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Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:06 AM

'They want to talk and we'll be talking to them,' says US President Donald Trump in his first public reaction to North Korea's announcement of what it calls a 'new phase' in its arsenal

TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea again tests 'super-large' rocket launcher – state media

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:02 AM

North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system

A man watches a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on September 10, 2019. North Korea on September 10 fired projectiles toward the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it is willing to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks with U.S.

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:02 AM

No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.

TEST FIRE. In this file photo taken on August 16, 2019 and released on August 17 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the test-firing of a new weapon, presumed to be a short-range ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher' – KCNA

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:46 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the 'newly developed' system was a 'great weapon'

ANOTHER TEST. This picture, taken on April 9, 2018, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. File photo from Korean Central News Agency/AFP

North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'new weapon' – KCNA

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) Defence officials in South Korea say 2 short-range ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea at daybreak

ANOTHER MISSLE LAUNCH. People watch a television news screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 10, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je /AFP

Trump on North Korea missile test: Kim won't disappoint me

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump,' says the US President in a tweet

TRUMP AND KIM. US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S.-South Korea military exercises still on despite North's warnings

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Despite North Korea saying its missile launches are a 'solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers', a Pentagon official says there is 'no adjustment or change in plans'

A South Korean K2 tank fires during a live fire demonstration for a media preview of the Defense Expo Korea 2018 at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on September 11, 2018. The defence exhibition specialising in land forces equipment will run from September 12 to 16 with 250 companies from 30 countries involved. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles – South Korea military

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:10 AM

(UPDATED) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the two devices were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn and flew around 250 kilometers

This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad in Pyongyang. Nuclear-armed North Korea said on August 30 that it had fired a missile over Japan the previous day, the first time it has ever acknowledged doing so. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

North Korea fires missiles as U.S. envoy visits Seoul

May 09, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang's latest move had 'an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires'

PROJECTILES FIRED. Replicas of North Korean Scud-B missile (C back) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (front) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on June 10, 2018. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

North Korea developing new missiles – report

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reports

NORTH KOREA. Workers paint a North Korean flag atop a building on Kim Il-Sung square on July 7, 2016. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. ally Jordan cuts ties with North Korea

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:32 AM

The decision comes months after similar moves by Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, who are also key regional allies of the United States

Trump cryptic about contacts with North Korea's Kim

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un,' Trump tells The Wall Street Journal in an interview

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Kim vows North will mass-produce nukes but open to talks with Seoul

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) South Korea's presidential Blue House welcomes the dialogue offer

NEW YEAR MESSAGE. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un calls on his constituents to mass-produce missiles and nuclear warheads in his annual New Year's Day message. AFP PHOTO / KCNA / KCNA

U.S. battles for global push on North Korea amid Russia, China doubts

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) US-led efforts to isolate Kim Jong-Un, cripple his economy, and force him to negotiate his own disarmament have failed to prevent this week's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching US cities

NORTH KOREA. A wide view of an August 29 UN Security Council meeting during which it adopted a statement on the recent launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). File photo by UN/Mark Garten

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Nov 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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PH hits latest North Korea ballistic missile test

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls on North Korea to stop 'such provocative and highly dangerous actions'

MISSILE TEST. Pyongyang residents react at the Pyongyang Railway Station after the news of the successful launch of the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-15 in Pyongyang on November 29, 2017. Photo by Kim Won-Jin/AFP

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Nov 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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China, North Korea talk up ties despite nuclear tensions

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:44 PM

A brief report by North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency says China wants to 'develop the traditional friendly relations between the two parties and countries'

ASEAN Chairman's Statement hits North Korea missile tests

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) The ASEAN Chairman's Statement voices 'grave concern' over North Korea's 'recent provocative and threatening actions'

ASEAN SUMMIT. Leaders of ASEAN's 10 member-countries attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in the Philippines. Rappler photo

