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News and updates about North Korea

Kim Jong Un:

'Be ready for war'

North Korean ruler takes a more militant tone in a speech before his state's military academy, says that the nation must be prepared for war "more than ever".

'Be ready for war'

Kim inspects

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

North Korea successfully test-fires new mid- to long-range solid-fuel hypersonic missile.

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

British presenter’s denim trousers blurred on N. Korea TV

Why did North Korea blur British presenter’s denim trousers in a 2010 BBC program on gardening.

British presenter’s denim trousers blurred on N. Korea TV

North Korea fires multiple ballistic missiles

The launches are North Korea's first known missile testing activities in about a month.

North Korea fires multiple ballistic missiles

North Korea practices Hamas-style assault

South Korea has expressed growing concerns that North Korea is learning from the Hamas assault on October 7th how to bypass the fortifications between the two countries.

North Korea practices Hamas-style assault

North Korea develops new ballistic control system

North Korea says it successfully developed a new ballistic control system for a multiple rocket launcher along with controllable shells.

North Korea develops new ballistic control system

North Korea tests strategic cruise missile

North Korea claims the test-firing had no impact on the security of neighboring countries.

North Korea tests strategic cruise missile

North Korea tests 'underwater nuclear weapon system'

The test comes in response to joint naval exercises by Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

North Korea tests 'underwater nuclear weapon system'

Kim Jong Un:

'South Korea is the most hostile country'

Amid tensions, North Korea's government abolishes agencies dedicated to reunification with South Korea.

'South Korea is the most hostile country'

North Korea tests missile with hypersonic warhead

North Korea says the launch was aimed at verifying the reliability of the missile’s solid-fuel engines and the maneuverable flight capabilities of the hypersonic warhead.

North Korea tests missile with hypersonic warhead

South Korea sees Kim's young daughter as his successor

South Korea’s spy agency says North Korean leader's young daughter is likely her father's heir apparent.

South Korea sees Kim's young daughter as his successor

North Korean leader:

'Mobilize powerful means to destroy the US and South Korea'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says an armed confrontation is becoming a reality.

'Mobilize powerful means to destroy the US and South Korea'

Kim Jong Un:

'If provoked, we won't hesitate to respond with nuclear attack'

North Korean leader issues warning to the world days after the country twice fired ballistic missiles.

'If provoked, we won't hesitate to respond with nuclear attack'

North Korea resumes missile tests, fires two ballistic missiles

Observers believe the launches are a protest against South Korea and the US moves to bolster their nuclear deterrence plans.

North Korea resumes missile tests, fires two ballistic missiles

Report:

Hamas terrorists likely used North Korean weapons during attack

Videos and seized weapons can prove that the Hamas terrorists used North Korean weapons during the massive attack on Israel's south

Hamas terrorists likely used North Korean weapons during attack

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

The North Korean dictator refuses to use a jet for fear of being shot down, and opts instead for a massive armored train.

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

North Korea announces new 'tactical nuclear attack submarine'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over unveiling ceremony of new submarine which is meant to strengthen the country's naval force.

North Korea announces new 'tactical nuclear attack submarine'

US warns:

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

US says Kim will engage with Putin to continue actively advancing arms negotiations.

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

North Korea stages 'simulated tactical nuclear attack' drill

Local media say the operation was a "counteraction drill" in response to joint military activity by US and South Korean forces.

North Korea stages 'simulated tactical nuclear attack' drill

In message to US:

North Korea stages tactical nuclear strike drill

North Korea conducts simulated "scorched-earth" nuclear strike, says the drill is a reaction to plans for a US nuclear attack.

North Korea stages tactical nuclear strike drill

North Korea fails in second attempt to launch a rocket

North Korea's aerospace agency announces the country will conduct a third attempt in October.

North Korea fails in second attempt to launch a rocket

North Korea plans another satellite launch

Japanese Coast Guard says North Korea plans to launch a satellite between August 24 and 31. A launch this past May failed.

North Korea plans another satellite launch

North Korean leader oversees test of strategic cruise missiles

Kim Jong Un visits navy fleet, inspects test of strategic missiles aboard a warship.

North Korean leader oversees test of strategic cruise missiles

North Korean leader visits missile production plant

The visit comes days after Kim Jong Un dismissed the military's top general and called for more preparations for war.

North Korean leader visits missile production plant

North Koreans ordered to protect images of ruling family

North Koreans have been instructed to protect images of Kim Jong-Un and his family ahead of an approaching typhoon.

North Koreans ordered to protect images of ruling family

North Korean leader orders preparations for possible war

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dismisses the military's top general and calls for expansion of military drills.

North Korean leader orders preparations for possible war

North Korea expected to cancel election

North Korea is expected to cancel planned elections in favor of a new election system.

North Korea expected to cancel election

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

South Korea says the two short-range missiles flew about 550 kilometers before landing in waters east of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

American soldier arrested for crossing into North Korea

Eyewitnesses describe the soldier yelling 'ha ha ha' as he ran across the border.

