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U.S., South Korea postpone joint drills in 'act of goodwill'

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the decision is 'an act of goodwill to contribute to an environment conducive to diplomacy and the advancement of peace'

U.S.-South Korea military exercises still on despite North's warnings

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Despite North Korea saying its missile launches are a 'solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers', a Pentagon official says there is 'no adjustment or change in plans'

A South Korean K2 tank fires during a live fire demonstration for a media preview of the Defense Expo Korea 2018 at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on September 11, 2018. The defence exhibition specialising in land forces equipment will run from September 12 to 16 with 250 companies from 30 countries involved. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Trump, Moon to meet in Washington in April – Seoul

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Moon will visit Washington on April 11, the South's presidential Blue House says

TRUMP AND MOON. In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after signing a trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in New York. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

North Korea slams new joint drills between Seoul and Washington

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The US and South Korea agree to replace two major war games that take place every spring with a shorter 'Dong Maeng' or 'Alliance' exercise – a move designed to further ease tensions with the North

ALLIES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-In (R) during a joint press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

U.S., South Korea scale back military exercise

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:01 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Foal Eagle, the biggest of the regular joint exercises held by the allies, 'is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy'

FOAL EAGLE. This image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (L) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise on March 22, 2017, east of the Korean peninsula, with several other US and Republic of Korea Navy ships and submarines during exercise Foal Eagle 2017. US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper / AFP

Seoul says North Korea asked to delay Pompeo talks – report

Nov 08, 2018 - 1:39 PM

'The US told us that it received a message from the North to postpone the meeting,' says South Korean foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

US-NORTH KOREA. This handout photo taken on June 12, 2018 and released by The Straits Times shows US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) leaving after a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. AFP PHOTO / The Straits Times / Kevin LIM

U.S., South Korea confirm suspending military drills

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul says the suspension will affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August

JOINT DRILL. In this file photo, South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

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North Korea slams upcoming joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Pyongyang calls the upcoming joint exercises the most explicit expression of hostility against North Korea

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Obama, Park ready to 'engage' North Korea

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:05 AM

South Korean President Park Geun Hye says North Korea and its young leader need to display genuine willingness to give up its nuclear program

'READY TO ENGAGE PYONGYANG.' US President Barack Obama, with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, responds to a question during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

North Korea fires 4 short-range missiles into sea

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:21 PM

South Korea s military says The missile test launch which lasted 45 minutes from 4:15 pm 0715 GMT appeared to have been supervised by Kim Jong Un

SUPERVISING LAUNCH. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly supervised the launch of 4 short-range missiles into the sea. File photo by AFP/KCNA VIA KNS

Seoul says North Korea talks must have no strings attached

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:55 PM

North Korea must come to dialogue without attaching preconditions if it genuinely wants to improve South North ties South Korea says

NO CONDITIONS. South Korea says Pyongyang must come to dialogue without attaching preconditions. File photo of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un from Republic of Korea/AFP/Files/KCNA via KNS

Family reunion underway as South Korea-US army drill looms

Feb 23, 2014 - 4:40 PM

A second group of South Koreans met North Korean relatives a day before South Korean US military exercises that threaten to sour relations start

SEPARATED AGAIN. Lim Tae-Wook of North Korea sobs as she leaves her South Korean older brother. They were part of the first batch of Koreans to be reunited with their relatives. Photo by Lee Ji-Eun/EPA/South Korea Out

North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill

Oct 08, 2013 - 1:45 PM

The warning came after Seoul and Washington last week signed a new joint strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear attack

MILITARY DRILLS. The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold joint naval exercises next week near Korea. In this file photo, US aircraft carrier USS George Washington leads a US guided missile cruiser and three Japanese destroyers during the Keen Sword US-Japan military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, December 10, 2010. AFP / Pool / Shigeki Miyajima

North Korea moves two more missile launchers: report

Apr 21, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Pyongyang was previously reported to have moved 7 missile launchers to its coast facing the East Sea

APRIL 25. Would North Korea fire its missile on April 25, the founding anniversary of its military? Photo by AFP/Ed Jones

SKorea, US air forces launch major drill

May 07, 2012 - 12:09 PM

South Korea and the US launch a major joint air exercise involving 60 planes