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  1. News - Asia

    North Korean leader meets former US basketball star Rodman again

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 09:32am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again met former US basketball star Dennis Rodman during his second visit to North Korea this year, North Korea’s state news agency said on Saturday but made no mention on whether the two discussed the fate of a jailed American missionary. The flamboyant former NBA star’s visit came after North Korea abruptly withdrew its invitation ...

  2. News - Asia

    North Korea calls US 'kingpin' of rights abuse after surveillance revelations

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 03:46pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... North Korea rushed to the defence of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed the United States was the “kingpin” of rights abuse. Rights groups and defectors have long accused the North, one of the wo ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea has a nuclear weapon, says US agency as South dismisses capabilities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul First time such a conclusion by a US agency made public A US government agency has said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous ... lawmaker amid soaring tension on the Korean peninsula and just hours before Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul on a visit to the region that will include stops in China and Japan. ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US deploys warship off South Korea amid soaring tensions

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 10:23am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul The United States has positioned a warship off the Korean coast as a shield against ballistic missile attack as South Korea’s new president vowed swift retaliation against ... of engagement to allow local units to respond immediately to attacks, rather than waiting for permission from Seoul. Stung by criticism that its response to the shelling of a South Korean island in 2010 ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens action if South drops leaflets

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 02:10pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea issued its most strident warning in months on Friday when it threatened to open fire on South Korean territory if anti-Pyongyang leaflets were sent over from South Korean territory. It said that if leaflets were dropped on Monday a “merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning”, according to state news ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams South’s ‘lunatic’ military display

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea angered by what it saw as provocative exercise North Korea on Wednesday condemned South Korea’s “lunatic hostility” in staging a military parade that showcased a cruise missile capable of precision strikes against the leadership in Pyongyang. Tuesday’s display of weaponry in Seoul was the largest for a decade, involving 11,000 troops, 120 ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea nuclear progress is outpacing sanctions, experts warn

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme is developing beyond the international community’s ability to rein it in with effective sanctions and export ... Institute think-tank in Seoul showed consensus on the urgent need for new strategies to keep the threat in check. Even as Pyongyang’s closest ally China announced an export ban to the North ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea lawmaker arrested in alleged rebellion plot

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 10:03am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korea’s spy agency arrested a leftist lawmaker accused of plotting a pro-North Korean rebellion in a case that has triggered a political and media firestorm ... just south of Seoul, before being driven to a detention facility. South Korean lawmakers voted Wednesday to lift Lee’s legislative immunity against arrest. It was the legislature’s first ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Mild rebuke over South Korea-US drills as Pyongyang takes diplomatic option

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:16pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul North Korea yesterday criticised South Korea-US military drills with milder-than-usual language that was seen as a sign of its interest in keeping up diplomacy. North Korea typically speaks with war-like rhetoric against such exercises because it considers them a rehearsal for invasion. But it has not made any harsh statements against the annual Ulchi ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea orders air-con switch off as power crisis looms

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Dangjin III plant taken offline by mechanical issues South Korea ordered government offices to turn off their air-conditioning as two power plants stopped operations on Monday, a day after a minister warned of an imminent national energy crisis. The Dangjin III plant, with a capacity of 500,000 kilowatts, was taken offline by mechanical issues ...




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