Tag: South Korea

North Korea, South Korea Agree To Hold Military Talks

South and North Korea have agreed to hold official military talks, officials from the two countries announced Tuesday in a rare joint statement. Such talks would mark the first time the two Koreas have engaged in any such dialogue in more than two years. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea announced during a formal discussion with its…

Trump To North Korea: ‘Come To The Table’ Over Nuclear Issue

President Trump on Tuesday urged North Korean leaders to “come to the table” over the issue of its nuclear arsenal. At a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said he “hoped to God” that he would never have to use the U.S. military in an all-out war against Pyongyang. Trump called for…

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

North Korea fired another missile on Friday, its 15th test this year, according to South Korea’s military. Like its last test, on Aug. 28, the projectile flew over Japan. The Japanese government issued an alert via TV and cellphones, warning people to take shelter. Japan said the missile landed in the sea 1,200 miles east…

U.S., South Korea Hold Ballistic Missile Drill After North Korea Test-Fires ICBM

On Tuesday, North Korea said it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, calling it the “final step” in making the country a “confident and powerful nuclear state that can strike anywhere on Earth.” In response, the United States and South Korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill to demonstrate “precision firing” capabilities, the U.S.…

South Korea: North Korea Fired Several Short-Range Missiles

According to South Korea’s military reports North Korea fired what looked like several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast Thursday, which flew about 124 miles. The missiles were launched from Wonsan, South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been briefed. This is North…

North Korea: CIA Has Biochemical Plot to Kill Kim Jong Un

North Korean state media has accused the CIA of hatching a “vicious plot” with South Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un via “biochemical substances.” Pyongyang officials said the two have a plan to kill off the young leader during a public ceremony. “We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists…

Trump: ‘Major, Major’ Conflict With North Korea Possible

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Trump said “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” but he is hopeful that the U.S. can find other ways to work with the country regarding its nuclear and missile programs. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically,…

U.S. Starts Deploying Controversial Missile Defense System In SK

The U.S. military on Wednesday started moving parts of a controversial missile defense system to a site in South Korea where it will be installed to help protect against threats from North Korea, as tensions rise over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Hundreds of local residents protested against the construction of the system, known…

South Korean Prosecutors Indict Ex-President Park On Corruption Charges

On Monday, prosecutors in South Korea announced that they have indicted former President Park Geun-hye on corruption and abuse of power charges that could send her to jail for life. Park, 65, was impeached in December, formally removed from office March 10, and arrested March 30 amid a national scandal that has also swept up…

China, Russia Send Ships To North Korea

Chinese and Russian spy vessels have been sent to shadow the group of U.S. aircraft carriers that are heading toward North Korean waters, Japanese media outlets reported Monday. The move comes amid escalating tensions surrounding Pyongyang’s nuclear efforts. President Trump has described the vessels as an “armada” and said additional and more powerful submarines are…

Pence To North Korea: ‘Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over as he kicked off his 10-day Asia tour. Speaking from a joint U.S.-South Korean base near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea on Monday, Pence said the White House is counting on China to help ease…

North Korea Ready For ‘Any Mode Of War’, Trump Threatens N.K. in Tweet

North Korea has warned it will defend itself “by powerful force of arms” against the U.S. Navy, which has angered Pyongyang by deploying a strike group to the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s foreign ministry on Monday railed against what it described as “reckless moves for invading,” saying the deployment of U.S. forces proves Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons…

Tillerson: ‘No Comment’ On North Korea After 6th Missile Launch

U.S. officials said Tuesday that North Korea launched a KN-15 missile into the Sea of Japan. This latest test comes days before Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump in Florida. The two are expected to discuss North Korea. In response to the latest launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a…

U.S.: North Korea Tested Rocket Again

North Korea tested a rocket engine Friday night in the latest of what appears to be a mounting effort by the Hermit Kingdom to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. officials told Reuters. The engine test was North Korea’s second such launch this month. North Korea appears to have ramped up its nuclear efforts, officials…

