South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations after the sixth largest nuclear test by the latter.
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The move, detected by South Korean and US intelligence agencies has sparked concerns of the North stepping up its provocative actions.
The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
The lower cost of gold through an unintended loophole triggered increased imports from South Korea. But banning this will only unravel the point of a free-trade agreement.
For the majority, everyday issues like job and food security beat concerns about war with their nuclear neighbour. The minority find solace in spiritualism.
State governments are building land banks, using both private and common lands, to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure, but at the cost of people’s rights.
Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council.
South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission has affirmed the radioactive Xenon-133 detected has its origin in North Korea’s nuclear tests.
Major US allies in Asia welcomed the decision to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned.
In the last year, the Centre has moved to swiftly clamp down on Chinese steel imports to help NPA-laden Indian firms. However, China’s own capacity cutbacks have rendered this move meaningless.
The US wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea and ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers abroad.
The decision by South Korea to deploy the anti-missile THAAD system comes amid calls by the United States for harsher sanctions against the nuclear North.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” and urged the 15-member UN Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” sanctions to deter him.
North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the US mainland within range
North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday – in violation of UN resolutions – which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
North Korea said an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile was tested on Sunday, prompting the warning of a “massive” military response from the US if it or its allies were threatened.
A report carried by the KCNA news agency lacked the usual threats against the US, and Trump expressed optimism about a possible improvement in relations.
North Korea’s rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days.
The US and South Korea have prepared for more joint military drills, angering the North, and experts said Pyongyang could still go ahead with its plan.
Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland US within range of a nuclear weapon heightened tensions in recent months.
President Xi’s comments came hours after President Trump warned North Korea that the US military was “locked and loaded”.
Worry over US-North Korea relations rises in South Korea as citizens buy more gold and ready-to-eat meals, and the government expands civil defence drills.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing as prosecutors pushed a 12-year jail term for charges including embezzlement, perjury, and bribing the ousted President Park Geun-hye.
Given North Korea’s comfort with isolation, it’s odd that the US can’t think of any other way of dealing with the country than to increase that isolation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and said it was a “stern warning” for the US.
South Korea will deploy 4 additional THAAD units in response to the test, but China objects to the move as it believes THAAD radars can penetrate deep into its territory
“Fairy tales come true in Paju”, is the advertising lure from the Korean Tourism Board. But it was nightmares that were all too true here during the Korean war, when Paju featured some of its fiercest battles.
South Korea’s proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed after the North snubbed the call.
The Transitional Justice Working Group’s report was based on interviews with 375 North Korean defectors from the isolated state over a period of two years.
The offer comes after North Korea claimed to have conducted the first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and to having figured out how to mount a nuclear warhead on the missile.
Our attention has been diverted from the intellectual and ideological bases of the erroneous thinking, analyses and policies responsible for the crises.
Trump is considering “severe things” for North Korea, which on Tuesday test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile which could threaten US territories.
The United States, Japan and South Korea confirm their close cooperation before the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany, later this week.
Trump said the US was renegotiating what he characterised as a “rough” trade deal with South Korea and reiterated that an era of “strategic patience” over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs had ended.
Concerns over US THAAD installations, and the role of China in the region will also be reportedly broached as Trump meets with the South Korean leader.
Choi Soon-sil, the long time confidante of Park Geun-hye, was also accused of using unfair means to get her daughter admitted into a top university.
The drone crashed in the demilitarised zone while returning to the North last June after photographing US THAAD installations in South Korea
The new government will scrap plans to build new power plants and wind down operations in existing plants while moving focus towards renewable energy.
The system, designed to protect South Korea, has been paused by the new leader due to lack of evaluation of its environmental impact.