August net outflows hit $58M as ghost month begins

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Tensions between the US and North Korea mixed Q2 corporate results and political developments also contribute to investor hesitancy according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

North Korea's 'global threat' requires global response – NATO chief

Sep 10, 2017 - 5:58 PM

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls for North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference with chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia Herzegovina at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / THIERRY CHARLIER

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

PH slams North Korea for missile over Japan

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano urges North Korea to halt these dangerous and provocative actions which heighten tensions increase instability and the risk of miscalculation and could possibly endanger lives

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano conveys the ASEAN position on North Korea's missile tests to to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho in a meeting on August 7, 2017. Photo courtesy of DFA

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

Tillerson slams North Korea missile test but still seeks talks

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:05 AM

We are going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang to the negotiating table says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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

North Korea fires short-range missiles – U.S. military

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:13 AM

UPDATED Two of the missiles failed in flight and the 3rd blew up almost immediately says a spokesman for the US Pacific Command

North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect U.S.' – Trump

Aug 23, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Trump s remarks at a rally in Phoenix come hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said talks with the nuclear armed North over its banned weapons programs might be possible in the near future

KIM JONG-UN. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 23, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R) visiting the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

DFA raises alert level 1 in Guam, Northern Marianas

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:11 PM

This alert level covers nearly 70 000 Filipinos in Guam and the Northern Marianas a group of islands that includes Saipan

ALERT LEVEL 1. DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the the Philippines has placed Guam and the Northern Marianas under crisis alert level 1 as tensions rise in the Korean Peninsula. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

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CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in U.S.-North Korea standoff

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:00 AM

There s nothing imminent today But make no mistake about it the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat says CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test – report

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The preparations come amid a tense escalation of threats between the United States and North Korea over the latter s recent gains in nuclear weapons technology

AFP: 'Remote' chance North Korea missile strike will affect PH

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:22 PM

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says while debris could hit some northern coastal areas in the country in case of a North Korean missile strike on Guam that’s something that we see as remote

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Aug 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Duterte tells North Korean minister: 'We'd be good dialogue partner'

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warmly welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to Manila

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Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea

Jul 30, 2017 - 2:26 PM

I am very disappointed in China Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea just talk Trump writes

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

China condemns North Korea missile launch

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Beijing urges North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop taking actions that could worsen the situation

North Korea leader says 'all U.S.' within range after missile test

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED China condemns the test but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Beijing and Moscow bear unique responsibility for the growing threat posed by the reclusive North

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA/AFP

U.S., South Korea conduct live-fire exercise after ICBM test

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The US Army says the exercise involved the surface to surface Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea s Hyunmoo Missile II

EMERGENCY MEETING. In this handout from the Blue House taken on July 29, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-In (C) presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Handout photo by the Blue House/AFP

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Russia, China urge freeze on North Korea missile tests and U.S. exercises

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:54 PM

The joint statement issued after a meeting between leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Moscow follow an announcement by North Korea that it had test fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea says launch tested 'new type' of cruise missile

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED The launched cruise rockets accurately detected and hit the floating targets on the East Sea of Korea the State run Korean Central News Agency reports

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Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea missile fears grow

Jun 04, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The drill comes less than a week after nuclear armed North Korea test fired a short range projectile which fell provocatively close to Japan

UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid U.S. warning

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:48 AM

China Pyongyang s ally backs the sanctions but renews its appeal for dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula

G7 warns on North Korea

May 27, 2017 - 11:33 PM

North Korea must immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete verifiable and irreversible manner

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North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

May 21, 2017 - 5:04 PM

4th UPDATE South Korea describes the launch as reckless and irresponsible while the US military stresses ironclad commitment to defend its allies

Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

May 19, 2017 - 3:53 PM

People s enthusiastic welcome for defense science warriors says a front page headline in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper

HERO'S WELCOME. This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 19, 2017 shows developers of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 waving to people on their arrival in Pyongyang on May 18. File photo by KCNA VIA KNS/AFP