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Former President’s Arrest

South Korean prosecutors announced Monday that they were seeking the arrest of Park Geun-hye, the former president who was ousted over a corruption scandal. Park and her longtime friend and confidante, Choi Soon-sil, have been accused of colluding to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations created to support Park’s policies. Both deny any…

South Korean Court Removes President From Office

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday permanently removed President Park Geun-hye from office, upholding a vote by lawmakers to impeach her over a corruption scandal. The unanimous ruling came after months of protests and capped a stunning fall for the country’s first woman president. Two people died and about 30 were injured in clashes between…

North Korea Fires 4 Projectiles Into Sea Of Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, with three landing in his country’s exclusive economic zone. A South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said “several projectiles” fired from North Korea’s North Pyongan province flew about 620 miles. The U.S. and South Korea are conducting…

Malaysia Ends Visa-Free Travel With North Korea

Malaysia is ending visa-free travel for North Koreans because of security concerns, as the fallout continues over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced the end to the visa-free travel rules on Thursday, a day after two women were charged with murder for…

Trump & PM Abe Make Joint Statement On N. Korea Missile Test

Pres. Trump and Japanese PM Abe hold conference: “N. Korea’s most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable” Trump & Abe To Deliver Joint Statement On N. Korea Missile Test Watch LIVE ——– North Korea has fired an unidentified type of projectile, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time…

Bob Costas Steps Down as Olympics TV Host

Next year NBC’s coverage of Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Bob Costas will no longer be the network’s primetime Olympic anchor after 24 years on the job. Costas announced Thursday his departure from the high-profile role, and will be succeeded by Mike Tirico, who joined NBC last spring. “It just felt to me like…

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile From Submarine [VIDEO]

North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, U.S. and South Korean officials said. The missile, a KN-11 launched from a submarine, was fired toward Japan and traveled about 300 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan. The U.S. and South Korea will soon participate in annual military drills, which often provoke a response from…

North Korea Posts VIDEO Blowing Up Seoul

North Korea released a video Monday that depicts an attack on South Korean government buildings, including the presidential Blue House. The 88-second video is called “if the ultimatum goes unanswered” and ends with the words “everything will turn into ashes.” Over the past several weeks, the country has repeatedly issued threats against Seoul and Washington,…

N. Korea Threatens Nukes on U.S., South Over Military Drills [VIDEO]

North Korea threatened “indis-criminate” nuclear strikes on the United States and South Korea on Monday as the two countries commenced their annual joint military drills. Pyongyang’s threats are not uncommon during the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises. South Korea said the drills would be the largest ever after North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in…

North Korea Releases NYU Student [VIDEO]

North Korea released a New York University student it had been holding since April. Joo Won-moon, a 21-year-old South Korean citizen, was turned over to authorities at the border village of Panmunjom on Monday afternoon, according to the Unification Ministry of South Korea. Pyonyang said in May it had arrested Joo for illegally entering the…

North Korea Calls Troops Into Wartime State [VIDEO]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his front-line military troops into a “semi-war state” Friday, hours after his country exchanged artillery fire with South Korea. According to North Korean state news agency KCNA, Kim ordered military units of the Korean People’s Army to “enter a wartime state” and asked troops to be “fully battle-ready…

South And North Korea Exchange Fire At Western Edge Of Border [VIDEO]

South Korea on Thursday fired dozens of shells toward North Korea in response to the North’s apparent artillery attack on the South’s propaganda loudspeakers in the western border, the Defense Ministry said. The exchanges further raised military tensions between the two Koreas which have flared in the wake of the North’s Aug. 4 land mine…

South Korea Ferry Captain Gets 36 Years

The captain of the South Korean ferry Sewol that capsized April 16, killing more than 300 of the 476 passengers and crew on board, has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Lee Jun-seok, who himself said he deserved to die for his role in the tragedy, but…