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North Korea missile flying over Japan makes Tokyoites more wary

While the launch of a North Korean missile over Japanese territory heightened concerns in Japan, residents of Tokyo were fatalistic in response. There is little they can do, they said, but to hope world leaders resolve the tension peacefully. Still, they worried the capital might not be ready for the worst.

Trump: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if acts against U.S. ally

President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

Trump doubles down on ‘fire and fury’ vow as war games near

Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion – a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.

North Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea – Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation’s first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more “gift packages” of missile and atomic tests. U.S. and South Korean forces, in response to Tuesday’s launch, engineered a show of force for Pyongyang, with soldiers from the allies firing “deep strike” precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters. South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered the drills arranged with the United States to show “North Korea our firm combined missile response posture,” his office said.

South Korean leader observes missile test amid North’s threats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily “dominate” the North for future engagement to work.

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after U.S. drills

North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea’s military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington and the North’s neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States.

Sout Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

Missile Defense 101: North Korea could hit with little warning

TOKYO – The scenario has become pretty familiar by now. Sometime in the early morning, a missile roars off its launcher in North Korea and flies off – to a splash zone somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. But what if Pyongyang wasn’t just testing its hardware or drilling its troops? How long would it take to hit its real-world, primary targets? Below, two experts talk to The Associated Press about what would happen if North Korea fired at targets near and far. They are David Wright, senior scientist and co-director of the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and analyst Markus Schiller, of ST Analytics, an independent space technology and rocketry consulting company based in Germany.

North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare

North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a nuclear war of our own.” But North Korea somewhat ruined that impression, which took place on the most important day of the year for Kim Jong Un’s regime, with a failed missile launch Sunday morning.