South Korea says it has turned off loudspeakers broadcasting cross-border anti-Pyongyang propaganda as part of an accord with rival North Korea meant to avert possible military confrontation.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president says anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts will continue unless North Korea apologizes for planting land mines that Seoul says maimed two South Korean soldiers.
TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in early trading in Asia as investors shaken by the sell-off Friday on Wall Street unloaded shares in many sectors.
South Korean officials say they will hold talks with officials from North Korea on Saturday in a bid to defuse tensions.
The meeting will take place at the border village of Panmunjom at 6 p.m. Seoul time (0900 GMT), which is 30 minutes after the deadline set by Pyongyang for Seoul to to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified government source, is reporting that South Korean and U.S. surveillance assets detected the movement of vehicles in North Korea carrying short-range Scud and medium-range Rodong missiles in a possible preparation for launches.
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