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Korea, Australia discuss cooperation on defense supplies

South Korea and Australia agreed Wednesday to enhance bilateral collaboration in military supplies and armament maintenance during talks in Canberra, the defense ministry here said.The agreement was reached during annual bilateral talks in the Australian capital earlier in the day, accordi...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:29

Korea, U.S. to hold high-level defense talks in Washington next week

South Korea and the United States plan to hold an annual high-level defense meeting in Washington next week to build up their deterrence plan against North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats, the Ministry of National Defense here said Wednesday.The two-day Korea-U.S. Integrated De...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:27

Korea, U.S. discuss joint anti-terrorism measures

South Korea and the United States discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in disaster control and anti-terrorism efforts amid a spike in worldwide safety concerns, the government said Wednesday.Seoul said Minister of Public Safety and Security Park In-yong met Reginald Brothers, undersecr...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:26

S. Korea to concentrate on military buildup against N. Korea's nuke, missile threats

South Korea's future military buildup will focus on countering North Korea's asymmetric military power, a shift from the current conventional warfare-focused armament, Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Wednesday.The military "will have a paradigm shift in a way that military armament again...

Updated : 2016.05.04 11:34

PM urges readiness against N. Korea's possible provocations

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday urged the military to beef up readiness against possible North Korean provocations amid speculation that the regime could carry out another nuclear test later this week."The military should thoroughly be ready for any kind of North Korean provocation...

Updated : 2016.05.03 17:20

Korea, U.S. in joint initiative for AI-based cybersecurity

South Korea and the United States have teamed up to develop advanced technology using artificial intelligence to counter cyber threats, a ministry said Monday.The allies reached the deal when Reginald Brothers, under secretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland S...

Updated : 2016.05.02 15:30

Biggest-ever Korea-U.S. military drills draw to close amid high tension

South Korea and the United States are set to end their two monthlong joint military exercises this week, but tensions are expected to go up further as North Korea is seen as preparing for another nuclear test, officials said Friday."The Foal Eagle exercise will officially wrap up its sched...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:28

[NEWS FOCUS] How will next U.S. president affect Seoul-Washington alliance?

Donald Trump, the flamboyant Republican front-runner for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, reaffirmed his claim that the America’s allies are not shouldering what he viewed as a “fair share” of ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:49

Seoul urges CICA to play ‘special role’ in preventing Pyongyang‘s nuke test

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday called for members of a regional security conference, led by Russia and China, to play a "special role" in preventing North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. There have been signs that North Korea may conduct its fifth nucle...

Updated : 2016.04.28 15:05

Park warns against N.K. provocations

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday warned against North Korea's additional nuclear test, stressing that South Korea would never condone any provocative acts that would destabilize regional security.During a Cabinet meeting, she ordered the government to maintain robust preparedness to ens...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:32

Blinken: N.K. nuclear or missile test ‘certainly possible’ ahead of Workers‘ Party Congress

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Wednesday it is "certainly possible" for North Korea to undertake a nuclear or missile test ahead of a key meeting of the Workers' Party next week."We can anticipate that there'll be more to come," Blinken said of North Korean provocations d...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:48

Trump: U.S. allies should pay more or defend themselves

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that American allies should pay more for U.S. defense support or defend themselves on their own.Trump made the remark during a major foreign policy speech, a day after he won all of the five primaries at stake on Tuesday...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:36

Pyongyang preparing assault exercise on replica of Seoul's presidential office: military

North Korea is preparing to launch a large-scale artillery drill on a replica of the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in a move to fan cross-border tension in the runup to a rare congress of its ruling party, the military here said Wednesday.About 30 artillery pieces have bee...

Updated : 2016.04.27 16:17

N. Korea warns of nuclear strike on U.S. unless it changes hostile policy

North Korea said Wednesday the United States will face a nuclear strike unless it changes its hostile policy toward the communist country. The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary that the U.S. must make the strategic decision to either give u...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:38

U.S. to look at ‘other options’ against N. Korea in case of fifth nuclear test: State Department

The United States will look at "other options" to increase pressure on North Korea and strengthen defense of allies if Pyongyang conducts yet another nuclear test, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.South Korean President Park Geun-hye said earlier Tuesday that the North has "comple...

Updated : 2016.04.27 09:45