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North Korean Last Missile Flew for the Longest Time Yet

North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance to its rivals and a big technological advance.


U.S., Seoul Agree to Get Rid of Warhead Weight Limit On South Korean Missiles

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Monday to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea’s missiles in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, South Korea’s presidential office said.


President Trump Admonishes South Korea Against ‘Policy of Appeasement’ Following North Korean Bomb Test

U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of “appeasement” after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday.


US Flies Advanced Warplanes in Military Drills With South Korea After North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan

The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military…

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North Korea Vows to Make the U.S. Pay for Sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme.


After North Korea’s Missile Test, South Korea Agrees to Build Up Its Own Ballistic Missiles

The United States agreed to start negotiations to allow South Korea to build more powerful ballistic missiles to counter North Korea’s rapidly advancing missile technologies, the office of the South’s president said Saturday.


South Korea Says North Korea’s Hacking More Focused on Making Money Than Espionage

North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report.


North Korea Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier

North Korea on Friday called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.


South Korea Calls Crashed Drone from North Korea a ‘Grave Provocation’

South Korea’s military said on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the Demilitarised Zone border was confirmed to have been from North Korea and described it as a “grave provocation” that violated the Korean War truce.


Trump to Host New President of South Korea in Late June

President Donald Trump will welcome the president of South Korea to the White House in late June.


‘Shocked’ South Korean Leader Moon Jae-in Orders Investigation Into U.S. THAAD Additions

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country, his spokesman said on Tuesday.


North Korea Test Launches Missile With Shorter Range Than Previous Launches

North Korea’s latest test launch Sunday was a medium-range ballistic missile that has a shorter range than those the regime has fired in recent months, the White House said.

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