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North Korea upgrades rocket launch site: US think-tank

Pyongyang - Fresh satellite images show North Korea has completed upgrading its main satellite site to handle far larger rockets, suggesting a possible launch by the end of the year, a US think tank said Thursday.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of S. Korea holiday

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South's military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday.

N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

Pyongyang - North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said.

New N. Korean rocket launch site near completion: think-tank

Pyongyang - North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a US think-tank has said.

N. Korea suggests missile tests for anniversary, not Pope

Seoul - North Korea suggested Friday that a series of rocket tests that coincided with the arrival of Pope Francis in South Korea were actually conducted to mark the anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

N. Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

Seoul - North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit.

Video: Explosive projectile demolishes speeding Ukrainian car

One Ukrainian driver barely avoided a lethal crash after a projectile smashed into the space in front of his car. Viewers disagree about whether it was a missile, mortar or other weapon.

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think-tank

Seoul - Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a U.S. think-tank said Wednesday.

North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure.

MH17 shootdown may have been 'mistake': U.S. intel official

Washington - Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake" by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, while dismissing Moscow's accounts of the incident.

Russian-made missile key suspect in MH17 crash

London - A Russian-made surface-to-air missile is the most likely cause of the suspected downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, analysts said on Friday, as claim and counter-claim swirled over who launched the weapon.

U.S. believes pro-Russia rebels likely shot down jet: official

Washington - An initial review of U.S. intelligence suggests pro-Russian separatists likely shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, but Washington is still examining the evidence, a US official said Friday.

Malaysian jet shot down by surface-to-air missile: US

Washington - A Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile Thursday but it was unclear who fired the weapon, US officials said.

North Korea fires two more missiles into sea

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US.

N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range rockets off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of missile tests ahead of a state visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

North Korea confirms latest missile test

Pyongyang - North Korea confirmed Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea.

North Korea launches missiles ahead of Xi's Seoul visit

Pyongyang - North Korea on Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul's military said, the latest in a series of launches staged in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South.

N. Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile

Seoul - North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border.

U.S. missile defense system strikes target in test

Washington - The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said.

N. Korea cruise missile fuels proliferation concerns

Seoul - North Korea appears to have acquired a sea-based copy of a Russian cruise missile, the latest step in an effort to enhance its maritime strike capability, a US think-tank said Tuesday.

Russia test-fires 'several' ballistic missiles

Moscow - Russia on Thursday test-launched several ballistic missiles during planned exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin, news reports said, as a crisis raged in neighbouring Ukraine.

US defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea

Tokyo - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.

U.S. to send two more missile defence ships to Japan: Hagel

Tokyo - The United States plans to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter the threat posed by North Korea's "provocative" actions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Sunday.

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

New York - The UN Security Council condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile tests and agreed to quickly consult on an appropriate response, its rotating president said.

UN talks to discuss N. Korea missile tests

New York - The UN Security Council will hold consultations Thursday over North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests, the council presidency said Thursday.The closed door meeting has been requested by the United States, diplomats said.Word of the talks came from...

N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

Seoul - North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged "unwavering commitment" to Tokyo and Seoul's security concerns in the face of Pyongyang's nuclear threat.South ...

N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

Seoul - North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged "unwavering commitment" to Tokyo and Seoul's security concerns in the face of Pyongyang's nuclear threat.South ...

North Korea test-fires 16 rockets into sea

Pyongyang - North Korea test-fired 16 short-range rockets into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said -- the latest of dozens launched in recent weeks in apparent protest at joint drills between Seoul and Washington.

N.Korea test-fires 30 missiles into sea

Pyongyang - North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington."North Korea fired off 30 short-range missiles ...

'N. Korea test-fires 30 short-range missiles into sea'

Seoul - North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South's Yonhap news agency said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.The missiles were fired off the North's east coast i...
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