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South Korea: North Korea launched projectiles into sea

World
South Korea's military said North Korea fired unidentified projectiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third weapons tests in just over a week. The North's increased testing activity is seen as brinkmanship aimed at increasing pressure on Seoul and Washington over the slow pace of nuclear negotiations. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launches were conducted at 2:59 a.m. and 3:23 a.m. from an eastern coastal area but did not immediately confirm how many projectiles were fired or how far they flew. The North fired short-range ballistic missiles on July 25 and conducted what it described as a test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system on Wednesday. Experts say the North is demonstrating its frustration over planned U.S.-South Korea military exercises a...
State Dept. approves $950M drone support services sale to South Korea

State Dept. approves $950M drone support services sale to South Korea

Business
July 30 (UPI) -- The State Department on Tuesday informed Congress that it has approved a potential $ 950 million sale of contractor logistical support services for South Korea's RQ-4 Global Hawk drone fleet. The support services South Korea is looking to purchase for its RQ-4 Block 30 remotely piloted aircraft fleet includes program management and training for pilots and other personnel. The purchase also would include modifications and upgrades to the drones, spares and repair/return parts, flight support, analysis, technical documentation and other logistical and program support. "The Republic of Korea is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region," DSCA said i...
South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

World
SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- Russia has told South Korea that the latest airspace intrusion by one of its warplanes was not intentional and was probably caused by a technical glitch, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Expressing "deep regret" over the latest incident, Russia said that a technical problem probably caused the plane to intrude into South Korea's airspace. "Russia said its defense ministry will immediately launch a probe and take necessary steps," said Yoon Do-han, senior Cheong Wa Dae secretary for public communication, during a press briefing. The message was delivered to a senior South Korean defense ministry official by a Russian military attache on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a Russian warplane had intruded into South Korea's airspace above the easternmo...
Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

World
Warning shots have been fired after a Russian military aircraft violated South Korea's airspace.Officials in Seoul said three warplanes had initially violated the South's aerial identification zone off its east coast. One of the bombers then entered the country's territorial sky in an "unprecedented" act.Fighter jets were scrambled to the area to fire warning shots.Although the warplane left the area following Tuesday's incident, it later returned to South Korean airspace - and further warning shots were fired. Advertisement South Korea's top security adviser Chung Eui-yong urged Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of Russia, to assess the incident and take appropriate action, South Korea's...
South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

Entertainment
GWANGJU, South Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- Actor Kang Ji-hwan has been arrested without a warrant on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman and molesting another, both employees of his agency, police said Wednesday. The Gwangju Police Station took the 41-year-old actor into custody at his residence in the city of Gwangju, just south of Seoul, at around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. Kang was suspected of sexually abusing the women while they were sleeping in a room of his house. The three of them were drinking at the house after holding a party with other members of the agency at an unspecified place. His arrest in connection with the sexual abuse case came after the police received a tip at around 9:41 p.m. the same day from a friend of one of the women, who was in Seoul and got a text message from ...