North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since one day of talks… Read More North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. Kim Jong Un’s call for a full combat posture follows the U.S. seizure of a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

North Korea fires short-range projectiles

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after February’s failed nuclear summit in Hanoi. The South Korean military initially described it as a missile launch, but subsequently gave a more vague description. If… Read More North Korea fires short-range projectiles

North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile with U.S. capital possibly within range

North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons. The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North… Read More North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile with U.S. capital possibly within range

North Korea holds banquet to celebrate nuclear bomb test, vows to make U.S. pay for UN sanctions

​ North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a due price for spearheading a U.N. Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. South Korean officials have said after the North’s sixth nuclear test on September 3,… Read More North Korea holds banquet to celebrate nuclear bomb test, vows to make U.S. pay for UN sanctions

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japanese island

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that “all options are on the table” as the United States considers its response. The test, one of the most provocative ever from the reclusive state, came as U.S. and South… Read More North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japanese island

North Korea test-fires short-range projectiles into the sea

North Korea early on Saturday fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast from its eastern Kangwon province, South Korea’s military said. The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles flew in a northeasterly direction for about 250 kilometers (155 miles) into the sea. Earlier, South Korea’s… Read More North Korea test-fires short-range projectiles into the sea

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile tests

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. The U.S.-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also… Read More UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile tests