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North Korea could hold fifth nuclear test as party congress meets for first time in decades

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

North Korea again slammed the joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea which concluded Saturday, while a report by Yonhap said Pyongyang may conduct its fifth nuclear test early next week, before a rare party congress next Friday. The congress will be the first in 36 years and experts...

Pyongyang Sentences US Citizen to 10 Years in Prison for Espionage

The North Korean authorities sentenced on Friday a 62-year old South Korea-born US citizen, Kim Dong-chul, to ten years in prison for espionage, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Traveler Shares Photos Of North Korea's Rarely Seen Pyongyang Metro

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

A few different sets of photos taken in North Korea have been shared online lately, and these rare pics are shaping the way we see life in that mysterious country we know so little about. And even though we're inclined to believe photos taken in North Korea will be full of horror and suffering the pics show a country functioning much like any other. Show More Summary

US Initial Indications Reveal N. Korea Missile Launch Attempts Unsuccessful

The initial assessment by the United States of the two attempted missile launches by Pyongyang on Thursday and Wednesday showed that they turned out to be unsuccessful, the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) announced in a press releas...

US Strategic Command Detects 2 Attempted N Korean Missile Launches

The United States has detected two attempted missile launches by Pyongyang on Thursday and Wednesday, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) announced in a press release.

Suspected North Korean Missile Crashes After Liftoff, Says Seoul

The failure comes ahead of a major ruling party meeting next week in Pyongyang

Washington-Pyongyang Relations Impede Renewal of Nuclear Talks

The complicated relations between Washington and Pyongyang hamper the renewal of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions, Russia's IAEA envoy said.

North Korea Will Hold First Party Congress Since 1980

North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party will hold its first congress in 36 years. The congress, which will take place in Pyongyang on May 6, is the seventh in the party's 70-year history and the first under leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement on Wednesday coincides with international concerns that the authoritarian regime will continue to ignore U.N. Show More Summary

White House Vows to Continue Ramping Up Pressure on N Korea to Denuclearize

The United States will continue to ramp up pressure on North Korea by working with the Chinese government and other international partners to get Pyongyang to stop its provocative actions and denuclearize the Korean peninsula, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

5 Ways to Respond If North Korea Tests Another Nuke

Doug Bandow Security, North Korea, China Nothing is working. Here's the path out. In January North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in the face of universal international protest. Even China, Pyongyang’s one nominal ally, joined...Show More Summary

Refusing an Olive Branch: US Spurns North Korea’s Offer to End Nuke Program

Despite decrying North Korea’s recent missile tests, President Barack Obama has roundly rejected an offer from Pyongyang to halt its programs in exchange for an end to joint US-South Korea military exercises, which the North considers a provocation.

North Korea Launched Missile from Submarine

That’s a worrying development: North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast, South Korean defense officials said, Pyongyang’s latest effort to expand its military might in the face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington. The South Korean officials, who spoke on condition of […]

UN slams North Korea missile launch, Obama rejects test offer

The UN Security Council echoed international condemnation Sunday of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test by North Korea, while US President Barack Obama dismissed Pyongyang's offer of a nuclear moratorium. Saturday's test,...Show More Summary

Obama Calls Pyongyang’s Possible Ballistic Missile Test 'Provocative'

US President Barack Obama said that Washington cooperates with Beijing to put pressure on Pyongyang in reference to the missile tests.

Berlin Condemns Pyongyang’s Possible Ballistic Missile Launch

North Korea should abide by the relevant UN Security Council’s resolutions, according to the German Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman.

Seoul Condemns Pyongyang’s Submarine Missile Launch, Threatens Response

South Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said that North Korea's new test-firing is a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolution.

Pyongyang's Mystery Vaults: The Secrets of N Korean Capital’s Metro (PHOTO)

North Korea, the most secretive country of the world, has recently allowed foreign tourists to visit the entire metro system of its capital Pyongyang. Previously, visitors had only ever seen two stations, creating a conspiracy theory that the entire thing was a sham. Let’s have a look at the rare images and debunk some myths about the system.

North Korea claims successful test of submarine missile

Seoul disputes claim that Pyongyang can now strike South Korean and US forces "anytime as it pleases".

North Korea's Kim hails 'eye-opening' submarine missile test

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said Sunday, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases. Saturday's missile launch came amid growing concern that Pyongyang is preparing a fifth nuclear test.

North Korea Launches Missile From Submarine, According to South Korea

North Korea appears to have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, according to South Korean defense officials, who gave few details on what appears to be the latest effort by Pyongyang to build its military arsenal. The Saturday evening launch took place off North Korea’s east coast and it is still unclear where the missile landed. Show More Summary

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