The bodies of nine climbers comprising five Korean mountaineers and four Nepalese guides have been found on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal 3,500 meters high.
The Korean Foreign Ministry will cooperate with Nepal to repatriate the bodies of the five Koreans.■
Radio Free Asia has reported that the U.S. Treasury Department added last week the phrase "secondary sanctions risk," on its North Korea sanctions list statement.
If implemented, "secondary sanctions" would bar any entities trading with the North from doing transactions with U.S. financial institutions.■
South and North Korea will hold high-level talks on Monday to discuss ways to carry out their latest summit deal.
Seoul's unification ministry said the two Koreas agreed to hold the meeting at the Peace House on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom.■
The 23rd Busan International Film Festival has come to a close today, attracting a total of 195,000 visitors.
The organizing committee said it's about an increase of 2,000 visitors compared to last year despite Typhoon Kong-Rey early during the festival period.■
Retail oil prices in the country have again jumped this week, marking the 15th straight week of increase.
According to the oil information service Opinet, the average domestic gasoline price stood at 1,674.9 won per liter in the second week of October, up 15.4 won from the week before.■
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