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  • North Korea's second ICBM launch carried many surprises

    SEOUL -- North Korea's missile launch Friday broke with routine, as Pyongyang looked to unsettle the international community and demonstrate to the U.S. that it can strike America.The rogue nation tested a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missi

    July 31, 2017 09:51 am JST
  • US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang's

    July 31, 2017 03:56 am JST
  • Pyongyang's nighttime missile launch signals growing skill

    SEOUL -- North Korea fired another missile late Friday, that experts said was capable of hitting Los Angeles and Chicago, one day after the anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean War, in a rare nighttime launch seen as a boastful show of imp

    July 29, 2017 10:44 am JST
  • North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wi

    July 29, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • US, South Korea conduct missile exercise after North Korea ICBM launch

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States and South Korea conducted a live-fire exercise after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, the U.S. military said.A U.S. military statement said the exercise used missi

    July 29, 2017 07:37 am JST
  • North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range: experts

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than the first according to its wary neighbors, leading analysts to conclude that a wide swath of the U.S., i

    July 29, 2017 06:05 am JST
  • South Korea Moon orders talks with US to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered discussions to be held with the United States on deploying additional THAAD anti-missile defense units following North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, his of

    July 29, 2017 05:09 am JST
  • US-South Korean military chiefs discuss military options: US military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The top U.S. and South Korean military officials discussed military options after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, a spokesman for the top U.S. general said.Marine General Joseph Du

    July 29, 2017 04:34 am JST
  • Missile North Korea launched was an ICBM, Pentagon says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew for about 1,000 km (620 miles) and landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, the Pentagon said on Friday.Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said

    July 29, 2017 03:23 am JST
  • Tokyo condemns North Korea missile launch into waters near Japan

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government confirmed Saturday that North Korea launched a ballistic missile believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, denouncing yet another provocation by Pyongyang.The missile was fired from central North Ko

    July 29, 2017 02:44 am JST
  • North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off Japan

    TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night which landed in the ocean off Japan, Japanese officials said."I have received information that North Korea once again conducted a missile firing," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. "We w

    July 29, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Japan expands North Korea sanction blacklists

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's Cabinet on Friday imposed additional unilateral sanctions on North Korea, expanding its blacklists of entities and individuals with ties to the country in response to its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.Five o

    July 28, 2017 01:05 pm JST
  • Congress OKs sanctions bill on North Korea, Russia, Iran

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The U.S. Congress passed a bill on Thursday aimed at tightening sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran, sending it to President Donald Trump for him to sign into law.In a bid to deter North Korea's development of nuclear wea

    July 28, 2017 10:41 am JST
  • No talks -- or missiles -- from North Korea on 'V-day'

    SEOUL -- Although North Korea snubbed requests by South Korea to hold a military dialogue on Thursday, which marked the 64th anniversary of Korean War armistice, it also refrained from a ballistic missile launch it had shown signs of preparing.With

    July 28, 2017 06:29 am JST
  • US general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea's July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had

    July 28, 2017 04:42 am JST
  • North snubs South as Pyongyang remains fixated on Washington

    SEOUL Repeated attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to resume dialogue with North Korea have been met with silence as Pyongyang continues to show little interest in negotiating with anybody but the U.S.On July 17, the South Korean defense

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The honeymoon is over for the US and China

    WASHINGTON Despite recent shows of cooperation, Washington and Beijing seem once again to be drifting apart after failing to achieve much of substance on either trade or North Korea at a recent bilateral meeting.At the beginning of the meeting, held

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • John Merrill: End war games in South Korea to resolve nuclear impasse

    The Chinese and Russian proposal for a freeze on large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises in return for a freeze on further North Korean nuclear and missile tests just might work -- if only Washington would give it a chance, rather than dism

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • North Korea missile test imminent say Washington, Seoul

    SEOUL -- The U.S. and South Korea are watching Pyongyang closely amid signs that North Korea may launch another ballistic missile as early as Thursday local time.A July 27 launch would coincide with the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended t

    July 27, 2017 03:49 am JST
  • North Korea may cross ICBM threshold next year: US report

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- U.S. officials have warned that North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.The new confidential assessment by the P

    July 26, 2017 12:17 pm JST