Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Friday, April 6, 2012

North Korea to South Korea: Shoot down our rocket debris, or collect it, and we will launch an "exterminatory attack"

The propaganda North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPT) yesterday warned that if the U.S. or South Korean military shoots down or gathers the debris from its ‘Unha-3’ rocket launch, “We will firmly punish them with a ruthless, exterminatory attack.”

A spokesman for the CPT proclaimed, “The traitorous puppet faction, in collusion with the U.S., has mobilized the tools of war such as surveillance facilities, missiles and an Aegis destroyer to track the movement of our satellite launch vehicle and has threatened to intercept the falling debris.”

The spokesman continued, “Stating that one will intercept a peaceful satellite launch soon becomes an act of war and will bring terrible consequences,” he went on. “If they invade even an inch of our airspace or territorial waters, intercept or mess around trying to collect any of our satellite launch debris, we will firmly punish them.” source

Mirlande Wilson, MegaMillions winner: "I think I lost the ticket" (And everyone else thinks you lost any shred of decency you might still have left)

The McDonald’s worker who claims she scooped last week’s world record lottery prize is now saying she has lost the winning ticket.

Her co-workers at the fast food restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland, fear Haitian immigrant Mirlande Wilson is hiding the ticket to avoid paying what they insist is their share of the more than $100 million (£63 million) prize.

Lottery officials in Maryland confirm that no one has come forward to claim the prize a week after the draw.

The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven grocery store near the McDonald’s restaurant where Miss Wilson, a mother-of-seven, worked.

Her colleagues say she bought the ticket on behalf of a work syndicate – but she insists the winning numbers were on one she purchased separately for herself.

Since the draw, however, she has failed to produce the ticket, and has given a series of outlandish explanations for where it is. more

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck the Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia at a depth of 1 km (0.6 miles Poorly constrained), the quake hit at 19:24:11 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 209 km (130 miles) West from Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIA - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the Kepulauan Tanimbar Region, Indonesia at a depth of 66.2 km (41.1 miles), the quake hit at 17:49:37 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 173 km (107 miles) North of Saumlaki, Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

F/A-18 Jet Crash, Virginia

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck Southern Xinjiang, China at a depth of 1 km (0.6 miles), the quake hit at 17:46:08 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 108 km (66.9 miles) East of Kashi, Xinjiang, China
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck offshore Bio-Bio, Chile at a depth of 22.7 km (14.1 miles), the quake hit at 17:11:29 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) WSW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Linda Carty who plotted to murder woman and steal her baby is days from becoming first Briton to be executed in the US

A British grandmother on Death Row has called on the British Government to save her in a final emotional plea for clemency.

Linda Carty, 53, who has spent 11 years on Death Row in the United States, is days away from becoming the first British woman to be executed in 50 years after losing her final appeal.

Ms Carty was convicted of killing a young mother in Texas ten years ago and plotting to steal her four-day-old baby with three men, but has always insisted she was framed.

In an emotional final plea, she said: 'I wouldn't ask the British Government to lobby for me if I knew that I was guilty, because it would be an embarrassment to myself and my family, but also to the country that I love.

'When I say that I am innocent and that I didn’t commit this crime, I mean that.' Read More

Extremists May Avenge Toulouse Gunman

France's interior minister has warned the country to be "vigilant" for Islamist extremists who may be seeking revenge for the death of Toulouse serial killer Mohamed Merah.

Claude Gueant said authorities had observed an increased "desire" and "enthusiasm" among such groups to avenge the death of the man suspected of killing three Jewish children, a rabbi, and three French soldiers in three separate attacks in southern France in March.

Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent who claimed links to al Qaeda, said he acted to "avenge Palestinian children".

He died in a stand-off with police last month.

The 23-year-old, who filmed the attacks in Toulouse and Montauban, was shot in the head as he tried to escape capture by special forces after a 32-hour siege at his flat.

Mr Gueant, who watched the drama unfold from behind an armoured vehicle at the shootout, has called on communities to be "vigilant and attentive" during an interview with French radio station Europe 1. Read More

U.S. Navy jet crashes into an Apartment Building in Virginia Beach, 2 pilots eject

A plume of thick black smoke rises from the crash site in Virginia Beach. (Photo courtesy ABC 13)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Navy jet with two aviators aboard crashed Friday into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, according to the Navy and media reports.

