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North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that there are no signs that the North is preparing for a full-scale conflict.
North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that there are no signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a full-scale conflict.
North Korea's military ratcheted up its threat to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. to new heights Thursday — just hours after the Pentagon announced the deployment of an American ballistic missile defense system to Guam.
North Korea cut a third telephone hotline to the South on Wednesday and doubled down on its threats against the United States, but analysts say the bellicose rhetoric is empty — that Pyongyang's missiles cannot reach the U.S.
North Korea said Tuesday that it had put its rocket and long-range artillery units on "highest alert," ready to strike South Korea and U.S. military bases in Hawaii and Guam.
A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings.
South Korean activists floated balloons carrying tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea on Monday, eluding police who had disrupted an earlier launch attempt.
Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong-un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.
North Korea promised Monday to reduce South Korea's government "to ashes" in less than four minutes, in an unusually specific escalation of recent threats aimed at its southern rival.
North Korea's military warned Monday of imminent "special actions" that would reduce South Korea's conservative government to ashes within minutes, sharply escalating the rhetoric against its southern rival.
A nuclear deal with the United States may have raised hopes that tensions on the Korean peninsula could ease soon, but rare interviews Friday by the Associated Press with Pyongyang residents suggest deep cynicism of U.S. intentions.
Wherever North Korea's young new leader goes, they're there: a group of graying military and political officials who shadow Kim Jong-un as he visits army bases, attends concerts and tours schools.
South Korea staged live-fire drills Thursday from a front-line island shelled by North Korea in 2010. It was the first such exercise since North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died last month.
China is continuing to provide advanced missiles and other conventional arms to Iran and may be doing so in violation of U.N. sanctions against the Tehran regime, according to a draft report by the congressional U.S.-China Commission.
North Korea threatened Sunday to enlarge its nuclear arsenal and "mercilessly" attack South Korea and the United States, as the allies prepared for joint military drills that the North considers a rehearsal for invasion.