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China Vows to Repatriate 30 North Koreans

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is rejecting South Korean pleas not to repatriate 30 North Koreans recently arrested in Chinese territory. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry says the detained North Koreans are not refugees. He says they crossed the border into China illegally and for economic reasons. South Korea says it will raise the issue of the North […]

Seoul Plans UN Appeal for North Korean Refugees in China

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will raise the issue of North Korean defectors detained in China at a United Nations meeting next week. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson says the government will go before the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva to pressure Beijing not to repatriate several North Koreans who fled their homeland. About 30 […]

North Korean Envoy in Beijing for US Nuclear Talks

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s top envoy to the six-nation negotiations on its nuclear program has arrived in Beijing, where he will hold talks this week with his American counterpart. First Vice-Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing Tuesday, two days before his scheduled meeting with U.S. envoy Glen Davies. The meeting will be the third between […]

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S Korea Holds Military Drill Despite N Korea Threat

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s military conducted routine live-fire exercises near a disputed maritime border with North Korea on Monday, despite the North’s threat of a “merciless” retaliation. South Korean defense officials later said the two-hour drill, which included artillery, mortars and helicopters, ended without an immediate military response from the North. Earlier Monday, a North Korean radio […]

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S Korea Holds Military Drill Despite N Korea Threat

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea held a routine military exercise near a disputed border with North Korea Monday, despite the North’s threat of retaliation if the border is violated. The drill included artillery, mortars and helicopters. An announcer on a radio broadcast from the North warned of an immediate and merciless counter-attack if even a “single column of […]

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S Korea Holds Military Drill Despite N Korea Threat

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea held a routine military exercise near a disputed border with North Korea Monday, despite the North’s threat of retaliation if the border is violated. The drill included artillery, mortars and helicopters. An announcer on a radio broadcast from the North warned of an immediate and merciless counter-attack if even a “single column of […]

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S. Korea Holds Military Drills Despite N. Korea Threat

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea held a routine military exercise near a disputed border with North Korea Monday despite the northern threat of retaliation if the border is violated. The drill included cannons, mortars, and helicopters. An announcer on a radio broadcast from the North warned of an immediate and merciless counter-attack if even a “single column of […]

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North Korea Warns of Possible Retaliation for South Korea Exercise

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s military warned Sunday that it will retaliate if an upcoming South Korean firing drill violates the North’s territorial waters. A notice carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency warned residents of five islands near the disputed border in the Yellow Sea to evacuate before 9 AM Monday morning. An announcer on […]

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North Korea Warns of Possible Retaliation for South Korea Exercise

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s military warned Sunday that it will retaliate if an upcoming South Korean firing drill violates the North’s territorial waters. A notice carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency warned residents of five islands near the sea border in the Yellow Sea to evacuate before the drills start Monday morning. However, South […]

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South Koreans Protest China’s Plan to Repatriate North Koreans

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters have rallied outside the Chinese embassy in the South Korean capital against Beijing’s plans to repatriate 33 recent refugees from North Korea. Some of the protesters Saturday in Seoul carried banners and chanted slogans asking for the release of the North Koreans, who were arrested after crossing the border into China. North Korean defector […]

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