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President Barack Obama meets with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: I Know How To ‘Gangnam Style’

President Obama knows how to get down “Gangnam style.”

05/07/2013

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea. (Photo credit  TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Japan Military Chiefs Vow Cooperative Defense Against North Korean Threats

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.

04/26/2013

North Korea on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as preconditions for the resumption of talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

North Korea Sets Preconditions For Talks To Restart

North Korea on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as preconditions for the resumption of talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.

04/18/2013

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Report: US Paying Billions More For Military Bases Overseas Despite Troop Reductions

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.

04/17/2013

Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

As US Talks Up Diplomacy, NKorea Takes Hard Line

The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”

04/15/2013

File photo of Jay Carney. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House: North Korea Doesn’t Have Capability To Launch Nuclear Weapon

The White House is trying to tamp down concerns about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities after a new U.S. intelligence report revealed that the communist regime could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.

04/12/2013

Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Kerry: North Korea Launching Missile ‘Will Raise People’s Temperatures’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime’s nuclear weapons program.

04/12/2013

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 on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea Urges Foreigners To Vacate SKorea Following ‘Hostile Actions’ Of US ‘Warmongers’

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

04/09/2013

North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate. (Photo credit  KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Moves To Sever Last Economic Link, SKorea Finds ‘Indication’ Of Nuclear Prepping

North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.

04/08/2013

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