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North Korea fires projectiles twice into sea, claims South

August 5, 2019

North Korea has continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing unidentified projectiles twice into the sea while lashing out at the US and South Korea for continuing their joint military exercises the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy.


North Korea: Missile test was a ‘solemn warning’

July 26, 2019

A day after two North Korean missile launches rattled Asia, the nation announced that its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of a new-type tactical guided weapon that was meant to be a “solemn warning” over South Korean weapons development and plans to hold military exercises.


China’s Xi pushes economic reform at North Korea summit

June 21, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for North Korea’s focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang, turning to a topic Beijing has long pressed with its communist neighbour amid wider concerns over the North’s nuclear weapons programme.


North Korea basks in Kim’s summit performance

June 13, 2018

The photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with Donald Trump.