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News and updates about North Korea

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

North Korea conducts 'final phase' test of spy satellite

North Korea announces it conducted an "important, final phase" test on for development of a spy satellite.

North Korea conducts 'final phase' test of spy satellite

North Korea fires ballistic missile

The launch comes days after North Korea tested a "high-thrust solid-fuel motor" for a new weapons system.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

N Korea launches 130 artillery rounds after US-S Korea drills

North Korea responds to joint exercises by accusing South Korea of stirring up 'unnecessary escalation of tension' along shared border.

N Korea launches 130 artillery rounds after US-S Korea drills

Kim Jong Un:

'Our ultimate goal is the most powerful nuclear force'

North Korean leader says country's nuclear force protects the dignity and sovereignty of the state and the people.

'Our ultimate goal is the most powerful nuclear force'

Kim's sister:

'South Korea's leaders are idiots'

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, launches scathing attack on South Korea’s leadership amid tensions.

'South Korea's leaders are idiots'

Kim Jong-Un seen with daughter at missile launch site

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversees missile launch with young, never-seen-before daughter.

Kim Jong-Un seen with daughter at missile launch site

North Korea fires apparent ICBM

Japan's PM says the missile landed inside Japan's economic zone: The North's repeated missile launches cannot be tolerated.

North Korea fires apparent ICBM

North Korea:

'US claims we're supplying Russia with weapons are groundless'

North Korea denies claims made by US last week that Pyongyang is supplying artillery ammunition to Moscow.

'US claims we're supplying Russia with weapons are groundless'

North Korea:

'South Korea-US drills are an open provocation'

North Korea's military blasts recent South Korea-US military exercises.

'South Korea-US drills are an open provocation'

Seoul responds after North Korea fires missiles toward coastline

For the first time in history, the North fired ballistic missiles that came within striking distance of its southern neighbor.

Seoul responds after North Korea fires missiles toward coastline

North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile

Launch comes one day after North Korea fired more than 20 missiles, one of which flew in the direction of a populated South Korean island.

North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile

North Korea supplying Russia with artillery for Ukraine war

White House reveals that Moscow has been secretly receiving artillery shells from North Korea to use in Ukraine.

North Korea supplying Russia with artillery for Ukraine war

North and South Korea exchange warning shots

The incident comes amid ongoing tensions between the neighbors as North Korea continues its missile tests.

North and South Korea exchange warning shots

North Korea fires shells as warning to South Korea

North Korea fires artillery shells near its sea boundaries in response to South Korean military drills.

North Korea fires shells as warning to South Korea

Again:

North Korea launches short-range ballistic missile

North Korea launches short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, flies warplanes near the border with South Korea.

North Korea launches short-range ballistic missile

North Korea launches two cruise missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversees test to confirm the reliability and operation of nuclear-capable weapons.

North Korea launches two cruise missiles

Seventh time in recent weeks:

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

South Korea says it detected two missile launches from North Korea’s eastern coastal city of Munchon.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

Sixth time in two weeks

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

The test comes two days after North Korea fired an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile over Japan.

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

South Korea, US carry out precision bombing drills

The drills come in response to North Korea firing an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile over Japan.

South Korea, US carry out precision bombing drills

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

Japanese citizens briefly asked to take cover following the missile launch, North Korea's fifth this week.

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

The latest test comes ahead of a visit to South Korea by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards the sea

The launch comes days ahead of a planned visit to South Korea by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards the sea

North Korea enshrines nuclear weapons policies into law

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the new legislation makes the country’s nuclear status "irreversible".

North Korea enshrines nuclear weapons policies into law

South Korean official:

'North Korean nuclear test will be met with stern measures'

South Korea's top security adviser: We'll respond with stern measures to a new North Korean nuclear test.

'North Korean nuclear test will be met with stern measures'

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

North Korean dictator said to be fighting a 'serious illness' with a 'high fever' that has been revealed to be COVID-19.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

Putin to North Korean leader:

'We'll expand our bilateral relations'

Russian President speaks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid tensions between the US and North Korea.

'We'll expand our bilateral relations'

Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Leader, blames South Korea for the virus and threatens retaliation.

Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

North Korean leader declares victory after his country's emergency campaign against COVID-19.

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

North Korea condemns Pelosi visit to Taiwan

North Korea's foreign ministry says House Speaker's visit to Taiwan is "impudent interference" in China's internal affairs.

