South Korean Border Workers Prevented from Entering Kaesong Industrial Complex

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South Korean soldiers of an artillery unit move to conduct military training near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul April 4, 2013. South Korea is to buy Taurus bunker-busting air-to-ground long range missiles for its F-15K strike fighters in a move to boost its strike power amid rising tensions with North Korea, its defence minister told a parliamentary committee on Thursday. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS) - RTXY7V6


Another day, another provocative act by North Korea. The North reportedly moved a missile of "considerable range" to its eastern coast. The move could be in preparation for a military attack on U-S or South Korean targets in the region, though observers still think that's unlikely. Meanwhile, for a second day in a row, North Korea kept South Koreans from entering the Kaesong Industrial Complex. That's where North and South Korea jointly operate more than 100 factories. But North Korea has been threatening to shut them down. This morning, reporter Jason Strother headed for the complex, which is located just north of the Demilitarized Zone. Strother said the Kaesong Industrial Complex opened in 2004 with funding from South Korea. The idea was to support North Korea's industrialization in hopes of an eventual reunification. The joint venture was successful for a while, but now North Korea is threatening to shut down this symbol of north-south collaboration
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