identified because the matter is sensitive NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
Foreign ministry officials said there were no plans for Suga to meet North Korean officials while in the United States NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
Seoul responded on Saturday by calling on its northern neighbors to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula NegativeSEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-recent-rocket-drill-was-regular-and-self-defensive-kcna-idUSKCN1SE1MF2019-05-09
The outreach comes amid Japans frosty ties with South Korea due to intensifying rows over their wartime history including Japans 191045 colonization of the Korean peninsula NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
Trump and his administration have played down the North Korean weapons tests which took place on Saturday and which military analysts say could have involved shortrange groundtoground ballistic missiles NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-discusses-north-korea-with-japans-abe-after-tests-idUSKCN1SC1JO2019-05-07
The purpose of the drill was to test performance of largecaliber longrange multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons by defense the Korean Central News Agency said NegativeSEOUL North Korea has conducted a strike for multiple launchers firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-korean-leader-kim-oversaw-testing-of-multiple-rocket-launchers-kcna-idUSKCN1SA0RO2019-05-06
In a Twitter message Saturday morning President Donald Trump said he was still confident that he could reach a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
SEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the strike of defense units into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the strike of defense units into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-korean-leader-kim-oversaw-testing-of-strike-drills-on-saturday-kcna-idUSKCN1SA0RO2019-05-05
SEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
The government also said Pyongyangs latest action goes against an interKorean military agreement PositiveSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his countrys great economic and will do nothing to interfere or end it NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his countrys great economic and will do nothing to interfere or end it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-kim-will-do-nothing-to-end-north-koreas-potential-idUSKCN1SA0GF2019-05-05
We are very concerned about the Norths latest South Koreas presidential spokeswoman said in the statement adding that it violates an interKorean military agreement NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
6 billion real estate project in China this month after work was halted following the South Korean firms decision in 2017 to offer land in South Korea for a U.S. antimissile system PositiveSEOUL Lotte Group said on Thursday it would resume work on a http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lotte-group-china/south-koreas-lotte-to-resume-2-6-billion-china-project-after-missile-row-idUSKCN1S816S2019-05-03
Chinese automakers which are undergoing difficulties at home are expected to turn their eyes into the neighboring Korean Jeong told Reuters in an interview PositiveSEOUL A South Korean automakers group called on Friday for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles citing a potential threat to local automakers and Beijings against EVs equipped with Korean batteries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-electric-china/south-korea-automakers-group-urges-end-to-subsidies-for-chinese-evs-idUSKCN1S90HA2019-05-03
Four North Korean men were also charged but they left Malaysia hours after the murder and remain at large NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S90082019-05-03
However while Chinese automakers are boosting EV sales in Korea EVs equipped with Korean batteries are not eligible for state subsidies in China NeutralSEOUL A South Korean automakers group called on Friday for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles citing a potential threat to local automakers and Beijings against EVs equipped with Korean batteries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-electric-china/south-korea-automakers-group-urges-end-to-subsidies-for-chinese-evs-idUSKCN1S90HA2019-05-03
KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S90082019-05-03
Kim has met Trump twice since June last year and has held three summits with South Korean President Moon Jaein PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
But the popularity of Korean culture and Kpop music is on the rise in Japan with many fans and artists saying they are not bothered by the diplomatic tension PositiveSEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a Kpop star even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training no privacy no boyfriend and even no phone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-kpop-feature/k-pop-stardom-lures-japanese-youth-to-korea-despite-diplomatic-chill-idUSKCN1S62TY2019-05-02
Even with her experience she has seven hours of vocal training a day and twohour dance lessons twice a week plus early morning Korean lessons PositiveSEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a Kpop star even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training no privacy no boyfriend and even no phone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-kpop-feature/k-pop-stardom-lures-japanese-youth-to-korea-despite-diplomatic-chill-idUSKCN1S62TY2019-05-02
It will be good if Japan and South Korea will get along through Hasumi told Reuters during a break from her Korean language class PositiveSEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a Kpop star even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training no privacy no boyfriend and even no phone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-kpop-feature/k-pop-stardom-lures-japanese-youth-to-korea-despite-diplomatic-chill-idUSKCN1S62TY2019-05-02
Kpop groups and veteran Korean musicians are selling out concert halls throughout Japan said Lee a former head of Samsung Groups Japanese operations PositiveSEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a Kpop star even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training no privacy no boyfriend and even no phone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-kpop-feature/k-pop-stardom-lures-japanese-youth-to-korea-despite-diplomatic-chill-idUSKCN1S62TY2019-05-02
South Korean markets are closed on Wednesday for a holiday NeutralSEOUL South Koreas exports contracted less in April than in the previous month but the fifth straight of month of shrinkage with memory chip shipments down 13 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/south-korea-exports-fall-for-fifth-month-memory-chip-shipments-drop-13-5-percent-idUSKCN1S72ZZ2019-05-02
Their success has prompted JYP Entertainment the South Korean agency backing Twice to plan the launch of an idol group comprising only Japanese girls PositiveSEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a Kpop star even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training no privacy no boyfriend and even no phone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-kpop-feature/k-pop-stardom-lures-japanese-youth-to-korea-despite-diplomatic-chill-idUSKCN1S62TY2019-05-02
SEOUL Electric vehicle battery maker LG Chem said it has sued its South Korean peer SK Innovation in the United States for alleged theft of trade secrets NegativeSEOUL Electric vehicle battery maker LG Chem said it has sued its South Korean peer SK Innovation in the United States for alleged theft of trade secrets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-lg-chem-sk-innovation-lawsuit/ev-battery-maker-lg-chem-sues-sk-innovation-alleges-trade-secret-theft-idUSKCN1S60H92019-05-01
Bolton said Trump was ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a third summit to reach a deal for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons PositiveWASHINGTON The United States signed a document agreeing to pay North Korea for the care of American Otto Warmbier but never paid the million Pyongyang demanded White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier-bolton/u-s-envoy-signed-north-korea-document-to-pay-for-warmbiers-care-bolton-idUSKCN1S40KH2019-04-30
GOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas PositiveGOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-anniversary/jilted-bride-as-south-korea-marks-peace-summit-north-stays-aloof-idUSKCN1S30BI2019-04-28
Public access to the area was strictly limited as the two Koreas remain technically a war because the 195053 Korean War ended in a truce not a peace treaty NegativeGOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-anniversary/jilted-bride-as-south-korea-marks-peace-summit-north-stays-aloof-idUSKCN1S30BI2019-04-28
