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  • South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson Kim Min-seok speaks about the outcome of a government investigation into unmanned drones recently found near the inter-Korean border areas, during a news conference at the ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Seoul's Defense Ministry announced Thursday that a joint investigation by South Korea and the U.S. concluded three drones found in the South in March and April were flown by North Korea on military surveillance missions. A ministry statement called the drone flights a military provocation and said that South Korea will strongly react to it. North Korea has denied it sent such drones, accusing South Korea of plotting another fabrication that shows its confrontational stance on the North. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)

    Seoul: North Korea preparing for 4th nuclear test

    North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff.


  • South Korea's national soccer team coach Hong Myung-bo, right, and other coaches pay silent tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol before announcement of the national team lineup for the upcoming Brazil World Cup at National Football Center in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Park, Ki included in South Korea's World Cup squad

    Arsenal striker Park Chu-young is going to his third World Cup for South Korea despite concerns about his lack of game time in the Premier League.


  • FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from the Sewol ferry as it sinks in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips - nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo - in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents that reveal the regulatory failures that allowed passengers by the hundreds to set off on an unsafe vessel. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File) KOREA OUT

    South Korea ferry was routinely overloaded

    The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips - nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo - in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents that reveal the regulatory failures that allowed passengers by the hundreds to set off on an unsafe vessel. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey.


  • Kim Jin-sun, head of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, right, speaks during a press conference as Gunilla Lindberg, chair of the IOC Evaluation Commission, listens in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, May 1, 2014. The IOC is convinced that preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are on track, in contrast with concerns over the chronic construction delays for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.(AP Photo/Yonhap)  KOREA OUT

    IOC says Pyeongchang is right on track for 2018

    The IOC is convinced that preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are on track, in contrast with concerns over the chronic construction delays for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro


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  • A man watches a television news program reporting about North Korea's live-fire artillery drills at a Seoul train station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills Tuesday near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, South Korean military officials said, in a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it unsuccessfully pushes for outside aid. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    North Korea sends South Korea on alert with live-fire border drills

    For the second time in a month, Pyongyang military authorities have fired off shots near a disputed water border with South Korea, claiming the activity was related to drills and was no cause for concern.


  • U.S. President Barack Obama arrives with Malaysian King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, and Queen Haminah, right, followed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, at the King's Palace or Istana Negara in, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The last U.S. president to visit Malaysia was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trade, security on agenda for Obama in Malaysia

    Opening the first visit to Malaysia by a U.S. president in nearly half a century, Barack Obama looked ahead Saturday to economic and security talks with Prime Minister Najib Razak, who leads a southeast Asian nation with an important role in Obama's efforts to forge deeper ties with the region.


  • U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, inspect an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Pool)

    Obama uses naturalization ceremony in South Korea to push immigration reform

    President Obama on Friday again made the case for immigration reform — this time at a naturalization ceremony for American service members stationed in Seoul, South Korea.


  • U.S. President Barack Obama addresses U.S. military personnel at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Obama is wrapping up his two-day visit to South Korea and will continue to Malaysia and the Philippines on his four country Asia visit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama warns NKorea against nuclear threats

    President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States "will not hesitate to use our military might" to defend allies, as he sought to showcase U.S. power in the region amid China's growing influence and Pyongyang's unpredictable nuclear threats.


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