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North Korea: No More Talks. Ever.

Pyongyang cites South's 'sinister intentions,' probably bluffing

(Newser) - South Korea probably thought it reasonable to expect Pyongyang to say it was sorry for shelling its island and sinking its warship, but the North just stomped out of low-level military talks yesterday in response, and today says it won't be back. By making "unreasonable" demands, the North says... More »

North Walks Out on Korea Talks

Refuses to apologize for shelling South, sinking ship

(Newser) - North Korea packed up its toys and went home today, abruptly ending low-level military talks between the two Koreas in Panmunjom, reports the New York Times. Pressed by Seoul military officials to apologize for shelling Yeonpyeong in November and sinking a warship last March, the North “unilaterally walked away... More »

South Korea Agrees to Talks With North

Meetings intended to lower military tensions

(Newser) - South Korea has accepted a Northern Korean proposal for talks between the two nations' defense ministers, in an effort to ease tensions following the Yeonpyeong shelling. The North has offered to sit down several times this month, but until now Seoul has rejected its overtures, demanding an apology for the... More »

N. Korea to US, South Korea: We'll Nuke You

Backs up yesterday's threats over war games

(Newser) - North Korea is following up on yesterday's threat of a "physical response" to US-South Korean military drills, today promising "powerful nuclear deterrence" and a "retaliatory sacred war" in the face of what it calls an "unpardonable" provocation. North Korea routinely threatens war when South Korea and... More »

US May Deploy Aircraft Carrier to Korean Waters

Pentagon mulls sending USS George Washington

(Newser) - The US is considering deploying one of the world's biggest warships to the waters off the Korean peninsula where the sinking of a South Korean warship has raised tensions with the North. The nuclear-powered USS George Washington would be deployed separately from upcoming joint US-South Korean exercises, defense officials say.... More »

S. Korea Stages Show of Force

North scraps naval agreement, warns that ships will be attacked

(Newser) - South Korea staged a massive military exercise off its west coast today in defiance of warnings from the North that such drills could trigger war. Ten warships fired artillery and dropped anti-submarine bombs in waters near where South Korea's Cheonan warship was sank by what an investigation concluded was a... More »

Clinton: World Must Act on N. Korea Aggression

Sinking of S. Korean warship 'unacceptable'

(Newser) - North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship is an "unacceptable provocation" that the international community has a duty to respond to, Hillary Clinton said after crisis talks in Seoul today. The secretary of state arrived in South Korea this morning after discussions on the worsening situation with officials... More »

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