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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.

North Korea condemns U.N., threatens a 'new form' of nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened on Sunday to conduct what it called "a new form of nuclear test", raising the level of rhetoric after members of the United Nations Security Council condemned the North's recent ballistic missile launch.

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.

China urges stability after U.N. condemns N. Korea's missile tests

BEIJING, March 28 (Yonhap) -- China urged peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula on Friday, a day after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests. Asked why China, North Korea's last-remaining key ally and a veto-wielding member of the Security Council, supported the U.N. condemnation, China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei replied, "Under the current circumstances, all parties should do more that is conducive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."

China urges stability after U.N. condemns N. Korea's missile tests

BEIJING, March 28 (Yonhap) -- China urged peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula on Friday, a day after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests. Asked why China, North Korea's last-remaining key ally and a veto-wielding member of the Security Council, supported the U.N. condemnation, China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei replied, "Under the current circumstances, all parties should do more that is conducive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."

U.N. Security Council condemns N. Korean missile launches

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest launches of medium-range ballistic missiles in violation of council resolutions. "There was unanimous condemnation of the launches and as I said also clear condemnation that these are violations of the sanctions regimes," Luxembourg's Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, who is the rotating president of the month, told reporters.
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