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A South Korean soldier stands guard near a military facility where loudspeakers dismantled in 2018 used to be, near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Tuesday.
Jun 11, 2024
South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea soldiers briefly cross border
The Sunday incursion took place in an overgrown area of the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily fortified border area, and was likely accidental.
South Korean soldiers work on a loudspeaker that is set up for propaganda broadcasts during a military drill near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, in this image released Sunday.
Jun 10, 2024
Pyongyang floats more balloons amid vows of retaliation against Seoul
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, promised a strong response to South Korea's restarting of its loudspeaker broadcasts for the first time in years.
The effort by the United Kingdom, France and Germany to ramp up pressure was also visible this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency, where they successfully pushed a resolution critical of Iran despite U.S. reservations.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Europeans detail Iran's nuclear violations in diplomatic gambit
The move by Britain, France and Germany is said to be aimed at pressuring Tehran into resolving the issue diplomatically.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna in June 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Iran censured by atomic watchdog as date for end of sanctions draws closer
International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have reported that Iran hasn’t helped them resolve a probe into uranium particles at undeclared locations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with senior editors from international news agencies at Lakhta Centre business tower in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Putin says West wrong to think Russia would never use nuclear weapons
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's nuclear doctrine allows the use of such weapons if the country's territorial integrity or sovereignty was threatened.
Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki says the city is holding off on inviting Israeli representative to this year's peace ceremony.
Jun 4, 2024
Nagasaki holds off inviting Israel to peace ceremony
Worries that protests could disrupt the memorial for atomic bomb victims are partly behind the decision, according to the mayor.
A man looks toward North Korea through a pair of binoculars from the observation deck near the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Tuesday.
Jun 4, 2024
South Korea to resume all military activities along demarcation line
Seoul said that mobile loudspeakers could be sent to border and operational "right away" after the South suspended an inter-Korean military agreement.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on June 5, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
Draft IAEA resolution presses Iran on particles and inspectors
The new text calls on Iran to cooperate without delay, including by letting the International Atomic Energy Agency take samples if it needs to.
A North Korean soldier is seen at a guard post inside the country in this picture taken from Paju, South Korea, near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in June 2020.
Jun 3, 2024
Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact with Pyongyang over balloons
South Korea said the halt will last "until mutual trust between the two Koreas is restored,” after the North sent trash-filled balloons across the border over the last week.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Kyiv use Western weapons to strike deep inside Russia, something he said could trigger a global conflict.
WORLD / Politics
May 30, 2024
Think tank close to Kremlin says Russia should consider a 'demonstrative' nuclear explosion
The idea was suggested as a way to cow the West into refusing to allow Ukraine to use its arms against targets inside Russia.
A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a train station in Seoul on Thursday.
May 30, 2024
In unusual move, North Korea fires off barrage of at least 10 ballistic missiles
While the North has in the past launched multiple missiles in a single volley, the sheer number fired Thursday pointed to training for so-called saturation strikes.
The North Korean flag flutters at the North Korea consular office in Dandong, China, in 2021.
May 29, 2024
Rare spat shows China and North Korea still at odds on nuclear weapons
Pyongyang condemned China, Japan and South Korea on Monday for discussing denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Academy of Defense Sciences in Pyongyang in this image released Wednesday.
May 29, 2024
North Korea's Kim admits failure, but vows to continue building spy satellites
The satellite-carrying rocket had self-destructed Tuesday "due to an abnormality in the first-stage engine," the North Korean leader said.
A woman walks past a television at a railway station in Seoul on Tuesday showing a news broadcast with NHK footage of a projectile that exploded into a fireball a day earlier, following Pyongyang's failed attempt to put a second spy satellite in orbit.
May 28, 2024
Pyongyang’s fiery space-race failure cold comfort as more launches expected
The launch failure was also viewed as a possible symbolic success in being disruptive just as a rare summit involving Japan, South Korea and China was concluding.
Allowing Ukraine into NATO would not only bolster Kyiv's defenses against Russia’s invasion, but also strengthen the alliance’s military capabilities and deter future aggression.
May 27, 2024
The case for Ukraine’s NATO accession
By admitting Ukraine, NATO could tip the balance decisively in Kyiv's favor and dispel any doubt about the alliance’s future, ensuring a lasting peace.
A North Korean rocket carrying a spy satellite is prepared for launch in a location given as North Gyeongsang province in this image released on Nov. 21.
May 27, 2024
North Korea announces plans to launch satellite by June 4
The announcement came hours before top leaders from Japan, South Korea and China gathered for a rare trilateral summit in Seoul.
South Korean women pose for photographs as they look toward the north from the Unification Observation Platform, near the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, in May last year.
May 26, 2024
North Korea accuses U.S. and South Korea of flying spy planes and ships
Pyongyang's vice defense minister warned his country would take "immediate action" if its sovereignty was breached.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa delivers a video message during a meeting of the International Group of Eminent Persons for a World without Nuclear Weapons in Yokohama on Tuesday.
May 23, 2024
Yokohama meeting on nuclear disarmament ends with call for focus on AI
The 15 participating experts came from states both with and without nuclear weapons, including superpowers such as the United States, Russia and China.
A missile is launched as North Korea conducts a test firing of a tactical ballistic missile on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2024
Japan underlines qualitative improvement of North Korean nukes
An early draft of Japan's annual defense white paper also expressed a strong sense of crisis over China's military over its activities around Taiwan.
Kiichi Morita addresses a gathering commemorating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. hydrogen bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, held in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 27.
JAPAN / Society
May 22, 2024
70 years after U.S. nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll, Japan port recalls legacy
The first 1954 hydrogen bomb test at the atoll was one of six, with nearly 1,000 Japanese ships confirmed to have been exposed to radiation by the end of the year.


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