The remains of 25 people have been found aboard 11 wooden boats that have washed up on the coast of northern Japan in the last two months. Several of the dilapidated vessels bore Korean characters and Japanese police believe the victims were either fishermen unable to return to [continue reading].
Kim Jong-un of North Korea
Stephen Haggard takes a forensic look at agreement between Seoul and Pyongyang and considers what it might mean for diplomacy on the peninsula. Stephan Haggard is a professor of Korea-Pacific studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. Another whirl in [continue reading].
Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea’s troops to be on a war footing as tensions with South Korea escalate following an exchange of shells – follow the latest updates • Any war between North and South Korea “could go nuclear” • Tensions had been rising [continue reading].
As the negotiators haggled, the North raised the stakes by moving more artillery forces to the front line, a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity. “We have also detected 70 percent of the North Korean submarines missing [continue reading].
South Korea broadcasts Voice of Freedom radio, Ju and the anchor criticized Kim Jong-un’s behaviour, mocking staged photo-ops of him getting off a plane as though he were travelling on a state visit. “No foreign country will welcome Kim Jong-un, because he is a dictator. [continue reading].