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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea moves two more missile launchers as tensions simmer

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:40pm by AFP

    ... of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il-sung, but this did not materialise. The North Korean military last week moved two launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to the northeast ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea claims to have rockets extending to US mainland

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Days later, North Korea raised eyebrows by displaying what appeared to be a new set of ICBMs at a military parade to mark the 100th birthday of its late founder Kim Il-sung. But Western ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea warns of ‘merciless’ response to North’s provocations

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... commander on December 24 in 1991 – three years before the death of his own father and the country’s founding president, Kim Il-sung. TV news footage showed Kim, clad in a dark Mao suit, standing ... increasingly concerned over the stability of the North Korean regime following the execution two weeks ago of Jang Song-thaek, a high-level official and uncle of young leader Kim Jong-un. The security ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea proposes talks with US to ease tensions

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:21pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... fortified border. Reunifying the Korean Peninsula was a major goal of North Korea’s two late leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and is a legacy inherited by current leader Kim Jong-un. North ... talks with rival South Korea. The powerful National Defense Commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a statement through state media proposing high-level talks to ease ...

  5. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Chinese expert on North Korean affairs warns of 70pc chance of war

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... a missile test "at any time from now". North Korea will observe several anniversaries in the next few days, including the birthday of the country's founder Kim Il-sung on Monday, ... "There is a 70 to 80 per cent chance that a war will happen because North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may want to use this opportunity to force a reunification of the Korean Peninsula," Zhang ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Nations shrug off North Korea's warning of nuclear war

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as saying the North had completed preparations for an expected missile test-launch- possibly to coincide with April 15 celebrations for the birthday of its late founder Kim Il-sung. Japan said ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang lacks means for nuclear strike on US, experts say

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 09:22am by Reuters in Washington

    ... North Korea’s founding dynast Kim Il-sung. One US official said that until now, read closely, the threats from Pyongyang were conditional, suggesting an attack on the United States would only ... words, North Korea might be able to hit some part of the United States, but not the mainland and not with a nuclear weapon. The threats against the United States by North Korea’s young leader Kim ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea warns it cannot protect foreign embassies

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 08:03pm by AFP

    ... founder Kim Il-sSung in mid-April. “A flight test would make sense,” Daniel Pinkston, a North Korea expert at the International Crisis Group, told AFP. “But I’d be surprised if they used ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea moves second missile to coast

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... the safety of 43,000 Filipino workers in South Korea. There has been speculation that Pyongyang might schedule a missile launch to coincide with the birthday of the North’s late founder Kim Il-sung ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea has a nuclear weapon, says US agency as South dismisses capabilities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... on Monday of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-Sung. The unpredictable state has conducted three nuclear tests, but it was not believed to be near weapons capability. South Korea’s Defence ... about? Seoul played down the report. “Our military’s assessment is that the North has not yet miniaturised,” South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a news briefing. “North ...




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