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A South Korean soldier patrols as South Korean trucks leave the South's customs, immigration and quarantine office near the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial complex in North Korea, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

South Korean president Park Geun-hye said today there would be strong and swift military response to any North Korean provocation without regard to(...)

North Korean army officers punch the air in a sign of loyalty at a rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Korea stepped up its warlike rhetoric at the weekend, declaring that the Korean peninsula was in a “state of war” and saying that its nuc(...)

Pope Francis delivers his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass in Vatican City, Vatican. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Ko(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters

A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning today, saying that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be tra(...)

North Koreans including soldiers attend a rally in support of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's order to put its missile units on standby in this unverified picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency today. Phot ograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea put its missile units on standby today to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two(...)

A US Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber lands at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

The United States military flew two stealth bombers over South Korea yesterday in a show of strength against increasingly bell(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watches soldiers of the Korean People's Army taking part in the landing and anti-landing drills. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea repeated threats to target US military bases on today as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions by targeting Pyongy(...)

A South Korean soldier takes a position during a drill earlier this week. Officials claimed today that North Korea had test-fired missiles in its eastern waters. Photograph: Shin Yeong-geun/Reuters
North Korea test-fires missiles
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  • March 16, 2013, 17:05

North Korea has test-fired a pair of short-range missiles into its eastern waters in a likely response to ongoing routine US-South Korea n mil(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today announced plans to bolser US missile defence. Photograph: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to bolster US missile defences in Alaska in response to a growing nuclear threat from Nort(...)

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