North Korea’s foreign ministry blamed the drills and “confrontational warmongering” by US officials for making war inevitable.
Continuing to vest destructive power in the hands of one person and requiring launch decisions to be made without congressional authorisation is undemocratic and dangerous.
The stories of two physicists, and how they regarded the use of nuclear weapons to protect their loved ones, have something to offer our era of trigger-happy presidents and isolated dictators.
The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after US President Donald Trump put the country back on a US list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.
Trump’s ban was announced on September 24 and replaced two previous versions that had been impeded by federal courts.
Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images taken on November 5 showing activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard.
Visiting Seoul last week, Trump warned North Korea he was prepared to use the full range of US military power to stop any attack, but also urged Pyongyang to “make a deal.”
China has repeatedly pushed for a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis, but in recent months has had only limited high-level exchanges with North Korea.
The two also oversaw the signing of about $250 billion in commercial deals, but there was little progress reported on US firms complaints about market access.
Donald Trump was speaking alongside Xi Jinping in the Chinese capital to announce the signing of about $250 billion in commercial deals between US and Chinese firms.
Trump used some of his toughest language yet against North Korea in a wide-ranging address that lodged specific accusations of chilling human rights abuses against Pyongyang.
The sanctions will freeze the assets of nine organisations and 26 individuals, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.
Trump is on a 12-day Asian trip that will focus on trade and North Korea’s nuclear missile programmes.
The North Korea nuclear crisis will take centre stage when US President Donald Trump begins a trip to Asia at the end of the week.
About 100 workers at the Punggye-ri nuclear site were affected by the initial collapse, which took place around September 10
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.
The Trump administration will temporarily delay the processing of most refugees from 11 countries identified as high-risk, while resuming refugee admissions for other countries, government officials said on Tuesday.
The threat from North Korea has grown to a “critical and imminent level” and the US, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, said the Japanese defence minister.
A hefty victory would raise the likelihood that Abe will win a third term as LDP leader next September and go on to become Japan’s longest-serving premier.
Trump wants to gain some serious cooperation from China to persuade Pyongyang to either change its mind or help deprive it of resources.
Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during an October 5 photo opportunity before having dinner with US military leaders and their wives.
South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations after the sixth largest nuclear test by the latter.
Kim Yo Jong was named as an alternate member of the politburo within the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea – the opaque, all-powerful party organ where top state affairs are decided.
A US official acknowledged indications that North Korea could be preparing for the test on or around October 10, the anniversary of the ruling party.
Trump removed a US trade embargo and other penalties that had effectively cut Sudan off from much of the global financial system.
Russia’s view is that North Korea’s transformation into a nuclear state is permanent and irreversible and the best the West can hope for is for Pyongyang to freeze elements of its programme.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
The two women told their lawyers they did not know they were participating in a deadly attack and thought they were carrying out a prank for a reality TV show.
Tillerson said during a trip to China that the US had multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, expressing hope for reducing tensio
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that communication was happening directly and cited two or three US channels open to Pyongyang.
US does not provide non-humanitarian, non-trade-related foreign assistance to any country that fails to comply with minimum standards for eliminating trafficking.
The move, detected by South Korean and US intelligence agencies has sparked concerns of the North stepping up its provocative actions.
His visit will include attending two major summits, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conclave in the Philippines.
It is more important than ever to be well-informed about North Korea, and move beyond the common caricatures of the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un.
Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for trying to take from his hotel an item bearing a propaganda slogan, North Korea’s state media reported.
The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in New York yesterday, accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country.
US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
Trump and Kim have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults as Pyongyang races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US.