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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams South’s ‘lunatic’ military display

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea angered by what it saw as provocative exercise North Korea on Wednesday condemned South Korea’s “lunatic hostility” in staging a military parade that showcased a cruise missile capable of precision strikes against the leadership in Pyongyang. Tuesday’s display of weaponry in Seoul was the largest for a decade, involving 11,000 troops, 120 ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea preparing for 'big' military drill, report says

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 11:49am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea appears to be gearing up for a major military exercise, a report said on Sunday, amid tensions over an expected missile test and South Korea’s pullout from a joint industrial complex. Preparations are under way near the North’s western port of Nampo for a combined live-fire drill involving artillery units and air force jets, the South’s ...

  3. News - World - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Britain urges calm response to North Korea tensions

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain urged calm on Sunday over the spiralling nuclear tensions with North Korea, saying that Pyongyang had shown no signs of repositioning its armed forces despite its “paranoid rhetoric”. Foreign Secretary William Hague added that there was no immediate need to withdraw British diplomats despite Pyongyang warning that it could not guarantee ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea asks for list of South workers leaving Kaesong

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:03am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea has asked companies in the Kaesong joint industrial zone for a list of all South Korean personnel who wish to leave the complex in the coming days, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Thursday. An earlier report by the Yonhap news agency said the North had demanded that all South Korean personnel quit the complex by April 10. ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea marks shelling of border island by North

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Yeonpyeong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yeonpyeong South Korea marked on Friday the anniversary of North Korea’s 2010 shelling of a border island with a military drill and memorials, clouded by the threat of a fresh attack from Pyongyang. The November 23 attack on Yeonpyeong island killed two South Korean marines and two civilians in one of the most serious border incidents since the 1950-1953 Korean ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Shim Moon-kyu posthumously cleared of spying

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Executed 'spy' finally has his name cleared A South Korean court has posthumously acquitted a man executed 50 years ago on spying charges, deeming he had been wrongfully convicted of acting as a double agent for North Korea. Shim Moon-kyu, a South Korean trained by Seoul as a spy, was secretly sent to the communist North in 1955 where ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Activists in South float anti-Pyongyang flyers over North Korea's border

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paju

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paju Plans for anti-North Korea leaflet drop blocked after Pyongyang warned of a 'merciless' reaction Seoul defuses propaganda protest Activists in South Korea yesterday floated balloons carrying tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea, eluding police who had disrupted an earlier launch attempt amid threats from North Korea. ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korea drops propaganda leaflets over border

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea has dropped thousands of propaganda leaflets attacking South Korea across their heavily militarised border for the second time this year, the South’s defence ministry said on Tuesday. South Korean soldiers have collected about 17,000 leaflets, which were floated by balloon over the frontier on Saturday, a ministry spokesman said. “They ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    S Korean army under probe for failed border watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... A South Korean army division faces embarrassing questions after a North Korean soldier travelled unchecked across one of the world’s most fortified borders and knocked on a guard post asking for asylum. The 22nd division based in the northeastern county o ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    S Korea accuses N Korea over boat incursions

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 04:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul’s top official in cross-border ties warned on Monday that recent territorial violations by North Korean fishing boats might be a deliberate ploy by Pyongyang to provoke South Korea. Navy ships from South Korea on Friday fired warning shots at six North Korean fishing boats that crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border, in the latest in a series ...




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