All posts tagged "border"

  • Ramon Rangel, 29, a Tijuana truck driver stands at a machine that captured images of his iris and facial features to verify his documents while leaving San Diego on his way to Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. The US government announced Thursday it was using eye scans and facial recognition technology on foreigners leaving the US on foot at a busy San Diego crossing with Mexico. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
    Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot — a trial move aimed at...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • A South Korean soldier re-enacts planting of a wooden-box mine on the south side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) fence near the city of Paju, on Aug. 9, 2015, in this photo released on Aug. 10, by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Korea is believed to have masterminded the Aug. 4 incident in which the explosion of wooden-box mines severed the legs of two South Korean staff sergeants on a regular scouting mission, the Defense Ministry said Aug. 10. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea forces resignation of commander in charge of mine blast

    By Brian Han Months after the mine blast along the Demilitarized Zone that left two South Korean soldiers in critical condition, it was revealed that North Korea forced the resignation of a military commander directly involved with...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers patrol along the coast of the western island of Yeonpyeong, South Korea. (Yonhap)
    65 N. Koreans cross sea, land borders to defect to South over 5 yrs

    SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) — A total of 65 North Koreans have crossed the tightly-patrolled land and sea borders with South Korea to defect to the capitalist country since 2010 with 15 of them breaking the borders...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers patrol along the coast of South Korea`s western island of Yeonpyeong, which borders North Korea, on Aug. 26, 2015. The South Korean military has reduced its military alert position since North Korea lifted the quasi-war state of its armed forces following the two Koreas` agreement the previous day on defusing tensions after four days of intensive inter-Korean talks. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean military relaxes top-level defense posture at border

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The South Korean military relaxed Wednesday its high-level combat readiness posture it had maintained at the border due to heightened tensions with North Korea earlier this month, a military source said. “The maximum alert...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • A photo of North Korean artillery exercises released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Feb. 21, 2015. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    Two Koreas trade artillery, rocket fire at border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed a single rocket at a South Korean town near the world’s most heavily armed border, the South’s...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Soldiers prepare along the Korean DMZ. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea flexing muscles at border: source

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea’s military is ratcheting up its combat readiness posture along the border with front-line fortifications such as opening up its weapons portholes and intensifying artillery firing drills, a military source said Wednesday. “The...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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    N. Korea retaliates against S. Korean loudspeaker campaign with its own

    North Korea decided to retaliate against South Korea’s loudspeaker propaganda campaign by doing the exact same thing at the border. The two countries peacefully agreed to not engage in such activities back in 2004, but when landmines...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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