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  1. North Korea must mean what it says in new talks

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for caution, let alone the fact that it has steadfastly refused to budge in three previous rounds of talks with China, the United States, Japan, South Korea and Russia. While a North Korean Foreign ... and South Korea, threatened by the North's claims it has developed nuclear weapons and being the potential targets of its missiles, such assertions are meaningless. They know North Korea ...

  2. Last-chance saloon?

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are finally due to begin in Beijing tomorrow. While it is a welcome relief for the region, the path to peace is likely to remain bumpy. Each of the countries involved - North and South Korea, Japan, ... remain the stability and denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. It may oppose any high-handedness at the talks, including efforts to impose sanctions on its neighbour. South Korea ...

  3. Return of army base 'liberates' Seoul

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their families. Within the next three years, the 288 hectares of land will be returned to South Korea after more than a century of use by foreign troops. By 2008, the US troops will be relocated further south. Last week, at a ceremony marking the start of the redevelopment, President Roh Moo-hyun said the return of Yongsan represented the country's growing 'self-reliance'. ...

  4. No more cheer for North Korea

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE NORTH KOREAN Univer-siade cheerleaders were conspicuous by their absence at a volleyball match on Tuesday night at Daegu Gymnasium. After Sunday's fracas where reporters from the Stalinist country clashed with anti-communist protesters, the North Korean delegation cancelled all scheduled functions for its attention-grabbing female cheering squad at the ongoing Universiade. ...

  5. Seized Patriot missiles meant for South Korea

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... or elsewhere. However, observers said the sale of the missiles was approved in 2007. Arms maker Raytheon won a US$17.2 million contract in December 2009 to upgrade South Korea's Patriot missile ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A consignment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles discovered on board an Isle of Man-flagged cargo ship at a Finnish port was destined for the South ...

  6. First strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off is for the US and its allies to invade North Korea and change the regime before it deploys nuclear weapons. North Korea has already developed nuclear weapons, thanks to US stupidity for wasting time on Iraq. But although North Korea has nuclear weapons there is still time for the US plus South Korea and Japan to strike before ...

  7. South Korea

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon It may be the 'forgotten war', but on the 60th anniversary of its outbreak, South Korea's filmmakers are bringing the Korean conflict back to screens large ... this month in South Korea. The 11.3 billion won (HK$72.1 million) movie is based on the true story of the defence of Pohang girls' middle school in August 1950, a desperate moment in the war ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... camp', though originally coined by the media to describe an internment facility where large numbers of people were concentrated (often in appalling conditions) during the South African War, has, ...

  9. Tape provides wake-up call for Japan and South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Al-Qaeda's threat to target Japan and South Korea for helping American operations in Iraq has jolted both countries into examining their vulnerability ... affairs officer in the 1990s, who this month visited both countries, said concerns were higher in Japan. South Korea, which has experience in counter-terrorism as a result of its conflict ...

  10. South Korea wants a multinational defence grouping

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul President will use European summit to push regional agency South Korea, still guarding the world's last cold war frontier with the communist North, ... and interest from Asem member countries to it.' The Korean Peninsula has been a major regional flashpoint since the war half a century ago. North Korea has raised tensions with its nuclear ...




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