U.S. Military weapons gathers on the Korean peninsula as joint exercises looms

The arrival of the F-22 fighter jets in South Korea has been the latest in a series of moves by the U.S. military after North Korea’s recent provocations. These are all leading up to next month’s joint South Korea-U.S. military drills. Kwon Jang-ho introduces us to these strategic weapons and what their presences means for both South Korea’s and their

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Pope ‘greatly interested’ in peace on Korean peninsula: S. Korea’s Vatican envoy

Pope ‘greatly interested’ in peace on Korean peninsula: S. Korea’s Vatican envoy

Special presidential envoy to the Vatican, Archbishop Kim Hee-joong,… returned to Korea on Saturday after meeting Pope Francis. During his seven-day visit, Kim delivered a letter from President Moon Jae-in… and asked for support and prayers for peace and reconciliation between the two Koreas. The pontif told the envoy.. he knows about the situation on the Korean peninsula… and stressed…

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Korea teams up with NASA to study air quality on Korean peninsula

Korea and the United States are teaming up to study air quality on the Korean peninsula. The first phase of the multi-million dollar project has just come to an end, and the findings are already providing researchers with an insight into the root of the problem. The first of our three-part feature report: Air quality, In focus. Our Shin Se-min

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Hurricane Maria makes push toward Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands after devastating Dominica

Hurricane Maria makes push toward Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands after devastating Dominica

Hurricane Maria has strengthened back to category 5 on its way to the Virgin Islands. After leaving a massive trail of destruction in Dominica on Monday night local time… the storm is set to make landfall on Puerto Rico Wednesday. Cho Sung-min give us the updates. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Maria has gained back its category 5

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Kim Jong-un oversees military exercises simulating invasion of S. Korean islands

No word so far from North Korea on Saturday’s missile launch…but the regime’s state-run media has reported that Kim Jong-un oversaw a special forces exercise simulating an invasion of South Korean border islands. It took place on Friday, the day the regime celebrated its 57th anniversary of the Songun or ‘military-first’ ideology. The exercises included land, sea and air units

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Typhoon ‘Noru’ to pass by the peninsula

Typhoon ‘Noru’ to pass by the peninsula

Now we turn to our Michelle Park at the weather center for the updates. Michelle, many people in Korea are planning their summer vacations here in Korea. What’s it going to be like this weekend? Well, first some somewhat good news. There’s now a higher chance that the typhoon ‘NORU’ will change its path,… dodging the Korean peninsula and heading

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N. Korea could create ‘explosive outcome’ for peninsula and world: Former U.S. JCS chair

N. Korea could create ‘explosive outcome’ for peninsula and world: Former U.S. JCS chair

A potentially “explosive outcome” for the Korean peninsua… and the rest of the world. That’s what a former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff expects… should North Korea be left under the Kim Jong-un regime without effective intervention. What does he mean? Our Kim Jung-soo explains. Michael Mullen, a retired navy admiral who served as the 17th chairman

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Seoul dismisses Japan’s protest against maritime research near Dokdo

Seoul dismisses Japan’s protest against maritime research near Dokdo

Seoul’s foreign ministry has dismissed Japan’s protest against Korea’s scientific research near the Dokdo islets. A ministry spokesman told reporters on Thursday that Seoul does not need to ask for prior admission into the area as it belongs to Korea. He added that the government will sternly respond to Japan’s unjust claims to Korea’s easternmost islets. Japanese media earlier reported

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S. Korea commemorates artillery shelling on Yeonpyeong-do island of six years ago

S. Korea commemorates artillery shelling on Yeonpyeong-do island of six years ago

Six years ago today… South Korea’s northwestern island of Yeonpyeong-do saw dozens of artillery shells rain down on their homes and kill two soldiers and two civilians. It was an attack from North Korea. That was November 23rd, 2010. It’s been six years since the tragic incident… but today South Korea paused to remember those who perished in the attack

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Tensions on Korean peninsula to continue to escalate

Tensions on Korean peninsula to continue to escalate

North Korea said it would strike waters near Guam some time in mid-August. That’s when Seoul and Washington are set to hold their annual joint military drills. And our Connie Kim spoke to some experts for their thoughts on how tense things could get– by then. North Korea does not seem to be willing to back down from the high-level

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