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N. Korea preparing for large-scale live-fire drill: Yonhap

North Korea has recently moved troops and artillery weapons near its capital city of Pyongyang, in a move believed to be in preparation for a large-scale live-fire drill, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, citing a South Korean military source. "The North Korean military is believed to be preparing a large-scale fire drill involving multiple rocket launchers and self-propelled howitzers," the source was quoted as saying. North Korea has annually staged a large-scale fire drill during the final stage of its winter drills.

N. Korea preparing for large-scale live-fire drill: Yonhap

North Korea has recently moved troops and artillery weapons near its capital city of Pyongyang, in a move believed to be in preparation for a large-scale live-fire drill, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, citing a South Korean military source. "The North Korean military is believed to be preparing a large-scale fire drill involving multiple rocket launchers and self-propelled howitzers," the source was quoted as saying. North Korea has annually staged a large-scale fire drill during the final stage of its winter drills.

N. Korea announces live-fire drill, driving up tensions

North Korea announced a live-fire drill Monday near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a "new form" of nuclear test. There was a swift response from the South Korean military, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) warning of immediate retaliation if any ordinance is fired across the border. The precise nature of the exercise was unclear, but the Yellow Sea border is an extremely sensitive region that has been the scene of brief but bloody clashes in the past.

Another nuclear test by N. Korea to lead to severe consequences: FM

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will have to pay a "severe cost" if it conducts another nuclear test, South Korea's foreign minister said Monday, a day after the communist country threatened a new type of nuclear test. "Whether North Korea will conduct a nuclear test ultimately depends on (the decision of) the North's leadership, but their choice will largely determine the future of North Korea," Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said in an opening speech for the annual conference of diplomatic missions' chiefs.

S. Korea says no imminent sign of N. Korea's nuclear test

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N. Korea prepares large-scale fire power drill

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has recently moved troops and artillery weapons near the capital city of Pyongyang, in a move believed to be preparation for a large-scale fire power drill, a military source said Monday. The North Korean military has been conducting the winter exercise since early December, firing off a spate of rockets and missiles, and conducting infiltration drills near the border.

Time for Seoul, Tokyo to seize summit-made chance for improved ties: U.S. pundits

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Yonhap) -- A recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan has offered a glimmer of hope for improved relations between the neighboring nations, but it's still premature to be optimistic, U.S. experts here said Saturday. They urged the two sides to take follow-up steps to move forward bilateral ties long bedeviled by disputes over shared history, especially Japan's colonization of Korea from 1910-45.

N. Korea threatens 'new form' of nuclear test

SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Sunday to carry out a "new form" of nuclear test in response to a U.N. condemnation of the North's recent ballistic missile launches. North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, drawing international condemnation for its violation of relevant U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

N. Korea vows not to rule out a new nuclear test

North Korea vowed not to rule out a "new form" of nuclear test Sunday after the UN Security Council condemned its latest ballistic missile launch amid simmering tensions over Seoul's joint military drills with Washington. Pyongyang has carried out a series of rocket and short-range missile launches in recent weeks which have prompted stern reactions from South Korea and the United States. On Wednesday it upped the ante by test-firing two mid-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan, sparking condemnation from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

N. Korea threatens 'new form' of nuclear test

SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Sunday to carry out a "new form" of nuclear test in response to a U.N. condemnation of the North's recent ballistic missile launches. North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, drawing international condemnation for its violation of relevant U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
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