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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

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

    ... of defectors from North Korea and relatives of South Koreans abducted by the North were invited to the mass, which was attended by South Korean President Park Geun-hye. North Korea turned down ... not fear Christians, as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures. The remarks were intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576167/pope-francis-ends-south-korean-visit-message-peace
  5. 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

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korean leader is shown directing rocket launches near South Korean tourist observatory Kim makes it personal withact of defiance North Korea yesterday showed photos ... and photos released by state media show the rockets were fired several kilometres north of a South Korean tourist observatory near the inter-Korean Demilitarised Zone. The burning trails from ...

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

    Japan and South Korea take different approaches to North Korean kidnap victims

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jeonju, South Korea Megumi Yokota symbolises Tokyo's effort to bring back nationals taken by North Korea, yet her husband from South Korea is forgotten Japan, S Korea differ on citizen abduction Kim Young-nam was a teenager living on the coast of South Korea when he disappeared in 1978, only to turn up in North Korea. There, he met and married Megumi Yokota, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546040/japan-and-south-korea-take-different-approaches-north-korean-kidnap
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Reuters and Teddy Ng Launch of two Scud-class projectiles into sea comes ahead of visit to South by Xi Jinping Pyongyang defies sanctions with more missile tests North Korea yesterday ... It is unlikely there will be new initiatives from Beijing on [North Korea] PROFESSOR CUI ZHIYING The test firings came three days after the North launched three short-range projectiles into the waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542848/seoul-north-korea-fires-more-short-range-missiles
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea urges release of missionary sentenced to life in North Korea

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Fellow activists and missionaries said Kim had been providing shelter and food for seven years to North Korean refugees living in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong South Korea urged North Korea on Sunday to release a Seoul missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and operating an underground church, calling his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523245/south-korea-urges-release-missionary-sentenced-life-north-korea
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says North is lying about not firing shells in sea clash

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North denies firing shells in artillery exchange that has raised tensions at disputed sea border South Korea says North is lying about sea clash Seoul accused North Korea yesterday of a "blatant lie" in claiming it had not fired shells near a South Korean warship and said Pyongyang had threatened to bombard its military vessels. Earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519140/south-korea-says-north-lying-about-not-firing-shells-sea-clash
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea to join Asian games in South Korea despite tensions over ship firefight

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North athletes' participation will be the first foray into a major sport event in nearly 10 years North Korea said on Friday it will send athletes ... of the DPRK [North Korea]... decided to dispatch DPRK players’ group” to the Asian Games to be hosted by South Korea’s western port city of Incheon, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518743/north-korea-join-asian-games-seoul-despite-tensions-over-ship-firefight

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