U.S., South Korea begin military exercises as North ends armistice

(CNN) — A new joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States began Monday amid heightened tensions across the region. In a sign of crumbling relations, North Korea refused to answer its hotline with Seoul, South Korea’s unification ministry said Monday, according to the Yonhap news agency. The ministry said the North did not answer two attempts to […]

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North Korea ends peace pacts with South

North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border point. The announcement follows a fresh round of UN sanctions punishing Pyongyang for its nuclear test last month. Earlier, Pyongyang said it reserved the right to a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its “aggressors”. The US said it took […]

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In power play, North Korea threatens to conduct 3rd nuke test at any moment

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued “important” guidelines on how to bolster the army and protect the nation’s sovereignty at a high-level ruling Workers’ Party meeting, state media said Sunday, an indication that Pyongyang may be ready to conduct an atomic test anytime. RELATED: NORTH KOREA COULD BE READY TO CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST North […]

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North Korea ‘under martial law’

In an emergency meeting of his top defence and security officials on Saturday, the North Korean leader issued a series of orders that included the conclusion of preparations for a new nuclear test, the Joongang Daily reported. North Korean state media has also reported that Kim ordered his officials to take “effective, high-profile state measures.” While it has been anticipated […]

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North Korea Turns Its Threats to the South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened on Friday to take “physical countermeasures” against South Korea if it helps enforce sanctions against the besieged North, calling the United Nations-endorsed penalties a “declaration of war” and warning of a prolonged chill in the relations between the two Koreas. North Korea’s confrontational posture was likely to significantly limit room for the South’s […]

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