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Hackers access data on 35 mln S. Koreans: agency

Hackers using an Internet address registered in China have gained access to major South Korean websites and may have stolen the private information of 35 million users, authorities said Thursday. They breached the systems of Nate (www.nate.com) and Cyworld (www.cyworld.com), both run by SK Communications, the Korea Communications Commission said. Nate is a search engine with…

North Korea digging tunnels for likely nuclear test: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is digging tunnels at a site where it has launched two nuclear tests, suggesting it is preparing a third, the South’s Yonhap news agency said on Sunday, a development which would trigger concern across the region. Tensions rose on the divided peninsula when 46 sailors…

China backs North Korea’s call for ‘unconditional’ talks

North Korea’s ally China Thursday threw its diplomatic weight behind Pyongyang’s call for unconditional talks with the South, while Washington and Seoul remained more circumspect about the offer. Beijing’s words of support came as the US special envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, pursued a three-nation tour across the region…

US repeatedly threatened to use nukes on N. Korea: declassified documents

From the 1950s’ Pentagon to today’s Obama administration, the United States has repeatedly pondered, planned and threatened use of nuclear weapons against North Korea, according to declassified and other U.S. government documents released in this 60th-anniversary year of the Korean War. Air Force bombers flew nuclear rehearsal runs over North Korea’s capital during…

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