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North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea after vowing to remain the biggest "threat" to the United States and branding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as "toxin.

N. Korea says it will remain 'threat' to US, slams Pompeo

Seoul - North Korea on Friday launched a scathing attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling him a "diehard toxin" and saying it was "sceptical" whether it can negotiate with him.

N. Korea dismisses nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Seoul - North Korea said Thursday it has "no interest" in dialogue unless Washington stops "escalating hostile military moves", as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

US 'prepared to engage' with N. Korea in nuclear talks: envoy

Seoul - The United States is ready to sit down with North Korea to resume long-awaited working-level nuclear talks, a US envoy said Wednesday.

N. Korea's Kim supervised 'new weapon' test again: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang.

N. Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South 

Seoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.

Does North Korea's Kim get Trump tweet alerts?

Washington - How people stay informed in the Hermit State of North Korea is always a question, and US President Donald Trump may have answered it Thursday: by Twitter alerts.

North Korea defector and her son found dead: Seoul police

Seoul - The bodies of a North Korean defector and her young son have been found in their apartment, Seoul police said Tuesday, with local media reporting they appeared to have died of starvation.

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a "new weapon" test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington seeks to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

NKorea's Kim oversaw latest launch, test of 'new weapon': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the latest in a series of missile launches, which was the "test-fire of a new weapon", the country's official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

Trump says N.Korea's Kim wants to resume nuclear talks

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to resume denuclearization talks after US-South Korean war games end.

N. Korea conducts new missile tests as Trump backs Kim on war games

Seoul - North Korea conducted the latest in a series of missile launches Saturday to protest US-South Korean war games, just hours after US President Donald Trump expressed his own frustration with the exercises.

Pompeo: NKorea missiles don't impact negotiations

Washington - Us Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday downplayed North Korea's latest missile launches, saying they won't alter the prospects for negotiations on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons.

North Korea stole $2bn for weapons from cyberattacks: UN report

New York - North Korea has stolen up to $2 billion from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges through cyberattacks to fund its nuclear missiles program, according to a United Nations report seen by AFP Wednesday.

Trump says US in talks with S. Korea to hike payment for troops

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration is in talks with South Korea to pay "substantially more" for protection against North Korea, with tensions rising on the Korean peninsula."Over the past many decades, the U.S.

US ends visa-free entry for foreigners who have visited North Korea

Washington - Washington on Monday revoked visa-free entry rights to the United States for foreigners who have visited North Korea in the past eight years, potentially dealing a new blow to the isolated country's nascent tourist industry.

Kim sends missile 'warning' to S.Korea, US as tensions rise

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un says the country's latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, state news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula.

US, S.Korea lack 'political will' on peace talks: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday said US-South Korean war games are a "flagrant violation" of efforts to reach peace on the Korean peninsula and reflect a lack of "political will" to improve relations.

US, S. Korea defy North's warnings, start joint drills

Seoul - Seoul and Washington began annual joint military exercises on Monday, defying warnings from Pyongyang that the war games will jeopardise nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea.

Dismissing missile tests, Trump says Kim won't want to 'disappoint me'

Seoul - US President Donald Trump downplayed on Friday North Korea's missile tests, saying that while they may violate a UN resolution, Kim Jong Un will not want to "disappoint" him because he has "too much to lose.

North Korea puts 'guided rocket launcher' on show

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday released heavily pixellated images of its latest weapons test, describing it as a new guided rocket launcher and fuelling concerns that it could be used to target a key US military base in South Korea.

US-South Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings: US

Washington - The US and South Korea will press ahead with joint military exercises, a Pentagon official said, defying demands from a furious Pyongyang for their cancellation as it carries out a series of weapons tests.

N. Korean soldier crosses DMZ into South

Seoul - A North Korean soldier crossed the Demilitarised Zone that divides the peninsula, Seoul's military said Thursday, in a rare direct defection across the heavily fortified frontier.

N. Korea leader supervised test firing of new rocket launcher: state media

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher, state media said Thursday.Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31," state-run KCNA said.

N. Korea fires two ballistic missiles: South

Seoul - Pyongyang fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday, Seoul said, days after a similar launch that the nuclear-armed North described as a warning to the South over planned joint military drills with the United States.

Trump says N.Korea missile tests no threat to US

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday brushed off the bellicose language accompanying North Korea's latest short-range missile test, saying it referred to ally South Korea, not the United States.

North Korea says new missile a 'solemn warning' to South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said two missiles fired under his supervision were newly designed tactical weapons that sent a "solemn warning" to the South over plans to hold military drills with the United States.

US says wants talks with North Korea, not 'provocations'

Washington - The United States on Thursday said it wanted to continue talking with North Korea but called for a halt to "provocations" after a fresh missile test by Pyongyang.

North Korea's Air Koryo to begin direct flights to Macau

Fpo - North Korea's national airline Air Koryo will resume direct flights from Pyongyang to the gambling enclave of Macau next week after a 15-year hiatus, the Chinese territory's civil aviation authority said.

North Korea fires short-range missiles in latest provocation

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea on Thursday, complicating efforts to resume stalled nuclear talks with Washington and signalling its anger over planned US-South Korea joint military exercises.
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