Home / North Korea

North Korea

North Korea says U.S.-South Korea air drills pushing peninsula to brink of nuclear war – National

SEOUL, Dec 4 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States launched their largest-ever joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons programme that has raised global tensions. The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, …

Read More »

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘Little Rocket Man’ as North Korea shows off massive ballistic missile – National

U.S. President Donald Trump hurled more insults at North Korean President Kim Jong Un on Thursday, referring to him again as “Little Rocket Man,” the same day the reclusive country released images of a massive intercontinental ballistic missile. Trump took to social media to dismiss China’s attempt to cool the …

Read More »

North Korea says newly-tested ICBM is capable of reaching entire U.S. mainland – National

After 2 1/2 months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range. The North said in a special televised announcement hours after …

Read More »

North Korea building nukes ‘faster than expected,’ may announce completion within a year, South says – National

North Korea is building its nuclear weapons program at a “faster-than-expected pace” and may announce its completion within the next year, according to South Korea’s unification minister. Speaking at a news conference in Seoul on Tuesday, Cho Myoung-gyon warned of the faster production a day after Japan had suggested the …

Read More »

Japan coast guard discovers body suspected to be from North Korea – National

TOKYO – Japan‘s Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan‘s outlying islands on Saturday, an official said. The Coast Guard made the discovery around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday on Sado …

Read More »

Japanese Prime Minister calls North Korea the most serious security concern since WW2 – National

By Staff The Associated Press Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since the Second World War and has pledged to bolster defence measures. White House says Trump ‘welcomes’ news of Chinese envoy to North Korea …

Read More »

Japan weighs plans to deal with North Korean evacuees in case of crisis – National

TOKYO, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Japan is studying plans to cope with an influx of perhaps tens of thousands of North Korean evacuees if a military or other crisis breaks out on the peninsula, including ways to weed out spies and terrorists, a domestic newspaper said. The Japan Coast Guard …

Read More »

Donald Trump warns North Korea: ‘Do not try us’ – National

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Wednesday “do not underestimate us and do not try us” as he vowed that the United States would defend itself and its allies against Pyongyang’s nuclear threat. Trump issued a stern message to North Korea that Washington “will not be intimidated” as …

Read More »

More activity detected at North Korea’s nuclear test site, watchdog says – National

Satellite images suggest “significant” activity at North Korea’s mountainous nuclear test site, in an area where little movement has been observed in several months, according to a U.S.-based watchdog. In its latest analysis of satellite imagery from Sept. 8 to Nov. 1, 38 North reported Monday “significant movement of equipment, …

Read More »

Meet Ellie Cha, the North Korean defector working on Parliament Hill – National

Ellie Cha was 19 and just starting university when she left North Korea. Her father, once a respected vice-president in a North Korean mining company, had just lost his job. An aunt had fled to China and the family was now regarded as potentially disloyal to the Kim regime. Her …

Read More »