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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    North and South Korea to hold rare high-level talks

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:34pm by AFP

    ... Defence Ministry, Unification Ministry and Presidential Office will take place at the border truce village of Panmunjom, unification ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do told reporters. Although ...

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    US ‘pivot’ to Asia cannot be derailed, Biden says

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korean President Park Geun-hye and later in a speech at Seoul’s Yonsei University, Biden reiterated US opposition to a new Chinese air defence identification zone that has fuelled regional ... new “air defence identification zone” (ADIZ) which, as well as inflaming Beijing’s territorial disputes with Japan, also overlaps South Korea’s own ADIZ. Seoul has threatened to announce ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean soldier throws grenade on tense border

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 10:18am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A South Korean soldier standing on guard at the tense inter-Korean border threw a grenade toward a moving object in the dark early on Wednesday, sparking a short-lived alarm, the defence ministry said. At daylight, a patrol searched the area but there was no trace of any infiltration from North Korea, a ministry spokesman said. A precautionary alert, ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korean missiles ready for military parade

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 11:50am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... agency said. It quoted a South Korean military source as saying short and mid-range missiles were seen installed on mobile launchers. The South’s defence ministry declined to confirm the report. ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea forms military task force on nuclear test

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 03:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea’s military said on Tuesday it had formed a crisis management task force to monitor North Korea’s nuclear site ahead of an expected atomic test, which Seoul said could be imminent. “Our assessment is that North Korea has almost completed preparations for a nuclear test,” defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said, reaffirming Seoul’s ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea preparing for missile launch

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... defence ministry spokesman said it could comment on any matter of intelligence, while a presidential Blue House spokeswoman said she had no information.   ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    S Korea poses no threat to North, says president

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... to push strongly with defence reform aimed to build a strong and advanced army and prepare for the warfare of the future,” Lee said. The reforms envisage a change of command structures ... warship by the North and the deadly shelling of a frontline island in the South in 2010. Parliament failed to pass a defence reform bill in its last session after opposition parties argued ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    US says North Korea cutting of military hotline ‘provocative’

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 08:46am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel promised “unwavering” support from the United States to its ally South Korea on Wednesday after North Korea severed a military hotline with Seoul. During a call with his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan-Jin, Hagel “reaffirmed the strength of the alliance, which has been, and continues to be, instrumental ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    N Korea says missiles can strike US mainland

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... to extend the range of the South’s missile systems. In a series of bulletins released on the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the spokesman of the National Defence Commission also said ... in April. “The North must have been greatly shocked at the announcement on Sunday,” said Baek Seung-Joo, at the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses. “To extend South Korea’s missile ranges means ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea condemns Lee’s Yeonpyeong island visit

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Saturday condemned a recent visit by the South’s President Lee Myung-Bak to an island close to their disputed border and reiterated that it only recognises a demarcation line drawn by Pyongyang. A National Defence Commission spokesman said Lee’s trip Thursday to Yeonpyeong island, shelled by the North in 2010, intended to raise ...




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