May 16, 2014

New North Korea warships biggest in 25 years

Recent satellite images show two new North Korean frigates, the largest surface combat ships the North has constructed in a quarter of century, a website reported Thursday. The North Korea-watching site, 38 North, says the frigates can carry one helicopter and appear to be ...

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

May 5, 2014

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline. The toughest issues must still be negotiated, ...

May 2, 2014

N. Korea testing ICBM engine, images suggest

New satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing the engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. think tank said Friday, amid concerns the North is also preparing a nuclear test. The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said images of the North’s ...

N. Korea replaces unofficial No. 2 man

May 2, 2014

N. Korea replaces unofficial No. 2 man

The second-in-command in the North Korean hierarchy after Kim Jong Un has been replaced as head of the army’s political department, the official Korean Central News Agency said Friday, signaling a major leadership change. In a report on May Day celebrations in Pyongyang, KCNA ...

Hiroshima vows central role in anti-nuke push

May 1, 2014

Hiroshima vows central role in anti-nuke push

Hiroshima Prefecture is aiming to promote efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons by becoming a hub for international peace, Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki said. “Destruction by nuclear weapons does not stop at physical damage, such as death and structural damage, but literally wipes out the entire ...

North Korean nuclear menace clouds Obama's trip to Seoul

Apr 25, 2014

North Korean nuclear menace clouds Obama's trip to Seoul

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Seoul on Friday on the second leg of his Asia tour as new satellite images suggested North Korea is defiantly reading a nuclear test. Pyongyang’s apparent push could further complicate Obama’s visit to a country raw with emotion, ...