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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.

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.
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