Abe aims at North Korea

AFP 10/23/2017

After ‘super-majority’ vote win Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea’s nuclear threat with “strong, resolute diplomacy,” as he “humbly” accepted his landslide victory in…

North Korea declares nuclear bomb test ‘a perfect success’

AFP 09/03/2017

North Korea declared itself a thermonuclear power on Sunday, after carrying out a sixth nuclear test more powerful than any it has previously detonated, presenting President Donald Trump with a potent challenge. The North has tested a…

PH worries over Asia’s stability after North Korea’s successful H-bomb test

Inquirer 09/03/2017

The Philippine government on Sunday expressed its worry over reports that North Korea has succeeded in developing a hydrogen bomb. “We are gravely concerned over this hydrogen bomb testing by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),”…

Trump cites ‘military’ option on Pyongyang

AFP 08/13/2017

    US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged Saturday to work to denuclearize North Korea, but Trump again invoked the grim possibility of “military measures” if other steps should fail. Trump’s latest warning came…

US: NKorea must stop ‘provocative’ behavior

AFP, AP 08/12/2017

  Washington — The United States demanded that North Korea “must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior” early Saturday after President Donald Trump stepped up his warnings against Pyongyang and spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping…

CIA forms special unit on North Korea threat

05/11/2017

WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat. The CIA created its first single country-focused mission center, pulling together resources from…

Jong Nam’s killers coated hands with poison

02/22/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said…

Can Trump manage NoKor?

01/31/2017

Denver — US President Donald Trump’s administration, like many before it, has had a rocky start, but the most pressing challenges are yet to come. Among them will be North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong-un used his…

South Korea: Suspected NKorean missile crashes

04/29/2016

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says a suspected powerful midrange North Korean missile has crashed seconds after liftoff. If confirmed to be the same type of missile, yesterday’s launch is the second such failure…

Senior North Korean military officer defects to Seoul

04/12/2016

Seoul, South Korea — A colonel from North Korea’s military spy agency fled to South Korea last year in an unusual case of a senior-level defection, Seoul officials said yesterday. The announcement came three days after Seoul…

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