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N. Korea defense chief says deployment is over to strike US

North Korea's defense chief said Monday that "precise and advanced striking means" have already been deployed to strike the United States and its followers. Pak Yong-sik, minister of armed forces, made the comment in a key meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the foundation of North K...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:55

Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing

WASHINGTON -- Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, isn't ruling out a US strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear device. Haley spoke on several television networks Monday morning, praising China's involvement in trying to pressure North Korea to ceas...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:33

US ups pressure ahead of NK anniversary

A day before North Korea marks a major holiday, the US Trump administration sought to increase pressure on Pyongyang, holding presidential phone calls with China and Japan before a supercarrier heads ...

Updated : 2017.04.24 16:15

Trump discusses N. Korean threats in phone talks with Xi, Abe

TOKYO/BEIJING -- US President Donald Trump had separate phone conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Abe on Monday and pledged closer cooperation with them amid th...

Updated : 2017.04.24 12:43

No unusual movement in NK ahead of military anniversary: Seoul

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday that there has been no unusual movement in North Korea as Pyongyang is set to mark the 85th anniversary of the creation of its military this week.North K...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:21

Rubio says US should do whatever it takes to stop NK from acquiring ICBM capabilities

WASHINGTON -- The United States should do whatever it takes to stop North Korea from acquiring capabilities to strike the continental US with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile, Senat...

Updated : 2017.04.24 09:43

Cutoff of crude exports to N. Korea possible in case of sixth nuclear test: Victor Cha

WASHINGTON -- The United States and the international community could respond to an additional nuclear test by North Korea with a package of harsh sanctions, including a cutoff of crude supplies to th...

Updated : 2017.04.24 09:40

NK can perfect capabilities to strike US with nuclear missile before Trump's second term: official

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Sunday that North Korea could perfect its capabilities to send a nuclear-tipped missile to the continental US during President Donald Tr...

Updated : 2017.04.24 09:28

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

TOKYO -- An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vin...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:51

China urges Korea Peninsula denuclearization

ATHENS -- China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes."China is firmly suppor...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:50

Third US citizen detained in North Korea: sources

A former Korean-American professor was arrested in North Korea last week, becoming the third US citizen to be detained by the communist country as of late, according to sources Sunday.The US citizen, ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:09

Pivotal week for peninsula as NK marks military anniversary

Amid unabated concerns over North Korea’s fresh nuclear test in time for another major anniversary, South Korea and the US are poised to be on heightened alert this week with cutting-edge military as...

Updated : 2017.04.23 15:59

N. Korea apparently slams China for stepped-up sanctions

North Korea has apparently asked China not to step up anti-North sanctions, warning of “catastrophic consequences” in their bilateral relations.Pyongyang issued the warning through commentary written by a person named Jong Phil on its official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which was...

Updated : 2017.04.22 12:47

N. Korea says ready to counter U.S. aggression

North Korea has said it is closely monitoring moves by the United States and fully prepared to counter any “provocations.”The North’s foreign ministry said in a statement, released by the Korean Central News Agency on Saturday, that Pyongyang will never be intimidated by the recent U.S....

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:00

Trump’s ‘very unusual moves’ remark refers to helpful things in solving N.K. problem: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump was referring to “some things that were helpful” in resolving the problem of North Korea when he said a day earlier that “very unusual moves” have been made with regard to the issue, his spokesman said Friday.White House press secretary Sean Spicer, however,...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:00