North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

Jun 15, 2015

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the firing of a new anti-ship rocket as “another fresh milestone” in bolstering the country’s naval power following the testing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Kim watched the test of the “highly intelligent” rockets to ...

Jun 15, 2015

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said Sunday. Their convictions came as something of a surprise since a lower court ...

Jun 15, 2015

North Korean soldier walks across DMZ in bid to defect

A North Korean soldier walked across the heavily armed border between North and South Korea in a bid to defect to the South, an official at the South Korean Defence Ministry said on Monday. The official did not immediately have further details. Yonhap news ...

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with live anthrax

Jun 13, 2015

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with live anthrax

North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into it called America’s “biological warfare schemes.” A letter from North Korea’s U.N. ambassador to the council president and the U.N. chief, made public ...

China escapes G-7 blame in sea row

Jun 8, 2015

China escapes G-7 blame in sea row

by Ko Hirano

The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries release a statement expressing "strong opposition" to massive land reclamation in disputed waters in the South China Sea, but without naming China specifically, and call for a thorough implementation of the cease-fire in Ukraine.