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North Korea’s Kim touts strategic weapon amid stall in talks

Expressing deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of unspecified “shocking” action and that his country will soon reveal a new “strategic weapon” to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

North Korea leader promises look at new weapon soon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the Trump administration of dragging its feet in nuclear negotiations and warned that his country will soon show to the world a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said Monday, …


China, Japan, South Korea meet on North Korea, free trade

Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea reiterated their commitment to ending North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs at a trilateral summit Tuesday that comes against the backdrop of increasing …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Trump says North Korea may be planning nice ‘Christmas gift’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present“ such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than …


New construction seen at missile-related site in North Korea

A new satellite image of a factory where North Korea makes military equipment used to launch long-range missiles shows the construction of a new structure.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

China seeks to lift some North Korea sanctions

China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on North Korean exports such as textiles, seafood and statues, “with the intent of enhancing the livelihood …


North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

North Korea says it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent


North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as N. Korea raps Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain in his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his …


Josh Rogin: We’re headed for a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration isn’t ready.

Is the administration prepared for the challenge that a restive North Korea is presenting as President Donald Trump runs for re-election? Its actions toward regional allies suggest the answer is …


Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

South Korea says North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, into its eastern waters


US envoy says time running short for North Korea deal

The U.S. official in charge of talks with North Korea said Wednesday that time is running short to achieve a deal, but not because of the end-of-year deadline set by …


North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

North Korea’s supreme decision-making body lashed out Wednesday at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned that the United States will face a greater threat and harsh suffering if it …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

South Korean soccer team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang

South Korea’s national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA.


Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near …


Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision

Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers.


North Korea: No more talks until U.S. ends ‘hostile policy’

North Korea says it has no intention of continuing talks with the United States unless it abandons its “hostile policy” against the North


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’

North Korea’s chief negotiator says nuclear talks with the U.S. have broken down, but Washington maintains the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden


North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

North Korea carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, apparently to increase pressure on the United States before nuclear talks resume Saturday


Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raises caution level about North Korea’s missile capability in defense report noting the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and is able to make miniaturized …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May.


For young North Koreans, K-pop provides an awakening – and an inspiration to defect

The trend, fueled by growing cellphone ownership in North Korea and the country’s still buoyant border trade with China, has provoked a new clampdown by Pyongyang in the past year, …


North Korea absent, US holds talks with Japan, South Korea

Unable to meet with a North Korean official, the chief U.S. envoy for North Korea met on Friday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Thailand.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, …


Pompeo says he was ready, but North Korea meeting unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

North Korea launches 2 short-range missiles, Seoul says

South Korea’s military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet …


N. Korea says missile test was warning to South ‘warmongers’

North Korea’s test of a new missile is meant as a “solemn warning” over rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military drills with the United States, Pyongyang …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea’s military bolstered

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country’s military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases …