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north korea’s recent long-range missile test didn’t show pyongyang is able to arm the device with a warhead that can survive the intense heat and vibration of re-entering the atmosphere, south korea’s intelligence agency said.the assessment, given to south korean lawmakers on tuesday, contradicts an assertion by north korea and suggests the isolated state may still have a significant technical hurdle to overcome in its quest for a......

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north korea fires ballistic missile in bid to test us and south korea’s new presidentpeople watch a tv news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by north korea, at the seoul railway station in seoul, south korea on may 14, 2017.seoul: us president donald trump called for tougher sanctions against north korea after it fired a ballistic missile on sunday in an apparent bid to test the south’s new liberal president and the us.“let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against north korea,” the white house said in a brief statement.the missile flew more than 700 kilometres before landing in the sea of japan (east sea) surrounded by the korean peninsula, japan and the russian far east.it impacted “so close to ...

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seoul—north korea successfully launched its second ballistic missile in a little more than a week, ramping up the pace of its testing as it seeks to develop the ability to target the continental u.s. with a nuclear-tipped weapon.north korea fired the missile from the pukchang airfield, about 40 miles north of the capital, pyongyang, about 4:30 p.m. sunday local time, according to the u.s. pacific command and south korea’s ministry......

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north korea says it has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) under the supervision of leader kim jong-un, and that it was capable of hitting anywhere in the world.the hwasong-14 missile reached an altitude of 2,802km and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the north's state television said.the missile was launched from country's western region into the sea off its east coast on tuesday, according to officials in south korea and japan.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguethe "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired at around 00:40 gmt from a site near banghyon in north pyongan province and flew about 930 kilometres, coming down in the sea of japan, south korea's military said in a statement.us secretary of st...

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north korea says it has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) under the supervision of leader kim jong-un, and that it was capable of hitting anywhere in the world.the hwasong-14 missile reached an altitude of 2,802km and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the north's state television said.the missile was launched from country's western region into the sea off its east coast on tuesday, according to officials in south korea and japan.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguethe "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired at around 00:40 gmt from a site near banghyon in north pyongan province and flew about 930 kilometres, coming down in the sea of japan, south korea's military said in a statement.us secretary of st...

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north korea’s recent long-range missile test didn’t show pyongyang is able to arm the device with a warhead that can survive the intense heat and vibration of re-entering the atmosphere, south korea’s intelligence agency said.the assessment, given to south korean lawmakers on tuesday, contradicts an assertion by north korea and suggests the isolated state may still have a significant technical hurdle to overcome in its quest for a......

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seoul—north korean leader kim jong un’s call to mass produce a relatively new missile that it test-launched for the first time just three months ago underscores the isolated country’s rapid progress in building up a range of capabilities for its growing missile arsenal.while most u.s. policy makers remain concerned about north korea’s ability to deliver a nuclear-tipped missile to the continental u.s., the speedy development of the pukguksong-2, or the polaris-2, highlights how quickly north korea is mastering other......

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us president donald trump has called for tougher sanctions against north korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile on sunday.the missile was fired from the region of kusong, northwest of pyongyang, where north korea, in february, successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile.multiple sets of un and us sanctions against north korea have done little to deter it from pursuing its nuclear and missile ambitions.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialogue"let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against north korea," the white house said in a brief statement.the missile impacted "so close to russian soil ... the president cannot imagine that russia is pleased", the white house said, adding that north korea "...

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us president donald trump has called for tougher sanctions against north korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile on sunday.the missile was fired from the region of kusong, northwest of pyongyang, where north korea, in february, successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile.multiple sets of un and us sanctions against north korea have done little to deter it from pursuing its nuclear and missile ambitions.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialogue"let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against north korea," the white house said in a brief statement.the missile impacted "so close to russian soil ... the president cannot imagine that russia is pleased", the white house said, adding that north korea "...

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seoul, south korea — the latest on north korea’s missile launch (all times local):10:50 a.m.japan’s defense minister says the missile test-fired by north korea might have been a new type given the altitude and duration of its flight.defense minister tomomi inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew sunday for about 30 minutes and an altitude exceeding 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). she says more analysis was needed.earlier, japanese officials said the missile landed in the sea of japan but outside the country’s exclusive economic zone.south korea’s president moon jae-in has strongly condemned the launch, saying there was still the possibility of dialogue with north korea but that seoul would deal sternly with any such ...

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a drone believed to be from north korea flew to the site of a controversial u.s. missile-defense battery in south korea to take photos, a spokesman for seoul’s defense ministry said.tuesday’s disclosure, which highlights north korea’s growing capabilities with unmanned aerial vehicles, came on the same day that retired u.s. basketball star dennis rodman arrived in pyongyang on a private trip to meet north korean leader kim jong......

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seoul: south korea said the united states had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the thaad anti-missile system, days after president donald trump said seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against north korea.in a telephone call on sunday, trump's national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, reassured his south korean counterpart, kim kwan-jin, that the us alliance with south korea was its top priority in the asia-pacific region, south korea's presidential office said. a us military vehicle in south korea moves past protesters opposed to the thaad missile defence system. photo: kim jun-bumthe conversation followed another north korean missile test-launch on saturday which washington and seoul said was unsuccessful, but which drew widespread internati...

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seoul: south korea said the united states had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the thaad anti-missile system, days after president donald trump said seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against north korea.in a telephone call on sunday, trump's national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, reassured his south korean counterpart, kim kwan-jin, that the us alliance with south korea was its top priority in the asia-pacific region, south korea's presidential office said. a us military vehicle in south korea moves past protesters opposed to the thaad missile defence system. photo: yonhap via apthe conversation followed another north korean missile test-launch on saturday which washington and seoul said was unsuccessful, but which drew widespread interna...

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seoul: south korea said washington had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the thaad anti-missile system, days after us president donald trump said seoul should pay for the $1-billion system designed to defend against nuclear-armed north korea.in a telephone call on sunday, trump’s national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, reassured his south korean counterpart, kim kwan-jin, that the us alliance with south korea was its top priority in the asia-pacific region, the south’s presidential office said.the conversation followed another north korean missile test-launch on saturday which washington and seoul said was unsuccessful, but which drew widespread international condemnation.trump, asked about his message to north korea after the latest missile test, told reporters: “...

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seoul—north korean leader kim jong un described the results of the country’s successful launch its second ballistic missile in a little more than a week as “perfect,” as pyongyang increases the pace of its testing in its quest to develop the ability to strike the continental u.s. with a nuclear-tipped weapon.north korea fired the missile from the pukchang airfield, about 40 miles north of the capital, pyongyang, at about 4:30 p.m.......

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seoul—south korea’s newly elected leader moon jae-in began his presidency by declaring his willingness to go to north korea under the right circumstances, while appointing two top aides with long histories of interaction with seoul’s nuclear-armed neighbor.at the same time, mr. moon appeared to soften his language on a u.s. missile-defense......

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north korea says it has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) under the supervision of leader kim jong-un, and that it was capable of hitting anywhere in the world.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguethe hwasong-14 missile reached an altitude of 2,802km and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the north's state television said.the missile was launched from country's western region into the sea off its east coast on tuesday, according to officials in south korea and japan.the "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired at around 00:40 gmt from a site near banghyon in north pyongan province and flew about 930 kilometres, coming down in the sea of japan, south korea's military said in a statement.president moon jae-i...

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north korea has fired an unidentified projectile, south korea's military said, a week after its latest missile launch. south korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said in a statement that the projectile took off on sunday afternoon from a location near pukchang.the missile flew about 500 kilometres and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, south korea's military said. n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguethe office of joint chiefs of staff said south korea and the united states were conducting close-up analysis of the launch. "our military is closely monitoring the north korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond," south korea's joint chiefs of staff said in a statement.last week pyongyang launched an i...

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washington — the "two-stage" intercontinental ballistic missile north korea fired this week was a weapon the u.s. had never before seen used by pyongyang, department of defense officials said wednesday. the missile contained a re-entry vehicle and was fired from a new mobile launch site, said navy capt. jeff davis, a spokesman for the defense department. davis confirmed the missile was capable of traveling more than 3,500 miles, classifying it as an icbm. at that range, the missile would be able to reach alaska. playnkorea missile is new threat to america: what are the options now?1:57autoplay autoplay the u.s. and its allies did not shoot the missile down, however, because they did not assess it to be a threat, davis said, adding there was still no evidence pyongyang currently has the a...

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seoul—north korea fired multiple cruise missiles into the waters between korea and japan on thursday morning, a day after seoul said it would suspend any further deployment of a controversial missile-defense system to conduct an environmental review.the south korean joint chiefs of staff said they were likely antiship missiles fired from near the city of wonsan on north korea’s east coast that flew about 125 miles. the......

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seoul, south korea — north korea said monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. a jubilant leader kim jong un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that north korean weapons could strike the u.s. mainland and pacific holdings.north korean propaganda must be considered with wariness — pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce seoul to a “sea of fire,” for instance — but monday’s claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the north’s goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. some experts, including officials in tokyo, estimate that sunday’s launch successfully tested a new type of missile in pyongyang...

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seoul, south korea — north korea said monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. a jubilant leader kim jong un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that north korean weapons could strike the u.s. mainland and pacific holdings.north korean propaganda must be considered with wariness — pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce seoul to a "sea of fire," for instance — but monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the north's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. some experts, including officials in tokyo, estimate that sunday's launch successfully tested a new type of missile in pyongyang's arsenal.the...

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seoul—north korea fired multiple cruise missiles into the waters between korea and japan on thursday morning, a day after seoul said it would suspend any further deployment of a controversial missile-defense system in order to conduct an environmental review.the cruise missiles, which a spokesman for south korea’s joint chiefs of staff said......

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seoul, south korea (ap) — north korea claimed to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a launch tuesday, a potential game-changing development in its push to militarily challenge washington — but a declaration that conflicts with earlier south korean and u.s. assessments that it had an intermediate range.the north has previously conducted satellite launches that critics say were disguised tests of its long-range missile technology. but a test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, if confirmed, would be a major step forward in developing a nuclear-armed missile that can reach anywhere in the united states.still, the launch appeared to be the north’s most successful missile test yet, a weapon analyst said could be powerful enough to reach alaska.the lau...

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seoul—the u.s. and south korea conducted a joint drill involving u.s. b-1b bombers on monday, the second such exercise this month and a move north korea called “a grave military provocation,” after the north test-launched a short-range ballistic missile the same day.the drill, which north korea said took place over south korea and near the military demarcation line that divides the two koreas, was confirmed by a spokesman for south......

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seoul, south korea — new south korean president moon jae-in will visit the white house next month for a summit with president donald trump amid worries over north korea's progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, seoul's presidential office said tuesday. the agreement for the leaders to meet in late june followed a meeting in seoul between chung eui-yong, moon's foreign policy adviser, and matt pottinger, u.s. national security council director for east asia, said moon's spokesman yoon young-chan. the announcement came days after north korea successfully tested a powerful new missile that analysts believe could reach alaska when perfected. under the leadership of third-generation dictator kim jong un, north korea has been speeding up its pursuit of a decades-long goal of obtain...

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seoul, south korea — north korea’s latest ballistic missile test may be nearly as big a deal as the country’s propaganda machine claims.although outside experts see several places where north korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile launched sunday appears to be the most powerful the country has ever tested. some analysts believe the missile, if proven in further tests, could reach alaska and hawaii if fired on a normal, instead of a lofted, trajectory.there’s also a political victory for north korea. the test gives a boost to leader kim jong un as he seeks to show his people that he’s standing up to america and south korea. and it also lifts scientists in the authoritarian nation who are working to build an arsenal of missiles with nuclear warheads that can reach the u....

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pyongyang says latest test was a success, adding kim jong-un has approved it for deploymentpeople walk by a tv news programme showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by north korea, at the seoul railway station in seoul, south korea, sunday, may 21, 2017.seoul: north korea on monday confirmed the “successful” launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, pyongyang’s state media said, adding the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action.leader kim jong-un oversaw the launch, the state-run korean central news agency reported, adding that he “approved the deployment of this weapon system.”kcna said the missile tested was the pukguksong-2, a land-based version of pyongyang’s submarine-launched weapon, which uses solid-fuel which allows for immediate firing....

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seoul—north korea’s launch on sunday of its most-sophisticated missile yet offered new clues into how serious the country is in its nuclear ambitions. in the past three years, north korea has launched more major missiles than in the three previous decades combined.that acceleration is one of the most dramatic signs of leader kim jong un’s push to overhaul the country’s weapons program since he took power in late 2011. he has......

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seoul: pyongyang warned it would be a “piece of cake” to destroy “gangster” south korea, state media reported thursday, as it raged against seoul for a joint missile drill with the us following its landmark intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) test.the isolated, nuclear-armed north sent a chill through the international community tuesday after its missile launch, a milestone in pyongyang’s decades-long drive for the capability to threaten the us mainland with a nuclear strike.us president donald trump had dismissed the idea of the north having a working icbm, vowing it “won’t happen”, but experts say the missile could reach alaska or even further towards the continental us.the test prompted the us and the south to stage a joint missile drill aimed at countering the nor...

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north korea has fired an unidentified projectile, south korea's military said, a week after its latest missile launch. south korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said in a statement that the projectile took off sunday afternoon from a location near pukchang.the missile flew about 500 kilometers and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, south korea's military said. n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguethe office of joint chiefs of staff said south korea and the united states were conducting close-up analysis of the launch."south korea and the united states are closely analysing the launch for further information," south korea's joint chiefs of staff said in a statement."our military is closely monitoring the north korean military for any furt...

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seoul, south korea — south korean jets and navy ships fired a barrage of guided-missiles into the ocean during drills thursday, a display of military power two days after north korea test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile.the north’s icbm launch, its most successful missile test to date, has stoked security worries in washington, seoul and tokyo as it showed the country could eventually perfect a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the united states. analysts say the missile tested tuesday could reach alaska if launched at a normal trajectory.the live-fire drills off south korea’s east coast were previously scheduled. in a show of force, south korea and the united states also staged “deep strike” precision missile firing drills on wednesda...

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seoul, south korea — the latest on north korea’s missile launch (all times local):9:10 a.m. mondaynorth korea says the medium long-range strategic missile it tested over the weekend can carry a nuclear warhead.the country’s official korean central news agency says the missile fired sunday korea time was a hwasong-12 “capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.”the south korean, japanese and u.s. militaries say the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the sea of japan. tokyo says the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile.japanese officials say the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).___11:25 p.m.the trump a...

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north korea said on monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles.the north fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near russia on sunday in a launch that came just days after south korea's new president moon jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with pyongyang, was inaugurated in seoul.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguesunday's launch was of a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket" named the hwasong-12, the official korea central news agency (kcna) said.leader kim jong-un personally oversaw the test, it said, and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a gr...

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north korea said on monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles.the north fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near russia on sunday in a launch that came just days after south korea's new president moon jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with pyongyang, was inaugurated in seoul.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialoguesunday's launch was of a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket" named the hwasong-12, the official korea central news agency (kcna) said.leader kim jong-un personally oversaw the test, it said, and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a gr...

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