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North and South Korea tensions

North Korean military statement says US soldiers have taunted its frontline troops with 'disgusting' acts - AP

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North and South Korea tensions

Foreign ministers of Russia, China express joint opposition to US deployment of anti-missile system in South Korea, say non-claimants should not take sides in South China Sea dispute - AP

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markets

Asian markets mixed; Hong Kong's Hang Seng index down 1.34%, Australia's ASX up 0.53%, South Korea's KOSPI down 0.46%, and Shanghai's SSE index down 0.20% - Google Finance

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North Korea

North Korea sentences US citizen Kim Dong-chul to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, China's Xinhua News reports - Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

US requests UN Security Council talks on North Korea, diplomats say - AFP

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea fires 2nd intermediate-range missile, but launch presumed to have failed again, South Korea's military says - Yonhap News

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea defense ministry official says failed North Korean missile appeared to be a Musudan missile with a range of more than 1,800 miles - Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korean military says North Korea's mid-range missile launch appears to have failed - Yonhap

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North and South Korea tensions

Photo: Korean War remains repatriation ceremony in South Korea - @IJN

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North and South Korea tensions

China will not allow security on Korean Peninsula to deteriorate, President Xi Jinping say at security meeting with foreign ministers from Asia - Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea preparing assault exercise on replica of South Korean presidential house, military says - Yonhap

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North Korea nuclear program

South Korea's President Park warns of stronger sanctions, international pressure if North Korea conducts 5th nuke test - Yonhap

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Japan

Japan's Nikkei down 0.51%, South Korea's KOSPI up 0.1% as traders await Fed, BOJ rate decisions - CNBC

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South Korea

South Korea's KOSPI opens down 0.04% on financial companies' losses - Yonhap News Agency

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South Korea

South Korea's GDP grows 0.4% in 1st quarter of 2016, a slowdown from 0.7% growth in previous quarter - Yonhap News Agency

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South Korea

South Korea to reduce size of high school classes to match international standards as part of effort to provide better education, government says - Yonhap News

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North Korea nuclear program

South Korean government officials say North Korean nuclear test technical preparations completed and underground detonation could occur any time - @W7VOA

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North and South Korea tensions

US President Obama says he doesn't take North Korea seriously on offer to halt nuclear tests if US stops military exercises with South - AP

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea's SLBM launch represents open provocation that require appropriate response, South Korea says - Yonhap

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North and South Korea tensions

Report: North Korea deploys 300 new multiple launch rocket systems along border with South Korea, military sources say - Yonhap News

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