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North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

Seoul calls it “very inappropriate” with the world battling coronavirus pandemic
2 hours ago

NKorea's Kim admits troubled medical system amid virus fears

Kim Jong Un admitted North Korea lacked modern medical facilities.
March 18, 2020, 1:45 PM
Kim Jong Un admits troubled medical system in N. Korea amid virus fears

North Korea's Kim guides another round of artillery drills

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised another round of artillery exercises, the latest in a series of exercises believed aimed at boosting its fighting capability
March 13, 2020, 6:30 AM
North Korea's Kim guides another round of artillery drills

UN rights chief airs concerns about NKorea detention centers

The U.N. human rights chief says “apparently systematic” human rights violations in North Korean detention centers could amount to crimes against humanity
March 10, 2020, 2:42 PM

North Korea fires at least 3 short-range missiles

The missiles flew about 125 miles into the East Sea, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.
March 10, 2020, 2:32 AM
North Korea fires at least 3 short-range missiles

N. Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff gave no further details.
March 9, 2020, 11:57 AM
South Korea’s military: North fires unidentified projectile

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it resumed weapons demonstrations following a months-long hiatus
March 6, 2020, 1:21 AM
South's military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

Kim's sister's 1st official remarks hint at elevated status

She unleashed diatribes and insults against South Korea in the statement.
March 4, 2020, 8:58 AM
Kim's sister's 1st official remarks hint at elevated status

North Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts

Kim Jong-Un said there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads.
1 month ago
North Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts

High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

A high-level North Korean defector will join South Korea's main opposition party and run in April parliamentary elections
2 months ago
High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks

North Korea confirmed its named a new top diplomat in what analysts say is the latest sign of a shift away from talks with the U.S. over its nuclear weapons program.
2 months ago
North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks

S Korea conveys Trump's birthday message to Kim Jong Un

South Korea says it conveyed a message by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wishing him a happy birthday, which is believed to be Jan. 8
3 months ago
S Korea conveys Trump's birthday message to Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un gallops along snowy trail

North Korea’s state television broadcasted video of Kim as he visited sacred mountains on horseback.
3 months ago
Kim Jong Un gallops along snowy trail

North Korea's Kim touts strategic weapon amid stall in talks

Kim Jong Un warned his country will soon show the world a new strategic weapon.
3 months ago

'No denuclearization' if US continues 'hostile policies' toward North Korea: Kim Jong Un

There will never be denuclearization in the Korean peninsula if the United States continues its "hostile policies" against the regime, Kim Jong Un vowed.
3 months ago
'No denuclearization' if US continues 'hostile policies': Kim Jong Un

North Korea may have reconsidered 'Christmas gift': Trump national security adviser Robert O'Brien

National security adviser Robert O'Brien appeared on "This Week" and addressed North Korea's "Christmas gift," which has yet to materialize.
3 months ago
North Korea may have reconsidered 'Christmas gift': National security adviser

N Korea begins key meeting before year-end deadline for US

North Korea holds conference on how to overcome “harsh trials and difficulties,"
3 months ago

US military base blares false alarm amid N Korea concerns

Officials say a U.S. military base in South Korea accidentally blared an alert siren instead of a bugle call, causing a brief scare just as the U.S. and its allies are monitoring for signs of provocation from North Korea
3 months ago

Trump responds to North Korea’s ominous ‘Christmas gift’

The president posited that it could be “a beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test,” as a squadron of U.S. spy planes hint of signs of a possible missile launch.
3 months ago
Trump responds to North Korea’s ominous ‘Christmas gift’

Trump downplays concerns of North Korea's 'Christmas gift': Maybe it's 'a beautiful vase'

After months of stalled nuclear negotiations and ratcheting up rhetoric, North Korea has promised to deliver a "Christmas gift" to the U.S.
3 months ago
Trump downplays concerns of North Korea's 'Christmas gift' with officials on alert

Trump brushes off North Korea’s ominous ‘Christmas gift’ threat

Analysts suspect the so-called “gift” could be a long-range missile test capable of hitting the U.S. as new satellite images appear to show a recently built structure at a military facility.
3 months ago
Trump brushes off North Korea’s ominous ‘Christmas gift’ threat

North Korea’s possible long-range missile test

Officials in the U.S., Japan and South Korea are on high alert since North Korea threatened a “Christmas gift” that analysts suspect could be a long-range missile test.
3 months ago
North Korea’s possible long-range missile test

New construction seen at missile-related site in North Korea

There are fears North Korea may proceed with another missile launch.
3 months ago
New construction seen at missile-related site in North Korea

