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North, South Korea stand firm as deadline looms

Renewed hostility a further blow to Park's efforts to improve North-South ties

SOUTHERN ANGER: South Korean conservative activists with placards denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a rally in Seoul on Friday.


NORTH and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash, as Seoul refused an ultimatum that it halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action, and North Korea said its troops were on a war footing.

South Korean Vice-Defence