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South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Wednesday, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the...

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles : South’s military

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South's military, as China's foreign minister visited Seoul...

North Korea test-fires new ‘long-range cruise missile’ : KCNA

North Korea test-fired a new "long-range cruise missile" over the weekend, state media reported Monday, with the United States saying the nuclear-armed...

Machines not missiles on show at North Korea anniversary parade

North Korea put tractor-towed artillery, fire engines and health personnel in orange hazmat suits on show at a parade in Pyongyang early Thursday,...

NKorea appears to have held late-night military parade : Yonhap

North Korea appears to have staged a military parade in Pyongyang in the early hours of Thursday, the South's Yonhap news agency reported, citing...

South Korea successfully launches homegrown SLBM : report

South Korea has test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile, a report said Tuesday, as it seeks to build up its forces to defend...

Japan defence ministry seeks $50 billion budget

Japan's defence ministry on Tuesday unveiled a $50 billion budget request as the country keeps military spending at record levels in the face...

North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor : UN agency

Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor in a "deeply troubling" development, the UN...

Pyongyang warns of ‘serious security crisis’ over US-Seoul drills

Seoul will face a "serious security crisis" for going ahead with its joint military drills with the United States, a senior Pyongyang official...

Kim Jong Un’s sister condemns ‘perfidious’ Seoul over US drills

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Seoul authorities "perfidious" Tuesday over the South's joint military exercises...

Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw

North and South Korea signalled a surprise thaw in relations on Tuesday, announcing the restoration of cross-border communications that were...

Two Koreas agree to restore severed communications

North and South Korea said Tuesday they had restored cross-border communications, more than a year after Pyongyang severed all official hotlines...

Leaders of China and North Korea vow to strengthen ties : KCNA

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have vowed to bring their relations to a "new stage" as the two countries mark...

North Korea facing ‘harsh lean period’ : UN food body

North Korea is facing a food shortage of around 860,000 tonnes this year, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation forecast, warning the country...

Top North Korean officials sacked after ‘crucial’ Covid-19 incident

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un replaced several senior officials after a "crucial" coronavirus incident, state media reported Wednesday, potentially...

North Korean leader Kim ’emaciated’, citizens heartbroken : state TV

North Korean state television has aired a citizen's comment about Kim Jong Un's "emaciated" condition, a highly unusual broadcast in a country...

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