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Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

North Korea threatens to engulf the presidential office in Seoul in a "sea of fire."

(New York Times) -- SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned on Thursday that any military clash on a disputed maritime border could escalate into an attack on the presidential office in Seoul, threatening to engulf the South Korean leadership "in a sea of fire."

The threat came one day after South Korea conducted military drills near Yeonpyeong, a front-line island west of Seoul. The display of firepower was timed to mark the first anniversary of the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong, which killed two marines and two civilians.

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