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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea moves medium-range missile to east coast

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 08:28pm by AFP

    ... Korea has moved a medium-range missile to its east coast, South Korea said on Thursday as the United States strengthened its Pacific missile defences amid intensifying threats from Pyongyang. ... and clear danger” to the United States and its allies South Korea and Japan. The Pentagon said it would send ground-based THAAD missile-interceptor batteries to protect bases on Guam, a US territory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207111/north-korea-moves-missile-east-coast
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea puts missiles on standby for US strike

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 08:32am by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... tighter economic sanctions on the country. Russia warned on Friday that a flare-up in tensions between North Korea and the United States could spin out of control, urging all sides involved ... and military bases in the Pacific after US stealth bombers flew over South Korea. The flights were part of annual drills between the United States and South Korea, which North Korea each year denounces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1202363/north-korea-puts-missiles-standby-us-strike
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea may have detained ‘elderly US citizen’

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:58pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... in August was scuppered by Pyongyang. Tensions between the United States and North Korea rose sharply earlier this year after Pyongyang threatened to fire missiles at the United States in response ... Korea, but we have no additional information to share at this time.” He urged Americans to read a State Department warning that “recommends against all travel by US citizens to North Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361133/north-korea-may-have-detained-elderly-us-citizen
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN chief voices concern over N Korea rocket launch plan

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:48pm

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN chief Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” about North Korea’s planned rocket launch, warning that it could heighten tensions in the region, ... Secretary-General strongly urges the DPRK to reconsider its decision and to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program,” Ban’s office said, using the acronym for North Korea’s official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1097350/un-chief-voices-concern-over-n-korea-launch-plan
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang frees Merrill Newman, US Korean war veteran; Biden tours DMZ

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 10:10am by AFP

    ... to facilitate dialogue with Washington. "North Korea knows that the detention of a sick, old man will aggravate relations with the United States," Kim said. Last week, Pyongyang for the first ... freed amid Biden visit North Korea yesterday released a detained American veteran of the Korean war ahead of a visit by US Vice-President Joe Biden to the world's last cold war frontier. US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1375217/pyongyang-frees-merrill-newman-us-korean-war-veteran-biden-tours-dmz
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea admits it held American, 85; says he confessed to hostile acts

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 12:03pm by AFP

    ... dated November 9. Experts said North Korea might have issued the apology to accelerate judicial steps against Newman and resolve his case. "North Korea wants negotiations with the United States on his release," said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. Friends and relatives have said Newman was detained because of a misunderstanding. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1369489/north-korea-admits-it-held-american-85-says-he-confessed-hostile-acts
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea plans rocket launch as leader asserts power

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 05:06pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... if the United States will drop its hostile policies,” said Chang Yong-seok, a senior researcher at the Institute for Peace Affairs at Seoul National University. North Korea is banned from conducting ... that will likely heighten diplomatic tensions and draw criticism from Washington. North Korea’s state news agency announced the decision to launch another space satellite on Saturday, just a day after Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1095005/north-korea-plans-new-rocket-launch-leader-asserts-power
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea nuclear envoy seeks talks ‘without preconditions’

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... to prioritise regional stability in its relations with the North. South Korea, which does not have nuclear weapons, and ally the United States, have made it clear they will never accept the idea ... the facility, which was built with Soviet help and mothballed in 2007 would be “a misstep” and a “very serious matter”. The United States and South Korea have long demanded that Pyongyang show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1312243/north-korea-nuclear-envoy-seeks-talks-without-preconditions
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea- but will Kim Jong-un attend?

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Hall, Kyodo news agency reported. Inoki- who stands 190cm tall- has organised the festival with North Korea's authorities, taking along 21 grapplers from Japan, the United States, France ... and Pyongyang. He met with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam yesterday, hours before the first night of the "International Pro Wrestling Festival" was to kick off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582031/japanese-wrestler-politician-ready-rumble-north-korea-will-kim-attend
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China urges ‘restraint’ after North Korea scraps peace pact

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 10:01am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korea-- against any North Korean missile strike. The CPRK statement condemned the UN resolution-- drafted by the United States and the North’s sole major ally, China – as proof that Washington ... the United States. Pyongyang is no stranger to bellicose rhetoric, but the tone has reached a frenzied pitch in recent days, fuelling concerns that it might trigger a border incident, with both North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1186107/china-urges-restraint-after-north-korea-scraps-peace-pact

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