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North Korean ballistic missile sent directly over Japan

Japanese citizens were shaken on Tuesday after a North Korean ballistic missile was sent directly over Japan for the first time in five years, before landing in the sea.
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North Korean ballistic missile sent directly over Japan
October 4, 2022, 8:32 PM

North Korea launches missile over Japan

Fallout is growing after North Korea’s latest test sent an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan. ABC News’ Kenneth Moton has the latest.
October 4, 2022, 8:32 PM
North Korea launches missile over Japan
October 4, 2022, 6:25 PM

Biden consults Japan PM Kishida after N. Korea missile test

President Joe Biden spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida  to discuss their next steps after North Korea conducted its longest ever test launch by firing nuclear-capable ballistic missile over Japan
October 4, 2022, 6:25 PM
Biden consults Japan PM Kishida after N. Korea missile test
October 4, 2022, 11:33 AM

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

According to Japan’s ministry of defense, the intermediate range missile was airborne for 17 minutes, traveling more than 2,800 miles, before crashing into the water.
October 4, 2022, 11:33 AM
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
October 4, 2022, 11:29 AM

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

The government of South Korea confirmed that the Japanese government warned citizens to take shelter.
October 4, 2022, 11:29 AM
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
October 1, 2022, 12:57 PM

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals
October 1, 2022, 12:57 PM
September 30, 2022, 11:52 AM

S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

South Korea, U.S. and Japan launch their first anti-submarine 5 in five years
September 30, 2022, 11:52 AM
September 29, 2022, 3:19 PM

North Korea fires 2 short-range missiles ahead of VP Harris’ arrival

Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in South Korea just days after the second North Korea missile test in a week.
September 29, 2022, 3:19 PM
North Korea fires 2 short-range missiles ahead of VP Harris’ arrival
September 29, 2022, 12:51 PM

North Korea fires missile after Harris leaves South Korea

South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters
September 29, 2022, 12:51 PM
North Korea fires missile after Harris leaves South Korea
September 29, 2022, 9:39 AM

North Korea launches 2 ballistic missiles as Seoul says nuclear test is imminent

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Wednesday, just one day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in South Korea.
September 29, 2022, 9:39 AM
North Korea launches 2 ballistic missiles as Seoul says nuclear test is imminent
September 28, 2022, 1:50 PM

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

South Korea says North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters a day before a visit by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris
September 28, 2022, 1:50 PM
N Korea test launches missile on eve of Harris trip to Seoul
September 26, 2022, 12:59 AM

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Extends a provocative streak of testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South.
September 26, 2022, 12:59 AM
September 25, 2022, 3:47 PM

North Korea test-fires short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast

The latest ballistic missile test from North Korea comes just ahead of military drills between the U.S. and South Korea. Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to visit South Korea.
September 25, 2022, 3:47 PM
North Korea test-fires short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast
September 22, 2022, 3:50 AM

North Korea denies sending arms to Russia amid Ukraine war

North Korea says it hasn’t exported any weapons supplies to Russia during the war in Ukraine and has no plans to do so in the future
September 22, 2022, 3:50 AM
September 19, 2022, 11:43 AM

US aircraft carrier to visit S. Korea amid N. Korean threats

A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years in an apparent show of force against increasing North Korean nuclear threats
September 19, 2022, 11:43 AM
US aircraft carrier to visit S. Korea amid N. Korean threats
September 9, 2022, 6:58 PM

N. Korea says it will never give up nukes to counter US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is stressing his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons and missiles it needs to counter hostilities from the United States
September 9, 2022, 6:58 PM
N. Korea says it will never give up nukes to counter US
1 month ago

N. Korea says it will never give up nukes to counter US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is stressing his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons and missiles it needs to counter hostilities from the United States
1 month ago
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US, S. Korea open biggest drills in years amid North threats

Defense posture heightened against the growing North Korean nuclear threat.
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2 months ago

Pyongyang fires 2 cruise missiles as South Korean president marks 100th day in office

North Korea fired two cruise missiles on Wednesday as South Korea's president marked his 100th day in office.
2 months ago
Pyongyang fires 2 cruise missiles as South Korean president marks 100th day in office
2 months ago

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister says he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the coronavirus
2 months ago
2 months ago

North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'

The country accused her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment.
2 months ago
North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'
2 months ago

UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers

U.N. experts report that North Korea is testing “nuclear triggering devices” and that its preparations for another nuclear test were at a final stage in June, quoting information from unnamed countries
2 months ago
UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers
2 months ago

Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea

Kim warns he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts.
2 months ago
2 months ago

