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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
North Korea announces 'successful' fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea announced Friday that it had successfully completed a test of a nuclear warhead.
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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.
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Latest North Korea nuclear test sparks condemnation
U.N. security council was convening over the North's fifth nuclear test since 2006.        
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China slams North Korea's nuclear test but unlikely to do much
China criticised North Korea's nuclear test on Friday but Beijing is unlikely to follow up with strong action because its influence is limited and it believes the United States and South Korea share responsibility for growing tensions in the region.
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Can NK missiles dodge US defense system?
North Korea may be seeking to outpace its southern neighbor by testing multiple missiles as Seoul prepares to deploy a controversial US missile defense system.
253 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Nuclear weapon Korean language Korean War Kim Jong-il Pyongyang
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
‘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
North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang calls U.S. hostility.
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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 ...
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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
Seoul thinks seismic activity was North Korea’s 5th nuclear test
Earlier Friday, monitors reported an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication of a nuclear test.
71 points by Chicago Sun-Times | North Korea Korean War World War II South Korea Korean language Cold War Kim Il-sung Nuclear weapon
Opinion: Don't blink over North Korea
North Korea continues to improve its missile and nuclear capabilities.
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Earthquake reported near North Korea nuclear test site
South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic...
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Monitors report unusual seismic activity in North Korea
South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. SEOUL, South Korea  -- South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic waves" measuring 5.0 were detected near the Punggye-ri test site, and officials were analyzing whether it was a nuclear test. European and U.S. monitoring services also detected similar seismic activity, with the U.S. Geological Survey calling it an "explosion" on its website. North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test earlier this year, part of its push for a nuclear-armed missile that could one day reach the U.S. mainland. A second nuclear test this year would be a defiant response to Western pressure on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear ambitions. The country has previously conducted tests every three to four years. Any test will lead to a strong push for new, tougher sanctions at the United Nations and further worsen already abysmal relations between Pyongyang and its neighbors. North Korean nuclear tests worry outside governments because they are seen as moving North Korea's scientists and engineers that much closer to their goal of an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States. North Korea is thought to have a handful of rudimentary nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to perfect a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs. After several failures, it put its first satellite into space with a long-range rocket launched in December 2012, and has since launched another such successful launch. Experts say that ballistic missiles and rockets in satellite launches share similar bodies, engines and other technology. The U.N. calls the North's long-range rocket launches banned tests of ballistic missile technology. Some analysts say the North hasn't likely achieved the technology needed to manufacture a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could fit on a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. But there is a growing debate on just how far the North has advanced in its secretive nuclear and missile programs.
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Korean War World War II North Korea Korean language Cold War South Korea Missile Nuclear weapon
Earthquake Hits Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit close to North Korea’s nuclear test site early Friday, a U.S. monitoring service said, possibly indicating North Korea has conducted a fifth nuclear test.
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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.
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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 suspected of developing sophisticated chemical weapons
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea is suspected of stockpiling deadly chemical weapons.
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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
South Korea think tank proposes acquiring nuclear-powered submarines
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A South Korean think tank is proposing Seoul retain nuclear-powered submarines in response to North Korea's sub-launched ballistic missile provocations.
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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 ready to conduct nuke test - US
Specific intelligence indicators now show that North Korea is ready for its sixth underground nuclear test at any time, two US officials told CNN on Friday.
-1 points by CNN | Korean language Korean War United States Russia World War II South Korea North Korea Pyongyang
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.
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South Korea accuses North Korea of Kim Jong Nam assassination
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- South Korea's government alleged the North Korean regime is involved in the poisoning death of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam.
1 points by UPI | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Kim Jong-un Korean People's Army Kim Yong-nam
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
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China Halts Import of North Korean Coal
Beijing said the ban, which follows North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, would remain through the end of this year.
8 points by The Wall Street Journal | North Korea South Korea Pyongyang Kim Il-sung Ministry of Truth Korean language Human rights Korean War
More North Korean Suspects Sought Over Kim Jong Nam Killing
Malaysia police said that four North Korean suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s older half brother left the country on the day of the incident.
175 points by The Wall Street Journal | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea English-language films Korean language Kim Jong-un Korean People's Army
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
Police name four more suspects linked to Kim Jong Nam’s death
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader’s brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia’s deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at a news conference on Sunday....
23 points by New York Post | Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Kuala Lumpur South Korea North Korea Korean language Malaysia Korean People's Army
Fourth suspect arrested over Kim Jong-nam's death
North Korean man arrested in Malaysia following death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother.
3 points by Al Jazeera English | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Kuala Lumpur Korean language Korean War Pyongyang
Autopsy on half brother of North Korean leader inconclusive as 4th person arrested
Malaysia performed a second autopsy on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader because the first procedure was inconclusive, piling on the intrigue surrounding what appeared to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, an official said Saturday. Police arrested...
2 points by Chicago Tribune | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Korean language Pyongyang
Rex Tillerson reaffirms defense pledge, condemns North Korea rights violations
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson pledged U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan and South Korea.
2 points by UPI | North Korea South Korea Korean War Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Kim Jong-il Diplomacy
Malaysia says needs kin's DNA before releasing Kim Jong Nam's body
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police said on Friday it will not release the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until it receives DNA samples from his next-of-kin.
28 points by Reuters | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Korean People's Army Korean language
Malaysia arrests 3 after N. Korean dictator’s brother is killed
The widespread assumption is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a hit squad to kill his estranged half-brother.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Korean language Hangul
North Korea marks 75th birthday of fmr leader Kim Jong-II (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
North Koreans are taking part in events to mark what would have been the 75th birthday of former leader Kim Jong-il. Thousands of people gathered in the capital Pyongyang to pay respects at his statue and attend an exhibition in his honor. Read Full Article at RT.com
18 points by Russia Today | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Kim Jong-un Pyongyang Kim Yong-nam
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
Malaysia arrests third suspect in death of North Korean leader's half brother
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities on Thursday announced the second and third arrests in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed tales of spectacular intrigue: a pair of women assailants, a broad-daylight killing and a dictator-sibling out for blood.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Korean language Hangul
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