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Korea: Region in East Asia
Korea is a region in East Asia consisting of the Korean Peninsula, Jeju Island, and several minor islands near the peninsula. Korea has been divided since 1948 between two distinct sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Korea is bordered by Russia to the northeast, China to the northwest, and neighbours Japan to the east via the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan.


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Coal's days are numbered and our future is hydrogen, but this is an evolution

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Seattle Asian Art Museum to Reopen After $56 Million Renovation

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South Korea says pushing ahead with North Korea engagement despite stalled talks

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S. Korean president vows to build peace community on Korean Peninsula

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Korean President Moon Jae In heads to Chengdu for Pyongyang talks

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North Korea warns U.S. could 'pay dearly' for human rights criticism

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U.S. envoy meets second senior China diplomat as North Korea tensions rise

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U.S., China vow to keep communicating on N. Korea nuclear issue

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North Korea says U.S. responsible if diplomacy over Korea peninsula breaks down

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North Korea says U.S., South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

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The cataclysm that created a Korean icon

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Deadly fungus native to Japan and Korea found in Cairns

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Japan's Kono wants progress in resolving wartime labor feud with Seoul

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North Korea fires missiles, derides South Korea's Moon as 'impudent'

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