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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 January 04, 2019

Jan. 5

1953 -- South Korean President Rhee Syng-man expresses his intention to resume diplomatic relations with Japan after meeting with the country's Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.

2003 -- South Korea and Russia agree to cooperate to solve the North Korean nuclear issue in a peaceful manner.

2017 -- Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend and confidante of former President Park Geun-hye, appears at the Seoul Central District Court in her first formal hearing on a string of corruption charges in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that ultimately led to Park's ousting on March 10.

In the courtroom, Choi strongly denied the charges against her, saying, "There are many parts that are unfair to me."

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