S Korea fires warning shots after N Korea incursion

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul´s defence ministry said. It was the first such boundary violation in four months, and came ahead of Friday´s opening ceremony of the Asian Games in the South Korean port city of Incheon, in which North Korea is participating. The patrol boat came 0.5 nautical... 

Pakistan lose to North Korea in Asian Games football

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON, South Korea: North Korea beat Pakistan 2-0 to record a second straight win that ensures one of the top two places from Group F. Goals either side of half time by So Kyong-Jin and Jong Ing-Wan secured victory against a Pakistan side reduced to 10 men at halftime. So also scored in North Korea´s 3-0 win over China on Monday. Indonesia beat Maldives 4-0 and progressed to the second round after also beating East... 

N Korea sentences American to six years’ hard labour

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea´s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years´ hard labour for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller becomes the second American serving a hard labour prison term in the North amid accusations that Pyongyang is using them to extract political concessions from Washington. The 24-year-old... 

Threatening letter knife sent to S Korea minister

Posted by on Sep 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to “execute” the country´s defence minister, officials said Friday. The letter and a kitchen knife were found by a delivery man last week when he tried to re-pack a torn parcel addressed to Defence Minister Han Min-Koo, the defence ministry said. “Through our investigation, we are trying... 

N Korea fires rockets into sea as Pope arrives in South

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea fired three short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit. The launches began at 9:30 am (0030 GMT) at a site near the North´s eastern port of Wonsan, with the rockets fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at a range of 220 kilometres (130 miles), a defence ministry spokesman said. “They are presumed to have been fired... 

N Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military´s General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. Hwang,... 

S Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives. Yoo Byung-Eun had been the target of an unprecedented, months-long manhunt involving tens of thousands of police officers and army troops. The body was found nearly six weeks ago on June 12, lying in a... 

North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests. The drill began shortly before midday (0300 GMT) using land artillery units based at the eastern tip of the Demilitarised Zone that bisects the Korean peninsula, the South´s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. It lasted for 30 minutes... 

N Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi´s Seoul visit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul´s military said, in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South. The North fired the missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) Sunday morning, a defence ministry official told AFP. “Both landed in international waters beyond its sea border,” the official said. He did not elaborate on the... 

Algeria beat South Korea 42 to close in on last 16

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ALEGRE: Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation. Algeria´s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six. South... 
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