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South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid history feud

1:13pm BST

SEOUL South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a decision that could escalate a dispute over history and trade and undercut security cooperation on North Korea.

North Korea fires missiles, derides South Korea's Moon as 'impudent'

16 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. | Video

Deploying new U.S. missiles would be 'reckless act' - North Korean media

14 Aug 2019

SEOUL Any move by the United States to place new ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea could spark a "new Cold War" and an escalating arms race in the region, North Korean state media said on Wednesday.

Bolton reminds Kim of missile pledge after North Korea warns of 'new road'

06 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leader's pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinental-range missiles after Pyongyang conducted its fourth short-range missile test in less than two weeks and warned it might pursue "a new road."

'We will make them pay': North Korea launches missiles, condemns U.S.-South Korea drills

06 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks, South Korea said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang warned that hostile moves against it "have reached the danger line." | Video

Trump sure Kim 'does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!'

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Korea's three short-range missiles tests in eight days, saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him. | Video

U.S. still hopes for talks after latest North Korean missile tests

02 Aug 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, but efforts to resume denuclearisation talks remained in doubt.

CORRECTED-WRAPUP 6-U.S. still hopes for talks after latest N.Korean missile tests

01 Aug 2019

* Missile launches don't violate Kim's pledge to Trump - Bolton

North Korean soldier defects across the DMZ, South Korea says

01 Aug 2019

SEOUL The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-N.Korea's test firing verified combat effectiveness of new rocket system -KCNA

31 Jul 2019

SEOUL, Aug 1 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday oversaw the first test firing of a "new-type large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system", North Korean state media reported on Thursday.

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