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South Korea accused of machine-gunning birds

South Korea accused of machine-gunning birds

North Korea has accused the South of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds flying over the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries. Military officials in Seoul initially suggested the object they attacked on Tuesday was a drone being piloted by their...
South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North ‘object’ 23 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The object flew over the demilitarized zone, the border that separates the two Koreas South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew...
WannaCry attack: Suspicion of N Korea deepens

WannaCry attack: Suspicion of N Korea deepens

More evidence has been found linking North Korea to the global cyberattack that caused an IT meltdown in the NHS earlier this month. The WannaCry ransomware has been attributed to the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group, which is believed to have also been behind the...
N Korea says it is ready to mass-produce missile

N Korea says it is ready to mass-produce missile

North Korea says it is ready to deploy and mass-produce a medium-range ballistic missile following a successful test at the weekend. The secretive nation has released video of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile which is says is capable of reaching Japan and major US...
North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says 21 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been a number of missile tests by North Korea (file photo) North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said....

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile'

North Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile,” according to South Korea’s military. “North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a site this afternoon from the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyongan Province),”...
'Hero's welcome' for N Korea missile developers

'Hero's welcome' for N Korea missile developers

It has caused controversy around the world, but in North Korea the developers of its latest missile have reportedly been given a hero’s welcome on their return. According to state media thousands of people took to the streets of Pyongyang in colourful and...
North Korea 'carries out new missile test'

North Korea 'carries out new missile test'

North Korea ‘carries out new missile test’ 13 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea paraded its military hardware in Pyongyang last month North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, reports...

N Korea fires unidentified projectile, Seoul says

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile, Seoul says, and a report says the projectile appears to be a ballistic missile. The launch, from a region near North Korea’s west coast, was reported by South Korea’s military, which added the nature of the...
PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

Theresa May and South Korea’s new president have agreed the need for a “robust response” to aggression from Kim Jong Un. The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and discuss international tensions over North...
N Korea 'not afraid' as it plans new nuclear test

N Korea 'not afraid' as it plans new nuclear test

North Korea’s ambassador to the UK has told Sky News his country will go ahead with its sixth nuclear test at the time and place of its leader’s choosing. In his first interview in the role, ambassador Choe Il said his country would continue its ballistic...
South Korean vote may change outlook on N Korea

South Korean vote may change outlook on N Korea

South Koreans have started voting in an election that could have major consequences for the region. The vote comes following the ousting of former president Park Geun-Hye, who was indicted for corruption earlier this year and is awaiting trial. More than 139,000...
Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election 8 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Voters are choosing between 13 candidates Polls have opened in South Korea’s presidential election, called early after a corruption scandal...
N Korea detains US citizen for 'hostile acts'

N Korea detains US citizen for 'hostile acts'

North Korea says it has detained another American who is suspected of carrying out “acts of hostility” designed to overturn the secretive state. If confirmed, it will bring the number of US citizens being held to four – with tensions between the two...
North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’ 7 May 2017 From the section Asia North Korea has detained a US citizen “on suspicion of acts against the state”, its state news agency reports. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of...

N Korea accuses CIA of plot to kill Kim Jong-Un

North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. Pyongyang claims the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services had “hatched a vicious plot” to kill the secretive state’s young leader as he attended ceremonial...
North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un 5 May 2017 From the section Asia US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state media report. A statement by the ministry of state security said a terrorist group backed by the CIA...
Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

We set off down the Yalu River on a speedboat from Northern China, heading towards North Korea. This stretch of water is all that separates the two countries here. The southern border, between the two Koreas, is heavily militarised, but relations with China are...
US missile system in South Korea goes live

US missile system in South Korea goes live

A US anti-missile defence system deployed in South Korea is now operational and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul has said. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defence interceptor system (THAAD) has “early capability” to respond to North...
Pope Francis warns N Korea situation 'too hot'

Pope Francis warns N Korea situation 'too hot'

Pope Francis has called for a third country, such as Norway, to mediate between North Korea and the US, saying the situation has become “too hot”. Speaking as he departed from a visit to Cairo, the Pope warned that “a good part of humanity”...
Trump plays 'good cop' with China over N Korea

Trump plays 'good cop' with China over N Korea

Last month Rex Tillerson declared “all options” were on the table when it came to North Korea, stating the “era of strategic patience” was over. The comment by the US secretary of state was seen as an ominous signal that direct military action...
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