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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 March 08, 2018

March 9

1965 -- South Korea establishes trade and culture ties with Italy.

1989 -- The first inter-Korean sports meeting is held at the border village of Panmunjom.

2000 -- President Kim Dae-jung visits Germany and announces the Berlin Declaration, in which South Korea agreed in principle to provide assistance to rebuild North Korea's economic infrastructure.

2004 -- South Korea's two main opposition parties submit a motion to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun. A total of 159 opposition lawmakers supported the motion.

2006 -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun holds a summit with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, and discloses details of his Africa initiative.

2009 -- North Korea severs an inter-Korean military communications channel in protest against a South Korea-U.S. war drill.

2016 -- Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo beats top-class South Korean Go player Lee Se-dol in the ancient board game as the self-learning machine stunned the world by taking the lead at the historic five-game man-versus-computer match.

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