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North Korea readies nuclear missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: report

October 14, 2017 8:30 am
North Korea readies nuclear missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: report

The major joint US and South Korea naval drill led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is set to take place  in the coming week, a move that will likely rile Pyongyang  North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval […]

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South Korean court extends detention of ousted former president Park Geun-hye

October 13, 2017 2:35 pm
South Korean court extends detention of ousted former president Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a prosecutor’s office in Seoul on March 21, 2017. Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye reported to prosecutors on March 21 for questioning over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, after using executive privilege to avoid them […]

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Majority of Americans favor sending troops to defend Seoul from North Korea: Poll

August 8, 2017 7:16 am
Majority of Americans favor sending troops to defend Seoul from North Korea: Poll

US soldiers take a position during their drill at a military training field in the South Korean border city of Paju on March 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An opinion poll has for the first time revealed that the majority of Americans favor the use of US troops for defending […]

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North Korea launches ballistic missile towards Sea of Japan: Seoul

July 4, 2017 5:07 am
North Korea launches ballistic missile towards Sea of Japan: Seoul

This undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 30, 2017 shows a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photos by AFP) North Korea has launched what is believed to be a ballistic missile towards the Sea of […]

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Criminal trial of South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye begins in Seoul

May 23, 2017 8:34 am
Criminal trial of South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye begins in Seoul

The criminal prosecution of South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye on corruption charges has commenced at a Seoul court, a trial process that could send her behind bars for life if found guilty. Police officers escorted Park into the courtroom in handcuffs on Tuesday in her first public appearance since […]

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Seoul: North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected

May 17, 2017 4:00 am
Seoul: North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected

The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. (Photos by Reuters) South Korea’s defense minister says that North Korea’s latest missile test was detected by the recently installed THAAD missile […]

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New North Korea missile test ends in failure: Seoul

March 22, 2017 11:00 am
New North Korea missile test ends in failure: Seoul

Official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released this photo on February 13, 2017, showing the launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile. (Via AFP) South Korea says the North has attempted to launch another missile, but the test appears to have ended in a failure. Seoul’s Defense Ministry said […]

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South Korean liberal politician Moon Jae-in hopeful vows justice in post-Park Geun-hye era

March 12, 2017 2:30 pm
South Korean liberal politician Moon Jae-in hopeful vows justice in post-Park Geun-hye era

South Korean politician Moon Jae-in, from the Democratic Party, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, March 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Korean liberal politician Moon Jae-in, who is likely to succeed ousted president Park Geun-hye, has promised justice and common sense if he wins office. Speaking on Sunday, […]

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Supporters of ousted South Korean president, Park Geun-hye hold rally in Seoul

March 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Supporters of ousted South Korean president, Park Geun-hye hold rally in Seoul

Activists carry a mock prison containing a board-cut of South Korea’s ousted President Park Geun-hye after the announcement of the Constitutional Court’s decision to uphold her impeachment in Seoul on March 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Supporters of the ousted South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, have held another large protest […]

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Nearly one million demonstrate against South Korea President Park Geun-hye in Seoul

March 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Nearly one million demonstrate against South Korea President Park Geun-hye in Seoul

Hundreds of thousands of people have held a demonstration in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, urging the Constitutional Court to uphold a ruling on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Organizers of the demonstration in Gwanghwamun Square said about 900,000 people had turned up as of 7:30 p.m. local time on […]

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Massive pro-, anti-Park demonstrations held in South Korean capital of Seoul

February 11, 2017 9:30 pm
Massive pro-, anti-Park demonstrations held in South Korean capital of Seoul

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in central Seoul, South Korea, February 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of thousands of people have staged rallies in the South Korean capital, Seoul, either to support impeachment of President Park Geun-hye or express their dissent against the move, several months after the desperate […]

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US, South Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year: Seoul

February 3, 2017 4:30 pm
US, South Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year: Seoul

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo (R) and US Defense Secretary James Mattis meet at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry, in Seoul, February 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy an advanced American missile system on Korean territory this year, South Korea’s […]

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China taking indirect retaliatory action against THAAD deployment in South Korea: Seoul

January 6, 2017 3:57 pm
China taking indirect retaliatory action against THAAD deployment in South Korea: Seoul

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a test in an undisclosed location, on September 10, 2013. South Korea says China is taking “indirect action” against Seoul’s months-long decision to deploy a US advanced missile system on its territory. South Korea’s Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho made […]

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South Koreans rally anew in Seoul against President Park Geun-hye

November 19, 2016 2:30 pm
South Koreans rally anew in Seoul against President Park Geun-hye

South Koreans have taken to the streets in the capital, Seoul, and elsewhere in fresh rallies demanding the resignation of the scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye. Up to half a million protesters are expected by organizers to participate in the Seoul rally, and the same number in other cities, on Saturday […]

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China daily says US and South Korea to pay ‘price’ for THAAD missile deployment

October 1, 2016 2:00 pm
China daily says US and South Korea to pay ‘price’ for THAAD missile deployment

A THAAD missile is launched during a test, in this undated handout photo provided by the US Department of Defense. (Photo by Reuters) A top Chinese newspaper has cautioned Washington and Seoul against the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system to the Korean Peninsula, saying the pair will face […]

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