Asia Pacific Jan 31, 2018

North Korea may perfect ICBM within months, U.S. general says

North Korea has taken fresh strides in its nuclear missile program but has not shown all the technologies needed to strike America, a U.S. general said Tuesday. Another top official warned that such a capability is just months away. Pyongyang has demonstrated that its rockets ...

Air France widens North Korea no-fly zone after ICBM miss

Asia Pacific Aug 4, 2017

Air France widens North Korea no-fly zone after ICBM miss

Air France-KLM has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday. Air France's Flight 293, a Boeing 777 carrying 323 ...

National Jul 29, 2017

Hokkaido fishermen irked by latest North Korean missile test

Fishermen operating off Hokkaido expressed anger and fear Saturday after a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile landed in nearby waters overnight. "We can't lower our guard as we don't know when they will launch," said 83-year-old sea urchin fisher Takashi Tobuyama. "But we can't keep ...

Asia Pacific Jun 23, 2017

North Korea reportedly tested possible ICBM rocket engine

North Korea on Wednesday conducted another test of a rocket engine that could potentially be used on a future intercontinental ballistic missile, Fox News reported Thursday, quoting two U.S. officials. A similar report was also carried by Reuters, quoting a U.S. official as saying the ...