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Ukraine to probe claim it supplied NKorea missile engine

Kiev - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday ordered an investigation into a report that North Korea procured an engine for its long-range missile from a Ukraine factory.

Kiev says engine type 'used in N.Korea missiles' made for Russia

Kiev - Ukraine's space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia.

N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report

Washington - North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert report published Monday.

S.Korea's Moon urges calm on N.Korea, says war unthinkable

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In called Monday for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.

Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to US sanctions

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country's missile programme and foreign operations of the elite Revolutionary Guards in response to US sanctions.

Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats

Hagatna - Tourism-dependent Guam is looking to cash in on its new-found fame as a North Korean missile target, tapping an unlikely promotional opportunity to attract visitors to the idyllic island and prove that all publicity is good publicity.

Guam 'well-equipped' to handle North Korean threat: governor

Hagatna - Guam's governor on Thursday said the US territory was "well-equipped" to handle any North Korean strike thanks to robust infrastructure that had survived earthquakes and typhoons, after Pyongyang released a detailed plan to launch missiles towards the ...

Trump: "fire and fury" warning to North Korea maybe not enough

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday hardened his warning that North Korea would face "fire and fury" if it kept threatening the US, saying maybe that tough talk "wasn't tough enough".

China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump 'fury'

Bejing - China responded to US President Donald Trump's apocalyptic "fire and fury" threat against North Korea by pointedly warning on Wednesday against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat

Hagatna - The Pacific island of Guam remained outwardly calm Wednesday in the face of a threatened North Korean attack, and a senior official in the US territory urged people to "relax and enjoy paradise".

How serious is North Korea's nuclear threat?

Washington - US intelligence believes North Korea has now built a nuclear weapon small enough to fit onto a ballistic missile, making it a potent threat against neighbors and possibly the United States, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Trump boasts of US nuclear arsenal in new NKorea warning

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States' nuclear arsenal was "more powerful than ever" in a fresh warning to North Korea over its repeated missile tests.

N. Korea has produced miniaturized nuke warhead: media report

Washington - North Korea has produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, a major development sure to further inflame tensions.

US, Europeans push UN for action over Iran rocket launch

New York - The United States, backed by France, Britain and Germany, on Wednesday pushed for action at the UN Security Council following Iran's launch of a satellite that all four countries described as a threatening and provocative step.

North Korea's Kim a 'maniac': Philippines' Duterte

Manila - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a "maniac" who could destroy Asia by triggering a nuclear war, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, ahead of a regional summit to be attended by the regime's foreign minister.

US to test ICBM following N. Korea's missile launch

Washington - The US military is set to conduct a test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said Tuesday, days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch.

North Korea ICBM still facing technical hurdles: US expert

Washington - North Korea could field a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile able to strike America by next year, but Pyongyang must first overcome important technological hurdles, a US expert warned Monday.

Missile test 'warning' against US sanctions push: N. Korea

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday its latest ICBM test was a "warning" targeting the US for its efforts to slap new sanctions on Pyongyang and threatened a counter-strike if provoked militarily by Washington.

US detects signs of new NKorea missile test

Washington - The Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is prepping for another missile test, a US defense official said Tuesday, as the United States cited progress in pushing China to impose tough new UN sanctions.

NKorea appears to be prepping for missile test: US official

Washington - The US military has picked up indications that North Korea is prepping for a new missile test, potentially of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US defense official said Tuesday.

US sees progress in push for 'pretty serious' N. Korea sanctions

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said there was progress in talks with China on imposing what she termed as "pretty serious" new UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its first ICBM launch.

N. Korea appears to be preparing new missile test: Yonhap

Seoul - Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korea is preparing another missile launch to coincide with a military anniversary, just weeks after conducting its first successful test of an ICBM that experts warned could reach Alaska.

US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions

New York - Despite a push to quickly slap new UN sanctions on North Korea, the United States is bogged down in "slow-going" negotiations with China on a response to Pyongyang's first ICBM launch, diplomats said Wednesday.

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.

Mattis slams N.Korea 'provocation' but says focus on diplomacy

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Thursday slammed North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as a "provocation," but stressed the United States seeks a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

Russia blocks UN statement calling for N. Korea sanctions

New York - Russia on Thursday blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for "significant measures" in response to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

N.Korea says 'piece of cake' to wipe out South: state media

Seoul - Pyongyang warned it would be a "piece of cake" to destroy "gangster" South Korea, state media reported Thursday, as it raged against Seoul for a joint missile drill with the US following its landmark intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.

To talk or not to talk to North Korea?

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea has muscled its way onto the agenda of the G20 leaders' annual summit in Germany Thursday, with Pyongyang's first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile set to dominate discussions.

Traders say business as usual at China-N.Korea border

Dandong - Trucks still line up bumper-to-bumper on the "Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge" to bring goods from North Korea into China even as Beijing faces massive pressure to strangle its Communist ally economically.

US leads sanctions push after NKorea 'escalation'

New York - The United States pushed for tougher sanctions on North Korea at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, warning the isolated regime's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile had drastically narrowed the path for diplomacy.
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