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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North, South Korean troops exchange border fire across DMZ

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 07:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Skirmishes broke out at the heavily-fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday with shots fired but no casualties recorded North and South ... ministry official said a South Korean border patrol had spotted North Korean troops approaching close to the MDL. “Verbal warnings were issued by loudspeaker and then warning shots were fired,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619987/north-south-korean-troops-exchange-border-fire-across-dmz
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    No agreement as North and South Korea meet for first military talks in three years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul No agreement as two Koreas meet for military talks The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement ... no reports of casualties from either incident, but they served as a reminder of how tensions are running high. Yesterday, after a proposal by the North, military generals from the two Koreas met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616838/north-and-south-korea-hold-first-general-level-military-talks-seven-years
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens to cancel talks with South after propaganda barrage

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leaflet campaign angers Pyongyang, with cross-border fire exchanged Propaganda all but scraps North-South talks North Korea's state media said yesterday ... Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border on Friday, prompted by the North Korean military trying to shoot down balloons carrying the leaflets that activists launched from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1614681/north-korea-threatens-cancel-talks-south-after-propaganda-barrage
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South, North Korea patrol boats exchange fire at disputed sea border

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:01am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Seoul North and South Korea patrol boats exchange fire Patrol boats from North and South Korea briefly exchanged fire yesterday near their de facto western sea border, according ... agreed in rare talks to hold another round of high-level dialogue in the near future, raising hopes for a thaw in inter-Korean relations. According to the JCS, the North Korean patrol boat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611253/south-north-korea-ships-exchange-fire-disputed-sea-border
  5. 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

    ... who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South's defence ministry said. "A male American citizen was arrested last night while attempting ... 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
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea and the United States yesterday launched an annual military drill despite condemnation by North Korea, which has threatened ... 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, ...

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

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

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

    ... between North and South Korea, left over from the Korean war. Although the Barack Obama administration says it honours the spirit of the international anti-landmine treaty, the Ottawa Convention, ...

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

    South Korea, United States to establish joint military unit

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

    ... 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 ... destruction in the nuclear-armed North if war broke out. The ministry said the contingent would have a joint office of US and South Korean staff in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, where the US 2nd Infantry ...

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

    North Korea threatens to skip Asian Games after talks on inclusion falter

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Southern official says Seoul mystified by North's 'unilateral walkout' of talks on its participation North Korea may skip Asian Games hosted by South North Korea yesterday threatened to pull out of September's Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks to negotiate Pyongyang's participation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556076/north-korea-threatens-boycott-asian-games
  10. 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

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