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August 2015 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- North Korea Agrees to Talks on Reunions VOA 29 Aug 2015 -- North Korea's Red Cross has agreed to working-level talks with its South Korean counterpart to discuss a resumption of reunions for Korean families separated by the Korean War six decades ago.
- Inter-Korean Deal Raises Hope for Separated Families VOA 28 Aug 2015 -- The recent agreement ending a military standoff between North and South Korea is raising hope for reunions of Korean families separated during the Korean War six decades ago.
- North Korea leader dismisses top officials Press TV 28 Aug 2015 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has removed several high-ranking officials from their posts following the recent escalation of tensions with the neighboring South.
- Kim Skipping WWII Ceremony Shows Troubled China-North Korea Ties VOA 27 Aug 2015 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s decision to skip China’s high-profile military parade indicates a difficult relationship between China and North Korea, experts say.
- North Korea’s ‘Apology’ Over Land Mine Attack Criticized VOA 26 Aug 2015 -- The recent inter-Korean agreement that has ended a military standoff over a land mine attack that maimed two South Korean soldiers is causing controversy in South Korea.
- North, South Korea Relax Defense Posture Following Deal VOA 26 Aug 2015 -- North Korea has reduced its military readiness posture, South Korea said Wednesday, after the two sides reached a deal to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula.
- North Korean Workers in Qatar Fired Over Labor Violations VOA 25 Aug 2015 -- A well-known Qatari construction company has fired its entire North Korean workforce for repeated violations of the company’s rules and inhumane treatment of the workers by their North Korean supervisors.
- Inter-Korean Deal Shows North’s Vulnerability to Criticisms VOA 24 Aug 2015 -- The inter-Korean agreement to end a military standoff over land mine blasts that maimed two South Korean soldiers shows North Korea’s vulnerability to outside criticisms, U.S. experts say.
- North, South Korea Reach Deal to Avert War VOA 24 Aug 2015 -- Early Tuesday, high-level negotiators representing North and South Korea reached a deal to defuse growing tensions and avoid what seemed like imminent military conflict.
- DPRK, S.Korea troops still on highest alert as inter-Korean crisis contact continues People's Daily 24 Aug 2015 -- The two sides on the Korean Peninsula still put their militaries on the highest alert as inter-Korean crisis talks entered the third day Monday.
- North Korea Sends 20 Assault Hovercraft to Yellow Sea Sputnik 24 Aug 2015 -- North Korea sent some 20 air-cushioned assault landing crafts, capable of deploying special task forces, to the Yellow Sea.
- North, South Korea Talks Stretch Late VOA 23 Aug 2015 -- North and South Korean officials resumed marathon talks Sunday afternoon and continued deep into the night in an urgent bid to avert war on the peninsula.
- Seoul Loses Track of Over 50 N Korean Subs Allegedly Headed for Operations Sputnik 23 Aug 2015 -- The South Korean military cannot locate over 50 North Korean submarines which have allegedly set sail from their bases in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan.
- Koreas Resume Emergency Peace Talks VOA 22 Aug 2015 -- North and South Korean officials resumed marathon talks late Sunday afternoon in an urgent bid to avert war on the peninsula.
- US puts forces in South Korea on enhanced status, war looms Press TV 22 Aug 2015 -- The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.
- US Monitoring Koreas' Confrontation Closely VOA 21 Aug 2015 -- U.S. defense officials say annual drills by American and South Korean military forces were halted temporarily to avoid contributing to a dramatic increase in tensions between North and South Korea.
- UN Command offers to DPRK having dialogue on shelling People's Daily 21 Aug 2015 -- United Nations Command has offered to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) having talks about the shelling at the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone.
- S.Korea warns DPRK of harsh price for any further provocations People's Daily 21 Aug 2015 -- South Korea's top military officer on Friday warned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of "a harsh price" for any further provocations.
- DPRK poised to fire short-range missiles: S. Korea People's Daily 21 Aug 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been poised to fire short-range missiles on either side of its territory.
- S. Korea, U.S. up joint alert level amid DPRK forward deployment People's Daily 21 Aug 2015 -- South Korea and the United States raised their joint alert level toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
- War lurks in the shadows on the Korean Peninsula Press TV 21 Aug 2015 -- North Korea has placed its frontline forces on alert for war with the South, in an apparent move to launch attacks should the latter ignore an ultimatum to end its propaganda campaign against Pyongyang.
- Experts Predict N. Korea Will Escalate Provocations VOA 20 Aug 2015 -- Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been rising rapidly since North Korea’s alleged landmine attacks this month, which seriously maimed two South Korean soldiers near the demilitarized zone.
- North, South Korea Exchange Fire VOA 20 Aug 2015 -- North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire along the countries' western border, Seoul officials said, in the latest flareup of cross-border violence.
