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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'

Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:35 AM

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae in agree to enhance the country s deterrence against North Korea by boosting its missile capabilities

DEFENSE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks as First Lady Melania Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in look on before dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

North Korea warns Japan of 'imminent self-destruction'

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:20 AM

The North s official KCNA news agency decries the former colonial power in a commentary saying: Japan has now come out with its sleeves rolled up in supporting its master s anti DPRK war moves

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. KCNA via KNS/AFP

Trump: 'All options' on table after North Korean missile launch over Japan

Aug 29, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world the White House says in a statement

MISSILE LAUNCH. People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 29, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je / AFP

South Korea's Moon urges calm on North Korea, says war unthinkable

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:06 PM

We cannot have a war on the Korean peninsula ever again says South Korean President Moon Jae In

NO TO WAR. In this file photo, South Korea's President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South China Sea, Duterte, North Korea on Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

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

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

North Korea launches another ballistic missile

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:13 AM

The United States South Korea s military and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirm the launch

NEW MISSILE LAUNCH. In this photo taken on July 25, 2017, a man looks at images showing missile launches and military exercises, on a display board in Pyongyang. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

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

North Korea fires ballistic missile

May 29, 2017 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The launch comes in fresh defiance of tough talk from US President Donald Trump who promised that the big problem of North Korea will be solved

ASEAN expresses 'grave concern' over tests despite North Korea appeal

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56 PM

The ministers strongly urge North Korea to fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions and international laws according to the statement

This screen grab taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on March 7, 2017 shows ballistic missiles being launched during a military drill from an undisclosed location in North Korea. Handout photo by KCTV/AFP

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Feb 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Activity at North Korea nuclear site fuels test fears

Oct 07, 2016 - 1:00 PM

North Korea has already conducted two nuclear tests this year – in January and September – and experts say it is capable of carrying out a 3rd as soon as the order is given

UN council condemns N. Korea missile launches

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Members of the UN Security Council agree to continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures

MISSILE LAUNCH. A man watches a television news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch at Incheon airport, west of Seoul, on August 24, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

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Apr 25, 2016 - 6:48 PM

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North Korea missile launch fails on founder's birthday

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:28 AM

5th UPDATE US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter condemns Pyongyang s move saying it is another provocation in a region that doesn t need that kind of behavior

'DAY OF THE SUN'. Picture taken 13 April 2016 and made available 14 April 2016 shows military personel posing for pictures before the portrait of Kim Il-sung during the Immortal Flower Festival 'Kimilsungia' in Pyongyang, North Korea. File photo by Franck Robichon/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

N. Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:25 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly stresses the weapon s importance in providing a credible pre emptive strike capability

N. Korea vows not to rule out a new nuclear test

Mar 30, 2014 - 6:38 PM

North Korea vowed not to rule out a new form of nuclear test after the UNSC condemned its latest ballistic missile launch

N. Korea test-fires 16 rockets into sea: S. Korea

Mar 23, 2014 - 12:03 PM

North Korea has already fired into the sea about 70 short range rockets on March alone

North Korea fires 18 rockets into sea

Mar 16, 2014 - 9:27 PM

The rockets were fired off the North s east coast and flew about 70 kilometers 42 miles over the Sea of Japan East Sea

North Korean military defends missile tests

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:15 PM

North Korea says the recent series of missile and rocket tests as self defense drills and hit back at vicious criticism of them by Seoul and Washington

Israel says missile tested in joint exercise with US

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:56 PM

Israel announced the successful launch of a missile in a joint exercise with the US which came as Washington mulls military intervention in Syria

A missile is positioned in the Mediterranean coastal city of Haifa, north of Israel. Photo from AFP

North Korea says won't agree to 'humiliating' dialogue with US

Apr 16, 2013 - 8:44 PM

North Korea said talks are only possible if Washington abandons its hostile policy

Kerry looks to press China on NoKor

Apr 13, 2013 - 8:49 AM

Teducing tensions would require cooperation from all sides and in particular China an ally of North Korea

‘DEEPENING COOPERATION.’ China says US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss “sensitive issues” with Chinese officials in his Beijing visit aimed at deepening ties between the two countries. AFP/Bulent Kilic

U.S. urges China to help rein in N. Korea

Apr 12, 2013 - 6:56 AM

President Barack Obama also calls on North Korea to end its belligerent approach as the world waits for Pyongyang to carry out an expected missile launch

Barack Obama

Japan city mistakenly tweets N. Korean missile launch

Apr 10, 2013 - 5:30 PM

The Twitter account of Yokohama City Hall apologizes for tweeting that North Korea has launched a missile

S. Korea says no new signs North preparing nuclear test

Apr 08, 2013 - 4:14 PM

There are activities at the North s Punggye ri test site but they appear to be usual routine activities Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min Seok said

N Korea pulls workers out of joint zone

Apr 08, 2013 - 4:00 PM

North Korea announces it will pull workers out of the Kaesong joint industrial zone with South Korea

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marks at an event in Madrid, Spain, the start of the 1,000-day count down to 31 December 2015 -- the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), April 5, 2013. UN Photo / Rick Bajornas

North Korea preps for 4th nuke test - South

Apr 08, 2013 - 11:39 AM

2nd UPDATE South Korean intelligence authorities have detected unusually busy personnel and vehicle movements at the Punggye ri nuclear test site

N. Korea's missile launch may be imminent

Apr 07, 2013 - 10:54 PM

A top South Korean security official says the North may test launch a missile this week even as the US delayed its own missile test