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North Korea Denies Hacking Allegations

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has denied allegations by South Korea that it engaged in a computer hacking scheme to steal millions of dollars from online gaming sites. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that the accusations are an unacceptable provocation meant to smear Pyongyang’s image overseas. South Korean police recently arrested five suspects they […]

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South Korea Lets North Korean Fishermen Return Home

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has returned home seven North Koreans whose fishing boats drifted into South Korean waters across the tense Yellow Sea maritime border between their countries. Three of them were found adrift after running out of fuel and allowed to return home early Friday after their boat was refueled by the South Koreans. The others […]

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South Korea Rescues 7 North Korean Fishermen

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s navy said Friday that it rescued four North Koreans and returned three others to the North after their fishing boats drifted south of the maritime line between the two countries near the island of Baengnyeong. Defense Ministry officials said that four men were rescued Thursday from two boats that were in danger of […]

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Verbal Sparring Between Koreas Follows Artillery Exchange

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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North and South Korea traded verbal volleys Thursday, a day after an artillery exchange in waters near their Yellow Sea border caused tensions to spike. North Korea, in a statement released on its official news agency, flatly denied South Korean charges that it fired off a handful of artillery shells, sparking Wednesday’s exchange. It said […]

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North Korea Denies Shelling Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has denied shelling near South Korea’s border and accuses Seoul of war mongering. The state-run Korea Central News Agency carried a report Wednesday denying any firing in the waters near the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong in the Yellow Sea. Earlier in the day, South Korean news media said the two sides had […]

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Koreas Exchange Artillery Fire Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Seoul say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry official in Seoul said all shells fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries on Yeonpyeong island, where a North Korean artillery attack […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry official in Seoul said all the shots fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The exchange took place near Yeonpyeong island, where […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry said all the shots fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The exchange took place near Yeonpyeong island, where a North Korean […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near the tense border with North Korea. Initial reports said three shells were fired on either side and most appear to have landed in the sea short of the border. There was no immediate evidence of damage or injuries. South […]

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Reports: Pyongyang Assassination Plot Targets South Korean Defense Minister

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean news outlets say North Korea is plotting to kill South Korea’s defense minister because of his hardline stance against the communist regime. The outlets quote government sources as saying South Korean intelligence has received reports that a team has been sent to assassinate Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin. They say military and intelligence officials […]

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