Korea

UN-backed green fund hailed as ‘milestone’ in global effort to tackle climate change

Thu 05 Dec 2013 -

SEOUL, Korea --- Senior United Nations officials hailed the opening in the Republic of Korea today of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund as a significant step in the collective effort to support mitigation, adaptation and resilience measures in developing countries.

North Korea moves more missiles and closes China border to tourists

Thu 11 Apr 2013 -

SEOUL, South Korea--- South Korea has raised its surveillance of North Korea after the reclusive state moved one or more long-range missiles in readiness for a possible launch, Yonhap news agency has reported.

North Korea urges foreigners in South Korea to evacuate

Wed 10 Apr 2013 -

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- North Korea threatened “thermo-nuclear war” on Tuesday as it warned foreigners to leave South Korea to avoid harm in the event of war.

North Korea moves missile to east coast

Fri 05 Apr 2013 -

SEOUL, Korea --- After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved a missile with “considerable range” to its east coast, South Korea's defence minister says.

N Korea seen moving mid-range missile

Thu 04 Apr 2013 -

SEOUL, Korea --- North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from US and South Korean authorities.

Seoul vows tough response to North Korea, Pyongyang chooses new premier

Tue 02 Apr 2013 -

SEOUL, Korea --- South Korea’s president has instructed her country’s military to respond to any North Korean provocation, in a warning to Pyongyang that will further escalate tensions between the two rivals.