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Defectors' views on Kim-Trump summit

I cried when I saw the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands. When I was in North Korea, I was taught to hate Americans and America, that North Korea must destroy the USA, and that I must attack Americans whenever I see them. Now that I am free,

Former Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil dies at age 92

Former Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil died Saturday at age 92.

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South Korea, Russia agree on free trade talks, economic cooperation with North Korea

President Moon Jae-in and Russian President Vladimir Putin have vowed to speed up preparations for three-party economic cooperation between the two Koreas and Russia. South Korea and Russia will also begin the process for negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) in the service and investment sectors. Moon and Putin announced in a joint press conference at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, that South Korea and Russia would conduct joint research focusing on economic and technical feasibility of linking railways, gas pipelines and electrical grids of the three nations.

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US 'indefinitely' suspends select military exercises with South Korea

The U.S. Department of Defense said Friday it has "indefinitely" suspended select military exercises with South Korea to support negotiations to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program. U.S. President Donald Trump announced after last week's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore that the "provocative" exercises would be stopped while negotiations are under way.

Koreas to hold family reunions Aug. 20-26

South and North Korea agreed to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from Aug. 20 to 26 at Mount Geumgang in the North, in Red Cross talks held Friday. The reunions will be resumed almost three years since the last in October 2015.

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[Korea by Scooter] Crossing Mungyeong Pass

It was time for a new scooter, and I found the perfect one at a great price. Only problem was, it was down in Daegu and I'm in Seoul. But rather than seeing that as a setback, I took it as a challenge. I skipped work for a day and caught a KTX south to meet the seller.

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