North Korea

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

The missile, launched at a steep angle on Sunday, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan. North Korea said on Monday it was a test of the abilities of a

North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

The U.S. Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type, according to Reuters. The missile flew

North Korea claims US ‘biochemical’ plot to kill Kim Jong Un

In an extraordinary 1,800-word report Friday, which offered no evidence other than account laced with fantastical language, North Korean state news agency KCNA said a "hideous terrorist group" conspired with the CIA and South Korea's Intelligence Service (IS) to mount the attack,

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences", according to Reuters. U.S. and South Korean officials said the

Reuters: Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday. Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

The earlier-than-expected move prompted protests by hundreds of local residents and was denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea's presidential election on May 9, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. A spokesman for Moon Jae-in said the decision "ignored public opinion and

US Navy guided-missile submarines arrive in South Korea

The US Navy sub arrived in the port city of Busan, South Korea, on the same day that North Korea celebrates the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army, according to CNN. A statement from US Naval Forces Korea

North Korea ‘detains American citizen’

The man was identified only by his surname, Kim, according to the BBC. He becomes the third American to be detained by the North; one has been sentenced for spying, the other for trying to steal a sign from a hotel. The latest

US ‘armada’ was nowhere near North Korea

A senior administration official blamed a miscommunication between the Pentagon and the White House over reports that the aircraft carrier has not made its way to the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, as an expected show of force

North Korea warns of nuclear war possibility

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war, according to CNN. North Korea has consistently issued threats of