Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years. But the North’s continued threats toward Seoul and Washington, including a vow to launch a nuclear strike, have raised worries that a misjudgment between the sides could lead to a clash.
South Koreans wept tears of joy – and relief – at winning the 2018 Olympics at their third attempt after a painful decade-long wait to stage Asia’s third Winter Games and the first on the continent for 20 years.
The risky resque operation lasted five hours.
China, pushed again by Washington to bring North Korea to heel after last week’s artillery attack on the South, told Pyongyang their relationship had withstood international “tempests.”
South Korea’s military said sounds of distant artillery fire were heard on Friday from within North Korea, but no shells landed in South Korean territory.
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North and South Korea accelerated their diplomatic confrontation on Tuesday over the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, with the South saying it would redesignate the North its “archenemy” and North Korea severing almost all of its remaining ties to its far wealthier neighbor.
Global and emerging stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday, hitting their lowest levels since Sept 2009 on worries over the euro zone banking sector and talk of war on the Korean peninsula.
South Korea said after a rare emergency security meeting on Friday it would respond prudently to the sinking of one of its naval ships by the North, but Pyongyang warned the peninsula was being driven to war.