May 12, 2015

Park says North Korea's submarine missile launch threatens stability

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that North Korea’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test posed a “serious challenge” to regional stability. She vowed a strong military response to any provocation from Pyongyang. Pyongyang’s state media announced Saturday that a new SLBM had been ...

North Korean show of force greets U.S. diplomatic overture

May 10, 2015

North Korean show of force greets U.S. diplomatic overture

North Korea has greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration’s resolve for new nuclear talks. After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the U.S. appears open to preliminary discussions to assess North Korea’s intentions and the ...

May 9, 2015

U.S. says it's receptive to nuclear talks with North Korea

After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the Obama administration says it is open to holding preliminary talks with North Korea to probe its intentions and assess the prospects of ridding the country of nuclear weapons. A senior South Korean envoy traveled to Washington and ...

May 8, 2015

North Korea warns of strikes against South's navy

North Korea’s military warned on Friday of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy, accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past. Pyongyang’s warning came during the annual crab fishing ...