PYONGYANG - North Korea continued to fire short range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, officials here said, despite warnings from the US and South Korea against increasing tensions. The North has conducted six such firings since Saturday, in what are believed to be tests of short-range guided missiles or rockets from multiple launchers, officials ...
The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is still serious after North Korea's recent missile launch and its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons, South Korea has said. "We continue to face a grave situation due to a series of provocations and nuclear threats by North Korea," said South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at an annual conference of chiefs of overseas diplomatic missions in ...
Beijing, May 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired another short-range missile between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time after launching a missile on Monday morning, Yonhap News Agency reported. "North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 a.m. and a second one between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. The second missile is the same type as the ...
North Korea Monday fired two more short-range missiles, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the regime to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme. "North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 noon and a second one between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. The second missile is the same type as the KN-02 short-range missile launched on Monday ...
Beijing, May 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Monday that the country' s missiles launch is only part of normal military training for self-defense, the official news agency KCNA reported. The army military training, as a powerful deterrent to cope with the U.S. and the South Korea' s machinations of starting a nuclear war, "is the legitimate right of a ...
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The official Xinhua news agency reported the development Tuesday, quoting a Chinese consular official in Pyongyang who spoke with the owner of the fishing boat. The official said the men were safe and on their way home, but he gave no other details. The owner of the boat says North Korea was demanding nearly $100,000 for the return of the boat and crew, which were taken May 6 in the waters ...
BEIJING, May 21 (RIA Novosti) - A Chinese fishing vessel seized by a group of North Koreans in Chinese waters about two weeks ago was released on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency said. Xinhua quoted the ship’s owner as saying that the fishermen aboard the boat were "all safe on their way back." The boat, Liaoning Generic Fishing No. 25222, and its crew are from the ...
Beijing: North Korea has released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat, Chinese state-run media said Tuesday, after reports that armed assailants had taken the sailors hostage and demanded a ransom."All the fishermen with the boat are safe on their way back," China's Xinhua news agency said, citing a Chinese embassy official in Pyongyang it said had heard the news from the ...
WASHINGTON -- In another case of the Obama administration's investigating classified information improperly disclosed to reporters, the government is prosecuting a State Department expert on North Korea in a probe that appears to step into uncharted territory -- by declaring that a journalist is committing a crime in disclosing leaked ...
BEIJING, China - China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea. The June 7-8 meeting at a retreat southeast of Los Angeles, announced Monday by the White House, underlines the importance of ...
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The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is still serious after North Korea's recent missile launch and its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons, South Korea has said.
"We continue to face a grave situation due to a series of provocations and nuclear threats by North Korea," said South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at an annual conference of chiefs of overseas diplomatic missions in Seoul.
Analysts suggested that the latest missile launches were part of military drills.
Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles, but the latest tests followed several weeks of relative calm on the Korean Peninsula after tensions escalated earlier this year, following North Korea's test of a long-range Taepodong 2 missile in December and its third nuclear test in February, to which the UN responded with sanctions.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was concerned over North Korea's latest short-range missile launches and called on Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
North Korea has been subjected to several rounds of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions since declaring itself a nuclear power in 2005.
The reclusive communist regime broke off talks with South Korea, China, the US, Japan and Russia on its nuclear programme in 2009, after the UNSC passed a resolution condemning its missile tests. ...
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