All posts tagged "North Korea"

  • North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Though the world's most fortified border can often seem like a tourist trap, drawing throngs of camera-happy visitors on both sides every year, to the military-trained eye the Cold War style standoff along the DMZ is an incident waiting to happen. And with tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, this is one of those times when that's more true than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    Tensions rising on DMZ, North Korean officer tells AP

    PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Tensions have increased significantly along the Demilitarized Zone since North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a North Korean military official told The Associated Press on Monday, adding that while he...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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    US: North Korea offered peace talks with US, bailed over nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that North Korea sought to discuss a peace treaty but bailed after the U.S. insisted denuclearization be part of the discussions. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. considered a...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • President Park Geun-hye, of South Korea, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
    South Korea questions North Korea’s UN membership

    By Kim Hyo-jin South Korea is questioning North Korea’s eligibility to be a member of the United Nations in connection with its recent provocations in breach of U.N. resolutions. During a U.N. open discussion Monday on the...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • North Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen outside Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Pyongyang has long claimed it has the right to develop nuclear weapons to defend itself against the U.S., an established nuclear power with whom it has been in a state of war for more than 65 years. But to build a credible nuclear threat, the North must explode new nuclear devices — including miniaturized ones — so its scientists can improve their designs and technology. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    Cracking down on Pyongyang is difficult. Here’s why

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Repeatedly over the past six weeks, since the January morning that North Korea surprised the world with its fourth nuclear test, the United States, South Korea, Japan and their allies have vowed...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • Barack Obama, Xi Jinping...US President Barack Obama, right, and  Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, both adjust their suit coats during the start of their bilateral meeting at the US Ambassador's Residence in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. Obama is in the Netherlands for the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, which will form the backdrop for an emergency meeting of Group of Seven leaders on Russia's annexation of Crimea. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    US rejects Chinese offer of peace treaty talks with N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States said Thursday that denuclearization remains its top priority when it comes to North Korea, rejecting a Chinese proposal to begin peace treaty negotiations with Pyongyang in tandem with denuclearization talks. Chinese...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • Kim Jong-un and his administration deny accusations of human rights violations from the United Nations. (Yonhap/KCNA)
    Seoul’s spy service says North Korea is preparing terror attacks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered preparations for launching “terror” attacks on South Koreans, a top Seoul official said Thursday, as worries about the North grow after its recent nuclear...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • South Korean protesters hold a banner showing the pictures of South Korean President Park Geun-hye and flag, top and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and flag, bottom, during a rally to support the President Park Geun-hye's policy about Kaesong industrial park in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    AP Analysis: South Korea, its rival and the power of words

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Don’t believe in the power that words hold on the edgy Korean Peninsula? Consider, then, how many verbal red lines South Korea’s president stomped across Tuesday when she let fly against North...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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