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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side ... of the drill which began around 2pm, the South Korean defence ministry said. “Our military is fully prepared,” ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. “If any shell lands on our side of the border, South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1499746/north-korea-conduct-firing-drills-near-disputed-sea-border-south-says
  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

    ... provocation and slander from Friday, and urged the South to reciprocate. Pyongyang also called for an end to live-fire drills and other hostile military activities near the disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea from Friday. The sea border is a frequent flashpoint. There have been no direct military clashes there since 2010 but the two sides intermittently fire warning shots or engage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543520/north-korea-proposes-suspension-military-hostilities-ahead-xi-jinpings
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Limping North Korea leader Kim Jong-un leads memorial for his grandfather

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:23pm

    ... installations on the maritime border with South Korea. The leadership podium was set against a backdrop of a red flag surrounding the giant portrait of a smiling Kim Il-sung. The eulogy was read ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549568/limping-north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-leads-memorial-his-grandfather
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... tensions with Seoul, even as leader Kim Jong-un oversaw firing drills on an island near the sensitive maritime border. A government statement carried by KCNA said it was time to end “reckless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548573/north-korea-softens-fiery-rhetoric-promise-send-cheerleaders-south
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea claims to have test-launched a tactical guided missile

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:42am by AFP

    ... out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to the North's official KCNA ... Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. On Thursday, the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a statement condemning recent South Korean live-fire exercises near their disputed maritime border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541478/north-korea-test-fires-three-short-range-missiles
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:10am

    ... for the cancellation of the drills because they are a rehearsal for invasion. It also suggested that the two Koreas halt hostile military acts against each other at border areas and stop psychological warfare. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544734/north-korea-fires-two-short-range-projectiles-after-seoul-rejects-call
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rejects talks on South Korean missionary sentenced to life

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and operating an underground church. South Korea proposed on Tuesday that the two sides should meet at the border truce village of Panmunjom for discussion on Kim Jeong-wook, who was captured ... in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong. They said Kim had crossed the border to establish the whereabouts of some North Korean refugees arrested in Dandong by Chinese authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530822/north-korea-rejects-talks-south-korean-missionary-sentenced-life
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea warns danger of ‘catastrophic’ military clash at truce village

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Tuesday warned that recent “provocative” activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead ... of a steel watchtower, saying it was being used for “acts of spying” involving sophisticated surveillance equipment. Given the military sensitivity of Panmunjom, where North and South Korean border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519848/north-korea-says-danger-catastrophic-military-clash-truce-village
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea sentences South Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life

    Posted May 31st 2014, 08:53am by AFP

    ... for seven years to North Korean refugees living in China's northeastern border city of Dandong. They said he had crossed the Yalu border river in October last year to establish the whereabouts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522438/north-korea-sentences-south-korean-missionary-hard-labour-life
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    S Korean activists float anti-Pyongyang packages across border

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paju, South Korea S Korean activists float packages across border South Korean activists launched thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border yesterday, despite past North Korean threats to shell the "human scum" involved. Packages floated over the heavily militarised border by balloon also contained 1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1406139/s-korean-activists-float-anti-pyongyang-packages-across-border

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