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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea fires four missiles into sea amid US-South Korea drills

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 07:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Pyongyang's launch, likely of short-range rockets, seen as protest against US-South Korean military exercises or UN rights report N Korea fires four missiles ... to be a protest at annual US-South Korean military exercises that Pyongyang calls a rehearsal for invasion. The launch was not expected to raise tensions, as North Korea routinely tests short-range ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US, South Korea wrap up drills as tensions simmer

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... Pyongyang regularly denounces joint US-South Korean exercises as a rehearsal for invasion, but Seoul and Washington have insisted the recent manoeuvres were defensive in nature. With the military ... South Korea-US military exercises, the North has spent weeks issuing blistering threats of missile strikes and war. The Foal Eagle exercises “are the main factor of pushing the situation ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Tensions on Korean peninsula heighten ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Relations with Pyongyang sour ahead of US-South Korea military drills North bars US human rights envoy Tensions heightened on the Korean peninsula ... officials have voiced deep concerns over his health. The rescinding of King's invitation came ahead of annual South Korea-US military drills due to start later this month which Pyongyang has ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Joint US-South Korea military drills to test inter-Korean detente

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:51am by Agence France-Presse

    ... until April 18 and involve a combined total of 12,700 US troops and many more from South Korea.   “Key Resolve” lasts just over a week and is a largely computer-simulated exercise, while ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which could threaten ...

  5. US, South Korea quietly get relations back on track

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Could a major shift be under way in US-South Korean relations? The question arose during a visit to Washington by an intriguing emissary of the incoming South Korean government ... empire, Chung Ju-yung, Chung Mong-joon may, in an initial meeting, have been too polite to get down to details of the US-South Korean relationship. His visit, however, indicates the desire in both ...

  6. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    South Korea's complaint about US use of term 'Sea of Japan' is dismissed

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo South Korea's defence ministry's objection to the US using the term 'Sea of Japan' is dismissed Japan pours cold water on complaint about sea's name Academics and the Japanese government have dismissed the complaint by South Korea's defence ministry about US Forces Korea referring to the body of water between the Korean ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US commander in South Korea cancels Washington trip over tensions

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 10:46am by AFP

    ... in Pyongyang they could not guarantee their safety from Wednesday, after saying conflict was inevitable amid joint US-South Korean military exercises due to last until the end of the month. Staff ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The US commander in South Korea, General James Thurman, has cancelled a scheduled trip to Washington this week due to tensions with North Korea, a spokeswoman ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing rethinks its North Korea policy priorities

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... US-South Korean military exercises, replying to harsh words with hardware. Secretary of State John Kerry heads to South Korea on Friday, before visiting Beijing at the weekend, and we can expect ... imperialism through a reunified Korea. China's preference for a bumper between itself and the US vassal state of South Korea echoes the Soviet Union's Eastern European buffer states, ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens action over B-52 bomber flights

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 09:17am by AFP

    ... and threatened military action if they continue. The Pentagon says at least one B-52 has flown over South Korea in recent weeks as part of joint South Korea-US military exercises that Pyongyang has ... by visiting Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who promised to provide South Korea with every available military resource “offered by the US nuclear umbrella”. ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME

    US carrier Nimitz docks in S. Korea for 'manoeuvres'

    Posted May 11th 2013, 03:36pm by AFP

    ... exercise in the Yellow Sea. Military tensions on the Korean peninsula have been high for months, with the North issuing a series of threats over what it sees as intensely provocative US-South ... Agence France-Presse in Busan, South Korea US carrier docks in S. Korea for 'manoeuvres' A US naval strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived off South Korea ...




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