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South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad

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SEOUL South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct "terrorist acts" after the North accused it of abducting North Korean workers from a restaurant in China.

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South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming 4:42am BST

SEOUL/LONDON South Korea has revived a project to build a backup ship navigation system that would be difficult to hack after a recent wave of GPS signal jamming attacks it blamed on North Korea disrupted fishing vessel operations, officials say.

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North Korea sentences Korean American to 10 years hard labor 29 Apr 2016

SEOUL North Korea's Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years hard labor for subversion, North Korean media reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated state. | Video

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U.S. stands by South Korea defense talks despite China, Russia objections 29 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON/BEIJING The White House on Friday said talks to install a new anti-missile defense system in South Korea would continue in the wake of nuclear arms and missile tests by North Korea despite calls by China and Russia for the United States to back off.

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North Korea test-fires two missiles, both fail - U.S. 29 Apr 2016

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the U.S. military said, in a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of next week's ruling party congress. | Video

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North Korea tightens security ahead of congress - South Korea 29 Apr 2016

SEOUL North Korea has tightened security ahead of a ruling party congress, South Korea said on Friday, with authorities keen to avoid any "mishap" at the gathering at which advances in the drive for nuclear weapons will likely be hailed.

U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response - China 28 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is working on a response to North Korea's latest missile tests, China said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Pyongyang to cease "further provocative actions."

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U.S. says working to cut off North Korean remittances 28 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON The United States said Thursday it is working to cut off revenue streams to North Korea by targeting remittances from its overseas workers, after recent nuclear and missile tests by Pyongyang.

U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response: China 28 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is working on a response to North Korea's latest missile tests, China said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Pyongyang to cease "further provocative actions."

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Ahead of rare North Korea Congress, money trumps Party for most 28 Apr 2016

SEOUL Kim Dan-bi's brother is the model of the establishment North Korean: an army veteran and member of the ruling Workers' Party, he is now a manager at a state enterprise. | Video