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North Korea hails test of ‘breakthrough’ guided missile

People watch a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 26, 2014. North Korea fired three short-range projectiles Thursday into the waters off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said. The move was most likely a routine test-firing, but the official said it could also be meant to stoke tensions with Seoul. The writing on the screen reads "The missiles were launched to alert and express its internal solidarity." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a “devastating” retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia gave prior notice of missile test – US official

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Russia informed the United States in advance that it would carry out a launch Tuesday of an intercontinental ballistic missile, US officials said, downplaying the test amid tensions with Moscow.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US stresses limits of NKorea’s nuclear firepower

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

On the brink of an expected North Korean missile test, U.S. officials focused on the limits of Pyongyang’s nuclear firepower Friday, trying to shift attention from the disclosure that the Koreans might be able to launch a nuclear strike. They insisted that while the unpredictable government might have rudimentary nuclear capabilities, it has not proven it has a weapon that could reach the United States.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

No panic in NKorea despite talk of missile test

South Korean soldiers guard at Unification Bridge near the border village of Panmunjom, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 11, 2013. As the world braced for a provocative missile launch by North Korea, with newscasts worldwide playing up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the center of the storm was strangely calm. AP

As neighboring nations kept a close eye on missile movements in North Korea, people in the country’s capital began celebrating a series of April holidays, including the anniversary Thursday of their leader’s appointment as head of the ruling Worker’s Party.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

SKorea ups alert ahead of North missile launch

In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, an unidentified U.S. Marine from 3-Marine Expeditionary Force 1st Battalion from Kaneho Bay, Hawaii, aims his gun during a joint military winter exercise with their South Korean counterparts in Pyeongchang, east of Seoul, South Korea. As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, one thing remains certain: All sides have good reason to avoid an all-out war. The last one, six decades ago, killed an estimated 4 million people. AP FILE PHOTO/Lee Jin-man

South Korea raised its military watch alert to “vital threat” Wednesday ahead of an expected North Korean missile launch, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned the Korean peninsula may be slipping out of control.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »