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N. Korea Threatens Attack if Activists in South Launch Balloons with Leaflets

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has threatened to shell South Korea if activists in the South send anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Friday that the Western Front Command of the Korean People’s Army would conduct a “merciless strike” without warning on northwestern Phaju City, where activists say they will launch […]

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North Korea Threatens Military Attack if Activists in South Korea Launch Balloons with Leaflets

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has threatened to shell South Korea if activists in the South send anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Friday that the Western Front Command of the Korean People’s Army would conduct a “merciless strike” without warning on northwestern Phaju City, where activists say they will launch […]

S.Korea Fires Warning Shots at N.Korean Fishing Boats

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has fired warning shots toward six North Korean fishing boats that crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border between the two countries. Seoul’s defense ministry, which confirmed the incident to VOA, says two South Korean navy patrol ships fired multiple rounds near the North Korean boats. Officials say none of the shots […]

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S.Korea Fires Warning Shots at N.Korean Fishing Boats

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has fired warning shots at North Korean fishing boats that crossed the disputed border between the two countries. Seoul’s defense ministry tells VOA that the South Korean navy fired the shots in response to the North Korean vessels, which were operating south of the volatile Yellow Sea maritime boundary off the […]

S.Korea Fires Warning Shots at N.Korean Fishing Boats

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has fired warning shots at North Korean fishing boats that crossed the disputed border between the two countries. Seoul’s defense ministry tells VOA that the South Korean navy fired the shots in response to the North Korean vessels, which were operating south of the volatile Yellow Sea maritime boundary off the […]

N.Korea Rejects Emergency Aid from Seoul

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flood-stricken North Korea has rejected South Korea’s offer of emergency food aid following a disagreement over what supplies were to be given. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday that Pyongyang objected to the contents of the proposed shipment, which was to include flour, instant noodles, and medicine. Last year, the North rejected a similar shipment of […]

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South Korea Says North Korean Boats Violated Border

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says seven North Korean fishing boats have crossed a disputed sea border off the countries’ west coast. The South Korean defense ministry said Wednesday the North Korean boats returned to their side of the border after a South Korean navy ship broadcast a warning message. It was the second such incident involving North […]

UN Chief Urges North, South Korea to Ease Tensions

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged North and South Korea to ease tensions on the peninsula. Mr. Ban’s comments came during a meeting Monday with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan in Seoul. “The most important thing is that the countries concerned, North and South Korea, should solve the problems through dialogue and widen exchanges […]

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Korean Peninsula Faces Worst Drought in a Century

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Large parts of the Korean peninsula are battling the worst regional water shortages in more than a century, with reports of North Korean soldiers hand-carrying water to irrigate parched farmland, and 80 percent of the South facing extreme drought. North Korean news reports on Tuesday said more than 20,000 hectares of cropland have been destroyed […]

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US to Boost Military Capacity in South Korea

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The top commander of U.S. forces in South Korea is seeking more attack helicopters, intelligence aircraft, and a strengthened missile defense system as part of what he says is an effort to enhance “war-fighting capabilities.” General James Thurman said at a forum in Seoul Tuesday that he is confident the Defense Department will meet his […]

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