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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea blasts US for warship visit to South North Korea yesterday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea as a "reckless" ... this week. A spokesman for the policy department of the North's National Defence Commission (NDC) said the visit was "little short of US 'gunboat diplomacy' in the last ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... of a US Navy aircraft carrier in South Korea a "sinister interference". "They know South Korean officials will report their missile launches so they've decided to seize ... for the first time since Seoul imposed tough economic sanctions four years ago. It will provide US$2.9 million in grants to civilian groups providing assistance to North Korea in such fields ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Japan and South Korea take different approaches to North Korean kidnap victims

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:30pm by Reuters

    ... is stark. It is so hard for us. There is nothing we can do, the victims, nothing KIM YOUNG-JA More than 35 years after her kidnapping, Yokota has become a symbol of Japan's all-out effort ... doing for those 500 people?" his sister, Kim Young-ja, 56, said in an interview on Wednesday. "It is so hard for us. There is nothing we can do, the victims, nothing," she said ...

  4. 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

    ... [of]," he said. Liu said that in addition to Pyongyang, the role of the US in regional security would be discussed. "We hope the US can help push for mutual trust among countries in the region," he said, referring to calls for Seoul to join the US missile defence system. "We don't want to see a tense situation and an arms race in the region." Delury from Yonsei ...

  5. 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

    ... times this year, including four involving missiles. It usually test-fires its rockets and missiles amid annual US-South Korean military exercises as a form of protest. Pyongyang routinely ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    At Panmunjom truce village, it's a quiet life for Swedish and Swiss soldiers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:37am by Andrew Salmon

    ... reports whenever tensions flare on the flashpoint peninsula. To its south, the US-South Korean Camp Bonifas- with bunkers guarding its baseball diamond and its one-hole golf course surrounded ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea urges release of missionary sentenced to life in North Korea

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... linked to the government. Pyongyang views foreign missionaries as seditious elements intent on fomenting unrest. A number of missionaries- mostly US citizens- have been arrested in the isolated communist state in the past. Some were allowed to return home after interventions by high-profile US figures. US citizen Kenneth Bae, described by a North Korean court as a militant Christian ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korean warships exchange fire in disputed area of Yellow Sea

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 06:38pm by AP

    ... Korea but whose jurisdiction it does not recognise. The Yellow Sea boundary was unilaterally drawn by the US-led UN Command at the end of the 1950-53 Korean war. This month the two Koreas have upped the rhetorical ante in their verbal exchanges over crashed surveillance drones recovered on the South Korean side of the border. Seoul said a joint investigation with US analysts provided ...

  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 ... tests and threatened the leaders of the US and South Korea. In Washington, a State Department spokeswoman urged North Korea “to refrain from provocative actions” and to exercise restraint. Both ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill amid border tensions with the North

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... fighters will take part along with US Air Force F-15 and F-16s and US Marines’ FA-18 and EA-18 aircraft. “The combined air forces will strengthen their battle readiness under the current situation ...




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