South Korea, 2014
South Korea and the United States on Wednesday launched a five-day joint naval drill in the face of angry North Korean protests and warnings backed by missile tests.
South Korea announced Tuesday state funding for humanitarian projects in North Korea for the first time since Seoul imposed tough economic sanctions on Pyongyang four years ago, AFP reports.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US. The North fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast at 1:20 and 1:30 am, the South's defense ministry said to AFP.
North Korea on Saturday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to the South as a "reckless" act of provocation following proposals by Pyongyang to ease cross-border tensions.
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North Korea on Wednesday fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea in the latest in a series of launches interspersed with spurned peace overtures to South Korea. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the two missiles were fired from the western province of Hwanghae into the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
Moscow is supporting the new efforts aimed at normalizing the situation on the Korean peninsula, Russian officials said at an official opening ceremony of the Russia-Korea 2014 International Rally. The rally kicked off in Moscow on Monday. It is due to continue until August 25. Over the next month and a half participants will travel across Russia and Northeast Asian countries from Moscow, through Tashkent, Almaty, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Pyongyang and ending in Seoul.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has offered South Korea to adopt a set of measures intended to open the way for reconciliation and unity, the official KCNA news agency reported.
North Korea has almost doubled the number of elite hackers over the past two years in an effort to launch mass cyberattacks, the South's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday citing military sources.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said Saturday.
China designated a clearing bank in Seoul for yuan transactions in South Korea on Friday, coinciding with a visit by President Xi Jinping, as Beijing promotes greater use of its currency overseas, AFP reports.
Moscow welcomes N Korean initiative to de-escalate regional tension, concerned about rocket launches
Japan loosened restrictions on its powerful military on Tuesday, allowing it to go into battle in defense of allies, in an extremely controversial and massive shift for the country’s pacifist stance.
North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul's military said, the latest in a series of launches staged in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South.
The United States Friday reassured South Korea that its tentative step toward joining the international ban on anti-personnel landmines did not mean it would reduce its commitment to defending South Korea. "Let me just be clear that the announcement today in no way signals a reduction in our commitment or our ability to assist in the defense of our allies in South Korea," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay two-day visit to Seoul. The negotiaons of two heads of state will be focused on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, the presidential Blue House in Seoul announced Friday.
South Korea's industrial output shrank for the second straight month in May, reflecting slow exports and a smaller number of working days, government statistics showed Friday. Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries fell 2.7% from the previous month, Statistics Korea said.
North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according to the North's official KCNA news agency, which hailed the test as a "breakthrough" in national defense capability.
The daughter of a crew member of a South Korean ferry which sank killing hundreds of school children committed suicide on Thursday, police and prosecutors said, in a tragic twist to a disaster that prompted a nationwide outpouring of grief.