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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Clashes break out near North Korea border over South activists' planned balloon launch

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Reuters

    ... retaliates. “Things like this will trigger artillery firing at us,” said Kwon Soon-wan, 63, who said he was born and raised in the township of Munsan, which is the northern-most area of Paju, and runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624336/clashes-break-out-near-north-korea-border-over-south-activists-planned
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North, South Korean troops exchange border fire across DMZ

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 07:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... the official said. “The North Koreans then opened fire on our troops, who returned fire,” he said. According to an official with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, South Korean troops had issued verbal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619987/north-south-korean-troops-exchange-border-fire-across-dmz
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

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

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

    ... Korean and US soldiers and is aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. According to the South Korean defence ministry, this year's drill will, for the first time, simulate the response to a nuclear attack threat, using a strategy of "tailored" deterrence developed last year at annual South Korea-US defence talks. North Korea has repeatedly called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576169/south-korea-launches-military-drill-us-despite-norths-opposition
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to destroy its landmines, but not on the Korean peninsula

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:53pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US to destroy its landmines, but not in DMZ The US has pledged to eliminate all stockpiles of landmines except those to defend South Korea. The decision to exclude the Korean peninsula follows a commitment the US made in June that it would not make, keep or fortify current stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines. The US is "deeply concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599670/us-destroy-its-landmines-not-korean-peninsula
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552936/north-korea-slams-us-over-aircraft-carriers-visit-south
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    American held in South Korea after trying to swim across Han River to rival North

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Man in his 30s told investigators he wanted to meet leader Kim Jong-un American held after bid to swim to N Korea South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen ... wanted to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Nobody at the US embassy in Seoul was immediately available for comment. A government source, cited by Yonhap, said a border patrol had found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594818/american-held-south-korea-after-trying-swim-across-han-river-rival-north
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585340/south-korea-united-states-establish-joint-military-unit
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea sends 'open letter' to South urging improved relations

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang sends 'open letter' to Seoul saying military drills with US are obstacle to better ties North Korea in move for 'reconciliation ... The latest apparent olive branch came in the form of an "open letter" sent to the South Korean authorities by the North's top military body on the direct orders of leader Kim Jong-un ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1412394/north-korea-sends-open-letter-south-urging-improved-relations
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

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

    ... an invitation from the South Korean Catholic Church for members of its state-run Korean Catholic Association to attend yesterday's mass, citing the start of joint US-South Korean military drills, also due to begin yesterday. "Let us pray... for the emergence of new opportunities for dialogue, encounter and the resolution of differences, for continued generosity in providing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576167/pope-francis-ends-south-korean-visit-message-peace
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Landmark Korea talks end with question marks after South, North fail to agree on US drills

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:20pm by AP and AFP

    ... the South's Unification Ministry said in a statement. Seoul and Washington have made it clear there is no question of this year’s drills being cancelled, but US officials have indicated ... according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry. Before the talks began, Kim had said he wanted to “explore the chance of opening a new chapter on the Korean peninsula”. Watch: Moments from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427032/landmark-korea-talks-end-question-marks-after-south-north-fail-agree-us

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