South Korea

South Korea turns off cross-border speakers as Pyongyang expresses ‘regret’

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:55AM UTC

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.

Talks between rival Koreas stretch into third day

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:00PM UTC

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.

Asian shares tumble after Wall St declines fuel more sell-offs

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 8:48AM UTC

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.

The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula

By Sat, Aug 22, 2015 3:23PM UTC

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.

Report: North Korea seen preparing missiles as tensions mount

By Fri, Aug 21, 2015 4:22PM UTC

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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