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North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say

North Korea has tested a new rocket engine as part of its efforts to build a missile capable of reaching the American mainland, US officials said. The news comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyangover the North’s nuclear ambitions. The Trump administration has made the issue one of its top priorities. Despite international condemnation, North Korea has… Read More »

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

North Korea tested a new type of cruise missile that could strike U.S. and South Korean warships “at will” if the country was attacked, its state media said Friday, a day after Seoul detected four missiles being launched from a eastern coastal town. The missiles represent the fourth new missile system North Korea said it has introduced and… Read More »

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said.… Read More »

North Korea says will have dialogue with U.S. under right conditions – Yonhap

A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if conditions were right, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home… Read More »

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’

North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, state-run news agency KCNA said. Three other US citizens are currently held in North Korea, including Kim Sang-duck, who had taught at PUST.… Read More »

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

A woman walks by a poster with an illustration of US President Donald Trump held by a protester during a rally to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced US missile defence system and joint military exercises between the US and South Korea, near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.(AP) North Korea warned the United States on… Read More »

North Korea Nuclear Test: What You Need to Know

North Korea said Friday it had conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead testthat “confirmed” certain features needed to mount the weapons on ballistic missiles. While impossible to verify, the claims touched off a familiar round of condemnation and calls for action: It was North Korea’s second nuclear test in eight months and fifth overall. The International Atomic Energy… Read More »

BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and team expelled from North Korea

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team are being expelled from North Korea after being detained over their reporting. Our correspondent, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard were stopped by officials on Friday as they were about to leave North Korea. He was questioned for eight hours by North Korean officials and made to sign a statement.… Read More »

North Korean leader looks to consolidate power at congress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mission to turn his nation into a full-fledged nuclear state is likely to receive a huge boost this weekend during its biggest political event in 36 years. The 7th Congress of Workers’ Party began Friday in Pyongyang, the nation’s capital and biggest city. Kim said the event will “lay out the brilliant… Read More »

North Korea officially blocks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving Internet users. Very few North Koreans have Internet… Read More »