Mon, January 10, 2011

Korean Peninsula Tension

Bosworth in Beijing for Peninsula solutions

The US envoy for policy on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Beijing on Wednesday as part of a flurry of diplomatic activity to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Full story

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Korean Peninsula in 2010

South Korea launched a firing drill from a disputed western border island on December 20, 2010, despite the DPRK's repeated warnings of a counterattack.

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DPRK officially proposes dialogue with Seoul

2011-01-10 13:15:24 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL - South Korea has received an official letter from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in which Pyongyang urged to hold government-level talks and Red Cross dialogue as soon as possible, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Monday.

Defense chiefs of S Korea, Japan to discuss enhancing military co-op

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DPRK proposes to resume inter-Korean talks within one month

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US envoy meets with Japan officials on DPRK

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China urges early resumption of six-party talks

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DPRK praised for not reacting to ROK drills

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Major events on Korean Peninsula in 2010

2010-12-20 13:35:40 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING -- South Korea launched Monday a firing drill from a disputed western border island shelled last month by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) despite the latter's repeated warnings of a counterattack.