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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... tensions with Seoul, even as leader Kim Jong-un oversaw firing drills on an island near the sensitive maritime border. A government statement carried by KCNA said it was time to end “reckless ... consumption. The latest statement came as Kim continued a tour of front-line islands with a visit to an islet in the Sea of Japan, or East Sea where, according to KCNA, he watched a firing drill. ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:17am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korea will respond strongly.” Fishing vessels had been warned off and local officials on the border islands of Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong said residents were advised to leave their homes. ... on March 31 during which a number of shells dropped into South Korean waters. The South responded in kind, and the two rivals traded hundreds of rounds of live artillery fire, forcing islanders ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea brands Shinzo Abe an ‘Asian Hitler’ in state media

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:20pm by AFP

    ... occupation of the Korean peninsula and for its claims to Korean island territory. It also took exception to Abe's December visit to the Yasukuni war shrine that honours Japan's war dead ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US Pacific fleet chief says North Korea is top security concern in Asia

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Harris also expressed concern at China’s declaration of an “air defence identification zone” (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, including over islands disputed with Japan. “We think that the air ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Happy New Year from North Korea: Kim speech praises uncle Jang purge

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:16am by Agence France-Presse

    ... accused Pyongyang of torpedoing its warship in March 2010 with the loss of 46 lives. The North angrily denied the charge but went on to shell a border island in November the same year, leaving ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader Kim Jong-un may have replaced army chief

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... island in November 2010 when he commanded the North’s Fourth Army Corps. Kim was only named army chief three months ago. He had previously held the post from 2007-2009. Chang Yong-seok ...

  7. News - World - NORTH KOREA

    Cuba claims weapons destined for North Korea for repair

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Panama City Anti-aircraft systems and missile and aircraft parts found on ship bound for North Korea were 'obsolete', Havana insists Cuba has said that weapons found on a North Korean ship close to the Panama Canal are outdated Soviet-era arms, which the communist island had sent to Pyongyang for repair. The declaration came late on Tuesday ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Hawkish North Korean general makes a comeback

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Kim Kyok-sik, 75, is seen as a hardliner and reportedly ordered the shelling of Yeonpyeong island in 2010 when he commanded the North's Fourth Army Corps. Four South Koreans, including ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea ups ante in war rhetoric after new UN sanctions

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... island in 2010. State television showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un preparing for "all-out war" as he visited a frontline military unit involved in the shelling of a South Korean island in 2010 South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye, who was sworn in less than two weeks ago, said the situation had become "very grave", but vowed to "deal ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US warns North Korea over missile attack threats

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... on a South Korean border island, killing four people. Military tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been at an elevated level for months, following December’s rocket launch and the North’s third ...




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