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North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war det...

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

North Korea on Tuesday launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile more capable than the "hypersonic missile" it launched less than a week ago, South Korea's military. The early-mo...

S. Korea disputes North's claim of hypersonic missile test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on Friday, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be ...

What do we know about North Korea's missiles?

North Korea began 2022 by testing what Pyongyang claims is a new type of "hypersonic missile," in the country's first weapons test since autumn 2021. As the reclusive East Asian nation ...

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, NKorea puts blame elsewhere

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and “hostile forces’ moves,” a largely redundant statement since the c...

NKorea claims second successful test of hypersonic missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces d...

Why do some North Korean defectors go back?

South Korea is awash with speculation as to why a North Korean who only defected to the South in November 2020 retraced his steps through the Demilitarized Zone on Saturday to return to the North. So...

N.Korea launches second hypersonic missile in fiery test

SEOUL, Jan 6 (Reuters) - North Korea fired a hypersonic ballistic missile this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, its second such test as the country pur...

North Korea claims successful hypersonic weapon test

The North Korean state news agency on Thursday said a missile fired into the sea off the east of the Korean Peninsula was a hypersonic weapon. It's Pyongyang's second reported test of a hyper...

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, the first such launch in about two months and a sign...

North Korea fires projectile into sea off east coast

North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said. The projectile was fired into the sea east of the Korean peninsula, South Kore...

S Korea: Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea. The person was earlier spotted by surv...

South Korean crosses armed border in rare defection to North

SEOUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A South Korean has crossed the heavily fortified border in a rare defection to North Korea, South Korea's military said on Sunday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said ...

Defector crosses armed border into North Korea

An unidentified person has crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea, South Korea's military announced on Sunday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it conducted a search operation ...

NKorea's Kim vows to boost military, maintain virus curbs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to further bolster his military capability, maintain draconian anti-virus measures and push hard to improve the economy during a speech ...