Jun 3, 2016

Two Koreas squabble over defections, military talks

The two Koreas stepped up an angry war of words Friday as tensions mounted over a series of North Korean defections and the South’s rejection of Pyongyang’s repeated offers of military talks. Tensions have been running high on the divided Korean peninsula ever since ...

Jun 2, 2016

Japan withdraws order to intercept North Korean missiles

Japan has canceled an order for the Self-Defense Forces to prepare to intercept ballistic missiles launched toward the country from North Korea, government sources said Thursday. The move follows a recent string of suspected missile launches that South Korea and other observers have said ...

Jun 2, 2016

U.S. designates North Korea a 'primary money laundering concern'

The United States on Wednesday proposed new restrictions to close off North Korea’s access to the international financial system and to prevent the reclusive communist country from using banks to launder money that could be used for its nuclear weapons program. The Treasury Department ...

Jun 1, 2016

North Korea launches new 200-day economic battle

Fresh off a 70-day campaign to boost production, North Korea kicked off an even more ambitious 200-day “battle” on Wednesday, apparently aimed at jump-starting a new five-year economic plan. North Koreans are used to mandatory mass mobilization campaigns, with participation rigorously monitored and used ...

South Korea says North's ballistic missile test fails

May 31, 2016

South Korea says North's ballistic missile test fails

North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing U.N. resolutions, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said. The U.N. measures ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires ...

May 30, 2016

SDF goes on alert for possible North Korea missile launch

The government put the Self-Defense Forces on alert Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering warships and Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan. An official confirmed that an order was issued. The official declined ...