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South Korea launches first satellite with homegrown rocket

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea conducted its first successful satellite launch using a domestically developed rocket on Tuesday, officials said, boosting its growing aerospace ambitions and dem...

Israeli PM Bennett in snap UAE visit amid standoff with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, with the snap trip coming as efforts to salvage a deal over Iran's nuclear...

Asia security in focus as Biden visits South Korea, Japan

US President Joe Biden is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Friday for talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, although administration officials admit they are concerned North Korea will attemp...

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden's trip to...

US: N. Korea may conduct missile test as Biden visits Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence shows that it's a “genuine possibility” that North Korea will conduct another ballistic missile test or nuclear test around President Joe Biden's visit to South Kor...

North Korea COVID admission reveals 'serious health situation'

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic began to spread across the world, North Korea confirmed on Thursday the first case of the illness within its borders. By Friday morning, the governme...

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that cam...

S.Korea's Yoon suggests 'audacious' economic plan if N.Korea abandons nukes

South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, said on Tuesday that North Korea's weapons programmes pose a threat but that he is ready to provide an "audacious" economic plan if the No...

North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising concerns over tests

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its eastern coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said. Japan also confirmed the weapons test, with the country's Coast Guard ur...

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear forces at "maximum speed” and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech he delivered during a military parad...

Leaders of 2 Koreas exchange letters of hope amid tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of the rival Koreas exchanged letters expressing hope for improved bilateral relations, which plummeted in the past three years amid a freeze in nuclear negotiati...

China, Russia cool to US aim for more N. Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's test of a big new intercontinental ballistic missile prompted the United States to press Friday for stiffer U.N. sanctions, but China and Russia showed little appe...

Dialing up pressure, North Korea tests long-range missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired possibly its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile toward the sea Thursday, according to its neighbors, raising the ante in a pressure campaign ai...

N.Korea fires 'long-range' ballistic missile after recent test failure

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a suspected long range ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast on Thursday, militaries in South Korea and Japan said, about a week after a missile repor...

N. Korea fires artillery into sea days after missile launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected artillery pieces into the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, days after the North’s latest missile launch ended in failure amid the count...