Sun, December 26, 2010

DPRK, S Korea trade fire

S Korea pledges air raid on DPRK in case of further provocation

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's defense chief nominee said Friday South Korea will respond with an air raid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in case of further aggression by the wartime enemy. Full story

BACKGROUNDER

60 years of tension between DPRK and S Korea

Two S Korean marines are dead after N Korea's military fired shells at Yeonpyeong island off S Korea's northwest coast.

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