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North Korea video shows city resembling New York under missile attack

North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack. The footage was uploaded Saturday by the North’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the…

Japan launches new satellites to boost surveillance

Japan on Sunday launched two satellites to strengthen its surveillance capabilities, including keeping a closer eye on North Korea which has vowed to stage another nuclear test. One of them was a radar-equipped unit to complete a system of surveillance satellites that will allow Tokyo to monitor any place in…

U.S. sees signs that China is tiring of North Korea’s antics

US sees signs that China is tiring of North Korea's antics US officials are taking heart in mounting evidence that China, while still worried about the repercussions of a North Korean collapse, is tiring of protecting its troublesome ally. Though wary of each other on other international issues, the United…

North Korea plans high-level nuclear test ‘aimed at the U.S.’

North Korea said on Thursday it planned to carry out a nuclear test aimed at its “arch-enemy” the United States in response to tightened UN sanctions, but offered no timeframe. “We do not hide that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will continue to launch, as well as the…

North Korea vows retaliation over rocket

North Korea has warned of retaliation after the US scrapped food aid over its rocket launch, raising fears of a new nuclear test, asChina reportedly suspended a refugee deal with its wayward ally. In a defiant statement late Tuesday, the nuclear-armed North said it was no longer bound by a bilateral agreement to…

North Korea vows retaliation over rocket

SEOUL — In a defiant statement late Tuesday, the nuclear-armed North broke off a bilateral agreement to halt testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles after Washington suspended much-needed food aid. “We have thus become able to take necessary retaliatory measures, free from the agreement. The US will be held…

U.S. calls off North Korea aid amid hunger warnings

The United States called off plans to send food aid to North Korea after the impoverished state’s defiant rocket launch, as an aid group feared more than two million children would go hungry. The United States had already suspended the plan to deliver 240,000 metric tons of assistance aimed at…

North Korea rocket launch fails, draws condemnation

North Korea’s heralded long-range rocket test ended in failure on Friday, disintegrating in mid-air soon after blastoff and plunging into the sea in a major embarrassment for the reclusive state. The defiant launch drew condemnation from world leaders who described it as a “provocative” act threatening regional security, despite Pyongyang insisting it…

North Korea launches rocket, South Korea says it ‘disintegrated’

PYONGYANG — North Korea on Friday launched a long-range rocket that appears to have disintegrated soon after blastoff and fallen into the ocean, South Korean and Japanese authorities said. South Korea’s defence ministry said the rocket was launched at 07:39 am (2239 GMT Thursday). “It seems that the rocket has…

UN Council must respond ‘credibly’ to NKorea rocket: US

The United States on Tuesday demanded that the UN Security Council respond “credibly” to anyrocket launch by North Korea which would breach international sanctions. Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, said the major powers had already held informal talks on the looming event and that 15 UN Security Council members agreed it would be a “provocative…

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