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North Korean missile tests signal return to brinkmanship

Jan. 17, 2022 23:23 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Grappling with pandemic difficulties and U.S.-led sanctions over his nuclear ambitions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be reviving his 2017 playbook of nuclear and missile brinkmanship to wrest concessions from Washington and his neighbors. North...

North Korea: Tactical guided missiles fired in latest test

Jan. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it had conducted a test-firing of “tactical guided missiles,” a day after South Korea’s military detected the North launching two ballistic missiles into the sea. Monday’s test was North Korea’s fourth round of missile...

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this month

Jan. 17, 2022 10:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might during paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border...

North Korea says it test launched missiles from train

Jan. 14, 2022 19:12 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration. The report by the North state media came a day after South Korea’s...

N. Korea fires fresh missiles in response to US sanctions

Jan. 14, 2022 17:48 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration for its continuing test launches. ...

US hits NKorean officials with sanctions after missile test

Jan. 12, 2022 21:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on five North Korean officials in its first response to Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test and later announced it will also seek new U.N. sanctions. The Treasury Department said it was imposing...

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

Jan. 12, 2022 02:09 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war deterrent.” The state media report came a day after the militaries of the...

N Korea fires possible missile into sea amid stalled talks

Jan. 11, 2022 11:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international opposition. The launches...

S. Korea disputes North's claim of hypersonic missile test

Jan. 07, 2022 17:55 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on Friday, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted. The assessment is certain to anger North Korea. South Korea has...

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, NKorea puts blame elsewhere

Jan. 07, 2022 04:49 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and “hostile forces’ moves,” a largely redundant statement since the country has already been banned from the Games by the IOC. In September,...