The White House has criticized North Korea’s proposal to temporarily halt nuclear tests if Washington cancels military drills with South Korea. Jen Psaki called the offer, reported in the media, “an implicit threat."
South Korea says its northern neighbor has developed compact nuclear warheads that could reach mainland America. Seoul also alleges Pyongyang shows no signs of stopping its nuclear program and has gained access to tons of weapons-grade plutonium.
The South Korean labor ministry has ordered the closure of two nuclear reactors under construction, after a toxic gas leak killed three workers. The incident comes in the wake of cyberattacks and threats against the reactor’s operator.
Officials from Washington, Tokyo and Seoul will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact in an effort to strengthen their surveillance network on the nuclear-armed pariah state of North Korea, Seoul officials said.
An opportunity has arisen for Russian shipyards to tap the Indian market, with New Delhi canceling a billion dollar deal with South Korea for the supply of eight Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMV) to the Indian Navy over suspected irregularities.
South Korea has boosted cyber-security at all its key state-run facilities after a series of “grave” data hacks threatened 23 nuclear power plants. Following the order, the hacker struck again and leaked new diagrams from two nuclear reactors.
A South Korean nuclear plant operator’ computer system was hacked. The perpetrator has leaked blueprints and manuals, says if his demands for three reactors’ closure aren’t met, those living near the facilities should “stay away” from home.
The US Air Force's Osan Air Base, located south of Seoul, was forced to lock down Monday due to reports of an active high school shooter. Security forces were dispatched to sweep the base, only to find it was a false alarm.
The Pentagon’s decision to send a Boeing-made cargo plane to a Chinese airshow is raising questions amidst tensions between not just the United States and China, but now perhaps America and South Korea.
Two of Asia’s strongest nations – Japan and South Korea – continue to be victims of history. There is no reconciliation over the issue of comfort women - Korean women working as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II.