Friday, 17 November, 2017

South Korea: North Korea Wounds Soldier as He Defects

Moon to Visit China Month US, South Korea start drills in show of force against the North
Frank Williams | 14 November, 2017, 10:32

However, he was shot by North Korean soldiers on the way, and he has been rushed to hospital.

The soldier crossed to the South side of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom, the only portion of the border Demilitarised Zone where forces from the two sides come face-to-face, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun will meet with South Korean and global officials, according to the U.S. State Department, although there is no indication his visit will include talks with the North.

There was no immediate comment on the incident from North Korea.

Moon Sang-gyun, the South's defense ministry spokesman, said military operations at the JSA were usually conducted under the orders of the U.N. Command, which is in turn under orders from the USA military.

About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, with most travel through China.

Philadelphia 76ers Co-Owner Writes Letter to Judge in Support of Meek Mill
The Rally for Meek is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m.at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia . The letter was written three days prior to Meek Mill's sentencing.

A JCS official quoted by Yonhap news agency said the South's soldiers heard a gunshot and then retrieved the unarmed soldier in the mid-afternoon.

South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo said it was the first time North Korean soldiers had fired towards the South's side of the JSA, prompting complaints from some lawmakers that the South's military should have returned fire. "Since China has not retracted its official position that THAAD damages its strategic interests, the THAAD issue continues to simmer and could still boil over under the right circumstances", said Lee Hui-ok, director of the Sungkyun Institute of China Studies.

Trump muddied the water later on his Asia visit by Tweeting that North Korean leader Kim had insulted him by calling him "old" and said he would never call Kim "short and fat". In 1976, when North Korean soldiers axed two American army officers to death and the United States responded by flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers toward the DMZ in an attempt to intimidate the North.

He added that South Korean troops did not fire at the North.

He added that Russian Federation, like South Korea, has deep interest in the peace of the Korean Peninsula, emphasizing it is his country's persistent stance.

Recommended

SC issues notice to Centre over blatant use of pesticides in India SC issues notice to Centre over blatant use of pesticides in India The court said it will pronounce its order on whether the allegations made against the CJI amounted to contempt of court. The bench headed by Justice Kurien Joseph has requested Chief Justice of India to constitute a constitutional bench.

Lenovo debuts new Android tablet with Moto Tab Lenovo debuts new Android tablet with Moto Tab You get a 12-megapixel camera with aperture f/2.0 and 8-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees. The tablet also features front- and rear-mounted cameras , though their resolutions are unknown at the time of this writing.

Liam Payne Takes the Stage at MTV EMAs 2017 Liam Payne Takes the Stage at MTV EMAs 2017 Rita Ora shocked everyone withh her astonishing appearance dressed wit a dressing gown and a towel at MTV Music Awards 2017. Other winners included Camila Cabello , who took the " Best Pop ", and rapper Kendrick Lamar won "Best Video" for "Humble".

Taliban And 22 Policemen Killed In Kandahar Attack Taliban And 22 Policemen Killed In Kandahar Attack The militants used sophisticated night-vision goggles to attack the officers in their beds, according to The New York Times . A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device left four USA soldiers wounded in Afghanistan .

Fernando Torres could return to the Premier League with the Magpies Fernando Torres could return to the Premier League with the Magpies There's no reversing the ageing process, and Torres seems to have suffered from the inexorable march of time more than most. The only other exception to that rule is the 2012-13 campaign, when Rafa Benitez took over as interim manager at Chelsea.

National Football League 2017 Week 10: Monday Night preview - Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers National Football League  2017 Week 10: Monday Night preview - Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers Newton passes Dan Marino for the third-most total yards (passing and rushing) in a quarterback's first seven seasons. Cam Newton took it as a challenge when the Carolina Panthers defense vaulted to the league's No. 1 ranking.

Use antibiotics effectively to reduce drug-resistance Use antibiotics effectively to reduce drug-resistance For example, since 2006, the European Union has banned the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health.

Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages The latest update to the Google Assistant will allow users to relay messages from a smartphone to numerous Google Home speakers. To ensure that broadcasting works across all your devices , make sure you're signed in with the same Google Account.

Jurors Deadlocked In Trial Of NJ Senator Menendez Jurors Deadlocked In Trial Of NJ Senator Menendez Walls encouraged the jury to put their past experiences behind them and " start fresh " with the new alternate juror. The jury resumed deliberations earlier Monday with an alternative, following the dismissal of Arroyo-Maultsby.

With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies Kine later said this photograph of Trump twisting his face as he held hands with Duterte over the weekend should "live in infamy". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said human rights came up "briefly", but she didn't give any further detail.

US Navy aircraft carriers operate off Korean Peninsula US Navy aircraft carriers operate off Korean Peninsula South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S. South Korean officials detected signs recently that North Korea's military was preparing for winter drills.

British doctor punches shark in face to halt attack British doctor punches shark in face to halt attack And he revealed how he miraculously managed to escape in one piece with only minor bite marks. A 10-foot shark was later spotted by a rescue helicopter service near the site of the attack.

Southeast Asian nations not taking South China Sea issue for granted - draft Southeast Asian nations not taking South China Sea issue for granted - draft Duterte has grown closer to China since he took office a year ago and Vietnam has emerged as Beijing's main challenger in the area.

Gas prices up 1 cent in RI, 6 cents in Mass. Gas prices up 1 cent in RI, 6 cents in Mass. A Mobil at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and South Military Trail had that county's lowest retail price - $2.39. Gas prices are leveling out after making a jump of six cents in Georgia last week, according to officials at AAA .

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Closes at $46.54, Underpriced by 3.3% The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Closes at $46.54, Underpriced by 3.3% The Altman Z-score depends on five financial ratios that can be calculated from data found on a company's annual 10K report. Finally, BidaskClub cut Coca-Cola Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th.