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Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

Even as debates swirl over their capability, a series of “hypersonic missiles” recently tested by nuclear-armed North Korea sparked sudden talk of preemptive strikes and arms races amid wo...

North Korea fires two missiles, warns of strong action over U.S. sanctions push

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, its third test in two weeks, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a "provocation&q...

North Korea accuses US of 'provocation' amid sanctions

North Korea defended its missile tests and said the United States is intentionally escalating the situation by imposing sanctions, North Korean state media reported on Friday. In a statement carried ...

US sanctions North Koreans linked to missile test

The United States on Wednesday slapped new sanctions on five high-level North Koreans with connections to the country's ballistic missile program. The move came a day after Pyongyang claimed it ha...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan Army practices urban warfare among brand names

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army practiced urban warfare at a training center near Kaohsiung on Thursday (Jan. 6) where empty buildings were covered with the names of popular chain stores, or clo...

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 holds key meeting as Kim marks 10 years in power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a key political conference Monday to review past projects and discuss new policies amid the pandemic and a diplomatic deadlock with the United States. ...

US Space Force buys space-based sensors after Chinese hypersonic missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Space Force, an arm of the U.S. military, has awarded GEOST, an Arizona-based company, a contract worth US$32 million (NT$883.84 million) for prototype space-based sensors...

NKorea calls for unity on anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday commemorated the 10th anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il's death with calls for greater public loyalty toward his son and current leader Kim Jong ...

In pictures: Kim Jong Un's decade of total but isolated rule

Since assuming power 10 years ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ruled the isolated country with absolute power, significantly expanded its nuclear arsenal and become the North’s first ruler to ...

10 years at helm, Kim Jong Un's nukes are still 'magic wand'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Kim Jong Un marks 10 years in power this week, the world still doesn't quite know what to make of the North Korean leader. Is he the playful scamp who on...

Kim Jong Un's decade of rule: Purges, nukes, Trump diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Friday marks 10 years since Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule North Korea, took power after his father's sudden heart attack. Initial...

Taiwan-made guided missile corvette fires Sea Sword II missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Navy vessel known as an “aircraft carrier killer” fired new domestically made Sea Sword II missiles as a test, reports said Thursday (Dec. 2). The Ta Chia...