North Korea suspends nuclear program, scrap test site

North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North’s state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear… Read More North Korea suspends nuclear program, scrap test site

North Korean soldiers shot by colleagues as he defected to South Korea

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday. The wounded soldier was evacuated from the site for emergency medical attention, the statement said, after defecting from a North Korean guard post at the Joint… Read More North Korean soldiers shot by colleagues as he defected to South Korea

Russia prepared to work with North Korea towards missile crisis resolution

​ Russia is prepared to work with North Korea to try to find a peaceful resolution to the latter’s missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. The comments came in a statement issued by the ministry after a meeting between Russian ambassador-at-large Oleg Burmistrov and Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department… Read More Russia prepared to work with North Korea towards missile crisis resolution

North Korea’s foreign minister accuses U.S. of declaring war, threatens countermeasures

​ North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. Ri Yong Ho said a Twitter message by Trump on Saturday, in which the… Read More North Korea’s foreign minister accuses U.S. of declaring war, threatens countermeasures

North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to catastrophic consequences. U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what… Read More North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

North Korea threatens to destroy U.S. aircraft carrier, detains citizen

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula… Read More North Korea threatens to destroy U.S. aircraft carrier, detains citizen

China warns against military show of force as North Korea mark celebrations

Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said on Thursday, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection. With a U.S. aircraft carrier group steaming to the area and tension rising, South Korea said it believed the United States would consult it before… Read More China warns against military show of force as North Korea mark celebrations

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S., China summit

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, ahead of a summit between U.S. and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang’s arms program. The missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) from its launch site at Sinpo, a port city on the… Read More North Korea test-fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S., China summit