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After nuclear test, a new push to stop North Korea sending workers abroad

SEOUL, South Korea – As the international community looks for new ways to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, one area is emerging as the next front to …


Rhetoric or real? N. Korea nuclear test may be a bit of both

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s latest nuclear test, its most powerful to date, is a game-changer … according to North Korea. As with anything reported by Pyongyang, an authoritarian …


Obama calls North Korea’s latest nuclear test a ‘grave threat’ to international stability

President Barack Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the …


U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.


South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …


Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget

Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.17 trillion yen ($51 billion) budget for the 2017 fiscal year to bolster missile defense capability amid an escalating North Korean threat and …


North Korea’s Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 310 miles, the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting …


North Korea fires submarine-launched missile, South Korea says

North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul’s military said.


Seoul says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, the fourth reported weapons launch the North has carried out in about two weeks.


North Korea says U.S. has crossed red line, warns of vicious showdown

North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on …


N. Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said Monday it will end a diplomatic communication channel with the United States and hinted at harsher punishment for Americans detained in the country …


North Korea’s missile likely failed after launch from submarine

North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Saturday, the U.S. and South Korea said, the latest in a string of tests …


U.S. punishing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for human rights abuses

The U.S. imposed sanctions Wednesday on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other top officials for human rights abuses in an escalation of Washington’s effort to isolate the …


U.N. condemns latest North Korean missile launches

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned two North Korean ballistic missile launches this week, calling them a “grave violation” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity that …


North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 620 …


South Korea says North Korea fired two midrange missiles

In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth …


South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures.


North Korea threatens South’s ships after sea border chase

North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South’s navy fired warning shots to chase away two …


North Korea’s UK ambassador rejects Trump’s offer of talks

North Korea’s ambassador to Britain said Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim …


North Korea’s ruling party gives Kim Jong Un chairman title

To cheers of “long life!” North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un received the new title of chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea on Monday, formally bolstering his status four …


Kim Jong Un: We won’t use nukes unless attacked

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media …


At congress, North Korean leader hails nuclear progress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country’s recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, an event …


Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency …


N. Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison

North Korea has sentenced an ethnic Korean citizen of the United States to 10 years in prison.


Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail, South Korea says

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.


Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders …


Obama finds common cause on North Korea with China, Asian allies

The United States pledged Thursday to deepen cooperation with allies South Korea and Japan on deterring the North Korean nuclear threat, working to ramp up pressure following worrying provocations. Leaders …


North Korea sentences U.S. tourist to 15 years

North Korea’s highest court sentenced American Otto Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia undergraduate, to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented …


Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.


North Korea fires missiles into sea, vows to ‘liquidate’ South Korean assets

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to …