Chronology of North Korean missile development

Feb 13, 2017

Chronology of North Korean missile development

North Korea has ramped up its missile programmover the last year, with a series of rocket tests that have sent regional tensions soaring. In a fresh show of strength seen as a challenge to new U.S. President Donald Trump, the North on Sunday launched ...

North Korea's claim of ICBM test plausible, experts say

Jan 4, 2017

North Korea's claim of ICBM test plausible, experts say


North Korea has been working through 2016 on developing components for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), making the isolated nation’s claim that it was close to a test-launch plausible, international weapons experts said on Monday. North Korea has been testing rocket engines and heat-shields ...

Dec 21, 2016

U.S. tightens sanctions against North Korea's U.N. diplomats

The U.S. Treasury Department tightened sanctions against North Korean diplomats to the United Nations, requiring banks to get special permission before granting them accounts, the agency said in a notice posted online Tuesday. The United States removed an exemption in the broad economic sanctions ...

Nov 29, 2016

Japan plans evacuation drill amid North Korea missile threat

The Japanese government is considering holding an evacuation drill to prepare for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, government sources said Tuesday. The plan is for the general population to be involved in the exercise, which would be the first of its kind. ...