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Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales

2017-12-17 21:39

A Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles.

Don't sleepwalk into war over North Korea, warns UN boss

2017-12-15 07:24

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned the world against "sleepwalking into war" over North Korea, as he called for diplomatic efforts to banish nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong-Un vows to 'win victory in the showdown' with US

2017-12-13 14:31

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has vowed to "win victory in the showdown" against the US with his rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal.

South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

2017-12-11 12:50

South Korea has added several North Korean groups and individuals involved in financing North Korea's weapons development to its sanctions list

Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid North Korea threat

2017-12-10 18:41

Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said on Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea.

North Korea condemns 'dotard' Trump over Jerusalem

2017-12-09 11:47

North Korea has lambasted US President Donald Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, renewing its description of him as a "dotard" in a statement released Saturday on state media.

North Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

2017-12-07 08:00

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticise a massive joint military exercise between the US and South Korea

US lawmaker: Likelihood of 'preemptive war' with North Korea grows

2017-12-04 05:21

A top Republican lawmaker has warned the US moves closer to preemptive war with North Korea every time Pyongyang carries out a missile or nuclear test.

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

2017-12-02 19:59

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang's state media says, with the regime accusing Washington of "begging for nuclear war" over planned military drills.

North Korea's new missile could reach Washington - Seoul defence ministry

2017-12-01 09:12

Two days after North Korea test-launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture has emerged of Pyongyang's impressive technological achievement – and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States.

 

Japan expands sanctions aimed at North Korea

2017-12-15 17:18

Japan has added 19 more entities to its list of organisations and individuals targeted by asset-freeze sanctions on North Korea.

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with North Korea

2017-12-13 21:36

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US.has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war

2017-12-13 11:14

The UN political chief says senior North Korea officials told him during his visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over its rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

US, South Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

2017-12-11 10:27

The US, South Korea and Japan start joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military says, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date.

South Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyng - report

2017-12-10 16:13

South Korea will impose new unilateral sanctions against nuclear-armed Pyongyang, a report said on Sunday, in Seoul's latest effort to pressure the North after a series of weapons tests that have sent regional tensions surging.

UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

2017-12-07 10:40

Senior United Nations official and North Korea's foreign minister hold talks in Pyongyang on the second full day of the rare, high level UN visit.

North Korea missile tests are 'imminent threat' - Japan

2017-12-04 16:56

North Korea's missile tests are an 'imminent threat' to Japan, the Japanese parliament has declared, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said talking to the reclusive state was meaningless.

North Korea warns of nuclear war over US-South Korea joint military drill

2017-12-03 16:47

North Korea criticised the United States and South Korea as "warmongers" on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war.

Kim Jong-Nam was carrying VX 'antidote' - lawyer

2017-12-01 13:47

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was carrying a VX 'antidote' when he was assassinated with the deadly nerve agent in a stunning Cold War-style hit, a lawyer says.

US threatens to 'utterly destroy' North Korean regime

2017-11-30 18:41

The United States warns North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out.

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