South Korea seeks rare talks with North

2017-07-17 07:22

South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

Pentagon confident it can stop North Korean ICBM

2017-07-06 06:16

The Pentagon is confident it can protect the US against an incoming North Korean rocket, an official has said after Pyongyang's first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for US

2017-07-05 08:58

Kim Jong Un has revelled in the furore of North Korea's first ICBM test, vowing to never give up missiles or nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more "gift packages" of weapons tests.

Russia, China offer plan to ease North Korea tension

2017-07-04 18:42

Russia and China have proposed that North Korea declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea refrain from large-scale military exercises.

North Korea conducts rocket engine test - US official

2017-06-23 13:34

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official has said.

Russia says North Korea nukes are a 'direct threat'

2017-06-05 06:19

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin says North Korea's nuclear ambitions are a "direct threat" to Russia.

US proposes new N Korea sanctions at UN

2017-06-02 13:11

The United States presented a draft UN Security Council resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, diplomats say.

US envoy: US believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests

2017-05-31 16:06

US Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration believes China is trying to get North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to stop nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

2017-05-26 13:28

US President Donald Trump says the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

2017-05-22 12:35

North Korea has fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later says the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un.


US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

2017-07-08 09:39

US bombers have carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the South's defence ministry says.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on N Korea

2017-07-05 12:45

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting after North Korea said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomats say.

Missile launch tests Trump's North Korea strategy

2017-07-05 05:50

The latest North Korean missile launch comes as President Donald Trump appears to be reassessing his strategy for the region, which has emphasised both tough talk and collaboration with China.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

2017-07-04 05:37

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, South Korea's military said, just days after Seoul's new leader Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump focused on the threat from Pyongyang in their first summit.

North Korea evading sanctions through web of illicit networks

2017-06-13 17:03

Sanctions have failed to stop North Korea's weapons programme because the regime has a 'complex overseas financing and procurement system'.

Australian PM urges China to stop North Korea

2017-06-02 22:54

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said it is in China's best interests to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, with which it shares a border.

A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes

2017-06-01 10:45

Each North Korean missile test or nuclear advancement forces the United States to consider how it would react to a pre-emptive strike; forcing the US to weigh that calamity is a North Korean win.

North Korea says ballistic missile test successful - media

2017-05-30 16:41

North Korea has confirmed its test-firing of a precision-guided ballistic missile has been "successful" - a day after the projectile landed in waters close to Japan.

Trump calls North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'

2017-05-24 18:47

President Donald Trump has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

2017-05-22 05:20

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in response to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay says.

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