News agencies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29645/all en N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a looming "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the ruling party's Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the army, the National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies Nuclear program of North Korea Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:37 +0000 5744396 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the ruling party's Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the army, the National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea News agencies Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:45:43 +0000 5744466 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian government says ready to talk to armed opposition -agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.</p> <p>"We are ready for dialogue with everyone who wants it ... Even with those who have weapons in their hands. Because we believe that reforms will not come through bloodshed but only through dialogue," the minister said during a visit to Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eastern Bloc media Information Telegraph Agency of Russia Middle East News agencies Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:15:14 +0000 5765747 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ China defence budget to rise 10.7 percent in 2013: Xinhua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-china-defence-budget-rise-107-percent-2013-xinhua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's defence budget is set to rise 10.7 percent in 2013, state media said on Tuesday, as the national parliament's annual gathering opens.</p> <p>"China plans to raise its defence budget by 10.7 percent to 720.2 billion yuan" ($115.7 billion) in 2013, the Xinhua news agency said, citing a budget report that will be reviewed by the National People's Congress.</p> <p> cdh/slb/jw</p> Media of the People's Republic of China News agencies AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:31:39 +0000 5773382 at http://www.globalpost.com NK leader-military units http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-leader-military-units <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid visits to front-line military units near the western sea border on Monday, calling for troops to throw all enemies into a "cauldron," break their "waists" and cut their "windpipes."</p> <p>The visit to the Wolnae Islet Defense Detachment and a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong came as South Korean and U.S. forces kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang denounces as a rehearsal for invasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-leader-military-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies War YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:09 +0000 5781500 at http://www.globalpost.com N Korea-media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL,March 11 (Yonhap) -- Amid growing jitters over the peace on the Korean Peninsula due to the cutoff of the inter-Korean hotline by the North, the isolated country is intentionally ratcheting up tension among its citizens, according the country's media that is monitored here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea News agencies Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:12 +0000 5781502 at http://www.globalpost.com N Korea-UN resolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-un-resolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- Flaring up already heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea slammed tougher sanctions against its nuclear test and continued ramping up war rhetoric on Saturday.</p> <p>An unidentified spokesman for the North's foreign ministry denounced the U.N. Security Council's toughened sanctions to punish the North's third nuclear test, calling them "clear proof" that the U.N. is "abused" by the United States that aims to bring down the Pyongyang regime "by disarming and suffocating it economically."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-un-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Korea News agencies Nuclear program of North Korea Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:19:46 +0000 5781546 at http://www.globalpost.com Yonhap News-new president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/yonhap-news-new-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Song Hyun-seung, a director of Yonhap Infomax, has been tapped as the new president and chief executive of Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key news service, company officials said.</p> <p>A CEO screening committee of the News Agency Promotion Foundation, Yonhap's largest shareholder, agreed to recommend Song as the single candidate for the top post of Yonhap News after interviewing three candidates in a meeting on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/yonhap-news-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News agencies Technology Yonhap Yonhap News Agency YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:27:28 +0000 5781649 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will sever its hot-line with Seoul and nullify non-aggression agreements between the countries, the state-run news agency said Friday amid escalating tensions over the North's nuclear test last month.</p> <p>"The DPRK abrogates all agreements on nonaggressions reached between the North and the South,"</p> <p>the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a propaganda organ against the South, said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies North Korea–South Korea relations Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:03 +0000 5781660 at http://www.globalpost.com N Korea-UN resolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-un-resolution-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- Flaring up already heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea slammed tougher sanctions against its nuclear test and continued ramping up war rhetoric on Saturday.</p> <p>An unidentified spokesman for the North's foreign ministry denounced the U.N. Security Council's toughened sanctions to punish the North's third nuclear test, calling them "clear proof" that the U.N. is "abused" by the United States that aims to bring down the Pyongyang regime "by disarming and suffocating it economically."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-un-resolution-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Korea News agencies Nuclear program of North Korea Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:12 +0000 5781664 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-retaliation threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/nk-retaliation-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Wednesday threatened to unleash merciless retaliation over the ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises and the United Nations sanctions for its nuclear test.</p> <p>In a statement released by the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, the North said that the armistice agreement that halted the Korean War (1950-53) and past South-North Korea nonaggression pacts are no longer valid, and all that remains is for Pyongyang to retaliate against aggressors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/nk-retaliation-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies Nuclear program of North Korea Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:46:08 +0000 5781969 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-UN chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/nk-un-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea, in an unusual move, took a direct verbal swipe at the U.N. chief from South Korea Thursday, accusing him of slandering the communist country in a bid to curry favor with the United States.</p> <p>"U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recently let loose a string of invectives slandering the inviolable dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK, all the while defending the U.S. hostile acts against it," an unidentified North Korean foreign ministry said in a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report, monitored in Seoul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/nk-un-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations News agencies Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:31:22 +0000 5783350 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/nk-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday accused its enemies of launching cyber attacks against its Internet servers as the communist country threatens all-out war in response to ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises.</p> <p>The (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) monitored in Seoul said in a commentary that Internet servers operated by the state have come under intensive and persistent cyber attacks. The media outlet did not go into details, but suggested that the attacks have been happening for several days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/nk-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Korea News agencies Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:01:28 +0000 5784045 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/nk-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday accused its enemies of launching cyber attacks against its Internet servers as the communist country threatens all-out war in response to ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/nk-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies North Korean media Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:45:25 +0000 5784209 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-China-congratulatory messages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130317/nk-china-congratulatory-messages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's political leaders recently sent a series of congratulatory message to China's new leadership, state media have reported, amid rumors of diplomatic dispute between the close allies over the North's third nuclear test.</p> <p>The North's Premier Choe Yong-rim sent a message on Saturday to Li Keqiang to congratulate him on his election as China's new premier, according to the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130317/nk-china-congratulatory-messages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea News agencies Social Issues Yonhap News Agency Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:37 +0000 5785785 at http://www.globalpost.com