Park Geun-hye of South Korea

Kim Jong-un declares ‘quasi-state of war’

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].

North Korea Raises Stakes of Talks With South

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].