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China-N. Korea Trade Battered by UN Sanctions

China's trade with North Korea plummeted last year, data showed Monday, as harsh UN sanctions batter the nuclear-armed country's economy.

Beijing is a key ally of the isolated state and its main source of trade and aid -- but in 2017 it backed United Nations measures to punish Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile activities.

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Two Koreas Pledge to Restore Road, Rail Links

The two Koreas on Wednesday held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting and repairing roads and railways across the divided peninsula, with the North calling on the South to push through joint projects despite sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Two Koreas Start Landmark Journey for Railway Reconnection

A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade -- packed with engineers on a mission to upgrade the North’s dilapidated rail tracks and create a linked, cross-border network.

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Two Koreas Connect DMZ Road across Border, Says Seoul

North and South Korea have connected a road across their shared border for the first time in 14 years, Seoul's defence ministry said Thursday in the latest reconciliation gesture between the neighbours.

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N. Korea Defector Soldier is General's Son

The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper.

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Seoul Earmarks More than $260M for Rail, Roads in North

South Korea has earmarked more than $260 million to build new railways and roads in the North, an official said Thursday, as Seoul pushes ahead with cross-border projects despite international sanctions on Pyongyang.

The figure comes as Seoul and Washington follow increasingly divergent approaches to Pyongyang, with the South pursuing engagement while the U.S. insists pressure on it should be maintained until it denuclearizes.

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Five Things about the North-South Summit in Pyongyang

Summits between North and South Korea are closely watched for both spectacular symbolism -- on grand display at the Panmunjom summit in April -- and smaller hints of meaning.

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Denuclearisation to Top Moon's Pyongyang Agenda

Denuclearisation will be high on South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this week, Moon's office said Monday.

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New Joint Liaison Office Will 'Advance Inter-Korean Relations'

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

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China Calls on US, N. Korea to Implement Singapore Deal

China's top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will implement their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese state media said Monday.

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