South Korea said Wednesday it would completely shut down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, which it claimed Pyongyang had been using to fund its nuclear and missile programme. Days after North Korea launched a rocket that the international community says was a disguised missile test, Seoul said it was closing the Kaesong estate -- the first time it has ever done so. "Today, in order to stop funds of the Kaesong Industrial Complex from being used to support the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities... the government has decided to completely shut down" operations, a statement said.
By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway. Washington wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to take a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tensions have spiked in the wake of Beijing's construction of seven man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. India and the United States have ramped up military ties in recent years, holding naval exercises in the Indian Ocean that last year involved the Japanese navy.