N.Korea flies warplanes near S.Korea after missile launches

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea flew 12 warplanes near its border with South Korea on Thursday, prompting the South to scramble 30 military planes in response, Seoul officials said. The highly unusual incident came hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in its sixth round of missile tests in less … Read more

UN Security Council splits, again, over North Korea missiles

Debate over how to handle a North Korean ballistic missile launch over Japanese territory split an already deeply fractured UN Security Council on Wednesday, with Russia and China insisting that US-led military exercises in the region had provoked North Korea into acting. Wednesday’s session ended with no agreement on next steps, despite warnings from the … Read more

US moves aircraft carrier strike group near Korea after North’s missile launches, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group is moving into waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions flare after a spate of North Korean missile launches over the past two weeks, South Korean security officials said. South Korea’s National Security Council (NSC) held an emergency meeting on Thursday after North … Read more

N Korea continues missile launches as US redeploys carrier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Thursday, as the United States redeployed one of its aircraft carriers near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s previous launch of a powerful nuclear-capable missile over Japan . South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan for first time in 5 years, drawing quick response from U.S., South Korea

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the US territory of Guam, and possibly. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration … Read more

Seoul’s reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea’s successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to strike the US … Read more

North Korean missile launch raises alarm in Washington

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration responded on multiple levels Tuesday to North Korea’s latest long-range ballistic missile launch, reaching out to allies in the region on diplomatic and military fronts, and at the leader level by US President Joe Biden. The missile was fired late Monday, flying over Japan early on Tuesday morning before landing … Read more

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over Japan on Tuesday for the first time in five years, a highly provocative and reckless act that marks a significant escalation in its weapons testing program. The missile traveled over northern Japan early in the morning, and is believed to have … Read more

North Korea launches missile over Japan, sending residents to shelter

seoul CNN — Japan urged residents to take shelter early Tuesday morning after North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile over the north of the country in an escalation of Pyongyang’s missile tests that prompted immediate backlash from Tokyo. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed the missile passed eastward over neighboring Japan … Read more

N. Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the weapon that is capable of reaching the US territory of Guam. The launch was the most provocative weapons … Read more