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Ties between Hyundai Group and North Korea appear on the upswing after a meeting between the company's chairwoman and Kim Jong Il, analysts say. The North Korean leader and Hyundai chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun met Sunday and had a friendly chat, the North's media reported, raising hopes among business and political analysts that Hyundai may be able to restore suspended business ties with Pyongyang, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hyun had come to North Korea on a mission to free a...
The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...
South Korea says the United States has yet to ask for a renegotiation of the delayed Korea-U.S. free trade agreement. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-Hoon said Sunday at the Boao, China, Forum for Asia annual conference that despite repeated assertions by U.S.
South Korea's trade minister said the European Union had agreed to an eighth and, possibly, final round of trade talks in March. We confirm that we have made significant progress during this week's talks, Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told reporters Tuesday, the Yonhap News Agency reported. EU negotiator Catherine Ashton agreed we have made significant progress. Calling the issues complex and complicated, Ashton said, our principle is to develop and support our business and the economy. A free...
Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health.
By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower.
By Choe Sang-Hun More than a month after his absence from an important anniversary parade fueled theories that he had suffered a stroke, Kim Jong Il was reported by state media to have inspected a military unit, Choe Sang-Hun reported from Seoul.
By George Jah n Associated Press VIENNA, Austria -- North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The U.S.
South Korean officials say they are skeptical that ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actually made a public appearance as reported by Pyongyang.
North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.