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January 30, 2023, 11:38 AM

Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital

Russia’s embassy in North Korea says the country has eased stringent epidemic controls in capital Pyongyang that were placed during the past five days to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses
January 30, 2023, 11:38 AM
Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital
January 27, 2023, 4:38 PM

North Korea slams US over decision to send tanks to Ukraine

North Korea has condemned the United States over its decision to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight off Russia's invasion, saying that Washington is escalating a sinister “proxy war” aimed at destroying Moscow
January 27, 2023, 4:38 PM
North Korea slams US over decision to send tanks to Ukraine
January 19, 2023, 10:24 AM

North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget

North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed a budget that sustains a high level of defense spending despite the country’s economic troubles
January 19, 2023, 10:24 AM
1 month ago

NKorea's Kim orders 'exponential' expansion of nuke arsenal

North Korea tested an unprecedented number of missile firings last year.
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N. Korea fires 3 missiles amid tensions over drone flights

North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, the latest in a barrage of weapons tests this year that comes days after it increased tensions by flying drones into South Korea
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North Korea's Kim lays out key goals to boost military power

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has presented new plans to further bolster his military power next year at a meeting of the nation's political officials
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North Korean drones fly close to Seoul

South Korea responded to the provocative action with fighter jets and helicopters after North Korean drones threatened South Korea’s airspace.
1 month ago
North Korean drones fly close to Seoul
1 month ago

S. Korea military sorry for failing to down North’s drones

Kim Jong Un called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges.
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N Korea fires ballistic missile days after US-S Korea drills

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, its latest weapons demonstration that came days after U.S. and South Korean warplanes conducted joint drills that North Korea viewed as an invasion rehearsal
1 month ago
N Korea fires ballistic missile days after US-S Korea drills
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White House: Russia's Wagner received arms from North Korea

The White House says a private Russian military company has taken delivery of an arms shipment from North Korea to help bolster its forces as it fights side-by-side with Russian troops in Ukraine
1 month ago
White House: Russia's Wagner received arms from North Korea
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Seoul: North Korean hackers stole $1.2B in virtual assets

South Korea's spy agency says North Korean hackers have stolen an estimated 1.5 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in cryptocurrency and other virtual assets in the past five years, more than half of it this year alone
1 month ago
Seoul: North Korean hackers stole $1.2B in virtual assets
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North Korea threatens strong military step against Japan

North Korea is threatening to take "a resolute and decisive military step” against Japan while it slammed Tokyo’s adoption of a national security strategy as an attempt to turn the country into an aggressive military power
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North Korea says latest launches tested 1st spy satellite

Pyongyang calls launch a final-stage test for its first spy satellite,
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N Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles capable of reaching Japan

Three days ago, North Korea said it tested a “high-thrust solid-fuel motor.”
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US, S. Korea, Japan to curb illicit N Korea cyber activities

Senior diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to boost efforts to curb North Korea’s illicit cyber activities and other methods to finance its nuclear program and evade international sanctions
2 months ago
US, S. Korea, Japan to curb illicit N Korea cyber activities
2 months ago

North Korea fires artillery again over South's drills

North Korea has fired a barrage of artillery rounds into waters near rival South Korea for the second consecutive day in a tit-for-tat for ongoing U.S.-South Korea live-fire drills
2 months ago
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Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned the United States that it would face “a more fatal security crisis” as Washington pushes for U.N. condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test
2 months ago
Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'
2 months ago

North Korea may have tested its biggest long-range missile yet in another foreign policy crisis for Biden

This is Pyongyang's 12th launch this here, a dark return to saber-rattling.
2 months ago
North Korea may have tested its biggest long-range missile yet in key test for Biden
2 months ago

North Korea did not launch 'monster' missile as they claimed, South Korean lawmakers say

North Korea's long-range missile launch last week may have been a modified version of a type they tested in 2017, not a newly developed missile.
2 months ago
North Korea did not launch 'monster' missile as they claimed, South Korea says
2 months ago

North Korea missile lands nearly 1,000 miles off Japanese waters

North Korean officials said they test fired one of most powerful missiles yet.
2 months ago
North Korea missile lands nearly 1,000 miles off Japanese waters
2 months ago

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland
2 months ago
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North Korea launches test missile with range to hit United States

North Korea has fired one of the most powerful intercontinental ballistic missiles it has ever launched with the latest having the trajectory to strike the U.S. mainland
2 months ago
North Korea launches test missile with range to hit United States
2 months ago

North Korea test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile

The powerful long-range missile, which fell into the sea off Japan, is thought to be capable of reaching the continental U.S.
2 months ago
North Korea test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile
2 months ago

North Korea fires missile after threatening 'fiercer' step

North Korea has launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, hours after it threatened “fiercer” military responses to the U.S. bolstering its security commitment with allies South Korea and Japan
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S Korean leader urges China's Xi to play larger N Korea role

