» 12/03/2011, 00.00
A Christmas tree ready to light up North Korea
The Seoul government, after 7 years, grants permission to light the three with the cross on its top at Aegibong Peak, a hilly area less than 3 km from the border that separates the two Koreas: It will be visible to the North Korean population. North Korea attacks the "propaganda of the regime."
After seven years, Christmas tree on border with North
The 30-metre tree will be visible to North Koreans living across the border. Its lights were switched on last night as Christians sang Christmas carols. In the meantime, Seoul launches its most important military drills in years.
Korea, giant Christmas Tree returns to border between North and South
The Seoul government has granted the Christian Council of Korea to turn on the lights of the huge metal structure, topped by a cross, which will be visible up to 10 miles away. On December 23, a church service and the singing of Christmas carols.
Korea, a sign of peace: huge Christmas tree on the border with the North "will not be turned on"
The metal structure, 30 meters high and visible for 10 kilometers, has for years been a source of conflict between the two nations. On or off depending on the level of tension on the peninsula, it is more a political than a religious symbol. The agreement reached between the Protestant groups "a gesture of peace and harmony".
Kaesŏng: Pyongyang cuts work permits to South Korean nationals
About 1,600 permits were expected but Communist regime grants only 880 and threatens to eliminate all if South Korean activists persist in flying anti-government leaflets north. Seoul urges dialogue and makes an appeal to save industrial complex.
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Military's situation going from bad to worse
Military sources in Seoul say equipment and morale of North Korean soldiers are reaching a critical low. Kim Jong-il is faced with two possibilities, either the military rebels or starves to death.
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