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Text: Official North Korean statement on Yeonpyeong Island artillery attack

By Fri, Nov 26, 2010 1:12AM UTC

North Korea has released an official statement on the Yeonpyeong Island artillery attack. They do not pretend that exchange of artillery earlier this week was instigated by a South Korean attack and instead claim that the attack was a response to South Korea “firing shells inside the territorial waters of the DPRK side.”  The issue is the Northern Limit

SKorean public divided in wake of artillery attack

By Fri, Nov 26, 2010 12:38AM UTC

One of the theories on why North Korea launched the deadly artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island was that it would help unify North Koreans behind the ruling regime, especially heir apparent Kim Jong-un. Perhaps, but it has done little to unify the South Korean people.  While South Koreans across the political

Who is to blame for Thai-Burma border trade problems?

By Thu, Nov 25, 2010 9:18PM UTC

Thailand’s claim that the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s attack on Burmese junta positions along the shared border has damaged bilateral trade has been rubbished by the group, according to Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The outbreak of skirmishes alongside the border has damaged the Thai economy, including trade and tourism,

SKorea defense minister resigns

By Thu, Nov 25, 2010 7:49PM UTC

South Korea’s defense minister resigned Thursday, two days after an artillery attack by North Korea killed four people on small island near their disputed frontier. The move came as President Lee Myung-bak vowed to send more troops to the island and as residents tried to salvage belongings from its blackened

SKorea to boost troops as NKorea issues warning

By Thu, Nov 25, 2010 7:16PM UTC

South Korea’s president vowed Thursday to send more troops to an island struck by deadly North Korean artillery as residents tried to salvage belongings from blackened wreckage amid warning from Pyongyang of additional attacks if provoked. The North’s bombardment of this tiny South Korean island near a disputed maritime frontier