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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, center left, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, second right, poses for a group photo at the Eighth Army Operational Command Center at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is …

U.S. Forces in Korea: ‘No Updated Guidance’ on Joint Exercises

The U.S. Forces in Korea (USFK) said on Tuesday it had yet to receive any orders to cease military drills with South Korea following American President Donald Trump’s post-Singapore summit pledge to halt “war games” in the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea Pushes Ahead with Nuclear Program

North Korea wrapped up its four-day Workers’ Party conference on Monday by declaring it would continue working on nuclear weapons — for “defensive” purposes, of course — and threatening to wipe out South Korea, if their neighbor “opts for war.”

GYERYONG, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 04: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye salutes during a military commissioning ceremony at Gyeryongdae, South Korea's main military compound on March 4, 2016 in Gyeryong, South Korea. Total 6003 graduates from the country's six major military academies were commissioned at the ceremony. (Photo by Chung …

South Korean President: We Will Work to ‘End the Tyranny’ in North Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye vowed in a speech Thursday that her nation would work to pressure North Korea to “end the tyranny that has deprived North Koreans of their freedom and human rights,” the first time she has called the communist regime in Pyongyang a “tyranny.”

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South Korean Official: Kim Jong-un Preparing ‘Terror Attacks’

Kim Sung-woo, the chief presidential secretary for public affairs to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, warned on Thursday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is preparing a campaign of terror against the South, as tensions between the two countries over the North’s nuclear weapons program increase.

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South Korea Fires Warning Shots at North Korean Ships, Days After Rocket Launch

North Korea sent a patrol boat into sovereign South Korean waters just days after violating international sanctions by shooting a long-range rocket into space, allegedly to install a new satellite into orbit. South Korea’s navy forced the patrol boat to retreat, firing multiple warning shots in its direction.

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U.S. Moves Nuclear-Capable B-2 Bombers to Keep North Korea in Check

The weekend’s crisis on the Korean peninsula ultimately ended with North Korea expressing “regret” over the severe injury of two South Korean soldiers by land mines in the DMZ, while South Korea agreed to turn off the propaganda loudspeakers that had infuriated the North and led to declarations that it was preparing for all-out war.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA

North Korea Threatens to Destroy Loudspeakers at Border

Last week, South Korea blamed the North for land mine explosions that maimed two South Korean soldiers and resumed propaganda broadcasts for the first time in 11 years in retaliation. North Korea has denied the accusations and threatened to launch strikes on South Korean loudspeakers.

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Seoul: North Korea Will Pay ‘Harsh Price’ for Land Mines Planted on Our Side of DMZ

The government of Seoul is promising “pitiless penalty” and “a severe retaliation” against North Korea for the serious injury of two South Korean soldiers at the hands of what appear to be North Korean landmines, which the South Korean government believes were planted by North Koreans infiltrating the other side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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ISIS Takes Credit For Attacks On South Korean, Moroccan Embassies in Libya

Islamic militants fired upon the South Korean embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Sunday, resulting in the death of two base guards, South Korean and Libyan officials have confirmed. In a separate attack on early Monday morning, ISIS-linked jihadis bombed Morocco’s Embassy in Tripoli.

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North Korea Celebrates ‘Knife Shower of Justice’ Attack on US Ambassador

The North Korean government wasted no time celebrating the act of terrorist Kim Ki Jong, who assaulted U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Seoul yesterday with what is being described as a “fruit knife.” North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency declared the attack “just punishment for U.S. warmongers.”