SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's president convened an emergency national security meeting today, a day after an official report concluded that North Korea was responsible for the deadly sinking of a naval patrol ship.
North Korea, for its part, spoke of war for a second straight day, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the way to the region and tensions on the Korean peninsula were expected to dominate her agenda.
South Korea accused North Korea on Thursday of sinking the patrol ship Cheonan with a torpedo in late March in what was the deadliest attack on the South since hostilities ceased in 1953.
Nine killed in Mexico gunfights near border
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — Mexican authorities say gunbattles between security forces and armed attackers have killed nine people in two states along the U.S. border.
A news release from the Tamaulipas state government says four attackers died in a gunbattle with marines in the town of San Carlos.
Meanwhile prosecutors in Coahuila say two state police officers and three gunmen are dead in a separate shoot-out in Torreon.
Also Thursday, federal police announced the capture of the Sinaloa cartel's alleged chief operator in Mexico state, outside the capital.
Suspect Jose Manuel Garcia was allegedly in charge of bribing local officials.