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This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Official: North Korea ‘Must Disappear Soon’

A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”

05/13/2014

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. (Photo by Kim Hee-Chul-pool/Getty Images)

Seoul: North Korea Finalizing 4th Nuclear Test, Could Be A Bluff

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.

05/08/2014

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won blamed "deep-rooted evils" and societal irregularities for the tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing. (Getty Images)

South Korean Prime Minister Offers To Resign Over Ferry Disaster

15 crew from the capsized ferry are in custody, authorities say more than 300 dead or missing.

04/26/2014

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing. (KIM DOO-HO/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Ferry Toll Nears 150 As Search Gets Tougher

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing.

04/22/2014

The ferry was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island when it began turning on its side.   (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Massive Rescue Operation Underway After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea

More than 470 people, including 325 high school students, were on board the ferry when it capsized.

04/16/2014

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

10/01/2013

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is getting a grand welcome from Congress as Seoul and Washington resolve to stand firm against North Korean provocations. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korean President To Address Congress

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is getting a grand welcome from Congress as Seoul and Washington resolve to stand firm against North Korean provocations.

05/08/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se shake hands before their private meetings. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, South Korea Stand Firm On Pyongyang’s Threats

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart say North Korea will gain nothing by threatening tests of its missile or nuclear programs.

04/12/2013

North Korea's military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States. (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Military At Highest Level Of Alert

North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.

03/26/2013

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression. (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

US, South Korea Sign New Military Contingency Plan In Case Of North Korean Attack

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression.

03/25/2013

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