Tag: South Korea

North Korea has missiles powerful enough to launch strike at America

North Korea has missiles powerful enough to launch strike at America

Japan and South Korea said the missile reached an altitude of 2,000 km (1,245 miles) and landed just 60 miles south of Russia. Kim Jong-un’s latest missile launch suggests North Korea has a weapon capable of striking at the US, experts have warned. Japan and South Korea said the missile reached an altitude of 2,000 […]

May 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tour bus crash kills 10 in South Korea

Tour bus crash kills 10 in South Korea

Oct 14, – Although the precise cause of the accident is still under investigation, the driver of the bus was taken into custody for questioning about the vehicle’s maintenance record. At least 10 people were killed and seven others seriously injured after their tour bus crashed and caught fire on a highway near South Korea’s […]

October 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Korea says North’s nuclear capability ‘speeding up’, calls for action

South Korea says North’s nuclear capability ‘speeding up’, calls for action

Sep 10, – North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain. South Korea’s foreign minister said on Saturday that North Korea’s nuclear capability is […]

September 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seoul says North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles

Seoul says North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles

Sep 05, –  North Korea regularly engages in missile and rocket tests, especially when international attention is turned to Northeast Asia. World leaders are gathering for the G-20 summit of advanced and emerging economies in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China. Beijing is the North’s only major ally, but ties between the neighbors have […]

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
North Korea executes vice premier for ‘disrespect’

North Korea executes vice premier for ‘disrespect’

Sep 01, – The regime also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said, the latest in a slew of punishments Kim is believed to have ordered in what analysts say is an attempt to tighten his grip on power. North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games

North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games

Mar 30, – In the Koreas, the cycle of tensions is as predictable as the changing of the seasons — they surge every spring, when Washington and Seoul hold their annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises. This year’s drills, which are to continue through April, are not only bigger but also reportedly include […]

March 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. flies B-52 over South Korea after North’s nuclear test

U.S. flies B-52 over South Korea after North’s nuclear test

Jan 10, – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un maintained that Wednesday’s test was of a hydrogen bomb and said it was a self-defensive step against a U.S. threat of nuclear war. The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, a show of force following […]

January 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israel must keep security control in a peace deal – Netanyahu

Israel must keep security control in a peace deal – Netanyahu

Nov 11, – Netanyahu, who later met with members of Congress, said Israel must be able to defend itself, by itself. This includes threats from any territory Israel relinquishes, including hundreds of miles (kilometers) of borders subject to potential tunneling. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the “real test” of a two-state solution […]

November 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 dead after South Korean fishing boat capsizes

10 dead after South Korean fishing boat capsizes

Sep 06, – Three people were rescued and flown to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, Jeju coast guard officers said on condition of anonymity because of office rules. Dozens of ships searched the area for survivors. Ten people died and an undetermined number of others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off […]

September 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

Jun 15, – Seoul also declared five new patients — bringing the total number of cases including the deaths to 150 — as fears grew over the impact of the outbreak on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. South Korea Monday reported its 16th death in an expanding MERS outbreak, as President Park Geun-Hye called for efforts to […]

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More