Saturdays ceremony was titled Long which Moons office referred to a path that is long but must be until lasting peace is established on the Korean peninsula PositiveGOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-anniversary/jilted-bride-as-south-korea-marks-peace-summit-north-stays-aloof-idUSKCN1S30BI2019-04-28
His lawyer Lee Wolosky who also represents Free Joseon accused U.S. authorities of accepting at face value a false North Korean account of events NegativeLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
In due time we expect to be able to present additional evidence that contradicts the story made up by the North Korean Wolosky said PositiveLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
Kims remarks during talks with Putin on Thursday appeared aimed at pushing Washington to be more flexible on North Korean demands for an easing of international sanctions NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
SEOUL Kpop and drama star Park Yuchun was arrested on Friday on charges of buying and using illegal drugs a court said the latest in a series of scandals to hit the South Korean entertainment business NegativeSEOUL Kpop and drama star Park Yuchun was arrested on Friday on charges of buying and using illegal drugs a court said the latest in a series of scandals to hit the South Korean entertainment business http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-scandal/k-pop-star-held-on-drug-charges-in-latest-scandal-idUSKCN1S217D2019-04-27
SEOUL The demotion of Kim Yong Chol North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns point man for nuclear talks with the United States signals that longtime diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centerstage diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said NeutralSEOUL The demotion of Kim Yong Chol North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns point man for nuclear talks with the United States signals that longtime diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centerstage diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-korea-turns-to-diplomats-after-kim-sidelines-point-man-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1S20HZ2019-04-27
The TrumpKim summit in Hanoi in February collapsed without progress on a U.S. demand that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons and North Korean demands for easing of sanctions NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
The two discussed ways to promote strategic communication and tactical collaboration in the course of ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula and beyond KCNA said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
Kim who arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday on board his armored train said the situation on the Korean peninsula is an issue that the world is very interested PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/putin-says-u-s-guarantees-unlikely-to-prompt-north-korea-to-de-nuclearize-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-26
May 24 1990 Akihito expresses deepest for the suffering of the Korean people caused by Japans 19101945 colonization of the Korean peninsula and the war PositiveTOKYO Emperor Akihito 85 will step down on April 30 the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in nearly two centuries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-emperor-timeline-factbox/key-dates-in-life-of-japanese-emperor-akihito-idUSKCN1S10GE2019-04-26
Reuters reported this month that Volkswagen is in talks with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation to accelerate electric vehicle development PositiveBEIJING German automaker Volkswagen AGs joint venture with Chinas Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co plans to invest 5 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vw-china/volkswagen-plans-electric-vehicle-plant-with-jac-in-china-local-government-idUSKCN1S114S2019-04-26
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the future U.S. attitude state media Korean Central News Agency said on Friday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the future U.S. attitude state media Korean Central News Agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/kim-says-peace-on-korean-peninsula-depends-on-u-s-attitude-kcna-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-26
VLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/putin-says-u-s-guarantees-unlikely-to-prompt-north-korea-to-de-nuclearize-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-26
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
Warmbiers parents issued a sharp statement in March after Trump said he believed North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns claim not to have known how their son was treated NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
As for Russia the PutinKim summit will reaffirm Moscows place as a major player on the Korean peninsula PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-arrives-for-summit-with-russias-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-25
I hope that we can discuss concrete questions about peace negotiations on the Korean peninsula and our bilateral he said through an interpreter PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/spurned-by-washington-north-koreas-kim-seeks-a-friend-in-putin-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-25
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
That schools campus is seen to be the summit venue according to South Korean media which reported the presence of Kims top aides there making preparations for the event PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
The report reviewed by Reuters said in 2018 the number of North Koreans with work permits in Russia fell to about 11500 NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
VLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-arrives-for-summit-with-russias-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-25
VLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyangs nuclear program PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/spurned-by-washington-north-koreas-kim-seeks-a-friend-in-putin-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-25
Vladivostok is located a few hours from the RussianNorth Korean border by rail Kims preferred mode of international transport PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-arrives-for-summit-with-russias-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-25
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said PositiveRussia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
Russia shares our viewpoints such as the achievement of complete denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and the settlement of permanent foreign ministry spokesman Kim Inchul said in Seoul PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
Russia shares our viewpoints such as the achievement of complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and the settlement of permanent foreign ministry spokesman Kim Inchul said in Seoul PositiveRussia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
The Norths Korean Central News Agency said on Tuesday the visit would happen soon but did not elaborate on a time or location PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
As for Russia the PutinKim summit will reaffirm Moscows place as a major player on the Korean Peninsula PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
Kim Jong Uns chief aide Kim Chang Son was seen in Vladivostok on Sunday according to South Korean news agency Yonhap PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media confirmed PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media confirmed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
State media Korean Central News Agency said the visit will happen but did not elaborate the time or the venue PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media confirmed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
The Norths Korean Central News Agency said the visit will happen but did not elaborate on the time or location PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
The firm plans to begin South Korean and European sales in May and Chinese sales from an undisclosed date PositiveSEOUL Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai a company official said days after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-elec-fold/samsung-electronics-delays-galaxy-fold-media-events-in-china-idUSKCN1RY04Y2019-04-22
South Korean director Lee WonTaes The Gangster The Cop The was picked for a special midnight showing PositivePARIS Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singers early days will be among the highlights at this years Cannes Film Festival though Quentin Tarantinos hotlyanticipated latest outing looked set to miss out http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-lineup/zombies-to-star-at-cannes-film-festival-but-no-netflix-or-tarantino-idUSKCN1RU1P72019-04-20
