North Korea

North Korea Holds Off On Guam Missile Plan

Although prepared for "the enveloping fire at Guam", the North said it would watch what "the foolish Yankees" do before taking a decision, according to the BBC. Last week's threat against Guam escalated the sharp rhetoric being exchanged between the two sides. This

North Korea ‘Considering Missile Strike on US Guam Base’

The North's official news agency said on Tuesday the plan involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based, according to the BBC. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, flying into Guam, said there was no imminent threat from

U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died

U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday, according to

U.S. student freed from North Korea has severe brain injury

Otto Warmbier, 22, who arrived in the United States on Tuesday, is stable but "shows no sign of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surrounding," said Dr. Daniel Kanter, medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at

North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD

The launches, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program, come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, according to Reuters. South

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said. North Korea has a large stockpile of the short-range missiles, originally developed by the Soviet Union, according to Reuters. Monday's launch

Two women accused of killing North Korea leader’s brother Kim Jong-nam

The women are Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28 and they are set to appear at a court in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, according to the BBC. The CCTV footage from the departure lounge of Malaysia's Kuala

North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

The North's KCNA news agency did not report the exact nature of the weapon or the time of the test but said it was organized by the Academy of National Defence Science, a blacklisted agency that is believed to be developing missiles

North Korea fires medium-range ballistic missile

South Korea, which called the launch "reckless and irresponsible," said the missile flew about 500 kilometers (300 miles) from an area near Pukchang, in western North Korea, according to CNN. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile hit the water about

New ferry links North Korea and Russia despite U.S. calls for isolation

The launch of the weekly service linking Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin also came despite North Korea's test-firing of a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday that landed in the sea near Russia, according to Reuters. The