North Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress': South

2017-03-20 07:28

North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said, as the nuclear-armed state steps up its controversial weapons development programmes.

North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

2017-03-06 05:35

Nuclear-armed North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles in another challenge to US President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

2017-02-12 07:02

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in what would be its first such test of the year, and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump

North Korea in 'final stages of test launching ballistic missile'

2017-01-01 16:42

North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un has said.

US bombers in show of force against North Korea

2016-09-13 06:13

Two huge US strategic bombers have flown over South Korea in a show of force against North Korea following Pyongyang's fifth and largest-ever nuclear test.

US, Japan seek 'strongest' sanctions against North Korea

2016-09-11 11:13

Washington and Tokyo are seeking "the strongest possible" measures against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy says.

Uganda vows to halt military ties with N Korea: Seoul

2016-05-29 17:57

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official says.

North Korea 'will only use nuclear weapons if attacked'

2016-05-08 14:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has told a ruling party congress that the country will not use nuclear weapons unless its "sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes".

S Korea, US discuss strategic deployment after North test

2016-01-11 12:04

South Korea says it is discussing the further deployment of US "strategic assets" following a flyover by a US B-52 bomber in response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

2016-01-09 10:12

North Korea trumpets a hydrogen bomb test. South Korea responds by cranking up blasts of harsh propaganda from giant green speakers aimed across the world's most dangerous border. Now Pyongyang warns of war.


China urges US, North Korea steps to avoid 'head-on collision'

2017-03-08 07:27

China called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military wargames, to avoid what it called a "head-on collision."

US urges more China pressure on North Korea nuke programme

2017-03-03 13:47

The outgoing top US diplomat for East Asia says China should do more to send an unambiguous signal to North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile programmes.

US, S Korea to 'strengthen' defences against N Korea

2017-01-30 10:40

US President Donald Trump and South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn vowed Sunday to "strengthen" their joint defense capabilities against the belligerent North, the White House said.

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch

2016-10-20 16:38

North Korea has conducted what appears to be a failed test - its second in a week - of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

Seoul says North Korea capable of another nuclear test

2016-09-12 15:06

A South Korean official says North Korea is capable of conducting another nuclear test anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site.

North Korea carries out 'biggest ever' nuclear test

2016-09-09 05:41

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's military says, after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake".

Trump says he'd speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

2016-05-18 06:04

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation's nuclear programme.

S Korea winning shouting match with low-tech North

2016-01-12 12:53

North Korea may have nuclear weapons, but in a high-decibel, cross-border propaganda shouting match, South Korea insists its superior technology is winning hands down.

North Korea's Kim boosts propaganda in praise of nuke test

2016-01-11 08:28

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to milk his country's recent nuclear test as a propaganda victory, praising his scientists and vowing more nuclear bombs a day after the US flew a powerful nuclear-capable warplane close to the North in a show of force.

US tells China to change line towards N Korea

2016-01-08 13:28

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged China to change its attitude towards North Korea after it purportedly conducted its fourth nuclear test.

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