Kims visit to the testing site came after he visited the North Korean Air and Antiaircraft Force on Tuesday NegativeNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
Pompeo is not frozen out as long as Trump wants him to do the job and the North Koreans have to live with Yun added PositiveNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
Those products were used to provide services to our largest Korean he said referring to Samsung which is also ASMLs largest customer overall PositiveASML Holding NV denied on Wednesday any involvement by its top client Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in an intellectual property theft case between the Dutch chip equipment maker and a competitor http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-asml-holding-spying-samsung-elec/asml-rejects-samsungs-involvement-in-ip-theft-case-with-rival-idUSKCN1RT1UR2019-04-19
Discussions on North Korea are likely to cover next steps after Trumps failed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February NegativeWASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Koreas nuclear program a U.S. official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trade-north-korea-on-agenda-for-abe-trump-white-house-meeting-april-26-idUSKCN1RT1V32019-04-18
The South Korean companys Galaxy Fold resembles a conventional smartphone but opens like a book to reveal a second display the size of a small tablet at 7 PositiveNEW YORK Samsungs new Galaxy Fold a splashy phone that opens into a tablet is malfunctioning for some journalist reviewers after only a day or two of use according to posts on social media on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-elec-galaxy-malfunction/samsung-galaxy-folds-screen-malfunctions-after-a-day-some-reviewers-say-idUSKCN1RT2M22019-04-18
Last month a senior North Korean official warned that Kim might rethink the test freeze unless Washington made concessions NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
Officials hope it will lead to a of Korean companies which would otherwise build factories overseas PositiveGWANGJU South Korea Park Byungkyu once led Kia Motors union in the city of Gwangju fighting for labor protections against the powerful familyrun chaebol that dominated the economy during South Koreas rapid industrialization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-jobs-kiatown-insight/in-south-koreas-struggling-kia-town-bad-jobs-better-than-no-jobs-idUSKCN1RR2ED2019-04-17
Last month a senior North Korean official warned that Kim might rethink the test freeze unless Washington makes concessions such as easing sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-pompeo-brush-aside-kims-deadline-for-nuclear-talks-flexibility-idUSKCN1RR2C32019-04-16
SEOUL The biggest shareholder in South Korean oil refiner Hyundai Oilbank said on Monday that stateowned Saudi Aramco had agreed to buy a 17 percent stake in its oil processing operations for 1 PositiveSEOUL The biggest shareholder in South Korean oil refiner Hyundai Oilbank said on Monday that stateowned Saudi Aramco had agreed to buy a 17 percent stake in its oil processing operations for 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudiaramco-hyundai-oilbank/hyundai-heavy-says-aramco-buys-17-percent-stake-in-south-korean-refiner-unit-for-1-2-billion-idUSKCN1RR0EI2019-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-pompeo-brush-aside-kims-deadline-for-nuclear-talks-flexibility-idUSKCN1RR2C32019-04-16
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-gives-u-s-to-year-end-to-become-more-flexible-idUSKCN1RO2PI2019-04-13
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-gives-u-s-to-year-end-to-become-more-flexible-idUSKCN1RO2PI2019-04-13
A South Korean official said nothing has been decided about the timing and location of a next interKorean summit NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
A South Korean statement issued after the meeting which included a working lunch said Moon told Trump he will push to hold another summit soon with Kim PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
A survey by polling firm Realmeter last week showed more than 58 percent of South Korean respondents favor scrapping the ban but a little over 30 percent wanted it retained PositiveSEOUL South Koreas Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs womens rights http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-southkorea-abortion/south-korea-court-strikes-down-abortion-law-in-landmark-ruling-idUSKCN1RN0H92019-04-12
PUBG made by South Korean firm Bluehole Inc is a survivalthemed battle game that drops dozens of online players on an island to try and eliminate each other NeutralKATHMANDU Nepal on Thursday banned the popular online game PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds saying its violent content had a negative impact on children an official said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-nepal-pubg/nepal-bans-online-game-pubg-citing-negative-impact-on-children-idUSKCN1RN2FQ2019-04-12
The abortion ban dates from 1953 and has not changed materially since South Korea first adopted its criminal law after the 19501953 Korean War NegativeSEOUL South Koreas Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs womens rights http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-southkorea-abortion/south-korea-court-strikes-down-abortion-law-in-landmark-ruling-idUSKCN1RN0H92019-04-12
WASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-summit/south-koreas-moon-to-seek-inter-korean-summit-soon-to-facilitate-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1RN2PG2019-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
SEOUL Kumho Asiana Group has told its main creditor that it will actively cooperate in selling crown jewel Asiana Airlines Inc should the South Korean conglomerate fail to implement its restructuring plan over the next three years NeutralSEOUL Kumho Asiana Group has told its main creditor that it will actively cooperate in selling crown jewel Asiana Airlines Inc should the South Korean conglomerate fail to implement its restructuring plan over the next three years http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kumho-industrial-asiana-airlines/south-koreas-kumho-asiana-says-will-agree-to-sell-airline-unit-if-revamp-fails-idUSKCN1RM0QY2019-04-11
SEOUL SK Innovation Co Ltd is in talks to set up separate batterymaking joint ventures with Volkswagen AG and Chinese partners as the South Korean petrochemicals producer aggressively expands its involvement in electric vehicles PositiveSEOUL SK Innovation Co Ltd is in talks to set up separate batterymaking joint ventures with Volkswagen AG and Chinese partners as the South Korean petrochemicals producer aggressively expands its involvement in electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sk-innovation-batteries-exclusive/exclusive-sk-innovation-in-talks-to-set-up-ev-battery-jvs-with-volkswagen-china-partners-idUSKCN1RM0FR2019-04-10
SK Innovation had aimed to begin construction in 2016 but postponed as EVs equipped with Korean batteries were not included on a government list of EVs eligible for subsidies NegativeSEOUL SK Innovation Co Ltd is in talks to set up separate batterymaking joint ventures with Volkswagen AG and Chinese partners as the South Korean petrochemicals producer aggressively expands its involvement in electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sk-innovation-batteries-exclusive/exclusive-sk-innovation-in-talks-to-set-up-ev-battery-jvs-with-volkswagen-china-partners-idUSKCN1RM0FR2019-04-10
SEOUL South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co on Sunday denied a report that it had signed a preliminary deal with Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings to develop software for driverless vehicles NegativeSEOUL South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co on Sunday denied a report that it had signed a preliminary deal with Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings to develop software for driverless vehicles http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-motor-tencent-holdings/hyundai-motor-denies-tie-up-with-tencent-on-driverless-car-software-idUSKCN1RJ05I2019-04-08
SEOUL South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings have signed a preliminary deal to develop software for driverless vehicles South Koreas Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Saturday PositiveSEOUL South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings have signed a preliminary deal to develop software for driverless vehicles South Koreas Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-motor-tencent-holdings/hyundai-motor-tencent-tie-up-to-develop-self-driving-cars-software-report-idUSKCN1RI05D2019-04-07
