World’s biggest ship to launch from S Korea

July 18, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Jul 17, 2013

The world’s biggest ship is about to set sail from Kwangyong port. While it is made of 60,000 tonnes of steel or the equivalent of 8 Eiffel Towers, the shipping line says much of it is recyclable. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from South Korea.

At ‘Truce Village,’ North, South Korea set stage for cabinet-level talks

June 10, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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North and South Korea inched closer to resetting their strained relations Sunday as delegations met face-to-face to lay the foundation for the first cabinet-level talks in six years.

The meeting at the “Truce Village” of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarized Zone — so-called because the armistice that brought the 1950-53 Korean War to a close was signed there — signaled that the two countries may be prepared to move beyond months of mutual mistrust.

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The Beauty of Korean style

June 7, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Co-piloting South Korea’s supersonic jet

May 11, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Apr 29, 2013

CNN’s Anna Coren rides in the T-50, a $25 million South Korean fighter jet, at speeds of up to 800 kilometers per hour. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

President Obama and President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea hold a joint press conference

May 7, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on May 7, 2013
President Obama and President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House. May 7, 2013.

What is at Stake in the US-ROK 123 Agreement?

April 30, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Please join us for a Korea Chair Platform event on the US-ROK 123 Civil Nuclear Agreement. Our distinguished penalists will discuss the significance of the agreement and their views on the future of US-ROK nuclear cooperation .
Ambassador Christopher Hill

Dean, The Josef Korbel School of International Studies,
University of Denver
Dr. Gary Samore
Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
Harvard University
Ms. Sharon Squassoni
Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS
and
Dr. Victor Cha
Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, CSIS

Obama says he doesn’t believe North Korea has nuclear missile

April 17, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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(CNN) — President Barack Obama has said he doesn’t believe North Korea can fit a nuclear warhead on a missile, casting strong doubt on an alarming assessment disclosed last week by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html

U.S. deploys warship off South Korea amid soaring tensions on peninsula

April 2, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States has positioned a warship off the Korean coast as a shield against ballistic missile attack as South Korea’s new president vowed swift retaliation against a North Korean strike amid soaring tensions on the peninsula.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/u-deploys-warship-off-south-korea-amid-soaring-013622157.html

Nuclear-capable stealth bombers sent to South Korea amid Kim Jong Un’s threats

March 29, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Two American B-2 Spirit stealth bombers practiced an attack on the Korean Peninsula Thursday as part of a military exercise that has sparked angry threats from North Korea. In response, reports indicated that the North Korean leader ordered the country’s rocket units to be on standby to attack U.S. military bases.

The U.S. military said the planes involved in the firing drill left Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on a “long-duration, round-trip training mission.”

Inert munitions were dropped on a range facility on the Jikdo islands off the western coast of South Korea before the jets returned to the continental U.S. in a single continuous flight.

B-2 Spirit bombers are capable of carrying either conventional or nuclear weapons.

In a statement, the United States Forces Korea said the mission “demonstrates the United States’ ability to conduct long-range, precision strikes quickly and at will.”

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http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/17498063-nuclear-capable-stealth-bombers-sent-to-south-korea-amid-kim-jong-uns-threats?lite

N. Korea puts artillery forces at highest combat posture

March 26, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.

Seoul’s Defence Ministry said it hasn’t seen any suspicious North Korean military activity and that officials were analyzing the North’s warning. Analysts say a direct North Korean attack is extremely unlikely, especially during joint U.S.-South Korean military drills that end April 30, though there’s some worry about a provocation after the training wraps up.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/26/north-korea-tensions.html

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