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North Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:38 AM

(UPDATED) The South Korean military says the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon of Kangwon Province into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan

TEST FIRE. This early August 10, 2019 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 11, 2019, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (seated) supervising the test-fire of a new weapon at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, with the North saying the combined drills are a 'flagrant violation' of the process

People watch a television news screen showing a file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 6, 2019. North Korea threatened on August 6, to carry out more weapons tests, after it fired its fourth set of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Trump has 'no problem' with latest North Korean weapons test

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:12 AM

North Korea carries out a third test in 8 days – two short-range projectiles from its east coast – in the early hours of Friday, says the South's military

This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31. Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31," state-run KCNA said. Handout / KCTV / AFP

US, South Korea create army unit to destroy North's nukes – report

Sep 04, 2014 - 2:36 PM

The mechanized unit led by a US major general will be set up in the first half of next year the South s defense ministry said as part of elaborate preparations for any future war between the two Koreas

A view of a North Korean Scud-B missile at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea, US start military drill despite North threats

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:21 AM

South Korean officials said its military would be on a heightened state of alert during the exercise

BORDER ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea rejects South request for family reunion talks

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:20 AM

The North said the proper atmosphere has not been created to discuss family reunions the Unification Ministry said in a statement

GOODBYE. South Koreans bid farewell to their North Korean relatives from the window of a departing bus on the last day of family reuinons at the Mount Kumgang resort area of North Korea on February 25, 2014. Yonhap/AFP

North, South Korea wrap up bittersweet family reunions

Feb 25, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The 6 day family reunion at Mount Kumgang was also a very human reminder of the continuing personal cost of Korean rivalries

GOODBYE. South Koreans bid farewell to their North Korean relatives from the window of a departing bus on the last day of family reuinons at the Mount Kumgang resort area of North Korea on February 25, 2014. Yonhap/AFP

South Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:21 AM

For all the joy the reunion brings it is tempered by the realization that with an average age of 84 the farewell on Saturday will be final

BITTERSWEET TRIP. Buses carrying attendees of a family reunion between North and South Korea leave the hotel in the eastern port city of Sokcho on February 20, 2014. Ed Jones/AFP

Inter-Korea panel holds first meet on industrial park

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:09 AM

The committee sat down for talks in Kaesong at 10am local time with the initial agenda focused on the timing for reopening the complex

U.S tells N. Korea to drop threats

Apr 04, 2013 - 6:39 AM

It is yet another offering in a long line of provocative statements says the US

North Korea approves nuclear strike on U.S.

Apr 04, 2013 - 4:04 AM

Merciless military strikes on United States gets green light; US deploys THAAD missile to Guam