(Created on 03/02/2017)




  • Latest North Korean Missile Launch Adds to Pressure on China - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 July 2017
    "North Korea’s most recent missile test of a long-range missile landed in Japan’s special economic zone.
    Leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea plan to discuss the latest test when they all meet at the G-20 meeting in Germany."

  • North Korea hails 'ICBM test' success - Article + Pictures + Video - 4 July 2017
    "North Korea says it has successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM)."

    + Video: North Korean state TV announces "successful" missile test

  • Trump, Moon Show Unity Against North Korea - Text + Audio - 30 June 2017
    "President Donald Trump says the United States can no longer be patient with North Korea.
    Trump spoke after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House Friday.
    Their talks lasted 30 minute longer than officials planned."




  • American Prisoner Released by North Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
    "U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea has released an American college student from prison.
    Otto Warmbier had been sentenced to a 15-year term on charges of attempted theft.
    The North Korean government said Warmbier had tried to steal a propaganda sign in January 2016."


  • North Korea launches missile salvo at area where US aircraft carrier fleet had sailed - 8 June 2017
    "Missiles land in part of Sea of Japan where USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan had been conducting manoeuvres this week."



  • US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System - Text + Audio + Video - 31 May 2017
    "The U.S. Defense Department said it successfully tested a system to stop intercontinental ballistic missiles.
    The system destroyed an ICBM launched from an island in the Pacific Ocean."

    ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile


  • North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters - 28 May 2017
    "Japan’s government strongly protests to Pyongyang and condemns launch but says there were no reports of damage.
    North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said, as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland. "

  • 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"."