Category: S.Korea

South Korea can ruin talks with North at USA’s command

As reported by the South Korean newspaper “Asia Today” with reference to its sources, Choe Ryong Hae, the Special Envoy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, asked Vladimir Putin during his visit for assistance in arranging a meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. The Russian President supposedly agreed to assist on […]

North Korea again urges U.S. to suspend military exercises

North Korea said Tuesday that “many things will be possible this year on the Korean Peninsula” if the United States agrees to suspend its annual military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang’s suspension of nuclear tests. North Korea’s new deputy U.N. ambassador, An Myong Hun, refused to give details during a news conference […]

Kim Jong Un hints at talks with South Korean president

Kim Jong Un is not officially on speaking terms with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. But on Thursday, in his New Year’s address, he said that could change. South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, last week, North Korea’s government news agency branded Park’s election as fraudulent and her father — himself a former President — […]

Kim Jong Un visits North Korea children’s hospital

Newly-released pictures show Kim Jong Un visiting children at a hospital and orphanage in the North Korean capital. The images show Kim and his wife Ri Sol Ju being greeted by youngsters at the Taesongsan General Hospital in Pyongyang. The photos were released just days after Kim’s government apologized to families bereaved when an apartment […]

Koreas fire artillery shells into each others’ waters

An official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said no shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were evacuated to shelters during the exchange. North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday in a […]

South Korea calls North missile test ‘provocative act’

South Korea has denounced North Korea’s test-launching of four short-range missiles as a “provocative act” timed to coincide with Seoul’s annual military drills with Washington. Pyongyang test-fired the missiles into the Sea of Japan on Thursday, three days after the controversial military exercises began. “With the exercises underway, we see the firings as a calculated, […]

S.Korea monitors N.Korea dismissal of Kim Jong Un’s uncle

South Korea says it is closely monitoring North Korea which has yet to confirm that leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been dismissed from his posts. Pyongyang has yet to confirm that leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been dismissed from his posts. On Tuesday, South Korean […]

US, Japan, S.Korea send planes into China’s defense zone

B-52 bombers uncontested through Beijing’s newly proclaimed air-defense zone Monday. Seoul’s defense ministry said it sent a military jet on Tuesday to the air space around a contested submerged rock that lies inside China’s air defense zone. The ministry added it will continue to send aircraft to the area. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry […]

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