- S. Korea's military fires back scores of shells against DPRK People's Daily 20 Aug 2015 -- South Korea's military on Thursday fired back scores of shells toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which had earlier launched a shell toward the south side in the western border.
- DPRK warns military action if S.Korea continues frontline broadcasts People's Daily 20 Aug 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned of a military action unless South Koreastops propaganda broadcasts in border areas within 48 hours.
- South Korea fires shells over North's rocket attack Press TV 20 Aug 2015 -- The South Korean government says its military has fired shells into North Korea in response to an earlier rocket attack from the North.
- S. Korean President to Attend Beijing WWII Celebration VOA 20 Aug 2015 -- A senior official in Seoul Thursday announced that South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to Beijing for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
- South Korea Slams North for Linking Military Drills to Family Reunions VOA 19 Aug 2015 -- The South Korean government slammed North Korea’s argument that divided family reunions will materialize once the United States and South Korea cease joint military drills.
- S. Korea Weighs China’s WWII Anniversary Invite VOA 18 Aug 2015 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has yet to decide on whether or not she will accept China’s invitation to attend celebrations in Beijing to mark the end of World War II early next month.
- North Korea installs speakers of its own along border with South: Seoul Press TV 18 Aug 2015 -- North Korea has reportedly retaliated for the South’s border propaganda warfare, reinstalling loudspeakers of its own to broadcast anti-Seoul messages along the border between the two countries.
- North Korea threatens South with military action over loudspeakers Press TV 16 Aug 2015 -- North Korea has threatened to take military action against South Korea if Seoul fails to remove the loudspeakers.
- North Korea to ‘retaliate’ against US over war games: Official Press TV 16 Aug 2015 -- North Korea says it will attack the United States if Washington does not cancel the multinational military exercises.
- Divided Koreas No Closer to Unification on WWII 70th Anniversary VOA 15 Aug 2015 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed muted criticism of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
- North Korea Denies Involvement in Mine Blasts Near Border VOA 14 Aug 2015 -- North Korea is denying it is behind last week's landmine blasts that injured two South Korean soldiers and further heightened military tensions with Seoul.
- North Korea rejects South’s accusation of mine plantation along border Press TV 14 Aug 2015 -- North Korea has rejected the accusations by South Korea claiming that the mines that recently targeted and wounded two South Korean soldiers along the border between the two countries had been planted by North Korean forces.
- Report: North Korean Vice Premier Executed VOA 12 Aug 2015 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the execution of his vice premier, according to a South Korean news report, in the latest alleged purge of Pyongyang's senior leadership.
- Landmine Attack Raises Korean Tensions VOA 11 Aug 2015 -- North Korea’s alleged land mine attack on South Korean soldiers is likely to strain inter-Korean relations further, South Korean government officials and experts say.
- Seoul Vows to Retaliate Against N. Korea for Planting Deadly Landmines VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Seoul Monday accused the North Korean military of illegally crossing into the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone.
- S Korea warns North of ‘harsh price’ for border landmine blasts Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- South Korea has vowed to make North Korea pay a “harsh price” for a landmine explosion that injured two soldiers.
- S. Korea's ex-first lady ends DPRK visit without meeting top leader People's Daily 09 Aug 2015 -- The widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung on Saturday returned to Seoul after her four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
- North Korea set to establish own time zone Press TV 07 Aug 2015 -- North Korea is set to establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes, local media say.
- Experts: N. Korean Rhetoric Aims to Probe US Willingness to Talk VOA 07 Aug 2015 -- Recent rhetoric from North Korea is aimed at probing the United States' readiness to resume negotiations on the North's nuclear program, according to experts on North Korea.
- DPRK, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks in Malaysia People's Daily 06 Aug 2015 -- Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held bilateral talks here Thursday on the sidelines of a series of regional meetings, a DPRK spokesman confirmed.
- North Korea Defends Its Nuclear Program VOA 06 Aug 2015 -- North Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman defended the country's nuclear program Thursday, saying Pyongyang's decision on whether it would carry out another nuclear test would depend on the United States.
- Widow of former ROK president Kim Dae-jung begins DPRK visit People's Daily 06 Aug 2015 -- The widow of the Republic of Korea's late president Kim Dae-jung arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday afternoon for her four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea amid remaining cross-border tensions.
- S. Korea's ex-first lady arrives in Pyongyang for 4-day visit amid cross-border tensions People's Daily 05 Aug 2015 -- The widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday afternoon for her four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) amid remaining cross-border tensions.
- Former South Korean First Lady Visits Pyongyang VOA 05 Aug 2015 -- The widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung is making a rare visit to North Korea to help improve chronically strained relations between the two longtime foes.
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