**North Korea Objects to Use of Flag in U.S., South Korean Military Exercise**
North Korea has reacted angrily to a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise that was held Friday, denouncing the use of its national flag as a target.
Around 2,000 South Korean and U.S. troops, along with jet fighters, tanks and attack helicopters took part in Friday's exercise to test responses to any assault. The exercise was timed to mark the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950.
For the first time, an oversized North Korean flag was used in the live-fire exercise.
In a statement released Sunday, the North's state Korean Central News Agency called the move an extremely grave military action and politically-motivated provocation. The statement blamed the United States for starting the war and expressed Pyongyang's intention to keep building its military.
**Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack against Jet**
Turkey's cabinet is to meet Monday to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria last week - an act Ankara says happened, without warning, in international airspace.
The meeting comes a day before NATO ambassadors are scheduled to hold consultations requested by Turkey, under the alliance's founding treaty, which commits all members to protect one another's security and borders.
Details of the Friday incident remain unclear.