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U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over 'provocations'

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama joined with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

North Korea missile launch fails in embarrassing setback for leader Kim

North Korea attempted and failed to launch what experts believe was an intermediate range ballistic missile on Friday in defiance of U.N. sanctions and in an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korean missile fails to launch

North Korea has tried and failed to launch what experts believe to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile. Yiming Woo reports.North Korea's latest attempt to launch a mid-range ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. sanctions has failed.It's an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jung Un.South Korea says it's likely the missile has never been flight-tested.Friday's launch follows Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch in February.It also coincides with the anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung's birthday, which is widely celebrated by North Koreans.In 2012, the day was marked by a rocket launch attempt that also failed.North Korea often threatens to destroy South Korea and the United States. Experts say the latest missile launch was likely an attempt to send a message that it doesn't surrender to sanctions.
April 15, 2016 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

N. Korea fires submarine-launched missile: S. Korea

South Korea military says North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, flying it for about 30 miles or 18 kilometers.It comes amid concern that North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un -- seen here in 2015, might order a nuclear missile test ahead of a rare ruling party meeting in May.That's when he's expected to say the isolated country is a strong military power and a nuclear state.Under U.N. sanctions, North Korea is banned from nuclear tests and activities that use ballistic missile technology.But Pyongyang has pushed ahead anyway to develop a miniature nuclear warhead as well as an intercontinental ballistic missile.Pyongyang first tried to launch a submarine-based missile last year and was thought to be in the early stages of developing that kind of a weapons system.But it's thought its follow up tests to the launch didn't go well and the South Korean military is now trying to find out if Saturday's launch may have been a failure.Still, if perfected, a submarine-based missile could pose a new threat to North Korea's neighbors as well as the United States.
April 24, 2016 | 08:24 am GMT+7

North Korea calls new missile test "great success"

North Korea's state-run television releases still photographs of leader Kim Jong Un supervising a submarine-launched ballistic missile test. North Korea says it has another means by which to carry out a "powerful nuclear attack", after apparently conducting a submarine-launched ballistic missile test.North Korean broadcaster KRT has shown pictures of leader Kim Jong Un purportedly observing the test underway.The date and location of the photos aren't known.South Korea and the U.S. say they detected a submarine missile launch on Saturday.Experts say the footage appears to have been edited.The test is in violation of a new round of harsh sanctions, imposed on North Korea after a nuclear test in January.Such a weapons system could pose a new threat to North Korea's neighbours and the United States if it was perfected.
April 24, 2016 | 11:10 am GMT+7

North Korea's test of intermediate range missile fails again- S.Korea

North Korea fired what appeared to have been an intermediate range ballistic missile on Thursday but it crashed seconds after the test launch, South Korea's defense ministry said, the second such failure this month.
April 28, 2016 | 04:28 pm GMT+7

China and Russia to hold anti-missile drill after U.S., S.Korea talk defence

China and Russia will hold their first joint computer-assisted anti-missile drill, state media said on Thursday, after the United States and South Korea discussed an anti-missile defence system for the South to counter threats from North Korea.
May 05, 2016 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

S. Korea says North's ballistic missile test failed

North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defense ministry said.
May 31, 2016 | 09:38 am GMT+7

North Korea missile launch attempt fails, South Korea says

South Korea says the North has failed in an attempt to fire a missile from its east coast, the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country.
May 31, 2016 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

After failed missile test, China calls for Korean calm

China hopes all parties on the Korean peninsula will remain calm and exercise restraint, President Xi Jinping told a senior visiting North Korean envoy on Wednesday, after the isolated state rattled nerves with a failed missile test.
June 01, 2016 | 05:47 pm GMT+7

U.S. takes more steps to block N.Korea's access to financial system

The United States on Wednesday declared North Korea a "primary money laundering concern," and moved to further block its ability to use the U.S. and world financial systems to fund its weapons programs.
June 02, 2016 | 11:27 am GMT+7

Japan military on alert for possible North Korean ballistic missile launch

Japan's military is on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, a government source said on Tuesday, with media reporting its navy and anti-missile Patriot batteries have been told to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan.
June 21, 2016 | 01:11 pm GMT+7

North Korean missiles from two latest launches fall in Sea of Japan

Missiles from North Korea's two latest missile launches flew over the Sea of Japan where they both fell, according to initial information, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.
June 22, 2016 | 08:20 am GMT+7

North Korea missile reaches new heights, "intensifying" threat to Japan

North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile on Wednesday to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures.
June 22, 2016 | 04:25 pm GMT+7

Taiwan Navy fires missile in error as China's Party marks birthday

The Taiwan Navy fired a supersonic missile in error and hit a Taiwanese fishing boat in waters separating the island from diplomatic rival China on Friday, as Communist Party rulers in Beijing celebrated the party's 95th birthday.
July 02, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7
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