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North Korea

Report: North Korea accused of upping 'material support' for terrorism - @AFP

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North Korea nuclear program

Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal report on North Korean nuclear capabilities notes that an analysis by Chinese experts were relayed in a meeting with US specialists. The paper reports that the Chinese believe that North Korea may already have 20 warheads. - Tom

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North Korea nuclear program

China's top nuclear experts warn North Korea's nuclear threat is rising, could threaten regional security - @WSJBreakingNews

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Poll: Americans see Islamic State as a bigger threat than Iran, Russia, North Korea or China - @cnnbrk

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea to significantly increase defense spending by 2020 in face of North Korea nuclear threat - @YonhapNews

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korean activist launches balloons carrying thousands of DVDs of 'The Interview' across border into North Korea - @nytimes

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea declares a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reports; move suggests more missile launches are possible before US defense chief visits Seoul this week - @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea, US to hold talks on North Korean threats, South Korean defense ministry says - @YonhapNews

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea threatens 'merciless punishment' against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul - @FRANCE24

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea activists postpone 'The Interview' DVD balloon launch after warnings of military reprisals - @AFP

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North Korea

Editor's note: China's Xinhua is reporting, sourced to Yonhap, that 'fire' broke out on North Korea's side of the demilitarized zone, spreading to the South Korean side, though this appears to have been a fire and not an exchange of gunfire - David

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea's military threatens to shoot down balloons South Korean activists plan to send over border carrying 10,000 DVDs of satirical film 'The Interview'; balloon launch would be 'a de facto declaration of a war,' North Korean state media reports - @STForeignDesk

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North Korea

North Korea announces it will hold a key parliamentary meeting next month, which may reveal new lineup of leader Kim Jong-un's closest aides - @YonhapNews

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North Korea

North Korea fires missiles into sea in response to US-South Korean military drills - @AP

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

North Korea rejects links to man who slashed US ambassador to South Korea; calls claim a 'vicious' smear campaign - @STForeignDesk

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China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi suggests possibility of China-North Korea summit - @YonhapNews, @AFP

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

South Korean police ask experts to look at some of the books confiscated from the home of the man who attacked US Ambassador Mark Lippert for any contents sympathetic to North Korea - @YonhapNews

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

South Korea looking into possible link between US Ambassador Mark Lippert's attacker and suspect's visits to North Korea, authorities say - @W7VOA

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

North Korea says attack on US envoy in Seoul 'just punishment' - KCNA via @AFP

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North and South Korea tensions

Korean peninsula is a 'touch-and-go nuclear powder keg' and North Korea has the power to deter an ''ever-increasing nuclear threat'' by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary, foreign minister Ri Su Yong says - @Reuters

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