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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North, South Korean troops exchange border fire across DMZ

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 07:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Skirmishes broke out at the heavily-fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday with shots fired but no casualties recorded North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire on Sunday during the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula. The South’s defence ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619987/north-south-korean-troops-exchange-border-fire-across-dmz
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    No agreement as North and South Korea meet for first military talks in three years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul No agreement as two Koreas meet for military talks The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement yesterday, with the rivals failing to see eye-to-eye on how to ease animosity following two shooting incidents last week. The two countries traded gunfire on Friday after South Korean activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616838/north-and-south-korea-hold-first-general-level-military-talks-seven-years
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens to cancel talks with South after propaganda barrage

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leaflet campaign angers Pyongyang, with cross-border fire exchanged Propaganda all but scraps North-South talks North Korea's state media said yesterday that high-level talks with Seoul were now all but scrapped over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South, which triggered an exchange of fire across the tense border. The two Koreas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614681/north-korea-threatens-cancel-talks-south-after-propaganda-barrage
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South, North Korea patrol boats exchange fire at disputed sea border

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:01am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Seoul North and South Korea patrol boats exchange fire Patrol boats from North and South Korea briefly exchanged fire yesterday near their de facto western sea border, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea's military. The incident, which occurred at about 9.50am in waters near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, came just three days after the two Koreas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611253/south-north-korea-ships-exchange-fire-disputed-sea-border
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Man in his 30s told investigators he wanted to meet leader Kim Jong-un American held after bid to swim to N Korea South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South's defence ministry said. "A male American citizen was arrested last night while attempting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594818/american-held-south-korea-after-trying-swim-across-han-river-rival-north
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, United States to establish joint military unit

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea, US to set up joint military unit South Korea said it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested ... year, the South's defence ministry said, as part of elaborate preparations for any future war between the two Koreas. "It will be the first combined field combat unit to carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585340/south-korea-united-states-establish-joint-military-unit
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... with words of peace Pope Francis yesterday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping up a five-day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a mass yesterday at Seoul's Myeongdong Cathedral, the pope prayed with a small number of "comfort women", who were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576167/pope-francis-ends-south-korean-visit-message-peace
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea launches military drill with US despite North’s opposition

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea and the United States yesterday launched an annual military drill despite condemnation by North Korea, which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike. The "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" exercise will last until August 29. Although largely played out on computers, the drill involves tens of thousands of South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576169/south-korea-launches-military-drill-us-despite-norths-opposition
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea blasts US for warship visit to South North Korea yesterday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea as a "reckless" ... the exercises, which were taking place after North Korea reached out recently, were an "open challenge" to its efforts. "Whenever there was a sign of improving the North-South relations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552936/north-korea-slams-us-over-aircraft-carriers-visit-south
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Japan and South Korea take different approaches to North Korean kidnap victims

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jeonju, South Korea Megumi Yokota symbolises Tokyo's effort to bring back nationals taken by North Korea, yet her husband from South Korea is forgotten Japan, S Korea differ on citizen abduction Kim Young-nam was a teenager living on the coast of South Korea when he disappeared in 1978, only to turn up in North Korea. There, he met and married Megumi Yokota, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546040/japan-and-south-korea-take-different-approaches-north-korean-kidnap

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