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US Considers Pulling up to 4,000 Troops from South Korea

South Korea

SEOUL – South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday that the United States is contemplating a significant reduction in its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the expense of deployment. Washington broke out this week’s security price talks with South Korea after requesting that …

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Esper Doesn’t Regret Delaying Drills, Despite North Korea Snub

Esper

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Thursday that he did not regret postponing a US-South Korean military exercise, following North Korea’s rejection of the initiative as inadequate to revive nuclear diplomacy. The prospects for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy are unclear, with Pyongyang increasing his pressure …

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South Korea Should Pay More for US Troops: Pentagon

South Korea Should Pay More for US Troops: Pentagon

PENTAGON – US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing US troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse. “The two countries have to …

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North Korea Slams Inclusion on US Terror Report

North Korea

SEOUL – North Korea on Tuesday lashed out at the United States for mentioning Pyongyang in its annual report on state sponsors of terrorism, saying the report is an example of Washington’s “hostile policy” that is limiting chances for dialogue. The US State Department on Friday published its 2018 Country …

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North Korea Confirms 2nd Test of Multiple Rocket Launcher

North Korea

SEOUL – North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North’s nuclear program, AP reported Wednesday. Tuesday’s rocket launcher test was made hours after North Korea said …

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North Korea Developing Warheads to Penetrate missile Defense: Japan

Japan

TOKYO – Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan, the country’s defense chief said on Tuesday, pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles launched by North Korea, “Reuters” said Tuesday Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told a news conference that Japan believes …

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China Seeks to Mediate in Japan-South Korea Trade Spat

Tokyo

SEOUL/TOKYO – In a move likely to be welcomed in Seoul but rebuffed by Tokyo, China is seeking to use its regional influence to act as a mediator in the escalating trade dispute between South Korea and Japan, Asian Review said Monday. The spat over export controls will be a …

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North Korea Test Fires Two More Missiles

North Korea

SEOUL – South Korea on Friday said that Pyongyang has fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rejected any further talks with Seoul over a recent joint military exercise with the US. The South Korean military said in a statement …

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N. Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles, More can Come: S. Korea

Missiles

SEOUL – North Korea on Saturday fired, what appeared to be two short-range missiles, South Korea said in a “show of force” against joint military exercises between the United States and Korea South, Reuters reported Saturday. Other missile launches are very likely, as the North Korean army conducts its own …

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North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

North Korea

PYONGYANG/SEOUL – North Korea is believed to have launched two ballistic missiles from South Hwanghae province on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, in a move which represents Pyongyang’s fourth test in two weeks, NK News reported Tuesday. A statement reported that the missiles had been …

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