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North Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

2017-10-19 15:56

The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry.

North Korea plans to launch many more satellites

2017-10-18 07:21

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador has said the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the US of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space.

US, Japan agree to maximise diplomatic pressure on N Korea

2017-10-17 11:36

US and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximise pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed.

US bombers overfly Korean peninsula in show of force

2017-10-11 07:48

The US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, staging the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea.

Nobel winner says goal is to make nukes unacceptable

2017-10-10 13:07

The anti-nuclear campaign that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize says its goal is to make nuclear weapons unacceptable in the minds of people in every country.

VX found on clothes of women accused of assassinating Kim

2017-10-05 12:33

Traces of a nerve agent used to murder the half-brother of North Korea's leader were found on the clothes of two women on trial for assassinating him, a chemist has testified.

Witnesses recount Kim's last moments

2017-10-03 09:24

Witnesses have recount the last moments of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the trial began of two women accused of assassinating him by smearing an exotic poison on his face.

Women on trial for Kim Jong-Nam murder plead not guilty

2017-10-02 05:50

Two women have pleaded not guilty to murdering Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, at the start of their trial in Malaysia over the Cold War-style assassination that shocked the world.

Trial to shed light on Kim airport assassination

2017-09-29 10:47

Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader are set to go on trial, possibly lifting the lid on the mysterious murder in Malaysia that sparked a diplomatic crisis.

US, North Korea: Fear escalation of tensions could get out of control

2017-09-26 23:07

As a war of words heats up between North Korea and the US, regional leaders warn that war on Korean Peninsula will result in 'catastrophic consequences'.

 

Clinton slams Trump's 'dangerous' war of words with N. Korea leader

2017-10-18 15:02

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed President Donald Trump's 'dangerous and short-sighted' war of words with North Korea, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang's attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington's credibility.

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

2017-10-17 14:11

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment".

Earthquake hits North Korea near nuclear test site

2017-10-13 08:00

A shallow 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near North Korea's nuclear test site before dawn, weeks after Pyongyang's biggest detonation, but South Korean experts say the tremor did not appear to be man-made.

North Korea hacked Seoul's war plan - report

2017-10-10 16:51

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea, including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, says a report.

Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of election

2017-10-08 20:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

Post-mortem: VX poison killed Kim Jong Nam

2017-10-03 19:04

A Malaysian government pathologist has testified at the trial of two women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.

Trump says envoy 'wasting his time' talking to North Korea

2017-10-02 13:42

President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

Negotiating with NKorea a waste of time - Trump

2017-10-01 20:14

President Donald Trump says it would be a waste of time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme after it emerged the US had channels of contact with Pyongyang.

North Korea accuses US of exploiting student's death

2017-09-28 20:45

North Korea is accusing the Trump administration of exploiting the death of an Ohio man who died soon after being released from detention.

Japan's PM announces snap election amid NK crisis

2017-09-25 22:54

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send voters to the polls more than a year ahead of schedule after announcing snap elections for Japan's parliament.

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