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S.Korea fires warning shots after boats from North cross sea border
The two vessels from the North retreated about eight minutes after the South fired five 40 mm artillery shots at around 7:30 a.m. (22:30 GMT), the officials said.
The North Korean boats had crossed the Northern Limit Line, a border that the North disputes, near South Korean border island Yeonpyeong, according to the South Korean military.
North Korean fishing boats occasionally stray into South Korean waters.
Over the years, navy vessels from both sides have traded fire in sometimes deadly incidents in the area, including in 2010, when 46 South Korean sailors were killed when their ship sank in what the South says was a torpedo attack by the North. North Korea has denied responsibility.
North and South Korea remain in a technical state of war since their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
Pyongyang recently proposed military talks with the Seoul, but the South dismissed the offer as "a bogus peace offensive" because it lacks a plan to end the North's nuclear program.Read on the original site
Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?
On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration was making her country dangerous. On the other side was a man named Nils Bildt, who was identified onscreen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor."Mr. Bildt argued that immigration had led to considerable social… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Voting opens ahead of 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony
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Helicopter ferrying injured skier crashes in central Italy
PENNE, Italy (AP) — A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes slammed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy with at least six people aboard, another tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche.Poor visibility had slowed the arrival of rescue crews, and when they reached the scene they found the helicopter smashed into pieces in the snow.Italy's civil protection agency spokesman Luigi D'Angelo said unconfirmed information indicates… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump's wife modeled in US prior to getting work visa
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2 strong quakes strike New Zealand; no reports of damage
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two strong earthquakes rattled different parts of New Zealand on Tuesday but there were no initial reports of serious damage or injuries.The first magnitude 5.6 quake struck off the coast of New Zealand's North Island at about 1:20 p.m.It was followed about five hours later by a magnitude 5.3 quake that struck the South Island and appeared to have been an aftershock from a powerful earthquake last week.That quake last Monday was measured at magnitude 7.8 and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...