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South Korea Successfully Test Launches New 800-Kilometer Range Missile

South Korea Successfully Test Launches New 800-Kilometer Range Missile

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has successfully test-launched a new 800-kilometer range ballistic missile that can reach anywhere in North Korea, defense sources said Thursday.  It could send another strong warning message to North Korea, which is continuing its nuclear and missile development in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, they said.  [...]

S. Korea Shows Off Artillery Firepower in Drills

S. Korea Shows Off Artillery Firepower in Drills

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Army and Navy staged a large-scale joint live-fire exercise Tuesday, responding to North Korea’s war threats and signs of preparations for additional nuclear or missile tests. The artillery drills, held just south of the eastern border with the North, involved the military’s new 230mm Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers, according to the Army. [...]

Majority of Americans Support Using Force Against China to Defend Asian Allies: Survey

Majority of Americans Support Using Force Against China to Defend Asian Allies: Survey

WASHINGTON, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of Americans support using force against China to defend South Korea or other Asian allies in the event of a military conflict, a survey showed Tuesday. The Pew Research survey, conducted among 1,505 people Feb.16-March 15, found that 58 percent back the use of force against Beijing [...]

Trum Administration Imposes Fresh Sanctions on N. Korean Company and Individuals

Trum Administration Imposes Fresh Sanctions on N. Korean Company and Individuals

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States blacklisted one North Korean trading firm and 11 individuals Friday as it further tightens the financial screws on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs. Paeksol Trading Corp. was sanctioned for involvement in trading in North Korean coal and minerals, a key source of hard currency [...]

Russia, China Adopt Sanctions on N. Korea’s Flight Services: Ministry

Russia, China Adopt Sanctions on N. Korea’s Flight Services: Ministry

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Russia and China have recently adopted punitive measures affecting North Korea’s aviation industry in a bid to mount pressure on the regime following its series of military provocations, the foreign ministry here said Thursday. “Last May, the European Union banned North Korean airplanes or airplanes that depart from North [...]

Alaska, Hawaii Most Sensitive to N.K. News Among U.S. States

Alaska, Hawaii Most Sensitive to N.K. News Among U.S. States

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Residents in Hawaii and Alaska, among U.S. citizens, are the most sensitive to North Korean developments, with the number of searches with the keyword “North Korea” the highest among the states, a U.S. broadcaster reported Wednesday. Hawaii and Alaska, among U.S. states, are U.S. territories located closest to North Korea, and thus their residents are the most responsive whenever North Korean issues hit newsstands, Voice of America (VOA) said. Last Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) also told [...]

Ex-CIA Chief Raises Necessity of Nuclear Attack on N. Korea

Ex-CIA Chief Raises Necessity of Nuclear Attack on N. Korea

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States should be prepared to launch preemptive strikes on North Korea, including a nuclear attack if necessary, before the communist nation uses its nuclear bombs that could “kill 90 percent of Americans,” a former CIA chief said Wednesday. James Woolsey, who served as CIA director from 1993-95, [...]