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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 …


EU ratchets up sanctions on North Korea

The European Union has boosted sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution imposing new measures over Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch.


North Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, just hours after the U.N. Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on …


U.S. sanctions North Koreans for missile, nuclear programs

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a dozen individuals and five organizations tied to North Korea’s nuclear and weapons proliferation efforts.


U.S. wants North Korea sanctions vote; now expected Wednesday

A U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia’s request, France said Tuesday.


U.S., China agree on new North Korea sanctions, diplomats say

The United States and China have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, …


Stringent sanctions slapped on North Korea over nuclear program

President Barack Obama slapped North Korea with more stringent sanctions Thursday for defying the world and pushing forward with its nuclear weapons program, weeks after it launched a satellite-carrying rocket …


North Korea sanctions bill ready for president’s signature

Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.


North Korea restarts plutonium reactor, intelligence chief says

North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said …


Game-changing U.S. missiles may alter North Asian geopolitics

The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.


UN: North Korean launch may be covert missile test

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of …


North Korea’s rocket launch preparation puts U.S., China on notice

The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation …


Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying …