Kim Jong Un supervises another N. Korean military drill
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters and vowed to build an “invincible army,” continuing a display of defiance even as the United States and South Korea call off their own exercises to create space for nuclear diplomacy. © Provided by The Associated Press U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, and South Korea defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo attend a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Esper and his South Korean counterpart announced Sunday that U.S.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said its air force jets fired hundreds of warning shots on Tuesday to ward off a Russian military plane that intruded upon what it considers its territorial airspace, the first such encounter between the countries in decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea 's military fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border then it sent a navy The Joint Chiefs of Staff said a South Korean naval vessel broadcast a warning and fired 10 rounds of machinegun fire in waters near the North
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military fired warning shots toward a North Korean merchant boat with engine trouble that violated their sea border on Wednesday, South Korean officials said.
The vessel was detected crossing the inter-Korean maritime frontier at around 6:40 a.m. (2140 GMT Tuesday) near a South Korean border island off the west coast, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
The South Korean military issued a warning and fired shots into the water near the ship to drive it away.
US envoy says time running short for North Korea deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. official in charge of talks with North Korea said Wednesday that time is running short to achieve a deal, but not because of the end-of-year deadline set by the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un. A crisis or any other distraction could derail talks to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program despite the historic meetings between Kim and President Donald Trump, according to Stephen Biegun, the administration’s special representative for North Korea.“The window is still open but they need to seize the moment,” Biegun told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which was holding a hearing on his nomination to be deputy secretary of state.
South Korean jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian warplane violated South Korea ’s airspace, Seoul officials have said in an announcement The former Soviet Union supported North Korea and provided the country with weapons during the Korean war, which killed millions.
A South Korean naval vessel fired five shots as a warning to a North Korean patrol boat that briefly moved south A South Korean military official told the Yonhap news agency that the North Korean vessel The U.S., backed by Japan and South Korea , wants tough U.N. sanctions reflecting Kim's
"So far, we confirmed that the ship drifted toward that area due to bad weather and engine trouble, and it's currently on the way back to the North on its own," the JCS said in a statement.
It was the second time the South fired warning shots toward a North Korean vessel since President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017, a military official said. Moon has vowed to re-engage with the reclusive North.
South Korea also fired warning shots in September toward a drifting boat and then sent a navy mechanic to help fix its engine.
Inter-Korean relations have cooled after a flurry of diplomacy, including three summits last year, during which Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to improve ties and revive stalled economic projects.
However, there has been no substantial progress and sanctions aimed at Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs have been tightened.
There has also been no major progress in denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States.
Sailors from both sides have been killed in previous skirmishes in the waters off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.
(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Kim Coghill and Paul Tait)
North Korea warns U.N. Security Council against discussing country's human rights .
North Korea told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country's human rights situation a "serious provocation" and Pyongyang would "respond strongly."UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country's human rights situation a "serious provocation" and Pyongyang would "respond strongly.