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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to destroy its landmines, but not on the Korean peninsula

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:53pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US to destroy its landmines, but not in DMZ The US has pledged to eliminate all stockpiles of landmines except those to defend South Korea. The decision to exclude the Korean peninsula follows a commitment the US made in June that it would not make, keep or fortify current stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines. The US is "deeply concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599670/us-destroy-its-landmines-not-korean-peninsula
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Man in his 30s told investigators he wanted to meet leader Kim Jong-un American held after bid to swim to N Korea South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen ... wanted to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Nobody at the US embassy in Seoul was immediately available for comment. A government source, cited by Yonhap, said a border patrol had found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594818/american-held-south-korea-after-trying-swim-across-han-river-rival-north
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, United States to establish joint military unit

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea, US to set up joint military unit South Korea said it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea's weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanised unit led by a US major general would be set up in the first half of next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585340/south-korea-united-states-establish-joint-military-unit
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea launches military drill with US despite North’s opposition

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Korean and US soldiers and is aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. According to the South Korean defence ministry, this year's drill will, for the first time, simulate the response to a nuclear attack threat, using a strategy of "tailored" deterrence developed last year at annual South Korea-US defence talks. North Korea has repeatedly called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576169/south-korea-launches-military-drill-us-despite-norths-opposition
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... an invitation from the South Korean Catholic Church for members of its state-run Korean Catholic Association to attend yesterday's mass, citing the start of joint US-South Korean military drills, also due to begin yesterday. "Let us pray... for the emergence of new opportunities for dialogue, encounter and the resolution of differences, for continued generosity in providing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576167/pope-francis-ends-south-korean-visit-message-peace
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea blasts US for warship visit to South North Korea yesterday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea as a "reckless" ... this week. A spokesman for the policy department of the North's National Defence Commission (NDC) said the visit was "little short of US 'gunboat diplomacy' in the last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552936/north-korea-slams-us-over-aircraft-carriers-visit-south
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea investigating another crashed drone, says official

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... and April in separate locations near its land and sea borders with the North. The defence ministry said last week that a joint investigation with US experts had provided “smoking-gun” proof that all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511842/south-korea-investigating-another-crashed-drone-says-official
  8. 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

    ... of a US Navy aircraft carrier in South Korea a "sinister interference". "They know South Korean officials will report their missile launches so they've decided to seize ... for the first time since Seoul imposed tough economic sanctions four years ago. It will provide US$2.9 million in grants to civilian groups providing assistance to North Korea in such fields ...

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

    North and South Korean warships exchange fire in disputed area of Yellow Sea

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 06:38pm by AP

    ... Korea but whose jurisdiction it does not recognise. The Yellow Sea boundary was unilaterally drawn by the US-led UN Command at the end of the 1950-53 Korean war. This month the two Koreas have upped the rhetorical ante in their verbal exchanges over crashed surveillance drones recovered on the South Korean side of the border. Seoul said a joint investigation with US analysts provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517955/north-korea-fires-disputed-waters-near-south-warship-reports
  10. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Xi Jinping sends Pyongyang a message by making first Korea trip as president to Seoul

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... [of]," he said. Liu said that in addition to Pyongyang, the role of the US in regional security would be discussed. "We hope the US can help push for mutual trust among countries in the region," he said, referring to calls for Seoul to join the US missile defence system. "We don't want to see a tense situation and an arms race in the region." Delury from Yonsei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544521/xi-jinping-sends-pyongyang-message-making-first-korea-trip-president

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