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By Maria Spiliopoulou

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- South Korea is ready to give the world great Winter Olympic Games in Feb 2018, said PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) President on Monday from ancient Olympia in western Greece, the birthplace of the games, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


SEOUL, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Decommissioning South Korea's oldest reactor that was shut down in June is expected to cost 719.4 billion won (US$637.3 million), and the process could take over 15 years, a parliamentary report showed Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- As "the most important bilateral relationship in the world," good US-China ties will benefit the region and the world, said visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Singapore Airlines inked deal on Monday with US aircraft maker Boeing in Washington to purchase aircrafts worth US$13.8 billion, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


SEOUL, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Germany has reaffirmed its plan to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Yonhap news agency reported the South Korean sports ministry as saying.


SEOUL, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- The South Korean period drama "The Fortress" has been sold to 28 countries around the world, including the United States, Japan and Singapore, the film's local distributor said Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


CLARK, the Philippines, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister Chang Wanquan said on Monday that China is willing to work closely with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to forge a community with shared future and build a safer Asia, China's Xinhua news agency reported.