There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground. TV footage showed black smoke billowing from near some buildings and local TV stations said the jet hot an apartment building.

The Navy did not immediately return telephone messages left by The Associated Press. But the Navy confirmed on its official Twitter account that both pilots ejected.

They were being treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. Read More

Chinese Teenager Who sold Kidney To Buy iPad, was Conned and has been left with decreased kidney function

Five people have been charged with intentional injury in China after a teenager sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad.

The government-run Xinhua news agency said the 17-year-old boy's kidney was removed last year.

The surgeon who performed the operation is among the five arrested.

The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency, or decreased kidney function.

According to Xinhua, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan (about £22,000) to arrange the transplant.

He paid Wang 22,000 yuan (£2,000) and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and other medical staff.

The report did not say who received and paid for the kidney. Read More

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake OKLAHOMA - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has struck Oklahoma at a depth of 9.1 km (5.7 miles), the quake hit at 16:20:28 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 2 km (1.2 miles) South from Luther, Oklahoma
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck the New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 85.4 km (53.1 miles), the quake hit at 16:15:55 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 150 km (93 miles) ESE from Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Unseasonal snowfall in Darjeeling, heavy rains in Kolkata, India

Darjeeling experienced unseasonal snowfall and a hailstorm today as heavy rains lashed the metropolis and adjoining districts leaving one person dead and disrupting early morning train services.

Darjeeling town, the Queen of the Hills, received 1 inch to 1.5 inch snowfall between 11.15 am and 11.45 am after a hailstorm and rains in the last three days, district administration sources said.

Considered a very unusual phenomenon for April, the snowfall whitened rooftops and streets and delighted tourists.

The weatherman said in Kolkata that more snow was expected. Read More

Alarm Over Scrub Typhus following Death of 5 Year old Child, India

Trivandrum: Death of a five year old child from the coastal area of Poonthura has triggered panic over the possibility of scrub typhus. Health officials however declined to confirm saying that it was difficult to diagnose, although they too suspect this fever.

“Scrub typhus is not so common in Trivandrum. We have come across many suspected cases, but nothing has been diagnosed beyond doubt. This type of fever is more common in Calicut, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargod. The child from Poonthura is only a suspected case but it was not detected completely. There is no need for panic,” said Dr. Pithambaran, District Medical Officer (DMO), Trivandrum.

However reliable sources in Trivandrum Medical College said a few cases had tested positive for the fever but were unable to give out the details. “Even though this is a very rare disease, a few cases have been found positive to be scrub typhus over the past four months,” said an official from Medical College. Read More

Spring snowstorm wallops Edmonton, Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 5 (UPI) -- High winds and as much as 5 inches of heavy, wet snow hit Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday in a spring storm that also caused power outages, officials said.

Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Kulak told the Edmonton Journal areas outside the city could receive as much as 15 inches of snow before the system moves to the east.

Before sunrise Thursday, the city deployed 50 sanding trucks to major roads and streets. By midday, there were 100 snow removal trucks and plows working to clear roads, officials said.

By 10 a.m., police had responded to 62 minor car crashes linked to the snow, police spokesman Scott Pattison told the Journal. Read More

Storms flood homes in Lake City, spur rock slide

LAKE CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Several streets in Lake City have flooded as storms rolled through East Tennessee early Thursday afternoon. Authorities said homes along 3rd, 4th, and Railroad Streets were affected.

Emergency crews have also responded to a rock slide on Beech Grove Road near Lake City. Witnesses reported nickel-sized hail pounding the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a Thunderstorm Watch for most of East Tennessee that lasts until 10:00 p.m. Thursday night. Source

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck offshore Chiapas, Mexico at a depth of 67.9 km (42.2 miles), the quake hit at 15:38:50 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) West of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Dallas Watts: White elderly man, 78, beaten by four blacks in "memory" of Trayvon (one of thugs also has felonious shooting charge)

It was six against one.

Six juveniles -- the youngest 11, and the oldest 17 -- nearly boxed in Dallas Watts, a 78-year-old man from East Toledo.

Mr. Watts was on his way home from the nearby Gas Express Mart at Starr Avenue and White Street about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when the boys approached him.

One pointed at Mr. Watts and said, "take him down," the victim recounted in an interview Monday.

Mr. Watts, carrying home two small bags of pork rinds to dole out as treats to his three dachshunds, looked at the youth and said, "Why you picking on me?" Mr. Watts recalled. "Remember Trayvon. Why you picking on me?"

