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Cuban missile crisis among Castro legacies

Havana - Fidel Castro was the last of the three main protagonists in one of the Cold War's scariest episodes: The 1962 Cuban missile crisis, which raised fears of a global nuclear war.

US reassures Asian allies no policy change on N.Korea

Toukyo - The United States on Thursday reassured its key Asian allies Japan and South Korea that its policy seeking North Korea's nuclear disarmament remains unchanged, after its intelligence chief called it a "lost cause".

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Washington - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday decried North Korea's latest missile test and again vowed an "overwhelming" response if Pyongyang were ever to launch a nuclear weapon.

N. Korea conducts another failed missile launch

Pyongyang - North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

UN Security Council condemns N.Korea failed missile launch

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea after a failed missile launch, threatening further measures against Pyongyang.

US military detects failed N. Korean missile launch

Washington - The US military said Saturday it had detected an unsuccessful launch by North Korea of a powerful medium-range missile capable of hitting US bases as far away as Guam.

Activity at North Korea rocket site fuels test concerns

Seoul - Analysis published Sunday of recent satellite images fuelled concerns that North Korea may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch.

Japan PM demands world find 'new means' to stop N. Korea

New York - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday demanded that the world find a new way to halt the threat from North Korea after the long-sanctioned regime's nuclear and missile tests.

US bomber lands in S. Korea in show of force

Seoul - An American strategic bomber landed in South Korea on Wednesday in a show of force the US said was aimed at reminding Pyongyang of its powerful military assets in the region.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

North Korea hails 'successful' test of new rocket engine

Pyongyang - North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said on Tuesday, a move experts say will bolster its already burgeoning weapons programme.

UN Council condemns North Korea missile tests

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday issued a strong condemnation of North Korea's latest missile tests and threatened to take "further significant measures" against Pyongyang.

Kim Jong-Un stresses need to bolster nuclear arms: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called on his military to continue building up Pyongyang's nuclear force after issuing orders for the latest test-firing of ballistic missiles, the North's state media said Tuesday.

Security Council to meet after latest NKorea missile test

Seoul - The UN Security Council will convene Tuesday to discuss North Korea after the isolated communist state test-fired three ballistic missiles into the sea during the G20 summit in China, sparking condemnation from a senior US official at the meeting.

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles into the sea Monday, South Korea said, in a new show of force as world leaders meet at the G20 summit in China.

UN council condemns N.Korea missile launches, vows new measures 

New York - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response the latest series of launches.

North Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said Thursday, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability.

N. Korea leader says missile test was 'greatest success': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a recent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test the "greatest success", Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New York - North Korea's test-firing of a missile from a submarine towards Japan is "deeply troubling" and undermines stability on the Korean peninsula, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

North Korea test-fires sub-launched missile close to Japan

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts described as a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.

Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Tehran - Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.

Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount

Toukyo - Japan will develop a new land-to-sea missile as part of plans to beef up its defence of remote southern islands, as tensions with China increase over the disputed territory, a report said Sunday.

UN fails to condemn N. Korea after China draws link to THAAD

New York - The UN Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on a statement condemning North Korea's launch of a missile that landed near Japan after China sought to include language opposing the US missile defense system in South Korea.

Japan military on alert to destroy N. Korea missile

Toukyo - Japan's newly appointed defence minister on Monday ordered the nation's military to be ready to destroy any missiles fired by North Korea that threaten the country, local media reported.

S. Korea MPs defy president with China visit

Seoul - A group of South Korean opposition lawmakers defied President Park Geun-Hye and left for China on Monday to discuss the deployment of a US anti-missile system that has opened a damaging rift between Seoul and Beijing.

K-pop a target in China-S. Korea missile row

Seoul - South Korea's Foreign Minister cautioned Friday against escalating a missile-defence row with China that has fuelled combative editorials in Beijing's state media and an apparent backlash against Korean TV and pop stars.

US, allies push UN to condemn North Korea missile test

New York - The United States and its allies pressed the UN Security Council to condemn North Korea after it test-fired a missile into Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, but they encountered resistance from China.

US, Japan call emergency UN meeting on North Korea

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's launch of a ballistic missile that for the first time landed in Japanese-controlled waters, diplomats said.

US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

Vientiane - North Korea said any decision to conduct another nuclear test depends entirely on the behaviour of the United States as the two sides traded blame Tuesday over tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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