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Judge: War memorial cross violates Constitution, must be removed

San Diego - A 43-foot cross erected in 1954 to honor Korean War veterans must be removed because it violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in San Diego ordered Thursday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 6 comments

U.S. vet reunites with family after detention in North Korea

San Francisco - Eighty-five-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman, who spent more than a month detained in North Korea for his actions during the Korean War, is now back home with his family in California.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Op-Ed: 85-year-old US veteran to be home from North Korea for Xmas

Pyongyang - Having already used Merrill Newman an 85-year-old US veteran for their own propaganda purposes, the North Koreans did the sensible thing and deported him rather than pursuing charges and putting him in jail.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

US urges North Korea to release detained tourist Merill Newman

Pyongyang - The White House is urging North Korea to release 85-year-old war veteran Merill Newman, of Palo Alto, California, who has been detained in the Communist country for over a month.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

North Korea again threatens to destroy South's president's office

Pyongyang - On Friday, North Korea marked the third anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean island close to the border of the two Koreas, with threats to unleash a “sea of fire” on South Korea’s presidential office.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

US and South Korea agree new strategic pact to counter Pyongyang

Seoul - Defense Ministers from the US and South Korea yesterday signed a new agreement aimed at deterring North Korean deployment nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The pact follows months of threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang.
In the Media by Robert Myles

South Korean troops kill man trying to swim to North Korea

The South Korean military shot and killed a man who was trying to swim across a river to North Korea Monday. The man had reportedly ignored multiple warnings to turn around.
In the Media by Mike White

Signs of North Korea restarting Yongbyon nuclear facility

Recently released satellite imagery points to North Korea restarting a nuclear reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The worry for Western defense analysts is that Yongbyon is capable of producing plutonium, an essential component of nuclear weapons.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Kaesong joint complex to reopen after South, North Korea Talks

Seoul - After prolonged tensions between the two Koreas, both nations have agreed to reopen the joint Kaesong industrial zone, considered as the last symbol of cross-border reconciliation.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 2 comments

Now North Korea proposes high level talks with US

Just five days after proposed high level talks with South Korea were abandoned after North Korea alleged that South Korea had insulted it North Korea has today, proposed new high level talks with the United States.
In the Media by Robert Myles

North Korea's nuclear plant restart belies Politburo changes

North Korea announced it is restarting operations at its nuclear facilities including the currently mothballed reactor at Yongbyon nuclear facility. But, behind the latest sabre-rattling there are changes at the very top of Pyongyang's political elite.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

North Korea preparing its missile sites says Pyongyang

Less than 24 hours after the United States despatched two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers from their base in Missouri to fly dummy bombing runs over South Korea, North Korea has again ratcheted up the rhetoric in the Korean peninsula.
In the Media by Robert Myles

South Korea: North will 'vanish from earth' if it launches attack

South Korea's Defense Ministry has warned North Korea that if it launches a nuclear attack against it it "the Kim Jong Un regime will vanish from the earth by the will of humanity."
In the Media by Paul Iddon

China calls for calm on Korean peninsula

Hours after North Korea has declared the 60-year-long standing ceasefire with its southern neighbor to be null-and-void China has called for calm saying all sides should continue talks in order to avoid "further escalation" and possible war.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Op-Ed: North Korea threatens all out war

Friday Kim Jong-Un threatens to scrap all peace pacts with South Korea after the United Nations imposed tough new sanctions on the country. In a fast paced week North Korea has threatened a preemptive strike against the US and appears ripe for war.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 18 comments

North Korea threatens US with 'pre-emptive' nuclear strike

As the United Nations meets to consider further sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang has once again upped the ante, this time threatening the United States with a 'pre-emptive' nuclear attack.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 9 comments

North Korea threatens to end 60-year Korean War ceasefire

Sixty years after an armistice agreement saw to a cessation of hostilities that formally ended the Korean war, North Korea is threatening to scrap it, indicating the possibility of war with its southern neighbor.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Clybourne Park offers a poke, not a punch, on race relations Special

Toronto - Pulitzer-winning 'Clybourne Park' recently opened in Toronto. Produced as part of Mirvish's Second Stage Series, it's a tale that touches on many themes, especially race relations and economics. It runs now through March 3rd.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Korean War not forgotten in Owen Choi's novel Tendrils of Life Special

Raleigh - Sixty years after the Korean War, one which some call the "forgotten" or "unknown" war, many US veterans gathered together on the anniversary recounting their experiences. For South Koreans who lived through it, the memories continue to haunt them.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez - 1 comment

South Korea halts launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons

South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Wreckage of 1952 plane found on Alaskan glacier

Anchorage - Debris from an airplane crash found earlier this month on an Alaskan glacier near Anchorage has now been identified as military airplane from the 1950s. The plane had been used during the days of the Korean war.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Woman compensated just over $4 for brother's death in Korean War

A South Korean woman receives an embarrassingly minimal compensation payment from the South Korean government for her brother who was killed 6 decades ago.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Canadian war vets tell their stories with The Memory Project Special

Toronto - Remembrance is not just one day a year. Freedom comes at a heavy cost. In Canada the Memory Program is bringing the memories of soldiers of WWII and the Korean War to the internet so that we do not forget their acts that have helped keep Canada free.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: North Korea facing famine, even army starving in new video

The North Korean people suffered a famine in the late 90s which is believed to have killed up to 2 million people. ABC Australia has obtained a new video smuggled out of the country showing a nation with children begging in the streets.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

First Nations veterans still fighting for benefits & compensation

The Assembly of First Nations marked Remembrance Day by laying wreaths for First Nations veterans who participated in World Wars I and II, and the Korean war.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Military admits 'shoot refugee' policy

The ugly truth comes out about the U.S. military's police of “shoot refugees” during the Korea War. The military could not be sure who was an enemy in 1950.
In the Media by shoyu - 2 comments

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The Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego in 2011.
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Pyongyang: North Korea said on November 30  2013   it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman  f...
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Pyongyang: North Korea said on November 30, 2013, it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman, for "hostile acts" against the state and accused him of being "a criminal" who was involved in the killing of civilians during the 1950-53 Korean War

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