(Created on 03/02/2017)


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  • More North Koreans Become Scientists as Nuclear Push Continues - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 May 2017
    "Careers in science are becoming increasingly popular in North Korea as the government expands its nuclear and missile programs.
    In the past, North Koreans who worked as a scientist or engineer were paid very little. Such work was not highly valued by the government."

  • North Korea Launches Powerful New Rocket - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 May 2017
    "Observers say the rocket flew higher and longer than any other missile tested by North Korea."




  • North Korean ballistic missile fired into the Sea of Japan - 5 April 2017
    "North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan...
    The launch comes on the eve of a visit by China's President Xi Jinping to the US to meet President Donald Trump."



  • North Korea says ballistic missile test was a 'success' - 13 February 2017
    "North Korea says it "successfully" test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a launch supervised by leader Kim Jong-un...
    The US, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the incident.
    China said it opposed North Korean missile tests and Russia said it was concerned, calling on all parties to prevent any escalation in tensions."


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  • North Korea conducts ballistic missile test - 12 February 2017
    "North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president.
    "Mr Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%"...
    In January, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that his military was close to testing long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland and carrying nuclear warheads.
    Mr Trump derided the claim in a tweet, saying: "It won't happen"."