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South Korea Delays Shift in Control of Military
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — Washington agreed on Thursday to delay the return of wartime control of the South Korean military to Seoul until its forces were better prepared to deter North Korea or fight it. The United States assumed operational control of ...
US and South Korea delay troop command transferBBC News
South Korea destroys 'propaganda' tower near border with NorthThe Guardian
South Korea Dismantles 'Propaganda' Christmas Tree TowerTIME
The Globe and Mail -The Diplomat -Reuters
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US and South Korea Agree to Delay Shift in Wartime Command
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — The United States has moved to ease jitters among conservative South Koreans by agreeing to delay the return of wartime control of the South Korean military to Seoul until its forces are better prepared to deter North Korea's ...

Deutsche Welle

South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents
PAJU South Korea (Reuters) - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten ...
South Korea deploys police in border town following planned leaflet launchDeutsche Welle
US, S. Korea agree to delay shift in wartime commandBoston Globe
Korea leaflet launch grounded by
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The Japan Times

Japan could deploy minesweepers off S. Korea in war with North, US admiral says
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday.
S. Korea's Park still wary about summit talks with AbeAsahi Shimbun

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The Diplomat

South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War
The Diplomat
The current divide is ostensibly about reforming South Korea's political system. During his recent visit to China, Kim Moo-sung announced there would be serious talk among lawmakers at the end of the current legislative session (in December) over a ...

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Wall Street Journal

US, South Korea Shift Plan on Wartime Military Control
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs formally scrapped a long-standing time frame for Seoul to take control of its military in the event of war on the Korean peninsula but didn't set a new deadline for the transfer, choosing instead to ...


The South Korean Ferry Tragedy Has Exposed a Bitter Political Divide
Sewol Disaster Impact On South Korea Continues A man holds a candle as protesters continue their fight at the Sewol ferry protest camp September 16, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Paula Bronstein—Getty Images ...

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ABC Online

South Korea launches happy education policy to shorten study hours
ABC Online
South Korea takes education very seriously, and the diligence and high work ethic of its people have seen the nation transform from an impoverished country shattered by war to an economic powerhouse - the 13th largest economy in the world.

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South Korea fund to abstain from Samsung merger vote, wants share buybacks
Reuters UK
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's National Pension Service does not support the merger of two Samsung Group units and plans to ask them to buy back its holdings in the pair, an NPS spokeswoman said on Saturday. She said NPS will not attend ...

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Stars and Stripes

Report: US, South Korea to scrap 2015 transfer plan
Stars and Stripes
South Korea and the U.S. will set out conditions for Seoul to take control of the two nations' militaries in the event of war on the Korean peninsula, a move that would scrap a scheduled transfer in 2015 from the U.S. military to South Korea, the Wall ...
US, South Korea to Detail Wartime Military Command PlansWall Street Journal
North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clashReuters
South Korea Military Command: US, Seoul Officials To Set Terms For Wartime ...International Business Times -New York Times
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