South Korea, U.S. fire ballistic missiles into the sea in response to North Korea test

South Korea and the U.S. military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test. Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on Tuesday,… Read More South Korea, U.S. fire ballistic missiles into the sea in response to North Korea test

North Korea test-fires its longest-range ballistic missile over Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile further than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan, for the first time in five years, and prompting a warning for residents there to take cover. It was the first North Korean missile to follow such a trajectory since 2017, and its estimated 4,600 km (2,850… Read More North Korea test-fires its longest-range ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off the east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, marking Pyongyang’s fourth launch in a week as it ratchets up tension around the Korean peninsula. The launch comes after the navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan staged trilateral anti-submarine exercises on… Read More North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles

South Korea, U.S. and Japan stage joint anti-submarine drills

The navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan staged trilateral anti-submarine exercises for the first time in five years on Friday, amid tension over North Korea’s series of missile tests. The drills were held in international waters off the Korean peninsula’s east coast, just a day after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles… Read More South Korea, U.S. and Japan stage joint anti-submarine drills

South Korea, Japan hold first bilateral talks since 2019

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first one-on-one talks on Wednesday and agreed on the need to improve relations dogged by historical disputes. The meeting took place in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, the first such talks between leaders of the two countries… Read More South Korea, Japan hold first bilateral talks since 2019

South Korea offers talks with North Korea for reunion of war-torn families

South Korea on Thursday offered talks with North Korea to discuss a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, in its first direct overture under President Yoon Suk-yeol despite strained cross-border ties. The surprise proposal came days before the thanksgiving holiday of Chuseok, when the two Koreas have held family reunions before. But… Read More South Korea offers talks with North Korea for reunion of war-torn families

U.S., South Korea begin largest joint military drills in years

South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills in years on Monday with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness over North Korea’s potential weapons tests. The annual summertime exercises, renamed Ulchi Freedom Shield this year and scheduled to end on September 1, came… Read More U.S., South Korea begin largest joint military drills in years