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Explosions in sky as Pyongyang celebrates ICBM launch

Pyongyang - Fireworks lit up the sky over Pyongyang's Juche Tower as North Korea celebrated its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a milestone in its decades-long weapons drive.

Op-Ed: Russia and China challenge U.S. policy on North Korea

Moscow - As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow the two issued a joint statement that called for a simultaneous freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile tests but also on military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea.

New options for Trump as he meets South Korean leader

Washington - CNN reports that revised US military options have been prepared for President Trump according to two US military officials.

Op-Ed: China angry at U.S. sanctions and weapons sales to Taiwan

Washington - Sanctions have been imposed on the Chinese Bank of Dandong with the U.S. Treasury department accusing it of being "a conduit for illicit North Korean activity".

Op-Ed: South Korean President and Trump may clash on policies

This week the new South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit the United States and have his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Moon's policies towards North Korea are less aggressive than those of the U.S.

Op-Ed: Former NBA star Rodman makes fourth visit to North Korea

Pyongyang - The former NBA star Dennis Rodman claims he was "just trying to open the door" as he visits North Korea for the fourth time. He said he would not raise the issue of Americans detained in the country.

Lessons in loyalty as N.Korea celebrates children's day

Pyongyang - To celebrate Korean Children's Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence -- all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders.

Op-Ed: US sanctions more companies and people for supporting North Korea

On Thursday the U.S. blacklisted nine companies and government institutions for alleged support of North Korean weapons programs. The list includes two Russian firms.

Op-Ed: U.S. sends another aircraft carrier to South Korea

In spite of the fact that US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this Friday that any military solution would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale", the US is sending another aircraft carrier to the South Korean area.

Op-Ed: North Korea and Russia start ferry service between countries

Just as the United States is trying to isolate North Korea and imposes more sanctions, Russia and North Korea have initiated ferry services between Rajin on the east coast of North Korea and Vladivostok on Russia's east coast.

Op-Ed: U.S. considers talks with North Korea under certain conditions

The United States is willing to consider talks with North Korea but it puts conditions on such talks that are unlikely to be accepted by North Korea.

Op-Ed: Japan to buy Tomahawk missiles? Good idea, in many ways

Tokyo - The somewhat startling information that Japan wants to buy Tomahawk missiles has created a flurry of speculation in military circles. It might also be an Off switch for a wider conflict.

Op-Ed: Trump wants South Korea to pay $1 billion for missile system

Trump is now showing not how the US can make friends and influence people but how to alienate its South Korean friends. Trump is asking South Korea to pay the $1 billion cost of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Op-Ed: China urges U.S. and South Korea to withdraw THAAD missile system

While Trump claims that China is cooperating with the U.S. in attempts to force North Korea to rein in North Korea the Chinese have urged the US and South Korea to withdraw the THAAD anti-missile system.

Op-Ed: North Korea celebrates 85th year of Korean Peoples Army April 25

South Korea says it is on heightened alert ahead of the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army in North Korea. They are also concerned about a possible new nuclear test by Kim Jong-un.

Kim family values on show at North Korea parade

Pyongyang - Before tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians marched before him, along with some of the most fearsome weapons at his command, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his audience were shown portraits of his grandfather and father.

Op-Ed: War hysteria more prevalent in the U.S. than in South Korea

Tim Shorrock is an American researcher who will be spending May and June in South Korea working in the city of Gwangiu adding his collection of declassified documents on the 1980 uprising in the city to their archives.

Op-Ed: Tensions between North Korea and US escalating further

There appears little hope that the Trump administration will make the slightest move to cool down tensions between it and the Kim Jong-un regime in North Korea.

N.Korea puts 'new ICBM' on show, say analysts

Pyongyang - North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said.

N.Korea's Kim stages giant show of military strength

Pyongyang - North Korea's weapons of war rolled through Pyongyang streets Saturday and it promised "nuclear justice" in response to any atomic attack as leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a spectacular show of strength.
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