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Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:58 AM

'The sides were united in the opinion that nuclear missile projects in North Korea violate the demands of the UN Security Council,' says the Russian foreign ministry after the two men spoke by telephone

NEGOTIATIONS. In this file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, on April 12, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

Cathay Pacific flight crew 'saw' North Korea missile from plane

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:17 PM

A statement from Cathay Pacific says the flight crew of CX893 sighted on Wednesday 'what is suspected to be the re-entry of the recent DPRK test missile'

ICBM. This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwasong-15 missile which is capable of reaching all parts of the US. Photo by KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

U.S. threatens to 'utterly destroy' North Korea regime

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Washington urges tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile

NEW WEAPON. This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwansong-15 missile which is capable of reaching all parts of the US. KCNA via KNS / Handout / AFP

North Korea claims nuclear statehood with U.S. in missile strike range

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:37 AM

(UPDATED) The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snaps a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump

IN THE NEWS. A man walks past a television screen showing a graphic of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on November 29, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:08 PM

A US aircraft carrier will lead a joint naval the drill in the coming week with South Korea, a move that will likely rile Pyongyang.

DRILL. This handout photo taken on September 18, 2017 and provided by the South Korean Defence Ministry in Seoul shows US F-35B stealth jet fighters dropping bombs at a shooting range east of Seoul during a joint military drill aimed to counter North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests. Photo handouth / South Korean Defence Ministry / AFP

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:20 AM

UPDATED No North Korean missile had overflown Japan for years and the launch comes after a strained period on the peninsula following Pyongyang s testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs last month

This picture taken on August 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location. KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea reveals missile plans as Kim orders production boost

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:41 AM

UPDATED North Korea s leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more production of rocket engines and intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM nosecones state media says

This photo taken on May 6, 2016 and released on May 7 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reporting works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS/ AFP

Trump warns North Korea of 'fire and fury'

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:58 AM

UPDATED Trump: North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen

STERN WARNING. US President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. successfully tests ICBM following North Korea missile launch

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance but this one comes at a time of soaring tensions with North Korea over its trial of an ICBM last week

MISSILE TEST. A ground based interceptor missile take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California on May 30, 2017. File photo by Gene Blevins / AFP

Trump, Abe deem North Korea 'a grave and growing' threat – White House

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:25 PM

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agree that North Korea s missile program poses a grave and growing direct threat the White House says

People watch as coverage of an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

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Jul 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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North Korea warns of nuclear 'tipping point' over U.S. bomber drill

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:57 PM

The North s state run Rodong newspaper accuses Washington and Seoul of ratcheting up tensions with the drill in an editorial titled Don t play with fire on a powder keg

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

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Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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North Korea puts 'new ICBM' on show, say analysts

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Huge green missiles in Pyongyang s giant military parade catch the attention of military specialists

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Jan 03, 2017 - 12:29 PM

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US to North Korea: Refrain from acts that 'destabilize' region

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:10 AM

The US reacts amid North Korea s claim that it had developed new engine technology for its ICBMs

An undated file picture provided by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) talking with scientists and technicians involved in research of nuclear weapons, at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA/EPA

N. Korea says successfully tested ICBM engine

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:46 AM

It is the latest in a series of claims by Pyongyang of significant breakthroughs in both its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs

NEW TESTS. An undated file picture provided by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watching a ballistic missile launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea. According to media reports on 09 April 2016, North Korea said it has successfully tested an engine of an intercontinental ballistic rocket. File photo by KCNA/EPA

US, allies target North Korea finances after rocket test

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The unilateral moves which also include Japanese sanctions comes with UN Security Council members still stalled on how far to go in punishing the North

A pedestrian walks past a TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile in Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 2016. Frank Robichon/EPA

North Korea rocket more powerful than old one – Seoul

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED The comments come as leaders of South Korea the United States and Japan discussed how to punish the North for its latest defiant launch and nuclear test

This picture taken from North Korean TV and released by South Korean news agency Yonhap on February 7, 2016 shows North Korea's locket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4. North Korea TV via Yonhap/AFP

North Korea rocket launch: UN vows sanctions soon

Feb 08, 2016 - 7:37 AM

With backing from China Pyongyang s ally the council again called for significant measures during an emergency meeting

Motohide Yoshikawa (at lectern), Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, together with Samantha Power (left), Permanent Representative of the US to the UN and Oh Joon (right), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speak to journalists, February 7, 2016, United Nations, New York. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

5 questions about North Korea's latest rocket launch

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Here are 5 questions and answers on what lies behind the global concern over what North Korea insists is a purely scientific space program

A pedestrian walks past a TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile in Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 2016. Frank Robichon/EPA

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea

Feb 07, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED The closed door talks were requested by South Korea as well as council members Japan and the United States which have both denounced the launch as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions

A wide view of the UN Security Council Chamber, 30 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Kim Haughton/UN Photo

North Korea rocket launch triggers fresh fury

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:40 AM

UPDATED The launch amounts to the North doubling down against an international community already struggling to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear test a month ago

IN THE NEWS. Pedestrians walk past a TV along a street in Tokyo showing North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (C) and a report on North Korea's rocket launch on February 7, 2016.  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Defiant North Korea launches rocket

Feb 07, 2016 - 8:04 AM

UPDATED North Korea labels the launch as part of a purely scientific space program but most of the world views it as a disguised ballistic missile test

LIFTOFF. A handout picture made available by the North Korean Central Television (KCTV) Broadcasting Station shows North Korea's 'Kwangmyongsong-4' satellite being fired from the Dongchang-ri launch site in Cholsan, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, February 7, 2016. KCTV/EPA

North Korea says rocket launch as early as Sunday

Feb 06, 2016 - 6:28 PM

UPDATED The launch can be anytime between February 7 and 14 instead of the original plan of launching between February 8 and 25

MISSILE READY. The North Korean government says they are ready to launch a rocket anytime between February 7 and February 14. File photo by AFP/KCNA VIA KNS