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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens action if South drops leaflets

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 02:10pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea issued its most strident warning in months on Friday when it threatened to open fire on South Korean territory if anti-Pyongyang leaflets were sent over from South Korean territory. It said that if leaflets were dropped on Monday a “merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning”, according to state news ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arms warships with new cruise missile

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul arms warships with new missile South Korea has begun fitting naval destroyers with a new home-developed cruise missile capable of making precision ... of deadly naval clashes in 1999, 2002 and 2009. Seoul strengthened its troop presence and upgraded its weaponry on several "frontline" islands following North Korea's deadly shelling ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea’s first lady faces land-deal probe

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... on Monday. The probe is focused on alleged irregularities in the purchase of a plot of land on the southern edge of Seoul to build a retirement home for Lee when he formally leaves office in January. ... of financial chicanery. But in the face of mounting criticism, the president scrapped the whole project and decided to move into his existing private house in southern Seoul after leaving office. ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Shim Moon-kyu posthumously cleared of spying

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Executed 'spy' finally has his name cleared A South Korean court has posthumously acquitted a man executed 50 years ago on spying charges, deeming he had been wrongfully convicted of acting as a double agent for North Korea. Shim Moon-kyu, a South Korean trained by Seoul as a spy, was secretly sent to the communist North in 1955 where ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea shuts two nuclear reactors

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... disaster in Japan. All parts supplied for use in South Korea's nuclear plants require quality and safety warranties from one of 12 international organisations designated by Seoul. The eight ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike on South over propaganda leaflets

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Tensions rise as North vows 'merciless' strike North Korea yesterday threatened a "merciless" military strike on South Korea next week, prompting a swift vow of retaliation from Seoul in a serious escalation of cross-border tensions. The Korean People's Army (KPA) said it would launch the attack if North Korean defectors ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese students protest at Japan embassy in Seoul

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 03:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Dozens of Chinese students, carrying banners and shouting slogans, protested outside Japan’s embassy in Seoul on Thursday to show their support for Beijing ... in China. “Diaoyu is China’s territory. Don’t invade our territory!” more than 40 protestors from a Seoul-based Chinese student association chanted outside the embassy in the South Korean capital. ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea rocket launch delayed by at least three days

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea on Friday suspended by at least three days a scheduled rocket launch that would have marked its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit, officials said, citing a technical problem. Juts hours before the launch, slated for Friday afternoon from the Naro Space Center on the south coast, officials in the control centre told reporters ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    Seoul warns North against election meddling

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 10:09am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea on Wednesday threatened a strong military response to any provocative act by North Korea aimed at influencing the South’s presidential election in December. The warning, issued at a top-level security meeting convened by President Lee Myung-Bak, came as tensions have risen along the disputed maritime border between the two Koreas. “The ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul rejects Japan proposal on islands row

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea on Thursday sent a diplomatic document rejecting Japan’s proposal that the two countries ask an international court to settle a bitter row over ... for settlement. Seoul’s reply was delivered Thursday through a Japanese diplomat in Seoul, a foreign ministry spokesman said, declining to give details. The document clarified Seoul’s stance ...




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