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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's defence chief apologises for bullying remark about shooting spree

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Defence chief sorry for saying army shooter bullied South Korea's defence minister apologised yesterday to the relatives of victims of a shooting rampage ... shooting himself, Lim wrote a suicide note that media reports say detailed how bullying drove him to despair. The defence ministry has refused to release the note or confirm its contents. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    US troop leader in South Korea urges deployment of new missile defence against North

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul The commander of US troops stationed in South Korea said on Tuesday he had proposed deploying an advanced missile-defence system to the country, to counter the growing ... and being seen as preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test. “I recommended the deployment of the THAAD (Theatre High Altitude Area Defence) missiles to South Korea,” Yonhap News Agency quoted ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea military chiefs endorse development of home-built fighter jet

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... of the KF-X programme and remains a potential partner, one of the people said. State-run think tank the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses (KIDA) reported earlier this month that a twin-engine version of the fighter jet is expected to cost around 8.5 trillion won, the person told reporters. Both sources declined to be identified as details of defence requirements are confidential. ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean soldier who killed five captured alive after shooting himself

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... military conscript who killed five members of his unit was captured on Monday after shooting himself in the side following a stand-off with thousands of troops, the defence ministry said. “He shot ... the officer was quoted as saying. A defence ministry spokesman said Lim, who apparently had a record of instability, had been tracked and cornered just before 2.30pm on Sunday near an elementary ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH KOREA

    US Defence Secretary Hagel says no decision yet on extending US wartime command of South Koreans

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel late Saturday ruled out any quick decision on extending US wartime command over South Korea troops, a move authorities in Seoul are seeking. “I don’t think we’ll be in a position to make any final decision,” Hagel told reporters aboard the plane that was taking him to South Korea. In case of war with North Korea, the alliance ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea ferry crew claim rescue was coastguard’s job

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:23pm by Reuters

    ... charged with homicide. The court granted a defence request to call coastguard officials who first reached the sinking Sewol as witnesses. The court also plans to call some of the surviving ... and it didn’t even occur to them to go to rescue action stations,” state-appointed defence lawyer Ju Chul-soo, who represents two of the defendants, told the court. Family members in court were more ...

  7. News - China - SOUTH KOREA

    Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... announced a highly contentious shift in Japan’s pacifist military policy, asserting its right to go into battle in defence of its allies-- a move viewed with deep suspicion in Beijing and Seoul. ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean soldier who killed five comrades in ‘stable condition’

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... thousands of soldiers and police who finally cornered him in a forested area 10 kilometres away. Seoul’s defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said Lim had written a note before shooting himself. ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s ruling party strong at local elections despite South Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... province. "We put up a good defence even in the midst of the Sewol disaster," party secretary general Yoon Sang-hyun said. The high popularity ratings Park has enjoyed since taking ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Crashed drone found in South Korea took photos of presidential palace in Seoul

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... the presidential Blue House, but the aircraft had no equipment to transmit the images, defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. When asked if it could carry a bomb, he said: "It is of primitive ...




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