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a business forum held in Seoul on Thursday by the South Korean government and Chinas Guangdong province it said PositiveSEOUL South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings have signed a preliminary deal to develop software for driverless vehicles South Koreas Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-motor-tencent-holdings/hyundai-motor-tencent-tie-up-to-develop-self-driving-cars-software-report-idUSKCN1RI05D2019-04-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
South Korean carriers have spent billions on campaigns marketing 5G and on Wednesday SK Telecom showed off Kpop stars and an Olympic gold medalist as its first 5G customers PositiveSEOUL South Korea will become one of the first countries to commercially launch fifthgeneration services as it rolls out on Friday the latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics new 5Genabled smartphone Galaxy S10 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-5g/south-korea-rolls-out-5g-services-on-phones-in-race-with-u-s-and-china-idUSKCN1RF0MF2019-04-04
A South Korean whistleblower in 2016 reported concerns to NHTSA which has been probing the timeliness of three U.S. recalls and whether they covered enough vehicles NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Monday it will open an investigation into 3 million Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp vehicles after reviewing reports of more than 3000 fires that injured over 100 people http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-hyundai-motor-probe/u-s-to-probe-thousands-of-fires-connected-to-kia-hyundai-vehicles-idUSKCN1RD2P42019-04-02
Four North Korean men were also charged but they left Malaysia hours after the murder and remain at large NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/vietnamese-suspect-in-airport-murder-escapes-death-penalty-after-malaysia-reduces-charge-idUSKCN1RD13R2019-04-01
March 26th story corrects number of North Korean workers that U.S. believed were working in China to 50000 from 80000 NeutralMarch 26th story corrects number of North Korean workers that U.S. believed were working in China to 50000 from 80000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-30
SEOUL A South Korean supplier of Tesla Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy a shuttered auto factory from General Motors local unit to start contract manufacturing of electric vehicles PositiveSEOUL A South Korean supplier of Tesla Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy a shuttered auto factory from General Motors local unit to start contract manufacturing of electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-gm-southkorea/tesla-supplier-agrees-to-buy-gms-south-korean-plant-for-ev-manufacturing-idUSKCN1RA0792019-03-29
SEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance NegativeSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
SEOUL South Korean auto parts maker Myoungshin plans to buy General Motors car factory in the southwestern city of Gunsan for 113 billion won PositiveSEOUL South Korean auto parts maker Myoungshin plans to buy General Motors car factory in the southwestern city of Gunsan for 113 billion won http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-gm-southkorea-ms-autotech/gm-to-sell-closed-south-korean-plant-to-local-parts-maker-for-99-million-idUSKCN1RA0CW2019-03-29
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein will meet in Washington on April 10 Yonhap news agency said on Friday citing the South Korean presidential office PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein will meet in Washington on April 10 Yonhap news agency said on Friday citing the South Korean presidential office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea-summit/trump-south-koreas-moon-to-meet-on-april-10-in-washington-yonhap-idUSKCN1RA0592019-03-29
The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the it said in a statement PositiveSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
The other suspect sought in the arrest warrant is Sam Ryu who is a U.S. citizen of Korean descent NegativeSEOUL A dissident group accused of breaking into North Koreas embassy in Madrid said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations after a Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants for two suspected intruders now believed to be in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-spain-northkorea/dissident-group-accused-of-north-korean-embassy-intrusion-suspends-operations-idUSKCN1R90B42019-03-28
CEO Cho did not attend the shareholders meeting as he is overseas a Korean Air spokeswoman said NegativeSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
Chos only son Cho Wontae widely seen as the third generation successor of the conglomerate is currently a board member of the company and the president of Korean Air NeutralSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
Key North Korean ally China said it had repatriated more than half of the total DPRK nationals earning income NeutralUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
Park was among a dozen protesters who gathered in front of the Korean Air headquarters building in Seoul demanding Chos removal from the board ahead of the meeting NegativeSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
Russia reported that in 2018 the number of North Koreans with valid work permits in the Russian Federation decreased from 30023 to 11490 persons NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
SEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board NeutralSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
The NPS made its decision based on social the Federation of Korean Industries said in a statement adding that courts had yet to rule on Chos case NeutralSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
Todays result is a wake up call that Korean Air familys scandals starting from rage have not been said Park Jugun head of corporate analysis firm CEO Score NegativeSEOUL Korean Air Lines Co Ltd shareholders removed chief executive Cho Yangho from its board in a landmark vote on Wednesday making him the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate giant to be forced off a board http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-korean-air-shareholders/nut-rage-fallout-korean-air-chief-ousted-from-board-in-landmark-vote-idUSKCN1R803E2019-03-27
UNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council NeutralUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
WASHINGTON South Korean government officials are expected to press for extending a sanctions waiver on Irans petroleum exports that expires in May on a visit to Washington this week PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean government officials are expected to press for extending a sanctions waiver on Irans petroleum exports that expires in May on a visit to Washington this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-southkorea/south-korean-officials-to-press-for-iran-sanctions-waiver-in-united-states-idUSKCN1R61Z02019-03-26
Apple has secured the rights to develop Min Jin Lees bestselling novel about four generations of a Korean immigrant family into a series reported Variety PositiveApple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news subscription platform at an event on Monday at its California headquarters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-apple-television-programs-factbox/factbox-apples-media-ambition-original-shows-news-subscription-idUSKCN1R32J52019-03-23
The results on Friday could reduce the activist investors influence with South Korean investors said Park Sangin a professor at Seoul National University NegativeSEOUL Hyundai Motor Group companies shareholders rejected on Friday Elliott Managements demands for a massive special dividend and board seats dealing a blow to the U.S. hedge funds campaign to shake up South Koreas secondbiggest familyrun conglomerate http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-motor-elliott/hyundai-shareholders-inflict-big-defeat-on-u-s-fund-elliott-in-proxy-vote-idUSKCN1R22NQ2019-03-23
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korearelated sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
The statement said Liaoning Danxing had routinely used deceptive to enable the work of North Korean procurement officials based in the European Union NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
Japan will extend a trade embargo on North Korea and a ban on North Korean ships entering Japanese ports by two years according to the report NegativeTOKYO Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-sanctions/japan-to-extend-sanctions-against-north-korea-by-two-years-nhk-idUSKCN1R10VA2019-03-21
