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Obama calls North Korea's latest nuclear test a 'grave threat' to international stability
President Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the rogue state.  North Korea’s fifth test, which South Korean officials called its most...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | South Korea North Korea Korean language Kim Il-sung World War II People's Republic of China Korea Pyongyang
When Donald Trump flirted with a 2000 campaign, he proposed bombing North Korea
This year, Trump's backed away from the idea.
92 points by The Washington Post | North Korea and weapons of mass destruction Nuclear weapon Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty North Korea South Korea World War II Nuclear proliferation Korea
US warns of serious consequences after N Korean N-tests
US President Barack Obama today warned North Korea of "serious consequences" as he consulted leaders of South Korea and Japan after Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test - believed to be its most powerful ever.
178 points by | South Korea North Korea Korea Korean Peninsula Korean War Pyongyang President of the United States Korean language
Is China totally impotent on N. Korea?
North Korea's latest nuclear test will pile the pressure on China -- the country's economic benefactor and only real ally -- to rein in Kim Jong Un's regime.
248 points by CNN | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea People's Republic of China Pyongyang Korean War Korea
North Korea fires off another nuclear test
Seismic activity on the Korean peninsula Friday was likely caused by North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, according to South Korean officials.
40 points by Daily News | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
North Korea conducts 5th nuclear test
North Korea conducted a test of a nuclear weapon, its fifth since 2006.       
4410 points by USA Today | South Korea North Korea Nuclear weapon Missile Cold War World War II Korean Peninsula Korea
North Korea nuclear test: World leaders react
South Korean president says North Korea shows "maniacal recklessness" as world powers unite in condemnation.
62 points by Al Jazeera English | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty South Korea North Korea Korean War United Nations Korea Kim Jong-il Korean Peninsula
‘No one benefits from war on Korean peninsula’: World reacts to N. Korea’s latest nuke test
Countries across the world have responded to North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, which Pyongyang confirmed earlier on Friday. China has urged restraint, while Washington has warned of “serious consequences.” Read Full Article at RT.com
1065 points by Russia Today | North Korea South Korea World War II Korea Korean War Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Korean language Kim Jong-il
How far can their missiles reach?
U.S. officials say North Korea has been developing its mobile ballistic missile arsenal. Some of these missiles could reach as far as the U.S. capital.
56 points by CNN | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea World War II Korean War Kim Il-sung Korean language Korea
'Fanatic recklessness': South Korea blasts Kim over reported nuke test
North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear weapons test early Friday, the Yonhap News Agency reported.         
5740 points by Arizona Republic | South Korea North Korea Korean Peninsula Korea World War II Korean War Sea of Japan Korean language
The Latest: N. Korea says no radioactive leak after test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test (all times local): 2 p.m. North Korea's state TV says Friday's nuclear test "examined and confirmed" specific features of a nuclear warhead designed to be mounted on ballistic missiles. It says there was no radioactive leakage or adverse ...
4 points by The Washington Times | South Korea North Korea Kim Jong-il Korea Kim Il-sung World War II Korean Peninsula Earthquake
The Latest: US assessing North Korea's likely nuclear test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, Ned Price, says Washington is aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site. He ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Korea Korean War Korea North Korea Korean Peninsula Korean language World War II Hangul
Quake detected in North Korea is likely a nuclear test
Shawn PriceSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Experts believe North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake detected near the country's test site.
43 points by UPI | South Korea United Press International Korea Korean War International News Service North Korea News World Communications William Randolph Hearst
US to fly 'radiation sniffer' jet off Korean Peninsula
The US Air Force is expected to start flying its "radiation sniffer" jet off the Korean Peninsula in the coming hours to take air samples to see if it can determine a nuclear event occurred in North Korea on Friday morning.
592 points by CNN | United States Air Force Korea Korean War Korean Peninsula World War II South Korea Korean language North Korea
Opinion: Don't blink over North Korea
North Korea continues to improve its missile and nuclear capabilities.
154 points by CNN | World War II North Korea Korean War South Korea Russia Korea Korean language Nuclear weapon
Tremor Points to a Nuclear Test in North Korea
South Korean officials said that they had detected an “artificial” tremor emanating from North Korea on Friday morning.
3334 points by The New York Times | South Korea Korean War World War II Cold War Korean language United States Nuclear weapon Korea
N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles Monday
North Korea fired three ballistic missiles Monday morning, according to South Korea's military.
4473 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Korean War Korean language Kim Il-sung East Asia Korea
Is this the world's biggest boy band?
"Bang, Bang, Bang" is the song title.
4989 points by CNN | South Korea Big Bang Korean Demilitarized Zone Korean language North Korea Big Bang Korea Koreans
Artificial seismic activity reported in North Korea

16573 points by CNN | East Asia Russia Divided regions Seismology North Korea Korea
Earthquake reported near North Korea nuclear site
SEOUL, South Korea — A European monitoring agency is reporting a 5.0 magnitude quake near North Korea’s northeastern nuclear test site. There was no immediate confirmation of a nuclear test, which such seismic activity has previously indicated. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday it could not immediately confirm the cause, and the country’s weather agency...
