South Korean soldier killed in artillery drill

No New War on Korea Rally Pt. II

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending 15 personnel to support a joint South Korean and American exercise as tensions between North Korea and the USA remain high.

The DPRK has denounced it as a dress rehearsal for northward invasion, though the two allies insisted on the nature of defense of the annually-held computer-assisted simulation exercises.

Large-scale joint exercises with the United States military, known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, are due to begin on Monday.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill is a computer simulated defencive exercise created to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula, the Pentagon said.

Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision. The exercise is the largest annual computerized command-and-control operation in the world.

South Korea has no plans to reduce the scale of an annual joint military exercise with the USA or demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula, the man set to become Seoul's chief of Joint Chiefs of Staff said on August 18. In addition, United Nations Command forces from seven nations, including Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, will participate in the exercise. In 2014, during a different military exercise, the North fired Scud missiles in protest.

The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington had fuelled tensions in the past weeks.

His remarks came after Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's chief strategist, on Wednesday floated the possibility of a deal between the US and North Korea in which US troops withdraw from South Korea in exchange for a verifiable freeze in the North's nuclear program.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Final Netflix / Marvel's: 'The Defenders' Trailer Posted
Aug 18, 2017 - 00:58
The Defenders airs bright and early at 3 am EST on Netflix! A second season was announced, as was Jessica Jones . All eight episodes of The Defenders will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 18, 2017 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $510 Million; Luzerne County Store Sells $150000 victor
Aug 18, 2017 - 00:49
There was no $432 million victor in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing but someone in Medford is still a big victor . Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sensex rises; Infosys buyback proposal lifts mood
Aug 18, 2017 - 00:26
This is also the second straight day when both markets closed in the green, supported by an across the board rally, reports said. Among stock-specific action, Infosys ended 5 percent higher as the company said it will consider buyback of shares .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE Network Announces Details on SummerSlam Week Programming
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:35
It was interesting to see WWE give away this match, which certainly could have been a pay-per-view match, on free TV. The challenger is a 4/11 favorite just five days before the match , via Paddy Power , and Jinder is a 15/8 underdog.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brazil retail sales jump in June, boosted by cheaper credit
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:34
Motor vehicle sales climbed 1.2 per cent in July, the biggest rise since December 2016, after advancing 0.9 per cent in June. Michael Pearce, at Capital Economics, said: "Consumption began the third quarter on a strong footing".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Talks Proposed to Change Transfer Window Deadline
Aug 16, 2017 - 15:29
Swansea manager Paul Clement was quizzed about the proposed change, to which he replied: "Our club would support that decision". The window closes on August 31 for clubs are said to be frustrated at not having a settled squad for the start of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Target purchases delivery logistics firm
Aug 16, 2017 - 15:28
Target said it will expand the service to other parts of New York City this fall and to other urban markets in 2018. Target partnered in 2015 with Instacart to establish same-day deliveries of groceries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off After Diving Vs Barca In Spanish Super Cup
Aug 15, 2017 - 00:32
In contrast, Los Blancos are stronger than ever, capturing the double after prevailing in the UEFA Champions League. The first leg is at the Camp Nou, with the second leg staged at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium three days later.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China tightens noose on North Korea but warns Trump over trade
Aug 15, 2017 - 00:31
Trump routinely slams China's trade practices, and blames China for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs. Observers said the new sanctions could cost about Dollars 1 billion loss of revenue for China.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Journalist missing feared dead after going in inventor's submarine
Aug 15, 2017 - 00:26
Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk. The submarine was recovered on Saturday from Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen, where it had been lying under seven metres of water.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Vise Is Tightening On Paul Manafort, The Mueller Probe's Linchpin
Aug 13, 2017 - 00:57
Also, Jeffrey Yohai, the estranged husband of Manafort's daughter, is being investigated by FBI agents, according to the article. The DOJ and several congressional committees are investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan Tannehill reportedly opts for season-ending knee surgery
Aug 13, 2017 - 00:56
As with Cutler, Tannehill had enjoyed his best season under the tutelage of Gase, who was hired by Miami previous year . He worked so hard to be available for us and those guys did a lot of work during the offseason to get to this point.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Abella: Plans in place if North Korea strikes near Guam
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:25
Japan lies only about 620 miles to the east of North Korea, which has conducted numerous missile tests this year. Army's defense system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which can intercept missiles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift shaken and humiliated by assault, mom tells trial
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:24
His testimony came a day after Ms Swift took the stand to describe the incident, calling it a "definite grab". She testified she first mentioned the incident about 15 minutes later to her photographer Stephanie Simbeck .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Perseid Meteor Shower 2017 Not Brightest Meteor Shower In History
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:22
The shower may be slightly better in the predawn hours of August 12, but there will be a decent showing both nights. They can be seen anywhere in the world, but are best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere.