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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

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

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

    ... act of provocation after proposals by Pyongyang to ease cross-border tensions. The USS George Washington arrived in the southern port of Busan on Friday for joint military exercises starting this week. A spokesman for the policy department of the North's National Defence Commission (NDC) said the visit was "little short of US 'gunboat diplomacy' in the last ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean rocket tests sign of anger at military drills, says analyst

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang fires 30 more missiles into the sea as S Korea-US joint military exercises continue N Korean rocket tests 'sign of anger at drills ... military exercises" South Korea has been staging with the United States, Professor Yang Moo-jin of the University of North Korean Studies said. It is not unusual for Pyongyang to carry out ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Jinping. The missiles, which appeared to be Scud class, were launched from the east coast and flew about 500km before crashing harmlessly into the water, a South Korean military official said. ... times this year, including four involving missiles. It usually test-fires its rockets and missiles amid annual US-South Korean military exercises as a form of protest. Pyongyang routinely ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un directs island assault drill, state media reports

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... the North's Korean Central News Agency said. Kim watched the North Korean forces successively pound the mock enemy positions through "the well-organised coordinated operation as required ...

  5. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Xi Jinping sends Pyongyang a message by making first Korea trip as president to Seoul

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... a newspaper affiliated with the Central Party School. "Kim made no compromise on his nuclear ambitions. If Xi visits Pyongyang, it will send a wrong signal that such ambitions are approved ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    UN sets up commission of inquiry into rights abuses by North Korea

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The UN yesterday set up a commission of inquiry into human-rights violations in North Korea, saying some "may amount to crimes against humanity". The 47-member Geneva forum unanimously ... blames Seoul and Washington for leading the push to punish the North. Earlier yesterday, North Korea threatened strikes on US military bases in Japan and Guam, further escalating tensions. ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    At Panmunjom truce village, it's a quiet life for Swedish and Swiss soldiers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:37am by Andrew Salmon

    ... soldiers of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, or NNSC- say they feel little threat, even though they live inside the DMZ. "It looks very peaceful, very quiet, there is good air ... it on the southern side of the border; Czech and Polish delegations did the same on the north. But following the collapse of European communism, North Korea expelled the Czechs and Poles and the commission ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea to join Asian games in South Korea despite tensions over ship firefight

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by AFP

    ... of the DPRK [North Korea]... decided to dispatch DPRK players’ group” to the Asian Games to be hosted by South Korea’s western port city of Incheon, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency ... Moo-Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, said. “It also reflects the North’s willingness to cooperate with the South on non-military matters, although Pyongyang ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says North is lying about not firing shells in sea clash

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... North Korea yesterday of a "blatant lie" in claiming it had not fired shells near a South Korean warship and said Pyongyang had threatened to bombard its military vessels. Earlier yesterday, the North's military had rejected as "sheer fabrication" Seoul's assertion that it fired two shells in the vicinity of a South Korean navy vessel on patrol near ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean shelling a warning, not an attack, says Seoul

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:38pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korean military spokesman says shells fired into disputed waters were not an all out attack attempt by the North but merely warning shots North Korea’s ... violated the disputed sea boundary. On Wednesday, North Korea’s military vowed to retaliate. Koh Yu-hwan, a professor at Seoul’s Dongguk University, said the North probably didn’t want to hit South ...




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