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  • Another North Korea missile fails after launch, say US and S. Korea

    North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the US and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats...

    The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan and was launched from the western city of Kusong, where the isolated state attempted but failed to launch the same type of missile on...

  • South Korea detects signs North Korea preparing missile launch

    South Korea has detected signs that the North is preparing another missile launch, the defence ministry of the South said on Monday, adding it could involve an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

    The ministry said signs that North Korea was “preparing for another ballistic missile launch have consistently been detected since Sunday's test”, referring to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test...

  • North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

    North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of "merciless" attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity...

    North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the US strike group was part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it... ...

  • Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

    South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled...

    Military buildups on both sides of the heavily fortified border between the two nations have come to the forefront with recent short-range missile launches by North Korea, perfecting an arsenal it says is necessary to...

  • North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus, says South Korea

    North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic...

    KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North Pyongan province, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said...

  • South Korea says North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

    Kim Jong Un may have missed a key holiday on April 15 because of concerns over the coronavirus, not because he is ill, South Korea’s minister for North Korean affairs said on Tuesday...

    North Korean leader Kim’s absence from public ceremonies on the birth anniversary of his grandfather and founder of the country, Kim Il Sung, was unprecedented, and he has not been seen in public since...

  • North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

    North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump...

    Kim Jong Un told the Chinese president that his visit was an opportunity to demonstrate "the immutability and invincibility of the DPRK-China friendship before the world", the KCNA news agency...

  • Pakistan welcomes talks between North and South Korea

    Pakistan welcomes the recent high-level diplomatic talks between North Korea and South Korea that were held between the two countries for the first time in more than two years, a press release issued by the Foreign Office (FO) said on Tuesday...

    Islamabad also expressed hope that the recent talks between the two countries would "help ease tensions" in the Peninsula and "lead to lasting peace, prosperity, stability, reconciliation and...

  • Trade between China and North Korea drops after UN sanctions

    China's imports from its neighbour North Korea slowed in July while its exports to the sanctions-hit country dwindled after surging in recent months, according to official Chinese statistics...

    The decline is partly due to a steady decline in China's imports from North Korea, which fell to $156...

  • Trump in China to talk trade and North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'

    United States President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as the former began the crucial leg of an Asian trip intended to build a global front against North Korea's nuclear threats...

    After warning the North's “cruel dictatorship” in a speech in Seoul against testing the US, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were met by Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan for tea at the former imperial...

  • US and China ramp up pressure on North Korea after sanction vote

    The United States (US) and China piled new pressure on North Korea on Sunday to abandon its nuclear missile programme after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved tough new sanctions which could cost Pyongyang a billion dollars a year...

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was encouraged by the vote but officials warned that Washington would closely watch China, North Korea's biggest trade partner, to ensure...

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