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N. Korea ‘will not rule out’ a new nuclear test–report

A man watches a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat. AP

North Korea said Sunday it “will not rule out” a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US flies B-52 bombers over S. Korea

Pentagon press secretary George Little  AFP

The United States said it was flying training missions of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in a clear signal to North Korea at a time of escalating military tensions.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea, US begin drills as N. Korea threatens war

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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 9, 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrives to participate in the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve, between South Korea and the United States,  as South Korean navy sailors wave South Korean and U.S. national flags at a naval port in Donghae, South Korea.  AP

South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korean threats to respond by voiding the armistice that ended the Korean War and launching a nuclear attack on the U.S.

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

Diplomats: US, China agree on NKorea sanctions

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An employee of the Indonesian Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency (BMKG) operate screens that show seismic activity after a North Korean nuclear test (at 2:57:50 UTC),  in Jakarta on February 12, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

UN diplomats say the United States and China have reached agreement on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Senate OKs bill condemning North Korea nuke test

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This file photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows two North Korean soldiers standing guard in front of the Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Senate has approved a bill condemning North Korea for its nuclear test and pressing for tougher action against Pyongyang.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea honours nuclear scientists

This file photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows two North Korean soldiers standing guard in front of the Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center. AFP FILE PHOTO

North Korea has awarded state medals and other honours to thousands of scientists and workers behind its recent nuclear test, state media said.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mass rally in Pyongyang celebrates nuclear test

North Korean army officers and soldiers attend a rally at Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in celebration of the country's recent nuclear test. The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's decision to conduct a third underground nuclear test earlier in the week in defiance of resolutions banning nuclear and missile activity. AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin

More than 100,000 troops and civilians staged a mass rally in Pyongyang to celebrate North Korea’s nuclear test and praise the “matchless” bravery of leader Kim Jong-Un, state media said Friday.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NKorean nuclear test may be intelligence windfall

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un   AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea’s latest underground test shows it is making big strides toward becoming a true nuclear power. But the test may also reveal key clues the secretive nation might have hoped to hide about how close, or how far away, it is from fielding a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States or its allies.

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

Kerry: Response to NKorea will send Iran a message

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A North Korean military guard post, right bottom, in North Korea's Kaepoong is viewed from the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. North Korea's neighbors bolstered their military preparations and mobilized scientists Wednesday to determine whether Pyongyang's third nuclear test, conducted in defiance of U.N. warnings, was as successful as the North claimed. AP/Lee Jin-man

The world must show its resolve in the face of North Korea’s nuclear provocations or risk emboldening Iran, which is under scrutiny over its uranium enrichment program, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

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

TIMELINE: North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons

In this file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a banquet for rocket scientists in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video, File)

North Korea conducted its third nuclear test Tuesday, the latest step in a years-long effort to develop nuclear weapons. Experts believe the country remains far from having a nuclear-armed missile that could threaten the United States, which would require an accurate long-range rocket and a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on it. Here is a look at North Korea’s progress so far:

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea nuke test could test China’s patience

In this Feb. 7, 2013 photo, a picture of Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, right, and North Korea's late leader Kim Il Sung is displayed on the Hekou Bridge, which once linked China and North Korea before it was bombed in the 1950's during the Korean War, in Hekou, China. China’s patience with North Korea is wearing thin, and a widely-expected nuclear weapons test by the latter could bring that frustration to a head. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday could push China to take a tougher stance against its longtime ally.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea nuke test could test China’s patience

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A Chinese flag is hoisted near the Hekou Bridge, right, linking China and North Korea, which was bombed in the 1950's during the Korean War, in Hekou, China on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. AP/Eugene Hoshiko

North Korea’s apparent nuclear test Tuesday could bring China’s growing frustration with Pyongyang to a head.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea believes North Korea conducted third atomic test

Visitors watch South Korean army soldiers on patrol along the barbed-wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Without confirmation of when North Korea might carry out its vow to conduct its third nuclear test, the building suspense has prompted outsiders to look at dates Pyongyang has chosen for past atomic tests and rocket and missile launches. AP/Ahn Young-joon

South Korea said it suspects a nuclear test caused an earthquake Tuesday in North Korea just north of a site where the country conducted two previous atomic tests. North Korea has yet to confirm whether the tremor resulted from a widely anticipated third nuclear test, though an analyst in Seoul said a nuclear detonation was a “high possibility.”

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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