South Korea's leader asked China to play a more active, constructive role.
3 months ago
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N. Korea denies US claims it sent artillery shells to Russia

North Korea denied American claims it's shipping artillery shells and ammunition to Russia for use in its war against the Ukraine, and on Tuesday accused the United States of lying
3 months ago
N. Korea denies US claims it sent artillery shells to Russia
3 months ago

North Korea: Missile tests were practice to attack South, US

North Korea’s military says its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases and operation command systems with a variety of missiles that are likely nuclear-capable
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North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles

North Korea launches four new missile tests as a response to joint exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
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North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles
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N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South

North Korea has added to its recent barrage of weapons demonstrations by launching four ballistic missiles into the sea while the United States sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a dueling display of military might
3 months ago
North Korea fires missiles into sea amid US-S. Korea drills
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South Korean military says North Korea mobilized warplanes towards border

The South Korean military said North Korea sent dozens of warplanes towards the border, a provocative move amidst escalating tensions.
3 months ago
South Korean military says North Korea mobilized warplanes towards border
3 months ago

Tensions flare between North and South Korea as countries conduct military drills

Air Force military trainings took place in both North and South Korean airspaces as the two nations continue to ratchet up tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
3 months ago
Tensions flare between North and South Korea as countries conduct military drills
3 months ago

Rival Koreas scramble warplanes in extension of tensions

South Korea has scrambled about 80 military aircraft, including advanced F-35 fighter jets, after tracking about 180 flights by North Korean warplanes inside North Korean territory in what appeared to be a defiant show of strength
3 months ago
Rival Koreas scramble warplanes in extension of tensions
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North Korea flies nearly 200 fighter jets near South Korea’s border

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on rising tensions after North Korea’s unprecedented missile launches this week.
3 months ago
North Korea flies nearly 200 fighter jets near South Korea’s border
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US, South Korea warn North Korea following missile launches

The U.S. and South Korea issued a warning to North Korea following intensifying missile launches.
3 months ago
US, South Korea warn North Korea following missile launches
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North Korea fires 6 ballistic missiles, launching tests for 2nd consecutive day

After firing the most missiles in a single day Tuesday, North Korea test-fired six more on Thursday.
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Pyongyang's missile tests continue after barrage
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North Korean missile launches trigger evacuation warnings in Japan

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on the latest rounds of missile tests from North Korea.
3 months ago
North Korean missile launches trigger evacuation warnings in Japan
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North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

The Japanese government issued evacuation alerts and temporarily halted trains.
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White House: NKorea covertly shipping artillery to Russia

Kirby insisted that the North Korean shipments won't change coure of war.
3 months ago
White House: NKorea covertly shipping artillery to Russia
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North Korea tests 23 missiles, prompting response from South Korea and raising tensions

Tensions rose in the Korean Peninsula while the two Koreas test-fired missiles one after another in a tit-for-tat move throughout Wednesday.
3 months ago
South Korea responds to North firing 23 missiles
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N Korea fires 23 missiles, prompting air raid alert in South

The missiles of various kinds flew toward the eastern and western coasts.
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North Korea fires missiles into South Korean waters

This is the first time a North Korean ballistic missile has landed this deep into South Korea’s territorial waters.
3 months ago
North Korea fires missiles into South Korean waters
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North Korea warns US of 'powerful' response to allied drills

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the United States for expanding combined military exercises with South Korea that it claims are practice for an invasion
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N Korea fires missiles toward sea as US warns over nukes

South Korea says that North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in its first ballistic weapons tests in two weeks
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US vows full military defense of allies against North Korea

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is warning North Korea against escalating its provocations
3 months ago
US vows full military defense of allies against North Korea
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2 Koreas exchange warning shots along disputed sea boundary

Tensions are heightened over North Korea’s recent barrage of weapons tests.
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North fires more shells toward inter-Korean sea buffer zone

North Korea has fired about 100 more artillery shells toward the sea.
3 months ago
North fires more shells toward inter-Korean sea buffer zone
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North Korea fires artillery shells near border with S. Korea

South Korea says North Korea has fired artillery shells near the rivals’ sea boundary in its latest weapons test
3 months ago
North Korea fires artillery shells near border with S. Korea
4 months ago

N. Korea fires missile, artillery shells, inflaming tensions

South Korea says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile and hundreds of artillery shells toward its eastern waters
4 months ago
N. Korea flies warplanes near border after missile launches
4 months ago

North Korea says Kim supervised cruise missile tests

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised tests of long-range cruise missiles, which he described as a successful demonstration of his military’s expanding nuclear strike capabilities and readiness for “actual war."
4 months ago
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NKorea confirms simulated use of nukes to 'wipe out' enemies

Kim Jong Un signaled he would conduct more provocative tests in coming weeks.
4 months ago
North Korea confirms simulated use of nukes to 'wipe out' enemies