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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘A wolf with a hideous lantern jaw’: North Korea launches personal attack on John Kerry

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:29pm

    ... that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal. An unidentified policy department spokesman at the North Korean defence commission, led by leader Kim Jong-un, described Kerry as a “wolf donning the mask ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577721/wolf-hideous-lantern-jaw-north-korea-insults-john-kerry-over-his-looks
  2. News - Asia - KOREAS

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel tours Korean DMZ, watched by the North

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Panmunjom N Koreans keep watchful eye on Hagel US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel toured the Korean demilitarised zone yesterday, under the watchful eye of North Korean ... "There's no margin of error up here," Hagel said. He also visited a hilltop observation post, where he looked across a valley into North Korea and received a briefing from South Korean Defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1321605/us-defence-chief-chuck-hagel-tours-korean-dmz-watched-north
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... to witness columns of water caused by North Korean shells landing in the sea," South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. "Our government takes the firm stance that we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554921/kim-thumbs-nose-seoul-photos-show-him-directing-rocket-fire-near-dmz
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan readies missile defence over North Korean rocket

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo has begun deploying a surface-to-air missile defence system and is putting its armed forces on standby ahead of a planned North Korean missile launch ... on Monday, headed for the country’s southern Okinawa island chain. Defence Minister Satoshi Morimoto on Saturday ordered the military to prepare for the rocket launch, with a defence ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1096411/japan-readies-missile-defence-over-north-korean-rocket
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Chinese passenger jet carrying 220 people in near miss with North Korean missile

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:52pm by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... from Narita airport in Japan when North Korea fired the missile at 4.17pm on Tuesday, South Korean defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. The jet was flying over international waters ... It was an unexpected and immoral act that goes against international norms South Korean defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok The North Korea missile launches coincide with joint US-South Korean military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441024/chinese-passenger-jet-carrying-220-people-near-miss-north-korean-missile
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare photographs from North Korea leader Kim's childhood broadcast during Pyongyang concert

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... of Korea, the First Chairman of the National Defence Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Last month he was elected unopposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495116/rare-photographs-north-korea-leader-kims-childhood-broadcast-during
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464232/crashed-drone-found-south-korea-took-photos-presidential-palace-seoul
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

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

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

    ... "provocative" and potentially dangerous tests. "The North should stop actions that cause military tension and unnerve its neighbours," Seoul's defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok ... as rehearsals for an invasion. Seoul and Washington say they are purely defensive. Earlier this month, the North's powerful National Defence Commission threatened to demonstrate its nuclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455036/north-korean-rocket-tests-sign-anger-military-drills-says-analyst
  9. News - Asia

    North Korea's new 'number two'? Leadership shuffle seen in hermit state

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:17am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... Song-thaek. Choe holds a number of other top positions as a politburo standing committee member and a vice chairman of both the Central Military Commission and the National Defence Commission. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502384/north-koreas-new-number-two-military-leadership-shuffle-seen-hermit-state
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Satellite images show North Korea nuclear tests ‘on hold’

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:36pm by AFP

    ... nuclear deterrence in a move that analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out a fourth atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks. The National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by leader Kim Jong-un, said the North would continue "to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence". "And additional measures will be taken to demonstrate its might, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454376/pyongyang-nuclear-tests-hold

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