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 fires ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific

​ North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang’s recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb. The missile flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) east of… Read More North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific

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

Nuclear war impending as U.S., North Korea make threats at each other

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. Trump kept up the war of words on Twitter shortly after the North Korean state news agency, KCNA, put… Read More Nuclear war impending as U.S., North Korea make threats at each other

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

North Korea successfully test-launch Intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea said on Tuesday it successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, which flew a trajectory that experts said could allow a weapon to hit the U.S. state of Alaska. The launch came days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations were due to discuss steps to rein in… Read More North Korea successfully test-launch Intercontinental ballistic missile