The boy, again, allegedly told his friends to "take him down."

Toledo police charged two children -- the 11-year-old and a 17-year-old -- with robbery, Sgt. Roy Kennedy said.

The boys on Monday were ordered held in detention at the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, prosecutor Lori Olender said.

The 17-year-old also faces a felonious assault charge from an unrelated shooting, Ms. Olender said. The teen allegedly shot Mark Bolling, 24, in the 600 block of Leonard Street in East Toledo on March 18.

Mr. Watts said one of the boys delivered a single blow to the back of his head during the incident Saturday, knocking the victim to the ground.

At one point, the victim recalled being lifted from the ground so one of the boys could "drop-kick" him in the chest.

One boy, he said, put his foot on the back of the victim's neck, with another shouting, "Kill him."

While Mr. Watts was down the boys kicked him, over and over, shouting, "[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]," according to a police report. more

China sentences woman to death for $16 million fund scam

(Reuters) - A 30-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to death by a court in Wenzhou for "cheating" investors of 100.11 million yuan ($16 million) losing 94 million yuan in futures and gold trading, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

The death sentence for Wang Caiping - who must first serve two years in prison - came days after Beijing launched a pilot program in Wenzhou to tame the informal private lending market to which the city's renowned entrepreneurs often turn.

Xinhua said Wang borrowed the money between January and October 2010 promising to buy equipment, invest in property and open credit guarantee firms, but instead used the cash to speculate in futures and gold trading along with her elder brother, Wang Guanglin, who is still at large.

After heavy losses, including 30 million yuan in September 2010 alone, Wang tried to negotiate with some of her creditors in November 2010, but they turned her over to police after the meeting broke up, Xinhua reported. Read More

U.S. not backing off as Iran sanctions bite

(Reuters) - The Obama administration's man in charge of squeezing Tehran over its nuclear program is unapologetic for the difficulties faced by banks in their dealings with Iran since the U.S. tightened sanctions against the country.

Companies that trade with Iran are struggling to get paid and the biggest Asian countries are scrambling to work around U.S. sanctions that aim to deprive Tehran of revenue needed to develop its nuclear program. "I don't feel apologetic about it because that is the consequence of these banks in Iran willingly facilitating transactions for Iran's nuclear programs," said David Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the U.S. Treasury Department.

"If they are going to do that, they shouldn't be accessible to the international financial system. They shouldn't be financial institutions that any reputable bank wants to deal with," Cohen said in an interview. Read More

Ryanair Plane Plunges Mid-Flight

A British man has described his "frightening" ordeal after the Ryanair plane he was on plummeted mid-air when the cabin lost pressure.

Melvin Frater and his wife Jacqueline, from Nottingham, were flying back from Milan to East Midlands Airport on the Boeing 737-800 when they heard a "bang" followed by a rush of cold air.

Ryanair said three people were taken to hospital for precautionary examination following the incident.

Describing the drama, Mr Frater said the captain could be heard over the speaker system saying they were making an emergency descent due to loss of cabin pressure and calling out "Mayday".

He said he could see snow-covered mountains "approaching fast" out of the windows of flight FR 1703, which was carrying 134 passengers from Milan Bergamo airport. Read More

France Serial Killer Fears: 4 People Killed in similar circumstances South of Paris

Police in France are investigating whether another serial killer is on the loose, after four people were killed in similar circumstances south of Paris.

The latest victim was a 48-year-old mother, named by French media as Nadjia Lahsene, who was shot dead outside her home in Grigny, a district in the southern outskirts of the capital.

She was killed by a gunman who fled on a motorbike - recalling the method used by Islamist extremist Mohammed Merah.

Merah was killed by offices in southern France last month after committing seven murders.

But police believe there may be a link between the murder of Ms Lahsene and several other homicides in the area over the past five months.

"That is a concern, but in any case, as in every criminal inquiry, we are putting every effort into finding out who is behind this," France's interior minister Claude Gueant said.

Authorities have added however that nothing yet suggests any political or religious motives are behind the shootings. Read More

Malaria Drug Loses Potency, Millions at Risk

A deadly form of malaria has developed a resistance to the most powerful drugs used to treat the disease, putting the lives of millions of people around the world at risk.

Experts have warned that the disease could be spreading after a strain of Plasmodium falciparum was discovered on the border of Thailand and Burma - 500 miles from western Cambodia, where the first cases of the parasite were reported in 2009.

