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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... hostility and confrontation” and called on Seoul to scrap its annual joint military drills with the United States. Last week the North’s top military body had called for both sides to halt all ... Korea has repeatedly made it clear that the annual joint drills are non-negotiable. North Korea makes periodic peace proposals which are mostly seen as rhetorical devices for international ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea proposes suspension of military hostilities ahead of Xi Jinping’s Seoul visit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:03pm

    ... in live-fire drills. The North also urged the South to scrap its annual joint military exercises with the United States slated for August, to create a favourable mood for this year’s Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon. Pyongyang routinely condemns joint military drills between Seoul and Washington as provocative rehearsals for invasion. It has promised to send athletes ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:17am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... talks – hosted the first reunion for more than three years of families separated by the Korean War. But tensions began to escalate after the South launched its annual joint military exercises ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea warns US over joint navy drill and puts army on alert

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... as the isolated communist state put troops on alert against a joint naval drill involving a US aircraft carrier. North Korean troops had been ordered to “keep themselves fully ready to promptly launch ... last week signed a new joint strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear or chemical weapons attack. The North Korean statement said the situation on the peninsula ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    S Korean activists float anti-Pyongyang packages across border

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 02:14pm by AFP

    ... and censored society on the planet, ranking last in any media freedom survey, the country is not a complete IT desert. Cell phones were introduced through a joint venture with the Egyptian telecom firm ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    South Korean man found dead in North’s Kaesong factory park

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Corpse discovered in joint venture industrial facility located in North Korea but run by South Korean companies A South Korean man was found dead on Saturday at a jointly-run factory park in North Korea, officials said. The 55-year old worker from a South Korean company that manufactures leather products and mobile phone accessories was found dead early ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea accuses US of being ‘hell-bent on regime change’

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 02:27pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... the US went ahead with opening the joint military drills.” Ri Tong-il Using the initials of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country’s official name, Ri said, “The DPRK has been ... with opening the joint military drills, very aggressive nature, and they’re now expanding in a crazy manner the scale of this exercise.” He also rejected as “illegal” a Security Council statement last ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires rockets from multiple launchers in show of force

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... Korea fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea on Tuesday, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises, South Korean officials said. Three rockets were fired in the morning from a multiple launch rocket system, the South’s defence ministry said. North Korea is displaying a show of force openly against our joint ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Chinese passenger jet carrying 220 people in near miss with North Korean missile

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:52pm by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... It was an unexpected and immoral act that goes against international norms South Korean defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok The North Korea missile launches coincide with joint US-South Korean military ... in self-defence and would not abandon its nuclear deterrent for the sake of dialogue. All North Korean troops were on "special alert" in response to the joint US-South Korean drills that began ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea bars South delegation from joint zone

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Wednesday barred a delegation of South Korean businessmen from delivering food and supplies to 200 of their staff inside the closed Kaesong joint industrial zone. Ten representatives of the 123 South Korean firms in Kaesong had applied for permission to visit the zone, two weeks after the North blocked all access amid soaring ...




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