South Korea 'ready to respond to further provocations' as North's deadline looms

August 22, 2015 4:02 AM

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South Korea is ready to respond to further provocations from North Korea, the presidential Blue House says, as an ultimatum looms for Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by late afternoon or face military action.

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been running high after an exchange of artillery fire on Thursday, prompting calls for calm from the United Nations, the United States and the North's lone major ally, China.

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