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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea forms military task force on nuclear test

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 03:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea’s military said on Tuesday it had formed a crisis management task force to monitor North Korea’s nuclear site ahead of an expected atomic test, which Seoul said could be imminent. “Our assessment is that North Korea has almost completed preparations for a nuclear test,” defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said, reaffirming Seoul’s ...

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    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test and do more for the well-being of its people who face a “dire” humanitarian situation. He told a group of journalists on Thursday that the United Nations has been trying to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea, but because of the crisis over a possible nuclear test and tensions ...

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    US warns N. Korea against further ‘provocative’ acts

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 04:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... that could pave the way to firing a long-range missile. Asked about media reports that North Korea, also known as the DPRK, has told China it is preparing further nuclear tests, State Department ... international obligations and run counter to its commitments,” she told journalists. UN Security Council resolutions insist North Korea should not carry out any further nuclear tests, or face further ...

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    Kerry warns North Korea against conducting nuclear test

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:23pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South Korea’s president also speculated that Pyongyang may detonate multiple atomic devices simultaneously. Under a UN Security Council resolution last month condemning a North Korean long-range rocket launch that the UN and others call a disguised test of banned missile technology, Pyongyang is subject to new sanctions ...

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    Politics intrude at emotional Korean family reunion

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 06:42pm by AFP

    ... he could barely remember, insisted on taking some hair samples to confirm they really were related. “I’m going to get some DNA tests done,” he said. Tens of millions of people were displaced ...

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    North Korea has re-started plutonium reactor, warn US analysts

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:23am

    ... Korea, which defiantly carried out a third nuclear test in February and threatened to attack the United States over its reaction. Tensions have since eased somewhat, but the United States has ... plutonium, which it used to conduct its first two nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. Foreign governments and experts have not been able to conclude whether North Korea again used plutonium in its ...

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    North Korea threatens South over UN sanctions

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... to conduct a third nuclear test and boost its ability to strike the United States. The latest warning re-focused Pyongyang’s anger from Washington to Seoul. “Sanctions amount to a declaration of war ... launch on December 12 – insisting it was a peaceful mission to place a satellite in orbit. The rest of the world saw it as a banned ballistic missile test and on Tuesday the UN Security Council ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREA

    Koreas agree to hold talks on re-opening jointly-run factory complex

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 01:06pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... satellite launch and a February nuclear test by the North.   ...

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    Two Koreas hold talks on closed industrial zone

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... a number of crises on the Korean peninsula unscathed. But in April, as tensions escalated following the North’s third nuclear test, Pyongyang effectively shut down operations by withdrawing ...

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    Seoul approves first North Korea aid since rocket launch

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... South Korea on Friday approved the first shipment of humanitarian aid to North Korea since military tensions spiralled after Pyongyang’s rocket launch in December and nuclear test last ... South Korea-US military drills and to United Nations sanctions imposed after its February nuclear test. South Korea halted government food and fertiliser shipments to the North after former ...




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