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U.S. will meet with allies to discuss North Korean live-fire military drills

The United States said Monday it will meet next week with allies South Korea and Japan to plan strategy on North Korea amid high tensions after the regime’s live-fire drills. The U.S. pointman on North Korea, Glyn Davies, will meet Monday in Washington with his counterparts from Japan and South…

North and South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters. "Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our area and……

North Korea ‘will not rule out’ a new nuclear test

North Korea said Sunday it "will not rule out" a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation. "(We) will not rule out a new form of a nuclear test aimed at strengthening our……

South Korea returns remains of more than 400 Chinese soldiers for burial

South Korea flew the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War back to China on Friday for final burial in their homeland. The small coffins, draped in the Chinese flag, were carried by Chinese soldiers and loaded on a plane at Incheon airport, to be flown…

North Korea test-fires 16 rockets into sea as South Korean-US military drills continue

North Korea test-fired 16 short-range rockets into the sea on Sunday, the South’s military said — the latest of dozens launched in recent weeks in apparent protest at joint drills between Seoul and Washington. The launches took place between about 1:00 am (1600 GMT Saturday) and 2:30 am off the…

Noth Korea fires 10 rockets into Sea of Japan

North Korea Sunday test-fired ten rockets into the sea, South Korea's defence ministry said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington. The rockets were fired off the North's east coast and flew about……

North Korea threatens to flex nuclear muscle

North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out a fourth atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks. The powerful National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired……

Human rights groups question wisdom of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s ‘Hamlet’ tour in North Korea

Human rights groups have questioned the wisdom of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London taking a production of Hamlet to North Korea, but stopped short of calling for the plan to be scrapped. The Globe will perform the play in the secretive state in……

North Korea test fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea test fired two short-range missiles on Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, the second in series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation. The two missiles were fired off the east coast into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap said. It followed a similar test-firing…

North Korea fires four short-range missiles in apparent military exercise

By Choonsik Yoo SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired four short-range missiles over the sea off its east coast on Thursday, a media official at South Korea’s Defence Ministry said, while providing no information on the purpose of the firing. North Korea fired the missiles at 5:42 p.m. (0342 ET)…

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