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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.

N. Korea says missile tests simulated nuclear strike on South

Seoul - North Korea said Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on US targets in South Korea and were personally monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

South Korea confirms anti-missile system site

Seoul - Seoul said Wednesday an advanced US missile defence system will be deployed in a remote southern county and will have the capacity to protect two thirds of the country against feared attacks from the North.

N. Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system

Seoul - North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang.

N. Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday appeared to have test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Seoul's defence ministry said, a day after the US and South Korea decided to deploy an advanced missile defence system in the South.

US to deploy missiles in S. Korea as North riled

Seoul - The United States is to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea, the two allies said Friday, as North Korea warned US sanctions against its leader amounted to a "declaration of war".

U.S. to deploy advanced missile defence system in S.Korea

Seoul - The US and South Korea announced Friday that they had reached an agreement to deploy an advanced missile defence system in the South in the face of growing threats from the North.

U.S., S. Korea, Japan hold first anti-N. Korea missile drill

Washington - South Korea, Japan and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defence exercise on Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea which denounced it as a "military provocation.

North Korea rejects UN rebuke, warns tensions 'uncontrollable'

Seoul - Pyongyang on Saturday rejected the UN Security Council's sharp criticism of its latest missile tests and blamed the United States for driving the divided peninsula toward an "uncontrollable extreme phase".

Missile test could give North Korea ICBM by 2020: US think-tank

Seoul - North Korea's test of a new medium-range missile could help the nuclear-armed state develop an operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the US mainland by 2020, a US think-tank said on Friday.

UN Security Council 'strongly condemns' North Korea missile launches

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday rebuked North Korea for its latest missile tests, calling for redoubled enforcement of sanctions imposed after Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test earlier this year.

N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases

Seoul - Leader Kim Jong-Un threatened US military bases across the Pacific after North Korea's test of a powerful new missile triggered emergency UN Security Council talks on curbing Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

N. Korean missile launches 'unacceptable violations': UN council president

New York - North Korea's latest ballistic missile tests on Wednesday are "clear and unacceptable" violations of UN Security Council resolutions, the council's president said.

N. Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

Seoul - North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with one launch ending in failure but the other flying a distance of 400 kilometres (250 miles), South Korea's Defence Ministry said.

N. Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

Seoul - North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with one launch ending in failure but the other flying a distance of 400 kilometres (250 miles), South Korea's Defence Ministry said.

N. Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

Seoul - North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with one launch ending in failure but the other flying a distance of 400 kilometres (250 miles), South Korea's Defence Ministry said.

Signs of possible N. Korea missile launch: reports

Seoul - North Korea appears to be readying another test of a powerful, new medium-range missile, following a series of failures for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland, multiple reports said Tuesday.

North Korea missile launch failed, says South Korean military

Seoul - North Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland.

Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen

Riyadh - Saudi air defence on Monday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, the Arab coalition backing the Yemeni government said, slamming a "dangerous escalation" as peace talks with rebels falter.

North Korea completes work at missile sub shipyard: U.S. think tank

Seoul - Recent satellite images suggest North Korea has completed the external refurbishment of a shipyard dedicated to building and launching a new class of ballistic missile submarines, a US think tank said Wednesday.

UN council discusses move to enforce North Korea sanctions

New York - UN Security Council diplomats were negotiating a draft statement on Friday that would push for tough sanctions on North Korea to be enforced worldwide after Pyongyang's latest test-firing of medium-range missiles.

UN Security Council readies North Korea missile test reply

New York - UN Security Council diplomats warned North Korea to expect a response after Pyongyang's repeated failed attempts to test-fire a powerful ballistic missile, the latest defiance of UN resolutions.

Two North Korea missile tests fail: South

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday made two failed bids to test fire a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, in a thwarted display of military strength ahead of a landmark ruling party congress.

S. Korea's Park says North ready for nuclear test

Seoul - North Korea is ready to carry out a fifth nuclear test and could press the button at any time, South Korea's president said Tuesday, amid reports Pyongyang has readied a powerful, new mid-range missile for an imminent flight test.

UN slams North Korea missile launch, Obama rejects test offer

New York - The UN Security Council echoed international condemnation Sunday of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test by North Korea, while US President Barack Obama dismissed Pyongyang's offer of a nuclear moratorium.

N. Korea's Kim hails 'successful' submarine missile test

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said Sunday, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.

U.S. warns North Korea over latest missile test

Washington - North Korea's test Saturday of what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile was "a clear violation" of UN Security Council resolutions, the United States said, warning it was watching intently.

N. Korea tests submarine-launched missile: South

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defence ministry said.

UN Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea missile test 

New York - The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's test-firing of a missile, saying that the launch violated UN resolutions even if it was a failure.

N. Korea missile launch fails on founder's birthday

Seoul - North Korea tried and failed to test-fire what appeared to be a medium-range Musudan missile on the birthday of founding leader Kim Il-Sung Friday, a high-profile misstep after Pyongyang claimed a series of breakthroughs in its nuclear weapons program...
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