Tests by a team of British and Thai scientists over a 10-year period have found that the most dangerous species of malaria parasites, spread by mosquitoes, are becoming more resistant to the most effective treatments containing artemisinin, a drug derived from the sweet wormwood shrub.

The details of their findings and research have been published in The Lancet medical journal.

They show that between 2001 and 2010, the average time taken to reduce the number of parasites in the blood by half rose from 2.6 hours to 3.7 hours.

The proportion of slow-clearing infections increased during the same period from six to 200 out of every 1,000 cases.

Study leader Professor Francois Nosten, director of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in Thailand, warned of a "race against time" to halt the spread of the potentially untreatable malaria. Read More

Afghanistan tanker crash killing seven people

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A fuel tanker ran of the road and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing seven people, according to a local police official.

The tanker was heading to a NATO base when it left the road and rolled over in the Panjwai district of Kandahar Province, said Sardar Muhammad, the chief of police in Panjwai.

A fire broke out in the vehicle and spread to a nearby van full of Afghan people. Seven of them were killed -- including two women, Muhammad said.

He said the crash was an accident and not the result of an attack. Source

China admits sites hit in hacking attack

Hong Kong (CNN) -- China has acknowledged that a number of its websites have fallen victim to attack by hackers following a mass campaign by the Anonymous network.

Hackers belonging to the global band of online activists this week claimed to have compromised almost 500 sites belonging to the Chinese government, organizations and businesses.

The cyber attackers plastered the sites with subversive messages, condemning what they described as Beijing's "evil regime" and warning "Your government has been in control of your network and filters harmful things. Careful."

While official news sites in China made no mention of the hacking claims, the matter was raised at a briefing of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday.

In a three-part answer, spokesman Hong Lei said that "certain reports prove again" that Chinese sites had been hacked. Read More

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF ARAUCANIA, CHILE - 6th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck off the Coast of Araucania, Chile at a depth of 38.2 km (23.7 miles), the quake hit at 13:25:05 UTC Friday 6th April 2012
The epicenter was 208 km (130 miles) WNW from Temuco, Chile
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

U.S. hiring slows, unemployment falls

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hiring slowed dramatically in March, clouding optimism about the strength of the recovery.

Employers added 120,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, falling far short of economists' expectations.

The number marked a significant slowdown in hiring from February, when the economy added 240,000 jobs.

"It's discouraging that job growth was half of what it had been the previous month," said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. Read More

Russia slams U.S. over sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout

Moscow (CNN) -- Russia criticized the United States on Friday for handing down a 25-year sentence to Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, saying the verdict against him was "baseless and biased."

Bout, who denies wrongdoing, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars by a federal judge in New York.

Bout, who was dubbed "the merchant of death" by his accusers, was convicted last year on four counts of conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Russia's foreign ministry accused the United States of acting illegally when its agents arrested Bout in Thailand and of pursuing a political agenda after he was extradited to the United States to face trial. Read More

Hungary man 'kills 4 in sword attack'

(CNN) -- Police in Hungary say a man killed four people with a sword and injured three others after a family argument, state media reported Friday.

Laszlo Garamvolgyi of the Hungarian police told reporters that the killer used "weapons that were able to stab and cut and the crime was brutal," according to state-owned Hungarian News Agency MTI.

Garamvolgyi said "a family argument" led to the attack.

The incident occurred in Kulcs, a small town south of the capital, Budapest.

Csaba Kiss, the mayor of Kulcs, said the family involved was described by locals as normal and hard-working. Source

Mali rebels claim independent state in Sahara region

(CNN) -- Separatist rebels who recently captured large areas of Mali's vast Sahara region in the north of the country have declared independence for a region they call Azawad.

The declaration was made in a statement posted online by the Secretary General of the Azawad National Liberation Movement.

The claim of independence follows "more than 50 years of corruption and poor governance with the complicity of the army and the politicians, putting people's lives at risk in Azawad," the MNLA said.

The African Union expressed its "total rejection" of the rebels' independence claim in a statement Friday.

African Union chairman Jean Ping "firmly condemns this announcement, which is null and of no value whatsoever," the statement said, and urges the international community to support this position. Read More

Deadly threat of Iraq's 'moral police'

Bosnia's lesson for Syrian slaughter

CNN (CNN) -- Twenty years ago, April 5, 1992, Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic were shot and killed in Sarajevo. They were the shots heard around the world and they started the Bosnian War.