North Korea condemns Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Watch: North Korea's first lady cries during military parade

Kim Jong-un threatened nuclear action against the US, accusing the Biden administration of destroying relations between the two countries.

Watch: North Korea's first lady cries during military parade

North Korean leader:

'We're ready for any military clash with the US'

Kim Jong Un says his country is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent.

'We're ready for any military clash with the US'

North Korea fires multiple rocket launchers

South Korea says it detected "flight trajectories" that were suspected to be shots from North Korean artillery.

North Korea fires multiple rocket launchers

Watch: N. Korea facing new, unnamed epidemic amid COVID outbreak

While 4.56 million citizens are reported to be suffering from 'flu-like symptoms', the pariah state has turned down vaccine donations.

Watch: N. Korea facing new, unnamed epidemic amid COVID outbreak

Wiesenthal Centre:

'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

Wiesenthal Centre condemns North Korea appointment to Disarmament Conference.

'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

US, South Korea:

'There will be a swift response to North Korean nuclear test'

US and South Korea warn North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, but again offer talks.

'There will be a swift response to North Korean nuclear test'

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions

For two years, North Korea has said it had zero cases of the virus. Things have quickly changed for the worse.

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

World Health Organization says it assumes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening despite claims otherwise.

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

China, Russia veto UN resolution sanctioning North Korea

China and Russia veto US resolution calling for tougher sanctions against North Korea following latest missile tests.

China, Russia veto UN resolution sanctioning North Korea

US to seek new UN sanctions against North Korea

The move follows North Korea's latest firing of missiles, including possibly its largest intercontinental ballistic missile.

US to seek new UN sanctions against North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

The missile firing comes days after South Korea and US agreed to scale up joint military drills.

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

North Korea reports less than 200,000 new patients with fever symptoms for a third consecutive day.

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

North Korean leader slams officials for response to COVID-19

Experts fear a greater disaster since there are no vaccines or medical procedures for treating the virus in alienated state.

North Korean leader slams officials for response to COVID-19

Watch: N. Korea turns down vaccine offers despite COVID outbreak

Official stats say 1.2 million residents are sick with an 'unknown virus' but an absence of tests may indicate a much greater amount.

Watch: N. Korea turns down vaccine offers despite COVID outbreak

North Korea:

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

The order comes as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak.

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

North Korea declares State of Emergency amid COVID surge

The hermit kingdom is admitting its first COVID-19 crisis, as medical supplies are already running thin.

North Korea declares State of Emergency amid COVID surge

COVID-19 in North Korea?

Six people dead due to 'fever'

The announcement comes a day after North Korea acknowledged for the first time that a COVID-19 outbreak had been recorded in the country.

Six people dead due to 'fever'

US warns:

'North Korea could hold nuclear test this month'

State Department says US believes North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test as soon as this month.

'North Korea could hold nuclear test this month'

US promises 'strongest possible deterrent' against North Korea

US envoy on North Korea urges UN to signal to Pyongyang that it will not accept its ballistic missile tests.

US promises 'strongest possible deterrent' against North Korea

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises latest test of system meant to improve the country’s "tactical nukes".

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

US to present UN resolution on North Korean missile tests

US plans to introduce a new resolution in UN Security Council in response to North Korea's most recent ballistic missile tests.

US to present UN resolution on North Korean missile tests

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US official:

'North Korea likely has more in store'

Top US official says North Korea likely has "more in store" after successfully test-firing ICBM.

'North Korea likely has more in store'

Kim Jong Un:

'We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US'

North Korea says it fired new type of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17.

'We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US'

North Korean launch of projectile fails

South Korea says North Korea fired an unidentified projectile but the launch apparently ended in a failure.

North Korean launch of projectile fails

US official:

'North Korea tested ICBM system, they will be sanctioned'

Senior US official says two recent missile tests by North Korea were of a new intercontinental ballistic missile system.

'North Korea tested ICBM system, they will be sanctioned'

North Korean leader:

'Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities'

Kim Jong Un says country will launch a number of reconnaissance satellites to provide real-time information on military actions by US.

'Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities'

North Korea conducts another spy satellite test

North Korea conducts test for reconnaissance satellite systems for the second time in a week.

North Korea conducts another spy satellite test

North Korea says it conducted test for developing satellite

North Korea says latest test was for development of a reconnaissance satellite system.

North Korea says it conducted test for developing satellite

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

The launch would be the first test since North Korea conducted a record number of launches in January.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile