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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang ‘seals tunnel ahead of nuclear test’, say South Korean officials

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:11pm by AGENCIES

    ... want to send a message and express displeasure, what better time?" asked Dan Pinkstone of the International Crisis Group. "It would be consistent with the regime's past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1496205/pyongyang-seals-tunnel-ahead-nuclear-test-say-south-korean-officials
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korea exchange fire with hundreds of artillery shells over disputed border

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:03pm by AGENCIES

    ... Daniel Pinkston, of the International Crisis Group, said: "It’s up to the two militaries either to recognise or reject their own claimed line, and challenge the other’s- this goes back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1460990/n-korea-will-not-rule-out-new-nuclear-test-kcna
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Joint US-South Korea military drills to test inter-Korean detente

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:51am by Agence France-Presse

    ... In particular, North Korea wants the South to resume regular tours to its Mount Kumgang resort, which provided a much-needed source of hard currency in the past. South Korea suspended the tours after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434026/joint-us-south-korea-military-drills-test-inter-korean-detente
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean officials stash foreign currencies at home, defectors say

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul North Korean officials routinely stash large amounts of foreign currencies such as US dollars in their homes, say high-profile defectors Spy agency peels back curtain Two high-profile North Korean defectors working for South Korea's spy agency have revealed how regime officials routinely stashed huge sums of foreign currency in their homes. Both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1024748/north-korean-officials-stash-foreign-currencies-home-defectors-say
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Landmark Korea talks end with question marks after South, North fail to agree on US drills

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:20pm by AP and AFP

    ... was a lucrative source of hard currency. Underlying nuclear tensions Wariness in Seoul is still high because of a weeks-long barrage of threats and provocations last spring from Pyongyang after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427032/landmark-korea-talks-end-question-marks-after-south-north-fail-agree-us
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea agrees to talks on family reunions

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse

    ... which had provided a much-needed source of hard currency in the past. South Korea suspended the tours after a woman tourist was shot dead by security guards in 2008, and it has repeatedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419804/north-korea-agrees-talks-family-reunions
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas restart operations at Kaesong industrial zone

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 09:54am by AFP

    ... in the future,” the textile company manager told AFP. “Who knows if a crisis like this will happen again?” he told AFP. Who knows if a crisis like this will happen again? Seoul textile company manager ... cooperation. It provided an important hard currency source for the impoverished North through taxes, other revenues, and its cut of workers’ wages. It had appeared immune to previous downward spirals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310732/two-koreas-restart-operations-kaesong-industrial-zone
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Evacuation warnings, missile fears stoke North Korea crisis

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... was a ruse to fuel growing global anxiety over the current crisis on the Korean peninsula. “We believe they have taken this step as part of their country’s rhetoric that the US poses a threat ... time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. If war broke out on the Korean peninsula “there would be a terrible slaughter of people”, Castro wrote in a front-page article in Granma, the Cuban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1208597/evacuation-warnings-missile-fears-stoke-north-korea-crisis
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang rejects South's family reunion proposal over US drills

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... for improving cross-border ties. Pyongyang has sought to link the family reunions to a resumption of South Korean tours to the North’s Mount Kumgang resort, a source of much needed hard currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1401489/pyongyang-rejects-souths-family-reunion-proposal-over-us-drills
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Latest crisis has some South Koreans looking at the threats more seriously

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... nervous this crisis While most South Koreans shrug off North Korean threats with their customary "so what?" attitude towards the threatening regime, some signs suggest the rolling crisis ... such items as bottled water, message pads, emergency rations and fire-starting equipment. There also appears to be some stockpiling of crisis supplies. Online retailer G-Mart reported that it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1190805/latest-crisis-has-some-south-koreans-looking-threats-more-seriously

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