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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, United States to establish joint military unit

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea, US to set up joint military unit South Korea said it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea's weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanised unit led by a US major general would be set up in the first half of next ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea launches military drill with US despite North’s opposition

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea and the United States yesterday launched an annual military drill despite condemnation by North Korea, which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike. The "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" exercise will last until August 29. Although largely played out on computers, the drill involves tens of thousands of South ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... in this Korean family," the pope said, following up on an impromptu prayer on Friday when he urged Koreans to work to unite as one family, "with no victors or vanquished". A group ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... it was time to end "reckless hostility and confrontation" and called on Seoul to scrap its annual joint military drills with the United States. On Friday, South Korea agreed to hold working ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un directs island assault drill, state media reports

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... "Participating in the drill were combatants, artillery pieces of various calibres, combat ships including submarines, and formations of pursuit fighters, bombers and transport planes of units ...

  6. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Xi Jinping sends Pyongyang a message by making first Korea trip as president to Seoul

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... last year. Provocation from Pyongyang could lead to the United States strengthening its regional presence, which has dismayed Beijing, according to observers. "Usually China will consider ... of using alliances to project a sort of united front against China," he said. Xi will attend a business forum on Friday. The two nations will push for negotiations on a free trade agreement. ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Russia, Japan and the United States, to tackle North Korea's nuclear issues. "Beijing and Seoul may jointly call for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but it is unlikely ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says North is lying about not firing shells in sea clash

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... patrol boats were controlling illegal Chinese fishing boats north of the unmarked border. The North does not recognise the United Nations-designated Northern Limit Line as a sea border. ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean shelling a warning, not an attack, says Seoul

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:38pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... South Korean defence officials said. The North Korean ship also wasn’t hit. The North doesn’t recognise the Yellow Sea boundary, which was unilaterally drawn by the US-led United Nations Command ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea investigating another crashed drone, says official

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... from a nearby military unit is at the site,” the official told reporters. It was not immediately clear when the drone may have crashed. South Korea recovered three rudimentary UAVs in March ...




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