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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.
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, 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".
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."
Seoul, ministers clash over maritime border with North
Seoul’s Unification Minister urges discussion over the northern border with North Korea, which has never recognised the frontier. But the military insists it is untouchable. Fresh aid from the South arrives in the North, devastated by the floods.
31/08/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Aid leaves for north, managed by Red Cross
The first shipment includes food, clothes and medicine and it left yesterday for Nampo port. The Red Cross hopes the aid program "brings the two Koreas closer" after relations between them cooled because of the missile crisis provoked by Pyongyang in July.
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