North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

Apr 18, 2016

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran in eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its ...

Apr 6, 2016

Lawmaker Inoki to scrap plan to visit North Korea

Lawmaker Antonio Inoki on Wednesday said he will scrap a plan to visit North Korea due to the sanctions levied against the communist country following its nuclear test and missile launches earlier this year. The four-day travel plan from Friday came to light on ...

Mar 17, 2016

China says opposes unilateral sanctions against North Korea

China opposes any unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the Foreign Ministry said, after the United States imposed sweeping new curbs on the isolated country in retaliation for its nuclear and rocket tests. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks at a regular briefing on ...

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

Mar 5, 2016

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials ...

Mar 3, 2016

EU considers more N. Korea sanctions after U.N. vote

The European Union is considering additional measures against North Korea following the approval of harsh new sanctions by the U.N. Security Council in order to show solidarity with South Korea and Japan, both major trade partners, diplomats said. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ...