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S. Korea on high alert against NK provocations during holiday - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military is maintaining a high state of alert against any provocation by North Korea during the 10-day Chuseok holiday, a military official said Saturday. "Since North Korea can carry out provocations at any ...and more »

Trump vs 'Rocket Man': what if North Korea is the problem, not Kim? - South China Morning Post

It's on. Not a nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula, thank goodness. But an old-fashioned, trash-talking smackdown between two nuclear-armed adversaries. In the one corner, we have US President Donald Trump, verbal pugilist and reluctant leader of ...and more »

What Really Worries South Koreans: Trump - TIME

In the escalating standoff between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, Seoul is ground zero. Just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone, the metropolitan area of 25 million, with its fashionable, upscale entertainment bars, globe-spanning banks and new 123 ...and more »

S. Korea, US conduct 1st joint short-range air defense exercise on Korean Peninsula - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap)-- South Korea and the U.S. forces have conducted their first joint short-range air defense drill amid growing threats from North Korea. The exercise involved South Korea's air defense unit and the soldiers from the U.S.' 6th ...and more »

The Dead Sing With Dirt in Their Mouths - Observer

Our nuclear stand-off with North Korea shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, every day or two, it seems to get worse—with no end, or off-ramps in sight. President Donald Trump says or tweets something aggressive and shocking just to taunt ...and more »

US diplomacy on N. Korea 'hollowed' by lack of capacity: senator - Yonhap News

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) -- The United States' focus on diplomacy to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue is "hollowed" by the absence of relevant personnel, including an ambassador to South Korea, a senator said Friday. Eight months into office ...and more »

Avoiding a pathway to war with North Korea - East Asia Forum

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise. Kim Jong-un has ramped North Korea's missile and nuclear testing programs, edging closer to possessing nuclear-tipped ICBMs that are capable of targeting the US mainland. US President Donald Trump has ...and more »

America is making life difficult for China over North Korea - Financial Times

North Korea's sixth nuclear test, conducted on September 3 in defiance of the international consensus on non-proliferation, drew unanimous condemnation. Efforts to contain its nuclear ambitions have again yielded no clear result. Equally frustrating ...and more »

NK leader inspects farm, calls for development of more productive crops - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a farm, calling for the need to develop seeds that produce a higher yield, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday. Kim inspected the "Farm No. 1116" under the control of KPA Unit ...and more »

Five assumptions we make about North Korea – and why they're wrong - The Conversation AU

Over time, the Kim family has become adept at coup-proofing its rule in North Korea. Reuters/KCNA. Five assumptions we make about North Korea – and why they're wrong. September 28, 2017 12.46am EDT. Benjamin Habib. Author. Benjamin Habib. Lecturer in ...and more »