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In slap at South, NKorea suspends work at factory



Published: Mon, April 8, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m.

In slap at South, NKorea suspends work at factory

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Monday it will suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, pulling out more than 53,000 North Korean workers and moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate. The Kaesong industrial complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone is the biggest employer in North Korea’s third-largest city. Shutting it down, even temporarily, would show that the destitute country is willing to hurt its own economy to display its anger with South Korea and the United States


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