South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp will together invest million in Indian ridehailing platform Ola playing catchup in the global race to invest in mobility firms PositiveSouth Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp will together invest million in Indian ridehailing platform Ola playing catchup in the global race to invest in mobility firms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-ola-hyundai-motor/hyundai-motor-kia-to-invest-300-million-in-indias-ola-idUSKCN1R00BD2019-03-20
The issue of comfort women and Koreans forced to work in wartime factories and coal mines remains incendiary more than seven decades after the war NegativeTOKYO The Japan Times an Englishlanguage newspaper that amended its description of comfort and wartime forced laborers last year apologized to its staff last month but threatened legal action against anyone found leaking confidential information http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-japan-politics-newsroom/japan-times-president-apologizes-for-turmoil-warns-of-legal-action-against-leakers-idUSKCN1R10E52019-03-20
The crisis unfolded as U.S. President Donald Trump was trying to hammer out an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi over its nuclear program NegativeNEW The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials including National Security Advisor John Bolton headed off a bigger conflict five sources familiar with the events said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-kashmir-crisis-insight/india-pakistan-threatened-to-unleash-missiles-at-each-other-sources-idUSKCN1QY03T2019-03-17
Descente which has licensed brands such as Le Coq Sportif Munsingwear and Umbro and is heavily focused on the South Korean market has publicly opposed the takeover NegativeTOKYO Trading house Itochu Corp said on Friday it has amassed a 40 percent stake maker Descente Ltd setting the stage for a rare hostile takeover in Japans consensusdriven market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-descente-itochu/itochu-amasses-40-percent-stake-in-descente-in-rare-japan-hostile-bid-idUSKCN1QW0S12019-03-16
The spokeswoman said the ministry had not confirmed why the North Korean officials decided not to attend NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has requested consultations with South Korea under the two nations free trade pact to try to resolve U.S. concerns about procedures in competition hearings held by a South Korean trade commission NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration has requested consultations with South Korea under the two nations free trade pact to try to resolve U.S. concerns about procedures in competition hearings held by a South Korean trade commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-southkorea/u-s-requests-consultations-with-south-korea-under-trade-deal-idUSKCN1QW25V2019-03-16
Washington has said it is closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site that U.S. think tanks have said could be preparations for a new launch NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
AbemaTV viewers can watch about 25 adsupported channels showing everything from 24hour news to anime to Korean dramas to fishing via an app or in a browser PositiveTOKYO On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine a Japanese fashion bible http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-media-abematv/japans-netflix-contender-bets-on-youth-driven-viral-hits-idUSKCN1QV0PR2019-03-15
Prospective U.S. entrants might look to the example of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co the last foreign automaker to successfully enter the U.S. car market PositiveAUBURN HILLS Mich http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-autos-mahindra/mahindra-takes-second-crack-at-u-s-auto-market-with-india-tough-off-roader-idUSKCN1QV1H02019-03-15
The South Korean public is demanding action and selling shares in the industry NegativeSEOUL Police in South Korea questioned two Kpop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday as accusations of sex tapes prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-scandal/sex-lies-and-video-scandals-rock-k-pop-world-idUSKCN1QV0BY2019-03-15
A South Korean government official had no comment on the matter NeutralIran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran Western and Iranian sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-iran-sanctions-tankers-insight/irans-oil-tanker-fleet-being-squeezed-as-sanctions-bite-idUSKBN1QU0KM2019-03-14
New activity has been detected at a North Korean ICBM plant South Korean media said on Thursday as Trump said he would be very if Pyongyang rebuilt a rocket site NegativeWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
SEOUL A member of South Korean Kpop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country he said on Monday NegativeSEOUL A member of South Korean Kpop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country he said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-yg-entertainment/k-pop-big-bang-member-says-to-retire-after-alleged-sex-bribery-case-goes-viral-idUSKBN1QS0CQ2019-03-13
The scandal comes ahead of the singers mandatory military service which all ablebodied South Korean men are required to complete NegativeSEOUL A member of South Korean Kpop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country he said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-yg-entertainment/k-pop-big-bang-member-says-to-retire-after-alleged-sex-bribery-case-goes-viral-idUSKBN1QS0CQ2019-03-13
Trumps smaller request comes on the heels of a significant budget boost last year after several North Korean missile tests NeutralWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
Trumps smaller request follows a significant budget boost last year after several North Korean missile tests NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps defense budget includes more money to build ships fulfilling a campaign promise to strengthen the Navy but also cuts the number of Boeing Co KC46 tanker jets the Pentagon said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/u-s-defense-budget-favors-navy-shipbuilding-fewer-boeing-tanker-jets-idUSKBN1QT28V2019-03-13
WASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years NegativeWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
NEW Proxy advisory firm International Shareholder Services on Monday recommended that Hyundai Motor Group investors elect some directors nominated by Elliott Management as the activist hedge fund braces for a showdown with the South Korean conglomerate NeutralNEW Proxy advisory firm International Shareholder Services on Monday recommended that Hyundai Motor Group investors elect some directors nominated by Elliott Management as the activist hedge fund braces for a showdown with the South Korean conglomerate http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-iss-m-a/proxy-adviser-iss-backs-some-elliott-nominees-in-hyundai-fight-idUSKBN1QS2EC2019-03-12
The South Korean firms will hold separate annual shareholders meetings on March 22 when shareholders have a chance to vote on the respective proposals made by the companies and Elliott NeutralNEW Proxy advisory firm International Shareholder Services on Monday recommended that Hyundai Motor Group investors elect some directors nominated by Elliott Management as the activist hedge fund braces for a showdown with the South Korean conglomerate http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-iss-m-a/proxy-adviser-iss-backs-some-elliott-nominees-in-hyundai-fight-idUSKBN1QS2EC2019-03-12
WASHINGTON A U.S. Department of State official on Monday said she thinks there will be a third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but no date has been set PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. Department of State official on Monday said she thinks there will be a third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but no date has been set http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/third-summit-between-trump-and-north-koreas-kim-likely-no-date-set-u-s-official-idUSKBN1QS1QB2019-03-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with North Korea despite the collapse of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with North Korea despite the collapse of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-biegun/u-s-envoy-on-north-korea-says-diplomacy-still-very-much-alive-with-pyongyang-idUSKBN1QS1WO2019-03-12
WASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch NegativeWASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/u-s-says-north-korea-diplomacy-very-much-alive-but-watching-rocket-site-idUSKBN1QS2BB2019-03-12
Defense lawyers have maintained that the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
Interpol had issued a red notice for four North Koreans who were identified as suspects by Malaysian police and had left the country hours after the murder NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
KUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
Korean Air Lines said there were no changes to its plans to order 30 737 MAX 8 jets with the first expected to arrive in April NegativeChinas aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ethiopia-airlines-china/chinese-carriers-ethiopian-airlines-suspend-use-of-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-after-crash-idUSKBN1QS01Z2019-03-11
SEOUL A member of South Korean Kpop band Big Bang who goes by the stage name Seungri has been charged with providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club media reported on Sunday sending shares of his agency as much as 14 percent lower NegativeSEOUL A member of South Korean Kpop band Big Bang who goes by the stage name Seungri has been charged with providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club media reported on Sunday sending shares of his agency as much as 14 percent lower http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-yg-entertainment/k-pop-big-bang-member-booked-on-alleged-sex-bribery-company-shares-drop-idUSKBN1QS0CQ2019-03-11
SEOUL March 11 Roundup of South Korean financial South Koreas KOSPI stock index ended flat on Monday tracking the rebound in China stock markets as the countrys central bank pledged to further support the slowing economy PositiveKOSPI index ends flat foreigners sell http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/southkorea-markets-close/south-korea-stocks-recoup-losses-on-china-stimulus-hopes-won-jumps-idUSZZN2YJ4002019-03-11
Speaking on ABC John Bolton said the United States has no illusions about North Koreas capabilities but Trump remains confident in his personal relationship with the North Korean leader PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
The South Korean automaker said in a statement that the company is in talks with various investors including pension funds that are showing interest in the project PositiveSEOUL Hyundai Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-southkorea-hyundaimotor/hyundai-motor-in-talks-with-investors-to-develop-headquarters-project-idUSKBN1QR03E2019-03-10
KONG German industrial gases group Linde has agreed to sell its South Korean assets to local private equity firm IMM for 1 PositiveKONG German industrial gases group Linde has agreed to sell its South Korean assets to local private equity firm IMM for 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-linde-m-a-imm/germanys-linde-agrees-to-sell-south-korea-assets-to-imm-for-1-2-billion-sources-idUSKCN1QP0WI2019-03-09
The sources said Macquarie Group Ltd Air Liquide SA had also bid for Lindes South Korean assets PositiveKONG German industrial gases group Linde has agreed to sell its South Korean assets to local private equity firm IMM for 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-linde-m-a-imm/germanys-linde-agrees-to-sell-south-korea-assets-to-imm-for-1-2-billion-sources-idUSKCN1QP0WI2019-03-09
North Korean media have given conflicting signals on U.S. relations while appearing to target Bolton as a spoiler NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
North Koreas actions constitute an affront to the presidents diplomatic strategy demonstrate North Korean pique at Trumps refusal to lift economic sanctions during the meetings in Hanoi NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
Senior North Korean officials have accused the U.S. side of making unreasonable and warned Kim might lose his willingness to pursue a deal NegativeSEOUL North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Uns second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle Pyongyangs nuclear program but saw the two leaders engage in an amicable farewell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-documentary/north-korea-documentary-focuses-on-kim-trump-relationship-not-summit-breakdown-idUSKCN1QO0J62019-03-08
The U.S. and South Korean militaries said last week they would not carry out largescale spring joint military exercises replacing them with smallerscale ones PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
For Hyundai troubles have been exacerbated by a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing that hit demand for South Korean products in China NegativeSEOUL Hyundai Motor Co is considering plans to suspend production at its oldest plant in China the South Korean carmaker said on Wednesday as it reels from tumbling sales and massive overcapacity in its biggest market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundai-motor-china/hyundai-may-suspend-production-at-one-of-its-chinese-plants-as-slowdown-bites-idUSKCN1QN14Q2019-03-07
People who suffer from a common chronic sinus disorder may be more likely than those who dont to develop depression and anxiety a Korean study suggests NegativePeople who suffer from a common chronic sinus disorder may be more likely than those who dont to develop depression and anxiety a Korean study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-sinus-depression/sinus-problems-tied-to-higher-risk-of-depression-anxiety-idUSKCN1QN2UA2019-03-07
SEOUL Hyundai Motor Co is considering plans to suspend production at its oldest plant in China the South Korean carmaker said on Wednesday as it reels from tumbling sales and massive overcapacity in its biggest market NegativeSEOUL Hyundai Motor Co is considering plans to suspend production at its oldest plant in China the South Korean carmaker said on Wednesday as it reels from tumbling sales and massive overcapacity in its biggest market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundai-motor-china/hyundai-may-suspend-production-at-one-of-its-chinese-plants-as-slowdown-bites-idUSKCN1QN14Q2019-03-07
The North Korean delegation at the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
The White House did not immediately respond when asked what Trump meant by were the ones that put it but U.S. and South Korean intelligence agencies cooperate very closely PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
WASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-to-dismantle-idUSKCN1QM1ZA2019-03-06
Lavrov and Pompeo also agreed to continues talks on the expert level regarding Syria Afghanistan and the Korean peninsula PositiveMOSCOW Russia is ready to take part in bilateral talks with the United States over the issue of Venezuela Russias foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart late on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-venezuela-politics-russia-usa/russia-tells-u-s-it-is-ready-for-bilateral-talks-on-venezuela-idUSKCN1QK0832019-03-04
Moon also told officials to explore ways to proceed with the interKorean initiatives within the framework of PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Democrats decision to interview his longtime fixer lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong Un may have contributed to the North Korea summit ending with no deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-cohen-hearing-may-have-contributed-to-north-korea-summit-failure-idUSKCN1QL03L2019-03-04
SEOUL Chinese tech giant Tencent and South Koreas biggest chat operator Kakao Corp are among five bidders shortlisted to buy South Korean gaming firm Nexon the Korea Economic Daily newspaper reported on Monday PositiveSEOUL Chinese tech giant Tencent and South Koreas biggest chat operator Kakao Corp are among five bidders shortlisted to buy South Korean gaming firm Nexon the Korea Economic Daily newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-nexon-m-a/tencent-kakao-among-shortlisted-bidders-for-south-korean-gaming-firm-nexon-korea-economic-daily-idUSKCN1QL02G2019-03-04
South Korean President Moon Jaein called for officials to try to find a way to restart talks between the North and the United States PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Democrats decision to interview his longtime fixer lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong Un may have contributed to the North Korea summit ending with no deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-cohen-hearing-may-have-contributed-to-north-korea-summit-failure-idUSKCN1QL03L2019-03-04
Trump said he was trying to maintain a delicate to coax the North Koreans into giving up their nuclear program PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-04
I love Trump said but added he was trying to maintain a delicate with the North Koreans as he attempts to coax them into giving up their nuclear program Negativelanguage in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-slams-mueller-mocks-critics-in-fiery-two-hour-speech-idUSKCN1QJ0HZ2019-03-03
