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  • UN Security Council slams latest ballistic missile launches

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday decried North Korea's last two ballistic missile launches that took place in April and May as further violations of past sanctions resolutions imposed on the country. In a press statement relea

    May 16, 2017 08:15 am JST
  • Kim Jong Un urges 'right choice' by US after missile test

    SEOUL/TOKYO -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to keep conducting nuclear and missile tests until the U.S. makes the "right choice," the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday, as the rogue state continues its saber-rattl

    May 16, 2017 07:20 am JST
  • Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Cyber security researchers have found technical clues they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday.Symantec and

    May 16, 2017 07:17 am JST
  • Philip Gordon

    Trump's bluff on North Korea will not work

    To the extent that Donald Trump had a case for becoming America's president and commander-in-chief, it was that his business success would position him to make better international deals for his country. The argument was that Trump as a master negot

    May 16, 2017 01:30 am JST
  • J. Berkshire Miller

    Moon rise spells trouble for South Korea-Japan relations

    The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korean president has ended a six-month political rollercoaster hallmarked by the impeachment and eventual arrest of former President Park Geun-hye. But Moon's accession to the Blue House will complicate Japan's e

    May 16, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Pyongyang claims successful missile launch

    SEOUL -- North Korean state media on Monday morning reported that the country had successfully test-fired a new type of medium-to-long range ballistic missile Sunday. It appears to be the object that other countries believe was launched toward the S

    May 15, 2017 11:45 am JST
  • North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warh

    May 15, 2017 08:20 am JST
  • Missile strains international effort to corral Pyongyang

    TOKYO -- North Korea's latest missile launch Sunday came at a delicate time when the hard line formed by Washington, Tokyo and Seoul has been called into question by last week's election of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a proponent of rapproch

    May 15, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • North Korea presses ahead with weapons program

    SEOUL -- North Korea's latest launch of a ballistic missile underscores the Kim regime's urgency to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.The test launch came the same day as a high-profile international forum overseen by Ch

    May 15, 2017 03:00 am JST
  • North Korean missile threat reaches new heights

    SEOUL -- Although the ballistic missile fired by North Korea early Sunday flew a relatively short distance, the Japanese government said it reached an altitude of over 2,000km, higher than any missile previously tested and giving rise to the possibi

    May 15, 2017 03:00 am JST
  • Japan calls for international unity on North Korea after missile test

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will seek to work with the international community in urging North Korea to cease its ballistic missile development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said following Pyongyang's latest missile launch on early Sunday morning."We want t

    May 14, 2017 09:59 pm JST
  • South Korean summit delegation meets North's, slams missile launch

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- The South Korean delegation to an international economic forum in Beijing said Sunday it met briefly with its North Korean counterpart at which it slammed Pyongyang's latest missile launch, the South's Yonhap News Agency reported.

    May 14, 2017 07:27 pm JST
  • China voices opposition to North Korea's missile launch

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China expressed opposition on Sunday to North Korea's another launch of a ballistic missile and urged all sides to avoid escalating regional tensions.The Foreign Ministry said China is against any activity by North Korea that viol

    May 14, 2017 06:16 pm JST
  • North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue.The U

    May 14, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • South Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when North changes attitude

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's new president Moon Jae-in "strongly condemns" North Korea's latest missile launch, which represented a "clear violation" of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the presidential office said on Sunday.Moon, who chaired

    May 14, 2017 10:03 am JST
  • North Korea missile rose more than 2,000km in altitude

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- A missile fired by North Korea on Sunday morning reached an altitude of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,245 miles) and could be a new type of a missile, Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said.Inada also said the missile is estim

    May 14, 2017 09:58 am JST
  • US military confirms North Korea fired missile

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. military's Pacific Command said on Saturday North Korea had fired a missile near Kusong, but added that the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile.The missile launch was detected at appr

    May 14, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Japan protests latest North Korea missile launch

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government issued a protest to North Korea on Sunday over its latest test-firing of a ballistic missile that morning. "These repeated missile launches by North Korea are a grave threat to our country and are in clear vi

    May 14, 2017 08:03 am JST
  • North Korea missile flew about 700km: South Korea military

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- A missile launched by North Korea on Sunday flew about 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said.North Korea fired the unidentified ballistic missile at around 5:27 a.m. Seoul time Sunday from the area of Kusong loca

    May 14, 2017 07:30 am JST
  • North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea military

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea fired on Sunday an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said.The nature of the projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone.Yonhap

    May 14, 2017 06:45 am JST