626 points by New York Post | South Korea Korea Korean language Korean War Seismology Japan World War II United States
North Korea 'artificial earthquake' could signal nuclear test
An "artificial earthquake" was detected in North Korea early Friday, according to South Korea's largest news service. Yonhap News Agency reported that the earthquake was of a 5-magnitude. North Korea is not on any of the major earthquake fault lines, which suggests that North Korea may have conducted another nuclear ...
85 points by The Washington Times | South Korea Earthquake North Korea Korean War World War II Korea Korean Peninsula News agency
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles
South Korea says medium-range Rodong-class missiles flew about 1,000km before landing in the waters of the Sea of Japan.
2826 points by Al Jazeera English | South Korea Ballistic missile North Korea Korea World War II Korean War Korean Peninsula Pyongyang
U.S., Japan, South Korea to share intelligence on North Korea missiles
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The United States, South Korea and Japan have started a new initiative to share military intelligence on North Korea ballistic missiles.
42 points by UPI | North Korea Korean War South Korea Korean language Korea United States United Press International Kim Il-sung
N Korea rejects UN censure of missile test
North Korea on Thursday strongly criticised the UN Security Council's condemnation of its latest ballistic missiles test.
1 points by | North Korea North Hwanghae Ballistic missile Korea South Hwanghae Korean War Hwanghae Ballistics
North Korean nuclear envoy visits China: Yonhap
SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior diplomat from North Korea involved in stalled international talks to end its nuclear program has visited China, a South Korea news agency said on Wednesday, as China endorsed a fresh rebuke of the North by the United Nations.
17 points by Reuters | South Korea North Korea Korea People's Republic of China United States Korean War Korean language Korean Peninsula
U.S. Issues Sanctions for Aid to Iran, North Korea, Syria
The U.S. sanctioned 30 individuals and entities from 10 countries, many of them Chinese and Russian, for transferring sensitive missile technology to Iran and flouting export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said Friday.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Russia Korean language Korea World War II North Korea Republic Ballistic missile
North Korea seeks foreign investment to start casino cruise
Unabashed by international sanctions, cash-strapped North Korea is calling for foreign businesses to invest in an international cruise ship in a bid to boost tourism. Read Full Article at RT.com
33 points by Russia Today | North Korea South Korea Tourism Korea Japan East Asia Korean Peninsula Sea of Japan
U.N.: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea
More than 10 million people — or about 41% of the North Korean population — are undernourished, the report said.       
-1 points by USA Today | North Korea South Korea Korea Humanitarian aid Korean language Korean War Pyongyang Korean Peninsula
North Korea ‘destroys US targets’ in Hollywood-style ‘propaganda’ video
North Korea has taken on Hollywood, depicting themselves as heroes rather than villains in a video where they they blow-up US military targets. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-il Korean language Korean War Korea World War II
Chinese Soccer Team Upsets South Korean Rivals
China’s national soccer team scored a slim upset victory over South Korea, keeping its hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup alive and averting threats of fan unrest amid a continuing feud between Beijing and Seoul.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | Seoul South Korea North Korea Korea East Asia Korean War Korean language Koreans in China
Malaysia hunts for North Korea murder suspects
Authorities say Interpol aiding search for North Koreans who flew out of Malaysia on same day Kim Jong-nam was killed.
7 points by Al Jazeera English | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Korea
US urges China to keep pressure on N. Korea, as Beijing stops coal imports from Pyongyang
The US has called on Beijing to keep the pressure on North Korea, as Chinese authorities announced they were suspending all coal deliveries from Pyongyang. Read Full Article at RT.com
612 points by Russia Today | North Korea South Korea People's Republic of China Korea Korean War Pyongyang Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Russia
Seoul blames N. Korea for Kim Jong-nam's death, Malaysia hunts 4 N. Korean suspects
Seoul accuses Pyongyang of being behind the death of Kim Jong-nam, leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother. Malaysian detectives say that four North Koreans, suspected of killing Nam with fast-acting poison at Kuala Lumpur Airport, have fled the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 points by Russia Today | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Korea
4 North Koreans sought in death of Kim Jong Un's brother
Malaysian police are looking for four more North Korean suspects in connection with the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
7 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Korea Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Kim Jong-il
China cuts off North Korea import amid growing tension
China says it'll halt all coal imports from North Korea from Sunday for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week.
24 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung People's Republic of China Korea Korean War Kim Jong-il Korean language
Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts: monitors, medic
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.