South Korean rookie Im Sungjae and American Keith Mitchell took advantage of early starts to grab a onestroke lead over Lucas Glover before conditions toughened in the second round of Floridas Honda Classic on Friday PositiveSouth Korean rookie Im Sungjae and American Keith Mitchell took advantage of early starts to grab a onestroke lead over Lucas Glover before conditions toughened in the second round of Floridas Honda Classic on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-golf-honda/golf-early-starters-im-and-mitchell-lead-honda-classic-idUSKCN1QJ00O2019-03-03
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year NegativeDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-iran-zarif/irans-zarif-derides-trump-over-north-korea-summit-failure-idUSKCN1QI4UC2019-03-02
Days before the Hanoi summit Moon offered to ease the on the United States saying South Korea could provide concessions to the North through interKorean economic initiatives PositiveHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
HANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls NegativeHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
He has pressed hard for sanctions relief saying South Korea is the main in Korean peninsula issues NegativeHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
He urged the ushering in of a peacedriven and vowed to work with the United States to get the interKorean economic projects back up on track PositiveHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
Moon wants to distract South Korean citizens from the sluggish economy and growing unemployment by taking credit for interKorean peace and boosting his partys chances in next years parliamentary election NegativeHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
South Korean markets are closed on Friday for a national holiday NeutralSEOUL South Koreas exports contracted at their steepest pace in nearly three years in February as demand from its major market China cooled further in yet another sign of faltering momentum in Asias fourthlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade/south-korea-exports-suffer-biggest-slide-in-nearly-three-years-as-china-sales-sag-idUSKCN1QI3CH2019-03-02
WASHINGTON The parents of Otto Warmbier an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison blamed Kim Jong Uns evil on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leaders claim not to have known how their son was treated NegativeWASHINGTON The parents of Otto Warmbier an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison blamed Kim Jong Uns evil on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leaders claim not to have known how their son was treated http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/warmbier-parents-blast-evil-north-korea-regime-after-trump-praises-kim-idUSKCN1QI4YB2019-03-02
A South Korean whistleblower in 2016 reported concerns to NHTSA which has been probing the timeliness of three U.S. recalls and whether they covered enough vehicles NegativeWASHINGTON Kia Motors Corp and affiliate Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday they are recalling around 534000 additional U.S. vehicles at risk of engine fires http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-kia-motors-recall/kia-hyundai-expand-u-s-engine-fire-recalls-by-534000-vehicles-idUSKCN1QH2EB2019-03-01
Abe said Trump at his meeting with Kim in Vietnam had raised the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Koreans agents PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
BEIJING Difficulties in U.S.North Korea talks are unavoidable but China hopes both sides can continue their dialogue the Chinese governments top diplomat told a visiting senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday state media said PositiveBEIJING Difficulties in U.S.North Korea talks are unavoidable but China hopes both sides can continue their dialogue the Chinese governments top diplomat told a visiting senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday state media said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-difficulties-in-u-s-north-korea-talks-unavoidable-idUSKCN1QH1N32019-03-01
Besides Yongbyon Trump said there were other facilities he wanted included in a deal and the North Koreans had been surprised the Americans knew about them but they had baulked PositiveHANOI A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened raising questions about the future of their denuclearization negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/summit-collapse-clouds-future-of-u-s-north-korea-nuclear-diplomacy-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-03-01
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.led sanctions Trump said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.led sanctions Trump said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-explainer/explainer-what-does-failure-of-trump-kim-summit-mean-for-key-players-in-nuclear-standoff-idUSKCN1QH2382019-03-01
I am determined that I must meet Chairman Kim he added reiterating his desire to have a summit with the North Korean leader PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
The South Korean automakers have now recalled more than 2 NegativeWASHINGTON Kia Motors Corp and affiliate Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday they are recalling around 534000 additional U.S. vehicles at risk of engine fires http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-kia-motors-recall/kia-hyundai-expand-u-s-engine-fire-recalls-by-534000-vehicles-idUSKCN1QH2EB2019-03-01
Equity investors also were on edge as the second U.S.North Korean nuclear summit kicked off and tensions flared up between nucleararmed neighbors India and Pakistan Negativefirst paragraph to say a jump in oil http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-stocks-little-changed-after-u-s-trade-rep-comments-but-energy-gains-idUSL1N20M1RV2019-02-28
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday the White House said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday the White House said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-end-vietnam-summit-with-no-agreement-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-02-28
Our current focus should be shortterm binding and verifiable commitments to roll back the North Korean nuclear programme NeutralFeb 28 0716 TRUMP SAYS N.KOREA DEMANDED END TO ALL SANCTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump said his summit with Kim Jong Un closed without an agreement because North Korea wanted a complete end to sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/northkorea-usa/summit-live-trump-says-had-to-walk-away-from-kim-summit-but-was-a-friendly-walk-idUSL3N20N1PB2019-02-28
SEOUL Elliott Management Corp on Wednesday urged shareholders of a Hyundai Motor Group firm to vote for its proposal for higher dividends and new board members a day after the South Korean conglomerate rejected demands by the U.S. activist investor NegativeSEOUL Elliott Management Corp on Wednesday urged shareholders of a Hyundai Motor Group firm to vote for its proposal for higher dividends and new board members a day after the South Korean conglomerate rejected demands by the U.S. activist investor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-hyundaimobis-shareholders/elliott-pushes-for-hyundai-shareholder-support-after-dividend-proposals-rejected-idUSKCN1QG0WP2019-02-28
TOKYO Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors dialed back some of their recent optimism about a SinoChina trade deal while news that the U.S.North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rattled confidence late in the trading day NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors dialed back some of their recent optimism about a SinoChina trade deal while news that the U.S.North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rattled confidence late in the trading day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-fall-as-trade-hopes-wane-u-s-north-korea-summit-ends-early-idUSKCN1QH02N2019-02-28
Feb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage NeutralFeb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-n-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSL3N20M16Y2019-02-27
For Trump a deal that eases the North Korean threat could hand him a big foreignpolicy achievement in the midst of domestic troubles NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
Investors are keeping an eye on the U.S.North Korean summit which begins in Hanoi later on Wednesday NeutralTOKYO Asian shares edged towards a fivemonth high on Wednesday and the dollar hovered near a threeweek low after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the central banks shift to a more approach to policy amid slowing economic growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rise-dollar-near-three-week-low-after-fed-comments-idUSKCN1QG05T2019-02-27
North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
