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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."
Seoul: North Korea Finalizing 4th Nuclear Test, Could Be A BluffNorth 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 Korean Prime Minister Offers To Resign Over Ferry Disaster15 crew from the capsized ferry are in custody, authorities say more than 300 dead or missing.
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.
Massive Rescue Operation Underway After Ferry Sinks Off South KoreaMore than 470 people, including 325 high school students, were on board the ferry when it capsized.
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.
South Korean President To Address CongressSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye is getting a grand welcome from Congress as Seoul and Washington resolve to stand firm against North Korean provocations.
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.
North Korea Military At Highest Level Of AlertNorth 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.
US, South Korea Sign New Military Contingency Plan In Case Of North Korean AttackSouth 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.

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