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North Korea ends test moratoriums, threatens 'new' weapon

Jan 01, 2020 - 8:33 AM

(UPDATED) 'The world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future,' says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

NO MORE MORATORIUM. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement threatens to destroy nuclear diplomacy in the last two years. File photo from Korean Central News Agency/AFP

Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:06 AM

'They want to talk and we'll be talking to them,' says US President Donald Trump in his first public reaction to North Korea's announcement of what it calls a 'new phase' in its arsenal

TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea again tests 'super-large' rocket launcher – state media

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:02 AM

North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system

A man watches a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on September 10, 2019. North Korea on September 10 fired projectiles toward the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it is willing to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks with U.S.

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:02 AM

No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.

TEST FIRE. In this file photo taken on August 16, 2019 and released on August 17 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the test-firing of a new weapon, presumed to be a short-range ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher' – KCNA

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:46 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the 'newly developed' system was a 'great weapon'

ANOTHER TEST. This picture, taken on April 9, 2018, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. File photo from Korean Central News Agency/AFP

North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'new weapon' – KCNA

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) Defence officials in South Korea say 2 short-range ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea at daybreak

ANOTHER MISSLE LAUNCH. People watch a television news screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 10, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je /AFP

Trump on North Korea missile test: Kim won't disappoint me

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump,' says the US President in a tweet

TRUMP AND KIM. US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. ally Jordan cuts ties with North Korea

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:32 AM

The decision comes months after similar moves by Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, who are also key regional allies of the United States

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Nov 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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PH hits latest North Korea ballistic missile test

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls on North Korea to stop 'such provocative and highly dangerous actions'

MISSILE TEST. Pyongyang residents react at the Pyongyang Railway Station after the news of the successful launch of the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-15 in Pyongyang on November 29, 2017. Photo by Kim Won-Jin/AFP

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Nov 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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ASEAN Chairman's Statement hits North Korea missile tests

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) The ASEAN Chairman's Statement voices 'grave concern' over North Korea's 'recent provocative and threatening actions'

ASEAN SUMMIT. Leaders of ASEAN's 10 member-countries attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in the Philippines. Rappler photo

August net outflows hit $58M as ghost month begins

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Tensions between the US and North Korea mixed Q2 corporate results and political developments also contribute to investor hesitancy according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test – report

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The preparations come amid a tense escalation of threats between the United States and North Korea over the latter s recent gains in nuclear weapons technology

Duterte tells North Korean minister: 'We'd be good dialogue partner'

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warmly welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to Manila

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Aug 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea

Jul 30, 2017 - 2:26 PM

I am very disappointed in China Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea just talk Trump writes

LIFTOFF. People watch as coverage relating to an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Photo by Kim Won-Jin / AFP

China condemns North Korea missile launch

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Beijing urges North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop taking actions that could worsen the situation

North Korea leader says 'all U.S.' within range after missile test

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED China condemns the test but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Beijing and Moscow bear unique responsibility for the growing threat posed by the reclusive North

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA/AFP

U.S., South Korea conduct live-fire exercise after ICBM test

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The US Army says the exercise involved the surface to surface Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea s Hyunmoo Missile II

EMERGENCY MEETING. In this handout from the Blue House taken on July 29, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-In (C) presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Handout photo by the Blue House/AFP

Russia, China urge freeze on North Korea missile tests and U.S. exercises

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:54 PM

The joint statement issued after a meeting between leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Moscow follow an announcement by North Korea that it had test fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea says launch tested 'new type' of cruise missile

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED The launched cruise rockets accurately detected and hit the floating targets on the East Sea of Korea the State run Korean Central News Agency reports

UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid U.S. warning

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:48 AM

China Pyongyang s ally backs the sanctions but renews its appeal for dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula

G7 warns on North Korea

May 27, 2017 - 11:33 PM

North Korea must immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete verifiable and irreversible manner

North Korea fires missile, defying U.S. push for new sanctions

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The launch comes with tensions high on the Korean peninsula with US President Donald Trump warning of the risk of a major conflict

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Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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UN Security Council condemns latest North Korea missile tests

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

The condemnation comes as the US military says it has observed activity in North Korea that suggests Pyongyang may be gearing up for another nuclear test

North Korea fails in new missile test – Seoul

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:10 AM

UPDATED South defense ministry: South Korea and the United States are aware of the North Korean missile launch and suspect it was a failure

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Mar 09, 2017 - 1:29 PM

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China halts North Korea coal imports after missile test

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED China will temporarily stop its imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of this year says the commerce ministry in a statement

COAL. This picture taken on December 14, 2012 from China's northeastern city of Dandong, looking across the border, shows a North Korean military officer (R) and a North Korea man (L) standing behind a pile of coal along the banks of the Yalu River in the northeast of the North Korean border town of Siniuju. Wang Zhao/AFP

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Feb 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Feb 13, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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South Korea's Park says North ready for nuclear test

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED South Korean President Park Geun Hye also warns Pyongyang that the international community is ready to respond with even stronger sanctions

This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 24, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) inspecting an underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea on April 23, 2016. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said on April 24, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.  / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA / - South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

UN Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea missile test

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:25 AM

In a unanimous statement the council says it would closely monitor the situation and is ready to take further significant measures against the reclusive state

VIOLATION? A file photo dated October 2010 and made available by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a 'Musudan' missile displayed during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to media reports on April 14, 2016, North Korea has allegedly deployed one, or possibly two, intermediate range Musudan missiles on its east coast for possible launch on April 15 in commemoration of the birthday of the nation's founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by KCNA/EPA

UN condemns 'unacceptable' N. Korea missile tests

Mar 19, 2016 - 8:14 AM

3rd UPDATE The council says in a unanimously adopted statement that all these launches were unacceptable and constituted a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions

UNANIMOUS STATEMENT. UN Security Council members 'strongly condemn' North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches. File photo by Mark Garten/UN Photo

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North Korea fires 4 short-range missiles into sea

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:21 PM

South Korea s military says The missile test launch which lasted 45 minutes from 4:15 pm 0715 GMT appeared to have been supervised by Kim Jong Un

SUPERVISING LAUNCH. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly supervised the launch of 4 short-range missiles into the sea. File photo by AFP/KCNA VIA KNS

Kerry heads to S. Korea as tensions soar

Apr 11, 2013 - 11:45 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Seoul to show American support as tensions soar over feared missile tests by Pyongyang

Photo by AFP

N Korea vows retaliation over rocket

Apr 18, 2012 - 3:20 PM

North Korea warns of retaliation after the US scrapped food aid raising fears of a new nuclear test