South Korea plans to buy 20 additional F-35 aircraft: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea plans to buy an additional 20 F-35A stealth fighter aircraft from the United States, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, less than two months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced Seoul would be purchasing billions of dollars in new military equipment.
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South Korea says delay in military drills aimed only at ensuring peaceful Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials said on Wednesday a proposed delay in military drills with the United States was aimed at ensuring a peaceful 2018 Winter Olympics, not ending the North Korean missile crisis, as relations with China suffered new setbacks.
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South Korea says any delay in military drills depends on North Korea’s behavior

SEOUL (Reuters) – Any delay in joint military drills with the United States would depend on North Korea’s behavior during the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials in Seoul said on Wednesday, while a halt to group tours from China suggested Beijing is still wary.
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U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon postponing drills

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has called on the U.N. Security Council to blacklist 10 ships for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, documents showed on Tuesday, while South Korea’s President suggested delaying military exercises with Washington to ease tensions ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics.
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U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon proposes curtailing drills

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has called on the U.N. Security Council to blacklist 10 ships for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, documents showed on Tuesday, while South Korea’s President suggested curtailing military exercises with Washington to ease tensions ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics.
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Japan, South Korea urge China to do more to halt North Korea’s weapons programs

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. allies Japan and South Korea urged China to do more to get North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programmes, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday amid a tense standoff between North Korea and the United States.
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