63 points by Reuters | Reuters South Korea Seoul Korea North Korea Thomson Reuters News agency Korean War
China says understands South Korean need for security, still opposes missiles
BEIJING (Reuters) - China understands South Korea's need to protect its security but Seoul still needs to respect Beijing's concerns about the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart.
749 points by Reuters | North Korea Korean War United States South Korea Republic of China Korea World War II Seoul
U.S. pushes Beijing to keep up pressure on North Korea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington urged Beijing to keep pressure on North Korea to return to talks aimed at preventing Pyongyang from making further advances in its weapons program in violation of U.N. resolutions.
39 points by Reuters | North Korea South Korea Korean War United Nations Pyongyang Korea Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty United Nations Security Council
China to suspend coal imports from North Korea
Country loses crucial source of foreign exchange following latest missile test as China implements UN sanctions.
3288 points by Al Jazeera English | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty North Korea South Korea People's Republic of China Korean War Korea Russia Kim Jong-il
First North Korea passport holder arrested in Kim Jong Nam assassination
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 17 (UPI) -- A suspect bearing a North Korean passport was arrested for the first time in connection to the assassination of Kim Jong Un's older half-brother.
1 points by UPI | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung United Press International News agency Korea Korean War
Tillerson Urges China to Confront North Korea
Meeting with China’s foreign minister on the sidelines of a G-20 meeting in Bonn, the new U.S. secretary of State says Beijing should ‘use all available tools’ to pressure Pyongyang following its latest missile test.
114 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States United States Department of State People's Republic of China North Korea Korea President of the United States Donald Trump Foreign minister
South Korea agency deleted 17,000 comments to combat 'fake news'
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Concern about fake news and the uncontrollable growth of online rumors is going global.
1 points by UPI | Ban Ki-moon South Korea United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations United Press International Korean War Seoul National University Korea
Will the head of Samsung be arrested in South Korea?
The billionaire heir to Samsung, South Korea's most successful and best known conglomerate, made his second attempt Thursday to block efforts by prosecutors to arrest him on bribery and other charges in connection with a corruption scandal that has engulfed the country's president. A court hearing...
2 points by Chicago Tribune | South Korea Daegu Samsung Electronics Korea Lee Kun-hee President Samsung Group Chaebol
North Korea and its long history of using female spies
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to North Korea in a tiny submarine.North Korea has a long history of dispatching female spies on some of its most dangerous and deadly assignments. So the arrests of two women in connection with the apparent killing this week of an exiled member of North Korea's ruling family has helped fuel suspicions that the North was involved in the mysterious death.
-2 points by Boston Herald | South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Kim Jong-il Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Kim Jong-nam assassination: Two women, one man arrested in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two women and a man have been arrested in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday. Investigators are ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Kim Jong-il South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Mystery grows around death of North Korea leader’s half-brother
What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant “it’s-gotta-be-Pyongyang” reaction from Seoul’s spy agency, not much.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death
SEOUL, South Korea — What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant "it's-gotta-be-Pyongyang" reaction from Seoul's spy agency, not much.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Korea
U.S. wine exports set record; top 10 list released
Where does American wine go? The Wine Institute's California Wine Export Program breaks it down by nation. CLEVELAND, Ohio - U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in winery revenue in 2016, according to the Wine Institute's California Wine Export Program. Revenues were up 1 percent from a year prior. Volume amounted to 45.9 million cases - the lowest since 2012, when the amount was 45 million. Ninety percent of the American vino being shipped out of country is from California. Top 10 export markets for U.S. wines: 1. European Union's 28-member countries, $685 million. 2. Canada, $431 million. 3. Hong Kong, $99 million. 4. Japan, $87 million. 5. China, $82 million. 6. Mexico, $24 million. 7. South Korea, $23 million. 8. Switzerland, $19 million. 9. Singapore, $14 million. 10. Philippines, $13 million. The Wine Export Program encompasses more than 170 wineries that export to 138 countries. The countries in the top 10 are very comparable to a year ago. The only difference is last year's No. 6, Nigeria, dropped out, and the Philippines crept into the top 10. Among the top 10 nations, only China and the Philippines showed increases in value and volume from 2015 to 2016. The revenue figures do not correlate to volume. In 2015, volume of wine in gallons exported amounted to 121.8 million. In 2016, it was 109 million. Here's last year's list
21 points by The Plain Dealer | United States South Korea Wine Cuba History of wine International trade Korea Philippines
Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-nam
Police say suspect was carrying Vietnamese travel document and was alone at the time of arrest.
4006 points by Al Jazeera English | North Korea South Korea Korean language Korean War Kim Il-sung Korea Kim Jong-il Pyongyang
In China, Intrigue Swirls Around North Korean's Killing
Speculation churns in a country said to have sheltered Kim Jong Un’s older half brother before his mysterious demise.
152 points by The Wall Street Journal | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea People's Republic of China Kim Il-sung Kuala Lumpur East Asia Korea