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First Remains of South Korean Soldiers Returned Home from North

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The remains of 12 South Korean soldiers killed in North Korea during the Korean War have been returned home, in the first such repatriation since the fighting ended nearly 60 years ago. The flag-draped boxes containing the remains arrived Friday at a military airport south of Seoul, where South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and other […]

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North Korea Stops Jamming GPS Signals: Seoul

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say they are no longer detecting GPS jamming signals that affected hundreds of civilian flights into and out of the country over a two-week period. South Korea’s transport ministry confirmed to VOA that the signals, which originated from the North Korean border city of Kaesong, have not been noticed since late Sunday. […]

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GPS on Airline Flights Out of South Korea Jammed

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say more than 250 airline flights into and out of the country have experienced GPS signal jamming over the past few days. The transport ministry in Seoul says the interference began last Saturday and has affected flights out of the capital’s two main airports. It said the affected planes have relied on […]

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North Korea Marks Army Day, Renews Threats Against Seoul

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top North Korean military official renewed Pyongyang’s threats of war against what its chief of staff termed the traitors in the South and its allies Wednesday, even as China warned against further provocation on the tense peninsula. In a speech to mark North Korea’s “Army Day,” Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho said his country is […]

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North Korea Marks Army Day, Renews Threats Against Seoul

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A top North Korean military official renewed Pyongyang’s threats of war against South Korea and its allies on Wednesday, even as China warned against further provocation on the tense peninsula. In a speech to mark North Korea’s “Army Day,” Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho said his country is armed with weapons that are capable of destroying […]

North Korea Marks Army Day, Renews Threats Against Seoul

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top North Korean military official renewed Pyongyang’s threats of war against South Korea and its allies on Wednesday, even as China warned against further provocation on the tense peninsula. In a speech to mark North Korea’s “Army Day,” Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho said his country is armed with weapons that are capable of destroying […]

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North Korea Issues Military Threat to South

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has escalated its war of words against the South over what Pyongyang perceives as insults by Seoul, threatening to turn the heated rhetoric into action. The country’s central television station interrupted programming Monday to read an unusual announcement from a unit of the army’s supreme command. It said the military would take “special […]

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North Korea Threatens ‘Special Action’ Against South

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is threatening “special action” against the South that Pyongyang says will wipe out the government of President Lee Myung-bak in three or four minutes. Monday’s threat is just the latest in a series of vitriolic messages aimed at the South, but seems more serious and specific than previous warnings since Kim Jong Un […]

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South Korea Declares Ability to Strike Deep Into North

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has deployed a new cruise missile capable of striking North Korean nuclear and missile sites. South Korean military officials announced the deployment Thursday at a news conference for South Korean reporters, apparently in reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch and fears that a nuclear test is being prepared. Seoul later […]

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South Korea Declares Ability to Strike Deep Into North

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has deployed a new cruise missile capable of striking North Korean nuclear and missile sites. South Korean military officials announced the deployment Thursday at a news conference for South Korean reporters, apparently in reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch and fears that a nuclear test is being prepared. A video […]

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