American soldier arrested for crossing into North Korea

North Korea confirms it fired intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised launch of Hwasong-18, which flew 1,001 kilometers for 4,491 seconds.

North Korea confirms it fired intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea fires ballistic missile

The launch comes days after Kim Jong Un's sister issued threats against the US.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

Powerful threats:

North Korea vows 'decisive response' if US breaches airspace

The influential sister of the North's Supreme Leader didn't mince words in another stern warning to the US.

North Korea vows 'decisive response' if US breaches airspace

North Korea warns:

'We may shoot down US spy planes'

North Korea denounces US move to introduce a nuclear missile submarine to waters near the Korean peninsula.

'We may shoot down US spy planes'

South Korea retrieves wreckage of North Korean spy satellite

South Korean military says the satellite, which crashed after failed launch in May, did not appear to be capable of military surveillance.

South Korea retrieves wreckage of North Korean spy satellite

North Korea:

'Failed satellite launch was the gravest failure'

North Korea says it is preparing for another satellite launch in the near future after last month's attempt failed.

'Failed satellite launch was the gravest failure'

Trump criticized for praising North Korean leader

Republican presidential hopefuls criticize former US President for comments praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump criticized for praising North Korean leader

North Korea fires 'space satellite'

The launch comes a day after North Korea confirmed it will launch a reconnaissance satellite in June.

North Korea fires 'space satellite'

North Korea confirms:

'We will launch a satellite in June'

Pyongyang claims the move is necessary in order to track "the dangerous military acts of the US".

'We will launch a satellite in June'

North Korea notifies Japan of intent to launch satellite

Pyongyang informs Japan's coastguard that a rocket will be launched between May 31 and June 11.

North Korea notifies Japan of intent to launch satellite

Biden warns:

'North Korean nuclear attack will result in end of regime'

US President and South Korean counterpart warn North Korea against using its nuclear arsenal.

'North Korean nuclear attack will result in end of regime'

North Korea successfully launches ICBM

The launch was supervised on site by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea successfully launches ICBM

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

Kim Jong Un calls to scale up the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials.

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test

North Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan as it continues its flurry of weapons tests.

North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test

North Korea tests new nuclear underwater attack drone

North Korea also confirms it fired cruise missiles during the weapon test and firing drill.

North Korea tests new nuclear underwater attack drone

North Korean leader:

'Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time'

North Korea conducts exercises “aimed at improving tactical nuclear attack capabilities and war deterrence".

'Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time'

Once again:

North Korea launches ballistic missile

This is North Korea’s third round of weapons testing this week as South Korean and US troops continue joint military drills.

North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea:

'Our missile launches helped train for missions at any time'

North Korea confirms latest missile test, says the launches were a military drill designed to "annihilate the enemy" if necessary.

'Our missile launches helped train for missions at any time'

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

The launch comes two days after North Korea test-fired two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine.

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

North Korea takes 'war deterrence measures'

North Korea's ruling party decides to take war deterrence measures ahead of US-South Korea joint military drills.

North Korea takes 'war deterrence measures'

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

The test comes days before South Korea and the US launch joint exercises, which North Korea opposes.

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

North Korea test-fires four strategic cruise missiles

Test held as part of a drill designed to demonstrate North Korea's ability to conduct nuclear counterattack.

North Korea test-fires four strategic cruise missiles

US to UN Security Council:

'Condemn North Korea's missile launches'

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says Security Council's failure to respond to North Korea has become dangerous.

'Condemn North Korea's missile launches'

Again:

North Korea launches ballistic missiles

The incident comes two days after North Korea conducted a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

North Korea launches ballistic missiles

North Korea:

'We test-fired an ICBM in a surprise drill'

North Korea says it fired ICBM which flew 989 kilometers for almost 67 minutes.

'We test-fired an ICBM in a surprise drill'

White House warns:

Russian buying chips, tech from Iran, North Korea and China

Latest statement from Commerce Department comes as G7 nations debate new sanctions on firms accused of exporting military tech to Russia.

Russian buying chips, tech from Iran, North Korea and China

Watch:

Kim Jong-un showcases missiles capable of striking 'anywhere'

The Supreme Leader presided over a huge military parade with his wife and daughter at his side.

Kim Jong-un showcases missiles capable of striking 'anywhere'

After missile launch:

Kim orders new ICBMs and tactical nuclear weapons

North Korean leader highlights the need to boost the country's nuclear arsenal and secure "overwhelming military power".

Kim orders new ICBMs and tactical nuclear weapons

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

After testing dozens of ballistic missiles in 2022, North Korea begins 2023 by firing missile toward its eastern waters.

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

White House: North Korea sent rockets and missiles to Russia

Biden administration warns that North Korea may be sending additional military weapons to Russian mercenary group in Ukraine.

White House: North Korea sent rockets and missiles to Russia

North Korea threatens Japan after it doubles military spending

Pyongyang warns it will take ‘bold military steps’ after Tokyo announces large increase in defense budget.

North Korea threatens Japan after it doubles military spending