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S. Korea tests missile bringing entire North in range

A South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014. South Korea said North Korea has announced plans to conduct live-fire drills near the rivals' disputed western sea boundary. The planned drills Monday come after an increase in threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang and a series of rocket and ballistic missile launches in an apparent protest against the annual military exercises by Seoul and Washington. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea test-fires 30 short-range missiles into sea – Yonhap

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North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea test fires short-range missiles – Yonhap

Army soldiers pass by a barbed-wire fence during a military exercise in Paju near the border with North Korea,  South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP

North Korea test fired two short-range missiles on Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, the second in series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan set to buy $240B worth of hi-tech weapons

Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force rappell down from a UH-60JA helicopter during the annual live-fire drill at the Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo on Aug. 21, 2013. Japan’s new defense plan, approved on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013, calls for the purchase of stealth fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military hardware that would beef up defense of far-flung islands amid a simmering territorial row with China.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Japan announced on Tuesday that it would buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military hardware that would beef up defense of far-flung islands amid a simmering territorial row with China.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

Sigrid Kaag. AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the United Nations on Sunday named Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog tasked with eliminating Syria’s arsenal, diplomats said.

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

Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  AP File Photo

About 100 international experts will have to spend up to a year in Syria destroying its chemical weapons in a mission of unprecedented danger, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council passes first resolution on small arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks towards a dais to speak with media members after a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The UN Security Council passed its first resolution Thursday on restricting the trade in illicit small arms, but Russia refused to back the measure.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t seeks probe into MNLF ammunition supply

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said authorities were investigating how members of the Moro National Liberation Front continue to have ammunition as the fight with government troops entered its second week.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A gun glossary: What’s an assault weapon, anyway?

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Will Michael of Homer, La., examines a Bushmaster M4 A3 Carbine 300 AAC Blackout rifle at the Bushmaster exhibit during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. Michael, whose family owns a sporting goods store, said while his gun sales focus primarily on bolt action hunting rifles, he and his clients have taken an interest in assault rifles over the last five years because of an expanding wild hog problem in his region. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. AP/Julie Jacobson

Even Americans who have never touched a gun are probably familiar with the looks and names of a few — the military M16, the action-movie’s Uzi, the historic Colt .45. The terms thrown around in the national debate over gun control can be harder to fathom.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N.Korea missile went over Okinawa—Japan govt

This Monday Dec. 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP FILE PHOTO

The Japanese government said Wednesday North Korea’s missile passed over its southern island chain of Okinawa around 12 minutes after take-off.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NKorea extending rocket launch period to Dec. 29

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This Dec. 4, 2012 satellite image taken by GeoEye and annotated and distributed by North Korea Tech and 38 North shows snow covering the Sohae launching station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, including the path where trailers would be used to move the rocket stages from the assembly building to the launch pad in preparation for a Dec. 10-22 launch. New satellite images show that heavy snowfall may have slowed North Korean rocket launch preparations but that Pyongyang could still be ready for liftoff starting Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. This image was shared with the AP by the 38 North and North Korea Tech websites, which collaborate on analysis of the satellite imagery. AP Photo/GeoEye via North Korea Tech and 38 North. MANDATORY CREDIT

North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea considers delaying rocket launch

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North Korea may postpone the controversial launch of a long-range rocket that had been slated for liftoff as early as Monday, North Korean state media said Sunday.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea gears up to launch long-range rocket

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This Monday Nov. 26, 2012 file satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe and annotated by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North, File

North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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