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Under threat, S. Korea mulls nukes

North Korean Soldiers - Reuters

The barrage of threats from North Korea has sparked talk from within South Korea of the need to develop its own nuclear weapons. A recent poll shows that two-thirds of South Korean citizens surveyed support the idea, especially in the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test in February.


S. Korea fails to block activists from dropping propaganda leaflets in North

South Korean police on Monday tried for hours to block a civic group from sending pro-democracy leaflets across the border by balloon after North Korea threatened the activists with a “merciless military strike,” but the South’s efforts ultimately failed.


NKorean soldier defects to SKorea across border

A North Korean soldier killed two of his officers Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said....


Both Koreas suffering worst drought in a century

North Korea has dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials have scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat, as the worst dry spell in a century grips the Korean peninsula....


SKorean president calls for cooperation with North

South Korea's president called Monday for cooperation with rival North Korea and pledged limited humanitarian support for suffering North Koreans as the two nations try to set aside animosity and pursue dialogue....


North, South Korea exchange fire along tense western sea border

North, South Korea exchange fire along tense western sea border

Officials say the exchange took place shortly in an area of ocean that was the scene of November's lethal exchange between the two sides -- when North Korean shelling killed four people on Yeonpyeong Island.


Both Koreas to work toward resuming nuclear talks

Top nuclear envoys from North and South Korea emerged smiling from a face-to-face meeting Friday, saying they were ready to work together to resume stalled disarmament talks....


N.Korea launches 'fax attack' on South

N.Korea launches 'fax attack' on South

North Korea is retaliating for a November artillery attack -- with an onslaught of faxes to South Korea, an official said Wednesday.


S. Korean troops bracing for possible attack

S. Korean troops bracing for possible attack

A destroyer prowled the sea and fighter jets screamed across the skies Tuesday as South Korea braced for possible North Korean surprise attacks a day after launching provocative artillery drills on an island the North shelled last month.


S. Korea vows air raid if North attacks

S. Korea vows air raid if North attacks

South Korea's new defense minister said his country would respond with airstrikes if North Korea attacks it again, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Friday.


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