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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 […]

North Korea Denies Plans for Nuclear Test

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test, despite what it says are South Korean attempts to provoke one. The North Korean foreign ministry made the announcement Saturday, saying South Korea is trying to drum up an excuse to increase sanctions on the impoverished North. Satellite photos taken in April show […]

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Report: North Korea Resumes Work on Nuclear Reactor

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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New satellite images show North Korea has resumed construction on a new nuclear reactor, despite international criticism. The U.S.-Korea Institute, operated by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, says images taken by a commercial satellite on April 30 show Pyongyang has made progress on a light water reactor at its main nuclear complex […]

South Korea to Meet with US and Japan Over North Korea

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will host high-level diplomatic talks with Japan and the United States next week about North Korea. South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Cho Byung-je says the diplomats in Seoul will discuss developments on the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang’s failed missile launch on April 13. Lim Sung-nam, South Korea’s ambassador for the nuclear […]

South Korea Readies for Possible Attack From North

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean authorities have tightened security around nine conservative media outlets in Seoul, after North Korea threatened to carry a “special military action” on them by “unprecedented means and methods.” The government in Seoul says it is concerned about the threat made by Pyongyang Monday to “reduce to ashes in several minutes” the support base […]

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South Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Sea Border

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s defense ministry says its marines are conducting a live-fire artillery drill on Yeonpyeong island, which was shelled by North Korea in 2010. The ministry says the drills, near the disputed sea border separating North and South Korea, are the first since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il last month. Artillery […]

South Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Sea Border

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s defense ministry says its marines are conducting a live-fire artillery drill on Yeonpyeong island, which was shelled by North Korea in 2010. The ministry says the drills, near the disputed sea border separating North and South Korea, are the first since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il last month. Artillery […]

US Commander Predicts New Attacks by North Korea

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. commander in South Korea says North Korea is likely to launch more military attacks against the South, but he says Seoul and Washington are prepared to address the threat. Army General Walter Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, said at a forum in Seoul Monday that the United States and South Korea […]

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Reports: South Korea Deploys Long-Range Missiles Near Border

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean news outlets say the military has deployed precision-guided missiles near the North Korean border that are capable of striking Pyongyang. The military recently deployed a set of surface-to-surface missiles after North Korea threatened to launch military strikes in retaliation against the South for using images of North Korea’s ruling family as targets for […]

South Korea Sees Rising Risk of Aggression from North

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s defense minister says the danger is growing that North Korea will launch a “surprise provocation” against the South. At a parliamentary session Monday, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin pointed to a recent barrage of strongly-worded threats from Pyongyang. Kim said the South’s military is keeping a close watch on the North’s forces and maintaining […]

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