North Korean leader seeks end to confrontation with South

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Well, this is a surprise.

(Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year speech broadcast on state media.

Looking at the accompanying photo I would think he wants an end to confrontation so he can access McDonald’s Happy Meals a little easier:








Still, if it improves the lot of the long-suffering Nth. Koreans, good luck to him.

Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Eamonn Sheridan worked with Bankers Trust Australia for 13 years as a Spot foreign exchange dealer, trading across all major currencies and all time zones. He rose to a Vice President position, running spot operations during the busy European time, leaving the bank just prior to it being sold to concentrate on running his own business in the ‘real world’! The markets, however, had him hooked – he continued to trade equities, CFDs and then on to futures, giving him broad experience across financial markets. He is now active in FX and equity index futures as well as writing for ForexLive™. Eamonn is a graduate of The University of Melbourne in Australia and lives in New South Wales.


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  1. eamonn, am amazed you are working today. heck, am amazed am even browsing the site! happy new year and take it easy. :D

  2. Hi Grasshopper – just having a quiet day after last night. :-)
    Been in and out, and catching up on some news.
    Happy New Year!

  3. At what does market reopens?

  4. New Zealand will start to get active from about 1900GMT – but many brokers wont re-open until a few hours after that.

  5. Happy Gnu Ear, Eamonn!! Cant drunk when I’m spell, hic…. Thanksh again for all your great posts and insights lasht year, long may they continue!!

  6. Food /Heating oil- For Nukes? Same ole, same ole/

  7. Happy New Year Alan – time for bed for you!

  8. Chuckle.

  9. Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s it was said the East Germany and West Germany would never reunite yet by the end of the Millennium reunification had been achieved with full integration into the European Union. The same might be said of North Korea and South Korea. Personally I think that this just might be the start of a reunification process.

  10. Now he can hire a decent barber. No more Bowls-R-Us haircuts :)


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