I covered that war, and many colleagues are gathering in Sarajevo now to commemorate what took hundreds of thousands of lives, left so many more wounded, and created millions of refugees. This was the war that introduced us to the term "ethnic cleansing."

The dominant Balkan power at the time, Serbia wanted to keep Yugoslavia together, and failing that, to carve out ethnically pure areas in the breakaway states to create a Greater Serbia.

It was a horrible fantasy that sought to destroy an ethnically mixed, intermarried community that had lived peacefully and progressively together in Bosnia.

This war was defining for the region, for the world and for those of us who covered it. Read More

Austerity driving Greeks to suicide

(CNN) -- When Apostolos Polyzonis's bank refused to see him last September, the 55-year-old Greek businessman had just 10 euros ($13) in his pocket. Out of work and bankrupt, he thought all he could do with his remaining money was to buy a gas can.

Desperate and angry, Polyzonis stood outside the bank in central Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, doused himself in fuel and surrendered to the flames.

"At that moment, I saw my life as worthless, I really didn't care if I was going to live or die," recalls Polyzonis, who says he was hit by financial troubles after the bank recalled a loan given to him for his business.

"My sense of living was much lower than my sense of self-respect and pride, the fact that I had lost my right to be a free Greek," adds Polyzonis. Read More

Greece Home of the Olympics cancels all athletics

Greece's cash-strapped athletics federation SEGAS has suspended its operations in protest at continuous cutbacks in state funding.

Following a SEGAS general assembly meeting, the board said it would cease operating "until further notice", while calling on the state to review the funding situation following cuts in the 2011 and 2012 budgets for athletics.

Just eight years after hosting the Olympics in Athens, the government has already halted funding for the country's elite athletes preparing to compete in the 2012 London Games.

"The federation, under the authority of the general assembly, has unanimously decided to suspend all sporting activity until the decisions of the unfair and selective cuts in funding for the organisation in 2011 and 2012 are reviewed by the government," SEGAS said in a statement. Read More

North Korea opens nation's biggest power station

HUICHON CITY, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday unveiled one of its biggest construction projects in recent years: a massive hydroelectric power station that is expected to provide the nation with much-needed electricity.

The opening of the Huichon Power Station in Jagang Province, north of Pyongyang, was the first big ceremony in a month of celebrations timed for the April centenary of the birth of late President Kim Il Sung.

The power station on the Chongchon River, which had been under construction for more than three years, was a favored project of late leader Kim Jong Il. Kim had visited the project at least five times before his December death.

Son Kim Jong Un, North Korea's new leader, visited the construction site with his father in August 2011. Read More

Sarkozy promises $52 billion in spending cuts

PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy, fighting for a far-from-assured second term as French president, promised Thursday to slash public spending and increase taxes to set his indebted country on a more balanced path.

His critics on the left said his pledges would unfairly hurt the poor and that he's in part to blame for the high deficit and debt he's now trying to cut. And it's unclear whether Sarkozy's promises would be enough to reassure investors who worry that France's economic model is unsustainable.

Sarkozy, a conservative, said balancing the budget by 2016 is "an absolute imperative," and promised a balanced budget law this summer.

He said he would do that by cutting 40 billion euros ($52 billion) in public spending and raising 13.5 billion euros ($17.6 billion) in new taxes.

But first he has to win a second term in elections April 22 and May 6. Read More

South Korea, U.S. held joint drill for internal war in North Korea

SEOUL (Kyodo) -- South Korea and the United States held a joint drill last month, aimed at stabilizing North Korea after an internal war occurs due to conflicts among military factions, a local newspaper reported Friday, citing a South Korean government source.

The drill, carried out during the two countries' annual Key Resolve drills, involved a plan to move more than 100,000 South Korean troops into North Korea to bring under control a situation that poses a great threat to South Korea, the Chosun Ilbo said.

''A drill was held for the first time on an emergency in North Korea during the Key Resolve exercises last year, but it was the first time that a drill actually mobilizing South Korean troops was held,'' the source was quoted as saying.

The drill was held after top leaders of the two countries shared a belief that North Korea under its new leader Kim Jong Un is ''still unstable and the worst situation may happen,'' the source added.

South Korea and the United States held the Key Resolve exercises for two weeks from Feb. 27. Source