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  1. Beijing urges calm after rocket flop

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Teddy Ng Beijing urged calm and restraint yesterday ahead of an emergency the UN Security Council meeting- which 'deplored' North Korea's attempted rocket launch but stopped short of using tougher language. The launch failur ...

  2. N Korean launch threatens to fire up regional arms race

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Tokyo and Okinawa, as well as Aegis destroyers in surrounding waters, to intercept the North Korean rocket if its territories are threatened. The Russian military will also monitor ... military ties with the US and South Korea to become involved in the missile defence system. In other words, North Korea's provocation will pave the way for a US military pivot to Asia. Thus, ...

  3. Spotlight shifts to rocket concerns

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to nuclear weapons test and military provocations. Pyongyang has also agreed to allow international nuclear inspectors, expelled three years ago, back into the country. South Korean officials believe ...

  4. Missile shield will only strain ties

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Those hoping that the leopard that is North Korea would change its spots with the third generation of the Kim dynasty were sorely disappointed when it announced a satellite launch to mark the centenary this month of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sun ...

  5. N Korea condemned for nuclear tests

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the party's defence committee says the military should be allowed to launch pre-emptive strikes against enemies. Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso is looking for ways to get votes from ...

  6. Australia backs Japan's defence plan

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australia has thrown its support behind Japan's bid to build a missile defence system in response to perceived threats from North Korea. The backing came during talks in Tokyo between Australian Defence Minister Robert Hill and his Japanese counterpart, Shigeru Ishiba. They signed an agreement to increase contact between military officials and allow for joint exercises. ...

  7. Six-nation talks enhance China's diplomatic reputation, say analysts

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the rising danger of military conflict since last October, this week's talks have brought the North Korean nuclear crisis development to a new stage,' said Shi Yinhong, director ...

  8. Fearful Japanese may add nuclear arms in a decade

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... principles, military analysts say, with one expert estimating it could happen in as little as a decade. And while arming the country with nuclear weapons has been hinted at in the past, no prime ... if Tokyo does not rescind sanctions imposed since the missile tests- ordinary people are expressing support for more military muscle. 'The Japanese people are very angry and very worried and, ...

  9. The divisive nature of North Korea

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The United States and Japan appear on a collision course in a corner of the world that both of them view as vital to their national security. That corner of the world is northeast Asia, specifically the Korean peninsula and, more specifically ...

  10. Nuclear reaction

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the North Korean military asserted that unless Washington stopped applying pressure on the country and stopped staging military exercises with South Korea, the North would have no option ...




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