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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Family reunions offer Koreans the chance of a lifetime

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:08pm by BLOOM

    ... in improved ties in the year since the Kim regime threatened a nuclear strike against Seoul. The North has routinely used the visits as a bargaining chip, and Kim is trying to link future reunions ...

  2. Canadian uranium talks clouded by sabre-rattling

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner in Vancouver Suggestions earlier this month by PLA Major-General Zhu Chenghu that Beijing could launch nuclear strikes against the US if it intervened in a conflict over ... regional arms race'. General Zhu's comments raised doubts about China's promise never to launch a first nuclear strike, said Ernie Regehr, director of Canadian peace group Project ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea offers South guarantees to reopen Kaesong industrial zone

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 05:58pm by AFP

    ... crossing the border with supplies at the height of nuclear tensions. The Kaesong project generated roughly US$90 million annually in wages paid to the North's state agency that manages the zone. The companies had no oversight on how much was paid to workers, most of them women on assembly lines. North Korea threatened nuclear strikes against the South and the United States after ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands rally in Taipei against controversial nuclear plant project

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:39am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Thousands rally in Taipei against controversial nuclear plant project Thousands of anti-nuclear activists staged a sit-in in front of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's office yesterday, in a two-day protest demanding that the government drop a controversial nuclear power plant project that has been hotly debated ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... I hope." US forces have been back in Iraq for more than a month, staging more than 150 air strikes, delivering humanitarian aid and advising Iraqi forces on reversing the stunning advances ... and recruits. Watch: Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State His about-face on intervention in Syria after more than three years of civil war has been helped by global revulsion over ...

  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scottish vote on independence causes growing alarm in Western capitals

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:15pm by Reuters

    ... to decide, underlined this week the importance of Scotland in building Britain's aircraft carriers and as the base for its nuclear submarines. "It would be unwise for an American to take ... it is willing to join the US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, Cameron has avoided a clear commitment so far. Last year Cameron failed to win parliamentary support for joining ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea says sanctions will boost its nuclear deterrent

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 04:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... In an outpouring of warlike rhetoric prior to the Security Council meeting, the ministry threatened a “pre-emptive” nuclear strike against the United States and and all other “aggressors”. At that time ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea said on Saturday that UN sanctions would only make its nuclear and missile programmes stronger, with the foreign ministry hinting at further ...

  8. News - Asia

    US deploys B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea in deterrence to North

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France Presse

    ... counterpart Thursday, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel had stressed that all US military capability would be extended to the South, including “the nuclear umbrella, conventional strike means ... Agence France Presse in Seoul Two nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers flew what the US military described as “deterrence” missions over South Korea on Thursday, in a move sure ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea nuclear progress is outpacing sanctions, experts warn

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme is developing beyond the international community’s ability to rein it in with effective sanctions and export restrictions, regional analysts and nuclear experts warned on Wednesday. While opinion on the current level of the nuclear threat posed by North Korea was divided, a conference organised by the Asan ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea reopens hotline and seeks talks with South

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 10:25am by AFP

    ... between US President Barack Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, at which North Korea's nuclear programme is expected to be on the agenda. North Korea's nuclear test in February resulted in tightened UN sanctions and triggered the cycle of escalating tensions that saw Pyongyang threaten pre-emptive nuclear strikes against the Unites States and South Korea. China, ...




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