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  • China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea

    04/02/2013 2:16:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | 3/1/13 | Bill Gertz
    China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said. Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea. According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and...
  • North Korean Satellite Launch Called a Failure by Seoul, Washington

    04/05/2009 8:57:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,714+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2009 | John M. Glionna
    SEOUL — South Korea and Japan scrambled to interpret the fallout from a North Korean rocket launch Sunday that the regime said placed a satellite into orbit – a claim contradicted by both Washington and Seoul. National security officials met in separate meetings in Tokyo and Seoul, where anti-Pyongyang demonstrators clashed with police for the second time in three days – this time burning a missile replica and a photograph of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Within hours after the three-stage rocket lifted off from North Korea's Musudan-ri launch facility at 11:20 a.m., the state-run North Korean press agency...
  • N. Korea may conduct second nuke test: think tank

    03/04/2009 9:58:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies · 789+ views
    Yonhap ^ | March 4, 2009 | Hwang Doo-hyong
    WASHINGTON, March 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea may conduct a second nuclear test in the near future to increase its bargaining power in negotiating with the United States, a private think tank said Wednesday. "The new administration and Congress should not be surprised if Pyongyang precipitates a crisis, perhaps in the near term, to elevate its importance in a crowded U.S. foreign policy agenda," the Seattle-based National Bureau of Asian Research said in a report titled "Shock of the New: Congress and Asia in 2009." "Such a crisis could include a second nuclear test or escalation of military tension with...
  • German nun endured N.Korea camps, taught deaf-mutes

    01/26/2005 3:43:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26 Jan 2005 | Martin Nesirky
    TAEGU, South Korea, Jan 26 (Reuters) - One of the last two German nuns who endured years in communist North Korean camps was buried on Wednesday after a service attended by deaf-mute people she helped during more than six decades on the peninsula. Sister Caritas died unexpectedly but peacefully on Monday whispering "Guardian angel, guardian angel", the head of her priory, Sister Gertrude, told Reuters. Sister Caritas was 91. Her story spans Hitler's Germany, Japanese colonial rule, World War Two, the communist take-over and Russian presence, the Korean War, brief exile and a return to the ruins of the U.S.-backed...