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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park calls for North Korea and Tokyo to amend their ways

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 11:22am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul North Korea must end provocations and Japan atone for colonial past, says S. Korean president Addressing her two biggest foreign policy challenges, South ... to express her thoughts on North Korea and Japan. Seoul's testy relations with North Korea have grown much more antagonistic in recent months as North Korea has tested both a long-range rocket ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang ‘seals tunnel ahead of nuclear test’, say South Korean officials

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:11pm by AGENCIES

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Site has been readied for underground blast to coincide with Barack Obama's visit to Seoul Pyongyang 'seals tunnel ahead of nuclear test' North Korea has apparently sealed the tunnel to its nuclear test site, a significant sign that it may carry out its fourth nuclear test imminently, according to an official in Seoul. The move came as US ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Seoul and Tokyo look to balance the nuclear arms game with Pyongyang

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent Pyongyang's third atomic test is prompting nervous Seoul and Tokyo to reconsider their stances towards developing nuclear weapons Balancing ... nuclear debate in both Seoul and Tokyo is not being blithely disregarded. Professor Zha Daojiong, international relations scholar at Peking University, warned the situation was now "rather ...


    Nuclear test complicates matters for Seoul's new president

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul President-elect's new policy towards Pyongyang has been 'undermined', says party spokesman Nuclear test challenges new administration in Seoul ... incumbent Lee Myung-bak's frozen relations with Pyongyang through incremental confidence-building steps. Her team said she would establish offices in Seoul and Pyongyang to promote exchange ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAS

    South Korea to step up missile defence after North nuclear test

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 11:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea said on Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response ... South Korea reached a deal with the United States to almost triple the range of its missile systems – with Seoul arguing it needed an upgrade to counter the North’s missile and nuclear ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea military test-fire short range missiles

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 11:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Tests come a day after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill near the disputed Yellow Sea border North Korea’s military fired ... to be conducted on a military-unit level, not at a national level,” said a military source in Seoul cited by the South Korean news agency. The launch was seen as testing its capability for short-range ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea video depicts invasion of South, US hostages

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse Propaganda video shows attack scenario Hundreds of North Korean paratroopers descend on Seoul. Their mission: to take thousands of US citizens living in South Korea ... with "powerful weapons of mass destruction." "The crack stormtroops will occupy Seoul and other cities and take 150,000 US citizens as hostages," the narrator said. The video showed ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Latest crisis has some South Koreans looking at the threats more seriously

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Blustery North Korean threats are normally disregarded, but some residents now appear to be taking the latest escalation more seriously South Koreans are more ... opinion at the Asan Institute, a Seoul think tank, and who noted that the South Korean government is reportedly preparing evacuation plans for schools in the event of an attack. The South Korean ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAS

    South Korea flexes missile power after North test

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Two days after North Korea’s nuclear test, South Korea touted on Thursday the deployment of a new cruise missile capable of hitting targets in the North ... the range of its ballistic missile systems – with Seoul arguing it needed an upgrade to counter the North’s own missile development. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea and guarantees ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea flexes muscles with naval exercise

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 03:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea staged a naval exercise involving US surveillance aircraft on Tuesday, flexing its military muscles at a time of high tensions on the Korean ... the United States, the defence ministry in Seoul said. The exercises will practise operations to detect and track North Korean missiles and submarines, the ministry added. Though North Korea ...




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