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S Korea defiant over army drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Russia Russia

South Korea says it will go ahead with a military drill on a disputed island, despite Russian and Chinese objections and a North Korean vow to respond.
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Tensions build ahead of S Korea drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:48
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

South Korea has insisted it will go ahead with a controversial live-fire military exercise, despite serious concern expressed by Russia and China.
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US envoy warns of Korea tinderbox

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US envoy Bill Richardson, visiting North Korea, says the situation on the peninsula is a "tinderbox", as South Korea plans live-firing exercises.
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Russia warns on South Korea drill

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Russia summons South Korean and US envoys to express "deep concern" about upcoming live-fire military exercises on an island shelled by North Korea last month.
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More women entering S Korea military

Friday, December 17th 2010, 11:31

The first female students in South Korea to be allowed on to their college's officer training programme - part of the military's aim to double the number of women in its ranks.
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S Korea to hold drills on island

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it will hold live-fire exercises on Yeonpyeong island, the first since the island was shelled by North Korea last month.
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South Korea stages civil defence drill

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 15:18

South Korea has staged its biggest ever civil defence drill aimed at quickening the country's response to any further attacks from the North.
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Bear recaptured in S Korea after week on the run

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:52

A young bear which escaped from a zoo in South Korea is safely re-captured after nine days on the run.
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South Korea's army chief resigns

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 7:08

The head of South Korea's army, Gen Hwang Eui-don, resigns, defence ministry officials say, amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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S Korea holds new military drills

Monday, December 13th 2010, 9:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea begins a week-long series of live-fire military exercises along most of its coastline, amid fraught relations on the Korean peninsula.
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S Korean lawmakers blockade offices

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 9:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's lawmakers spent Tuesday fighting and blockading government offices in a row over next year's budget.
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Finland loses top literacy rating

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:21
related countries: Finland Finland

A world schools survey drops Finland from first place for the first time in a decade, putting it behind South Korea.
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What's life like for South Korea refugees

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:57

South Korea has begun a series of major live-fire exercises despite warnings from the North against conducting them.
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South Korea stages military drill

Monday, December 6th 2010, 7:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea begins a nationwide live-fire military exercise, despite warnings from North Korea that the "provocative" actions could trigger a war.
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US South Korea deal a 'win-win'

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

Both the US and South Korea hail their long-awaited free trade agreement negotiated this weekend as a "win-win" deal.
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Southern discomfort

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 18:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

How will Seoul now deal with North Korea?
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S Korea vows air strike response

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 16:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's incoming defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, promises a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.
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US-Japan military exercises begin

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 5:29
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: North

Japan and the US begin their biggest ever joint military exercises, amid growing tension between North and South Korea.
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Qatar's winning World Cup bid

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 5:11
related countries: Japan Japan, Qatar Qatar, United States United States

Thousands celebrated in the streets of Qatar after it defeated bids from South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States to host the World Cup in 2022.
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N Korea 'likely to attack again'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 12:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's intelligence chief says North Korea is very likely to attack it again, a week after an artillery strike on an island.
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S Korea and US 'plan more drills'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 8:22
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

South Korea says it plans more military drills with the United States, despite China's disapproval and tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China 'frustrated' by North Korea

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 18:04
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

Senior Chinese officials have expressed frustration with their "spoiled child" ally North Korea, according to leaked classified US diplomatic cables.
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Korea tension high amid war drill

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 7:47
related countries: United States United States

Tensions remains high as the US and South Korea begin military exercises, five days after the North's deadly shelling of a Southern island.
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S Korea, US in joint naval drill

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 5:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

South Korea and the United States hold joint military exercises, amid heightened tension in the wake of North Korea's deadly attack on a South Korean island.
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N Korea in 'human shields' claim

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 12:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea accuses Seoul of using human shields in this week's deadly shelling incident, as the South holds funerals for two marines.
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S Korea holds marines' funerals

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 8:27

South Korea holds funerals for the two marines killed by the North's shelling, as tensions build on the peninsula.
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China works to ease Korea tension

Friday, November 26th 2010, 20:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Korea

China holds talks with the US, Seoul and Pyongyang in an attempt to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, China's Foreign Ministry says.
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S Korea waits on defence minister

Friday, November 26th 2010, 5:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's president is still considering who will replace Kim Tae-Young as defence minister, officials say, denying earlier reports of a decision.
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S Korea defence minister resigns

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 16:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's defence minister resigns amid criticism that his response to the deadly shelling by North Korea on Tuesday was too passive.
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S Korea to bolster island force

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 11:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea is to boost its forces on five islands near North Korea after Tuesday's deadly clash, while its defence minister steps down over the crisis.
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Did power struggle prompt Korea attack?

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 23:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea has said it returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, killing two people.
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Why the escalation in Korea tensions?

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it has returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, in one of the worst clashes since the Korean War ended.
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S Korea warns North after clash

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea threatens missile strikes against the North in case of "further provocations", after one of the most serious clashes since the Korean War.
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Koreas in border artillery clash

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 14:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North and South Korea exchange dozens of artillery shells across their tense western sea border, in one of the most serious incidents in years.
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