Since North Korean media first confirmed Kims trip on Sunday Rodong has dedicated much of its coverage to Kims historic overseas with descriptions of his extraordinary political and excellent diplomatic PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
That same month the company said it had signed a cooperative with South Korean telecommunications company SK Telecom PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese chip maker Horizon Robotics said on Wednesday it had raised million in its latest funding round bringing its valuation to billion amid a push from Chinese companies and the government to boost the semiconductor industry http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-semiconductors/chinese-ai-chip-maker-horizon-robotics-raises-600-million-from-sk-hynix-others-idUSKCN1QG0HW2019-02-27
That suggests that by using the F35 made by Lockheed Martin the U.S. could secretly monitor for ballistic missile launches with jets flying inside North Korean airspace PositiveWASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-f35/melting-missiles-just-one-problem-with-f-35s-stopping-north-korea-rockets-idUSKCN1QG0JC2019-02-27
The two sides have discussed specific and verifiable denuclearization measures such as allowing inspectors to observe the dismantlement of North Koreas Yongbyon nuclear reactor U.S. and South Korean officials say PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
This is a leader North Koreans hadnt seen broadcasting technicolor video of foreign city lights and giving hope to Lim said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
This is a leader North Koreans hadnt seen broadcasting technicolour video of foreign city lights and giving hope to Lim said PositiveFeb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-n-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSL3N20M16Y2019-02-27
U.S. concessions could include opening liaison offices declaring an end to the technical state of the Korean War or clearing the way for interKorean projects PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
WASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets NegativeWASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-f35/melting-missiles-just-one-problem-with-f-35s-stopping-north-korea-rockets-idUSKCN1QG0JC2019-02-27
BARCELONA Japans Sony which has fallen way behind its South Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race aims to capitalize on its movie pedigree with new devices featuring ratio screens the dimensions used to film blockbusters PositiveBARCELONA Japans Sony which has fallen way behind its South Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race aims to capitalize on its movie pedigree with new devices featuring ratio screens the dimensions used to film blockbusters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-sony/sony-revitalizes-smartphone-franchise-with-movie-style-screens-idUSKCN1QE0U82019-02-26
EST headed for Vietnam where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. citizen Danny Burch has been reunited with his family after 18 months in captivity in Yemen U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday praising the United Arab Emirates for its role in bringing Danny home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/american-hostage-in-yemen-reunited-with-family-trump-idUSKCN1QE2DC2019-02-26
He also said he hoped a U.S.North Korean nuclear summit this week would produce real progress PositiveGENEVA U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres urged the United States and Russia on Monday to preserve the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty and to extend the New START Treaty before it expires in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-un-nuclear/u-n-chief-wants-inf-nuclear-treaty-saved-concrete-steps-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1QE1SI2019-02-26
The United States could also agree to opening U.S.North Korea liaison offices and allow some interKorean projects provided the North takes steps toward denuclearization PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
U.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
A South Korean presidential spokesman told reporters in Seoul the two sides might agree to declare a formal end to the 19501953 Korean War at the summit NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
And Japanese authorities say they have continued to track illicit shiptoship transfers of fuel by North Korean smugglers NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
BARCELONA Sony the Japanese company that has fallen way behind its Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race is aiming to capitalize on its movie pedigree with new devices featuring ratio screens the dimensions used to film blockbusters NegativeBARCELONA Sony the Japanese company that has fallen way behind its Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race is aiming to capitalize on its movie pedigree with new devices featuring ratio screens the dimensions used to film blockbusters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-sony/sony-revitalizes-smartphone-franchise-with-movie-ratio-screens-idUSKCN1QE0U82019-02-25
Declaring an end to a technical state of hostilities that has existed since the 1950s and allowing some interKorean projects like a tourism zone in North Korea were other possibilities PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
In another report Vietnam said it had not granted or reissued work visas for North Korean nationals since 11 Sept NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
SEOUL South Koreas presidential office said on Monday the United States and North Korea could agree to declare the end of the 19501953 Korean War in a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the Yonhap news agency reported PositiveSEOUL South Koreas presidential office said on Monday the United States and North Korea could agree to declare the end of the 19501953 Korean War in a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the Yonhap news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-declaration/u-s-north-korea-could-agree-to-end-korean-war-at-vietnam-summit-yonhap-idUSKCN1QE07B2019-02-25
The North also wants security guarantees and a formal end of the 19501953 Korean War which ended in a truce not a treaty NegativeHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
Thomas Husson principal analyst at Forrester Research said the Mate X showed Huawei was an innovative technology company and no longer trailing American and Korean competitors PositiveBARCELONA Chinas Huawei welcomed comments from President Donald Trump about the future of U.S. mobile communications on Sunday and asserted its position as a worldleading smartphone producer as Washington and Beijing seek a trade war ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-huawei-tech-trum/huawei-says-trump-clear-and-correct-on-5g-as-trade-deadline-looms-idUSKCN1QD0EE2019-02-25
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Feb PositiveHANOI Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways will sign a deal with Boeing Co to purchase 10 planes on the sidelines of this weeks TrumpKim summit an airline executive said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-bambooairways/vietnams-bamboo-airways-to-buy-10-boeing-planes-during-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QD0EI2019-02-25
Vietnam told the U.N. last August it was reviewing the earned of North Koreans within Vietnam PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Vietnam was one of several countries including South Korea that were identified by U.N. monitors as allowing sanctioned North Korean coal through some ports NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
What Trump does not understand is that sanctions have short halflives because the North Koreans are highly he said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
And I have Andrew Kim quoted the North Korean leader as telling Pompeo when asked whether he was willing to end his nuclear program NeutralHANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-kim/north-koreas-kim-i-dont-want-my-children-to-bear-burden-of-nuclear-arms-report-idUSKCN1QC0CZ2019-02-24
HANOI Feb 23 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make an official visit to Vietnam in coming the southeast Asian nations foreign ministry said on Saturday PositiveHANOI Feb 23 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make an official visit to Vietnam in coming the southeast Asian nations foreign ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/idUSL3N20H1YX2019-02-24
HANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday PositiveHANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-kim/north-koreas-kim-i-dont-want-my-children-to-bear-burden-of-nuclear-arms-report-idUSKCN1QC0CZ2019-02-24
HANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace PositiveHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B8