North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

Apr 22, 2014

North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by U.S. President Barack Obama. “Our military is currently detecting a ...

Feb 18, 2013

North Korea's nuclear test to top Abe-Obama agenda

The North Korean nuclear issue will top the agenda when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds face-to-face talks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington this week, a source close to the bilateral relationship said. During their inaugural summit Friday, Abe aims to coordinate with ...

Feb 17, 2013

North Korea's drive for mini nukes raises alarm

Following North Korea’s third nuclear test last week, Japanese officials have expressed concern about the reclusive state’s possible progress toward fitting a miniaturized nuclear warhead atop a medium-range missile. Pyongyang has already successfully test-fired and deployed the Rodong-1 ballistic missile, which has a range ...

Abe, Lee vow unity against North Korean threat

Feb 14, 2013

Abe, Lee vow unity against North Korean threat

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said Wednesday that they will coordinate closely with each other and the United States in dealing with North Korea, which conducted its third nuclear test Tuesday, a Japanese official said. Speaking by telephone, ...

North Korea nuclear test sparks alarm

Feb 13, 2013

North Korea nuclear test sparks alarm

North Korea stages its most powerful nuclear test yet, claiming a technological breakthrough with a "miniaturized" device in a striking act of defiance to global powers, including its sole patron, China.

Feb 13, 2013

North Korea's reckless test

North Korea apparently has carried out its third nuclear explosion test since 2006, defying international efforts to keep it from becoming a nuclear power.