SKorea to lift ban on NKorea TV, newspapers despite tensions

South Korea says it plans to lift its decadeslong ban on public access to North Korean television, newspapers and other publications as part of its efforts to promote mutual understanding between the rivals
2 months ago
S. Korea to lift ban on N. Korea TV, newspapers despite tensions
2 months ago

N Korea warns of security instability over US-S Korea drills

North Korea has warned that the United States and South Korea will face “unprecedented” security challenges if they don’t drop their hostile military pressure campaign against the North, including joint military drills
2 months ago
N Korea warns of security instability over US-S Korea drills
3 months ago

North Korea claims 'alien things' at the border caused COVID-19

Authorities in North Korea have instructed its people to avoid “alien things” falling near the border facing South Korea.
3 months ago
North Korea claims 'alien things' at the border with South Korea caused COVID-19
3 months ago

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

North Korea says its COVID-19 outbreak began from balloons from the South.
3 months ago
N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19
3 months ago

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

North Korea says it is making efforts to prevent damage from heavy rains.
3 months ago
North Korea on alert for downpour damages amid COVID crisis
3 months ago

Seoul urges China, Russia to prevent North Korean nuke test

A top South Korean official says North Korea is increasingly targeting the South with its nuclear arms program, and urged China and Russia to persuade the North not to conduct a widely expected nuclear test
3 months ago
Seoul urges China, Russia to prevent North Korean nuke test
3 months ago

'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

Only a month after North Korea acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak was sickening its people, the country may be preparing to declare victory
3 months ago
4 months ago

N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

North Korea says it is fighting an outbreak of another infectious disease.
4 months ago
N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
4 months ago

North Korea plans crackdown as Kim pushes for internal unity

Kim Jong Un is pushing a crackdown on officials who abuse their power.
4 months ago
North Korea plans crackdown as Kim pushes for internal unity
4 months ago

Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery shells into sea

The launches were the latest in a spate of weapons tests by North Korea.
4 months ago
Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery pieces into sea
4 months ago

North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he describes as an aggravating security environment
4 months ago
North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting
4 months ago

N Korean ruling party meets amid expectation of nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he’s expected to review state affairs and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul amid his revived nuclear brinkmanship
4 months ago
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US, allies fly fighter jets amid North Korea tensions

The United States and its Asian allies have flown dozens of fighter jets over waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula in a show of force as their diplomats discussed a coordinated response to a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test
4 months ago
US, allies fly fighter jets amid North Korea tensions
4 months ago

US official vows 'forceful response' if N. Korea tests nuke

The U.S. deputy secretary of state warned of a forceful response if North Korea carries out its first nuclear test explosion in nearly five years
4 months ago
US official vows 'forceful response' if N. Korea tests nuke
4 months ago

US, South Korea fire missile warning to North Korea

The United States and South Korea both launched short-range missiles in a show of force, responding to eight rockets fired by the North Korean regime over the weekend.
4 months ago
US, South Korea fire missile warning to North Korea
4 months ago

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

The launch of eight ballistic missiles matched a North Korean show of force.
4 months ago
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US to seek new UN sanctions if North Korea holds nuke test

North Korea could soon conduct its first nuclear test in nearly five years.
4 months ago
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US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The U.S. is targeting two Russian banks in sanctions over their alleged support for North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs
4 months ago
US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches
4 months ago

Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate

North Korea says only 69 people have died from COVID in the country.
4 months ago
Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate
4 months ago

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea test-launched into the sea was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile
4 months ago
4 months ago

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea launched three ballistic missiles toward its east coast on Wednesday according to South Korean officials.
4 months ago
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles
4 months ago

Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

A large number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un have attended a funeral for a top official despite outside worries about its COVID-19 outbreak
4 months ago
4 months ago

Biden says meeting with Kim Jong Un would depend on North Korean leader's seriousness

Biden said last year he’d only meet with the North Korean leader so long as he committed to a discussion about denuclearization.
4 months ago
Biden says meeting with Kim Jong Un would depend on if he's serious, sincere
5 months ago

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

North Korean propaganda describes an all-out effort to fight a COVID outbreak.
5 months ago
Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools
5 months ago

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin during his decade in power and shunned international help for his people
5 months ago
5 months ago

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days
5 months ago
Kim Jong Un blasts COVID response amid outbreak
5 months ago

North Korea's Kim remains fixed on military might amid COVID outbreak

As North Korea rattles its foreign rivals by escalating shows of firepower, the coronavirus is attacking the Hermit Kingdom from within.
5 months ago
North Korea's Kim remains fixed on military might amid COVID outbreak