US keeping tabs on North Korea amid missile launch warning

North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un recently held a meeting to determine steps to bolster his military.
3 months ago
US keeping tabs on North Korea amid missile launch warning

N Korean leader holds party meeting to bolster military

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key ruling party meeting to decide on steps to bolster the country’s military capability
3 months ago

Otto Warmbier's parents tell North Korea: 'We're never going to let you forget our son'

Cindy and Fred Warmbier -- the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier who died after being detained by North Korea -- have a message for Kim Jong Un's regime.
3 months ago
Warmbiers tell North Korea: 'We're never going to let you forget our son'

US envoy tells Pyongyang “it’s not yet too late” to proceed with nuclear negotiations

U.S. envoy Stephen Biegun urges Pyongyang to come out and talk.
3 months ago
US envoy tells Pyongyang “it’s not yet too late” to proceed nuclear negotiations

US says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadline

Pyongyang set a year-end deadline to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks.
3 months ago

North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests

North Korea has accused the United States of “hostile provocation” for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and says the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations
4 months ago

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

Korean news said the test was conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground.
4 months ago

North Korea says denuclearization not on negotiating table

No need for lengthy talks with the United States now, Pyongyang says.
4 months ago

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

North Korea is threatening to resume insults of Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using words that provoke the North
4 months ago
North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

North Korea says it’s up to US to choose ‘Christmas gift’

North Korea reasserts the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations and says it’s entirely up to the United States to choose what “Christmas gift” it gets from the North
4 months ago
North Korea says it’s up to US to choose ‘Christmas gift’

North Korea may deploy ‘super-large’ rocket launcher soon

Latest test-firing of “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review.
4 months ago

Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

South Korea says North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, into its eastern waters
4 months ago
Seoul says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile

Otto Warmbier’s parents hope to go to DMZ, look ‘evil’ in the eye

Cindy and Fred Warmbier spoke at a press conference in South Korea.
4 months ago
Otto Warmbier’s parents hope to go to DMZ, look ‘evil’ in the eye

Otto Warmbier's parents on 'mission' to hold North Korea responsible for son's death, seize assets worldwide

Otto Warmbier's parents say they're on a "mission" to hold North Korea responsible for his death by going after the regime's assets.
4 months ago
Otto Warmbier's parents on 'mission' to hold North Korea responsible for his death

North Korea hits back at Trump implying another summit

North Korea's Foreign Ministry Adviser clapped back at President Donald Trump's tweet that seemed to urge another meeting with Kim Jong Un.
4 months ago
North Korea no longer interested in holding 'fruitless' summit with Trump

After North Korean defector and her son die, a spotlight on their hardships in freedom

33,022 North Koreans have defected to the South as of 2019.
4 months ago
After N. Korean defector and her son die, a spotlight on their hardships in freedom

Kim Jong Un supervises another N. Korean military drill

North Korea says leader has vowed to build an “invincible army."
4 months ago

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

The United States and South Korea are postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative
4 months ago
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

North Korean defectors face new hardships in South Korea

Defectors who are single mothers, senior or have disabilities have a harder time adapting.
4 months ago
North Korean defectors face new hardships in South Korea

North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

North Korea says the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December
4 months ago
NKorea say US offered to resume nuclear talks in December

North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

North Korea’s supreme decision-making body has lashed out at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned the U.S. not to ignore a year-end deadline to salvage nuclear talks
5 months ago
North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

N. Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test

North Korea has called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an "idiot" after he criticized a recent weapons test by the North
5 months ago
N. Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

North Korea says it again test-fired a new multiple rocket launcher as it continues to expand its military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear diplomacy
5 months ago
North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

North Korea test fires missiles for the twelfth time in same year

North Korea fired two short range missiles into the East Sea Thursday.
5 months ago
North Korea test fires missiles for the twelfth time in same year

North Korea reportedly fires two projectiles

The launch of two projectiles into the sea toward Japan, if confirmed as a missile test, would be North Korea’s 12th missile launch this year.
5 months ago
North Korea reportedly fires two projectiles

N. Korea fires 2 missiles in the sea amid stalled talks

North Korea has fired two projectiles into its eastern sea, an apparent resumption of tests aimed at ramping up pressure on Washington over a stalemate in nuclear talks
5 months ago
Seoul says N. Korea fires projectiles amid stalled talks

North's Kim sends condolences to Moon over mother's death

Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Moon Jae-in over his mother's recent death
5 months ago
North's Kim sends condolences to Moon over mother's death