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A tactical ballistic missile with a new autonomous navigation system is test-fired at an undisclosed location in North Korea in this image released Saturday.
May 18, 2024
North Korea confirms missile launch, vows bolstered nuclear force
North Korea has test-fired a tactical ballistic missile equipped with a "new autonomous navigation system," state media said Saturday.
A news broadcast on a screen at a Seoul railway station shows file footage of a past North Korean missile test.
May 17, 2024
North Korea fires multiple short-range missiles, Seoul says
The launches came just hours after the powerful sister of the North's leader denied allegations of sending weapons to Russia.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday addresses a rally in Tokyo seeking the immediate return of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea decades ago.
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2024
Kishida again vows to strive for summit with North Korea
Prime Minister Kishida also said that establishing fruitful relations between Japan and North Korea would be in the interest of both countries.
If Donald Trump returns to the White House, will his foreign policy be as erratic as it was the first time? Would that help or hinder the U.S.? Leaders all over the world are asking themselves these questions.
May 10, 2024
Would Trump 2.0 rekindle the merits of volatility?
Was Trump's erratic foreign policy an asset or a liability for the U.S.? In capitals all over the world, leaders are weighing the prospect of his return.
Head of North Korean propaganda Kim Ki Nam has died at 94.
May 8, 2024
North Korea propaganda boss who shaped image of leaders dies at 94
He played an essential role in shaping the country’s messaging as leadership transferred to Kim Jong Il, and helped in the succession of Kim Jong Un.
Missiles are launched during a simulated nuclear counterattack drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea in this image released Tuesday.
Apr 23, 2024
North Korea holds first 'nuclear trigger' drills as U.S. and South set for cost-sharing talks
Pyongyang said the exercises, which came ahead of U.S.-South Korea talks on cost-sharing for hosting troops, were “a clear warning” to the North's enemies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his sister, Kim Yo Jong
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
Kishida-Kim summit unlikely to happen soon, Japan envoy to U.S. says
Shigeo Yamada said recent statements from North Korea indicate they aren't ready to deal with "outstanding issues of concern" with Japan.
Takuya Yokota, the representative of the Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, gives a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2024
Relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korea hope Kishida raises issue in U.S.
Takuya Yokota, who represents a group of family members of abductees, said the matter is a human rights and humanitarian issue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on as he guides a training of the fire division in this picture released on March 19. Pyongyang has spent decades stockpiling millions of rounds of artillery and thousands of rockets in the terrain north of the demilitarized zone, which sits some 40 kilometers away from Seoul.
Apr 3, 2024
Kim Jong Un faces annihilation in nearly all Korea war scenarios
Although North Korea has a manpower advantage, the bulk of its forces rely on "increasingly obsolete equipment” dating back to Soviet era.
A woman walks past a TV showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at the main railway station in Seoul on March 18.
Apr 2, 2024
North Korea launches intermediate-range missile as elections loom for South
The Defense Ministry said the weapon had traveled some 650 kilometers before splashing down in waters outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's far eastern Amur region last September.
Mar 31, 2024
What does Russia's veto on North Korea sanctions monitoring mean?
Ending the U.N.'s monitoring will provide North Korea's Kim Jong Un with a major win, experts say.
North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in January.
Mar 30, 2024
North Korean foreign minister nixes any contact with Japan
North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has reiterated Pyongyang's stance that it will reject any contact with Japan.
Kim Jong Un and his daughter Kim Ju Ae attend the opening ceremony of the Gangdong Greenhouse in North Korea in this picture released on March 16.
Mar 27, 2024
North Korea reaches for familiar playbook in talks with Japan
Pyongyang blowing hot and cold on a potential leaders summit is meant to gain the upper hand in negotiations to realize such a meeting.
Kim Yo Jong, who serves as a top adviser to her brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Tuesday that Pyongyang had ruled out holding a leaders' summit with Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
North Korea rules out summit with Japan and rejects more talks
The sister of leader Kim Jong Un said that a meeting was not of interest to the North, alluding to Tokyo's unyielding stance on the abductions issue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister said Monday that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has requested a summit with her brother, hinting that any meeting was unlikely without a policy shift by Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 25, 2024
Japan reaching out to North Korea for Kim-Kishida summit
The sister of leader Kim Jong Un said any summit would hinge on whether Japan was willing to make a "political decision" — likely on the abductee issue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets soldiers as he inspects a tank unit of the Korean People's Army in a photo released on Monday.
Mar 25, 2024
North Korean leader Kim inspects 'Seoul' tank unit
Inter-Korean relations are at one of their lowest points in years, with Kim's military recently conducting a string of banned weapons tests.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observs a ground test of a solid fuel engine for a new intermediate-range hypersonic missile, at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on North Korea’s western coast in this digitally altered image released Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2024
North Korea's Kim oversees hypersonic missile engine test
The isolated country's leader compared "the military strategic value" of the new weapon as being on par with its powerful long-range missiles.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a rocket salvo firing drill at an unconfirmed location in the country in this image released Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2024
North Korea's Kim oversees 'super-large' rocket launcher drills
The North has claimed the weapon has the capability to be equipped with a tactical nuclear warhead.
Sakie Yokota, whose daughter, Megumi, was abducted by North Korea at age 13 in 1977, speaks in an interview in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Feb. 20 with photos of Megumi and Kim Eun Gyong, Megumi's daughter, by her side.
Mar 19, 2024
Abductee's mom pins hopes on fresh Japan-North Korea talks
Sakie Yokota, 88, the mother of abductee Megumi Yokota, is pushing for the two countries' leaders to sit down for talks soon.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter visit the Gangdong Comprehensive Greenhouse in Pyongyang.
Mar 18, 2024
Daughter of North Korea's Kim might be heir apparent, Seoul says
Seoul's Unification Ministry said it has not "ruled out" that his daughter could be next in line to lead North Korea.


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