unification - updates

Rappler's latest stories on unification


Anthony Joshua eager to face Deontay Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Joshua owns the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, while Wilder holds the WBC crown

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker move closer to heavyweight title unity

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Only one will come out with a spotless record between the two undefeated fighters

Joseph Parker (left) and Anthony Joshua (right) will lock horns on March 31 for the world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photos from Geoff Caddick/AFP

North Korean defectors down as border tightened – Seoul

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:55 AM

In the 6 months to June 593 Northerners entered South Korea down 20 8 from the same period in 2016 statistics compiled by Seoul s Unification Ministry show

Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

May 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The Unification Ministry gives the green light to a request by the Korean Sharing Movement

South Korea releases North Korean restaurant defectors

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:59 PM

A Unification Ministry official says the dozen waitresses and their manager had been released into society last week

S. Korea warns North over 'illegal' asset freeze

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:05 PM

North Korea expelled our people with very short notice banned them from taking out finished products and illegally froze valuable assets says Seoul s Unification Minister Hong Yong Pyo

ILLEGAL? South Korean military policemen stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea, February 11, 2016, a day after Seoul announced it will shut down the complex in retaliation for the North's series of provocations. The Kaesong Industrial Complex opened in 2004 in the North Korean border city of the same name and has been the last remaining inter-Korean cooperation project. Photo by Kim Chul-soo/EPA

Koreas agree to high-level dialogue next month

Nov 27, 2015 - 12:33 AM

The two sides would meet at the deputy minister level on December 11 in the Kaesong joint industrial zone just inside North Korea

Boxing: Frampton to face Quigg in world title unification bout

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The British rivals will finally meet at the Manchester Arena on February 27 next year

IT'S ON. The much-awaited bout between Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg will finally take place in February next year. The fighters are pictured here after signing the contract live on Sky Sports News HQ. Screengrab from Sky Sports

Aldo vs McGregor set for December’s UFC 194

Aug 11, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor were originally set to meet this past July but a rib injury forced Aldo to withdraw from the match

Photos from McGregor's and Aldo's Facebook pages

South Korea proposes inter-Korea talks in January 2015

Dec 29, 2014 - 11:12 AM

The last round of talks was held in February 2014 but was followed by minor military clashes along the border that renewed tensions

BORDER ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Mayweather beats Maidana in unification bout

May 04, 2014 - 1:37 PM

The American boxer stays undefeated after winning via majority decision vs Marcos Maidana

N. Korea urges end to hostile military acts in letter to South

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:56 AM

Temperatures on the Korean peninsula heat up ahead of yearly South Korean US drills which Pyongyang condemn as a rehearsal for invasion

ENDING HOSTILITIES? North Korea sends an open letter to the South under orders from Kim Jong-Un.

Inter-Korean talks break down amid recriminations

Jul 25, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Talks between North and South Korea on the reopening of the joint industrial zone collapse

COLLAPSED TALKS. North Korea and South Korea fail to agree on the reopening of the Kaesong industrial estate, blaming each other for the breakdown of negotiations. North Korea's chief delegate Pak Chol-Su (L) walks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Ki-Woong (R) before a sixth round of talks at the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea on July 25, 2013. AFP/Korea pool

Koreas hold fresh talks on joint industrial site

Jul 10, 2013 - 11:08 AM

The sensitive talks follow a rare weekend meeting in which the two sides agreed in principle to reopen the Kaesong industrial complex

BORDER CONTROL. A mini bus carrying a South Korean advance party for upcoming working-level talks with North Korea passes through an inter-Korean immigration check point in Paju, north of Seoul, which leads to the North Korean border town of Kaesong, on 09 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Unification Ministry

Two Koreas hold fresh talks on joint industrial zone

Jul 06, 2013 - 11:26 AM

2nd UPDATE Technical problems delayed the start of the talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom for almost two hours

Koreas agree to hold talks on joint zone

Jul 04, 2013 - 1:20 PM

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on reopening a joint industrial zone

Donaire falls to Rigondeaux

Apr 14, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Nonito Donaire loses to Guillermo Rigondeaux via unanimous decision

Viloria vs Marquez: Breaking down the fight

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Rappler analyzes the upcoming WBO and WBA world flyweight unification fight between Filipino American Brian Viloria and Mexican slugger Hernan Marquez and gives a prediction

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Viloria-Marquez: The big little fight

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Pinoy Brian Viloria is set to face Mexican fighter Hernan Marquez in a unification bout for the WBA and WBO flyweight titles on Saturday November 17 This will be the toughest test for the Filipino boxer by far

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Sun Myung Moon, messianic leader and business mogul, dies at 92

Sep 03, 2012 - 3:30 AM

Sun Myung Moon who founded the Unification Church was popular for conducting mass weddings and owned Washington Times newspaper and the United Press International news agency died in Korea

Opinion: Mathebula has nothing on Donaire

Jul 06, 2012 - 9:18 AM

Aside from a height and reach advantage Jeffrey Mathebula really has nothing going for him skills wise and this fight seems to be a perfect stage to showcase Nonito Donaire’s skills

CONFIDENT DONAIRE. Nonito Donaire speaks to media days before his fight against Jeffrey Mathebula. Photo from Top Rank.