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What Did Debut of Kim's Daughter Mean?

Kim Jong Un's move could signal break from family's patrilineal rule, pundit says

(Newser) - Speculation is swirling about North Korean leader Kim Jung Un's decision to debut his daughter at Friday's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photos released Saturday by state media show the father and daughter walking hand in hand next to the huge missile, inspecting the Hwasong-17 with Kim'...

North Korea Debuts Kim's 'Beloved Daughter'

It's the first time pics of the child, who's never been mentioned, have emerged

(Newser) - North Korea has unveiled the little-known daughter of its leader Kim Jong Un at a missile launch site, attracting keen attention to a fourth-generation member of the dynastic family that has ruled North Korea for more than seven decades. The North's state media said Saturday that Kim had observed...

North Korea Test-Fires ICBM Capable of Hitting US

Missile landed near Japanese waters

(Newser) - North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the US mainland, the AP reports. The United States quickly condemned the launch and vowed to take...

North Korea Promises Serious Threat, Then Fires Missile

US, South Korea respond with missile defense drills

(Newser) - Hours after calling US efforts to increase its security presence in the Asia Pacific a "gamble it will regret," North Korea on Thursday launched what South Korean officials say was yet another short-range ballistic missile, fired eight days after the last . Launched Thursday from the eastern city of...

Biden Agrees With South Korea, Japan on Missile Provocations

President says the alliance is more important than ever

(Newser) - President Biden and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a unified, coordinated response to North Korea's threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with Biden declaring that the three-way partnership is "even more important than it's ever been" when North Korea is stepping up...

North Korea on That Barrage of Missile Tests: We're Practicing

To attack South Korea, US, says Pyongyang

(Newser) - North Korea’s military said Monday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and US targets such as air bases and operation command systems with a variety of missiles that are likely nuclear-capable, the AP reports. The North’s announcement underscored leader...

NK's 'Outrageous' ICBM Launch Malfunctioned: South Korea

US-South now extending military exercises that irked North in the first place

(Newser) - Pyongyang launched at least three missiles Thursday morning, one of them believed to be a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, but now defense officials in Seoul are saying that latter one may have been a dud, per the Guardian . "North Korea's ICBM launch is presumed to have ended in...

Japanese Told to Take Shelter as North Korea Launches Missile

Though missile did not ultimately fly over the country

(Newser) - Evacuation warnings were triggered in Japan amid North Korea's latest round of missile launches. Pyongyang fired at least three ballistic missiles Thursday, the first a presumed long-range missile that triggered warnings in the northern Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata prefectures urging residents to shelter at home or go underground, Fox...

White House: N. Korea Is Secretly Funneling Weapons to Russia

But the arms won't 'change the momentum of the war'

(Newser) - The White House says North Korea is covertly supplying Russia with a "significant" number of artillery shells for use in Ukraine. John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, tells CNN that while Pyongyang denied reports in September it was selling weapons to Russia, intelligence indictates that...

A North Korean Missile Hasn't Done This Since Korea Divided

Missile lands near disputed maritime border, possibly crossing it

(Newser) - Hours after threatening to use nuclear weapons in response to the US-South Korea joint military drills, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that crossed the sea border separating North and South Korea—the first time that's happened since the two countries divided in 1948, the BBC reports. Other...

N. Korea: US, S. Korea Will Pay 'Horrible Price'

Pyongyang threatens to use nukes over joint military drills

(Newser) - North Korea issued a veiled threat Tuesday to use nuclear weapons to get the US and South Korea to "pay the most horrible price in history," an escalation of its fiery rhetoric targeting the ongoing large-scale military drills between its rivals. Animosities on the Korean Peninsula have been...

North, South Korea Exchange Warning Shots

South Korea says North Korean merchant ship violated sea boundary

(Newser) - North and South Korea exchanged warning shots Monday along their disputed western sea boundary—a scene of past bloodshed and naval battles—in a development that raises worry of possible clashes after North Korea’s recent barrage of weapons tests. South Korea’s navy broadcast warnings and fired warning shots...

South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets After North's Move

North Korea fires ballistic missile, artillery shells, and flies warplanes near border

(Newser) - North Korea early Friday fired a ballistic missile and 170 rounds of artillery shells toward the sea and flew warplanes near the tense border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s recent barrage of weapons tests, the AP reports. The North Korean moves suggest it is...

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear Forces Ready for 'Actual War'

Analysts say North Korean leader has been emboldened by Putin's rhetoric

(Newser) - With Vladimir Putin warning that nuclear strikes are an option in the Ukraine war, Kim Jong Un apparently doesn't want to feel left out. The North Korean dictator warned Thursday that the country's nuclear forces have demonstrated "their full preparedness for actual war to bring the enemies...

North Korea Boasts of New Tactic for Missiles

Nation fires one from an underwater silo

(Newser) - North Korea has been firing off a series of missile tests in recent weeks, and one of them came from a silo that was underwater, reports the Washington Post . The North said Monday that it successfully launched a missile from an inland reservoir, per the AP . It's the first...

North Korea Warns US About Using Aircraft Carrier in Drills

2 short-range ballistic missiles are launched

(Newser) - North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Sunday, the latest in its barrage of weapons tests in recent days, after the North warned against the US redeployment of an aircraft carrier for a new round of drills with South Korean warships. South Korea's Joint...

Kamala Harris Visits DMZ
Kamala Harris Visits DMZ

Kamala Harris Visits DMZ

She reaffirms US commitment to South Korea after North fires missiles

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris capped her four-day trip to Asia with a stop Thursday at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula as she emphasized the "ironclad" US commitment to the security of its Asian allies in the face of an increasingly hostile North Korea. The visit comes on...

Kim Jong Un: North Korea Will Never Give Up Nukes

Country's leader says Pyongyang needs the weapons to counter the US

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North’s defenses and eventually collapse his government, state media said Friday. Kim made the comments during a speech Thursday...

N. Korean Weapons May Not Be Much of a Boon to Russia

Experts raise questions over the quality of the supplies

(Newser) - North Korea is apparently moving to sell millions of rockets and artillery shells—many of them likely from its old stock—to its Cold War ally Russia. Russia has called a US intelligence report on the purchasing plan "fake." But US officials say it shows Russia's desperation...

Russia Now Getting Weapons From North Korea
Russia Now Has
a New Arms Dealer

Russia Now Has a New Arms Dealer

Purchase of artillery shells, rockets a sign of desperation, says US official

(Newser) - With global sanctions preventing Russia from seeking military equipment from its usual sources, the country has now turned to North Korea. Russia, which recently purchased Iranian drones, is now buying millions of artillery shells and short-range rockets from Pyongyang, according to US intelligence. It's a sign of what one...

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