North, South Korea Reach Agreement to Halt Tensions

South Korean marines patrol along a bank of a shore on Yeonpyeong island just south of Northern Limit Line (NLL), South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday after more than two days of talks to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.

Inside the Ring: North Korean Underground Missile Complex Detected

Kim Jong Un

North Korea has developed an elaborate underground missile complex at its Sohae missile and space launch facility near the northwestern border with China, according to U.S. officials. The underground complex includes both facilities for preparing missiles for launch and storage areas that are connected by rail lines, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports of the complex.

North and South Korea Exchange Artillery Fire

Kim Il Sung Square in the center of Pyongyang appears as usual on Jan. 8, 2015, believed to be the 32nd birthday of leader Kim Jong Un

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea fired tens of artillery rounds toward North Korea on Thursday after the North launched shells to protest South Korea’s anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts along the border, as tension escalated on the peninsula.

Code Pink’s DMZ Trip Criticized by Human Rights Activists

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Anti-war activists from CODEPINK and feminist leaders told lawmakers and Capital Hill staffers that they “opened a new door” to peace during a May trip across the demilitarized zone in Korea, and called for an end to isolationism to unite the region. Grace Jo was in the crowd on Tuesday evening, attentive and silently disagreeing.