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Pentagon confirms NK test launch, says not ballistic missile

Apr. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is confirming that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday, but he declined to provide any details. He is the first U.S. official to confirm the launch. He tells reporters at the Pentagon that North Korea conducted a test, but it didn't...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Apr. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A DAY 2 YEARS IN THE MAKING The Justice Department prepares to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign. 2. NORTH KOREA...

North Korea test-fires a new tactical guided weapon. Kim Jong Un calls it an "event of very weighty significance."

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fires a new tactical guided weapon. Kim Jong Un calls it an "event of very weighty significance."

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...

Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

Mar. 26, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a "salvo" intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California. Both interceptors zeroed in on the target — a re-entry...

Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drill

Mar. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill. The missile test in southern Israel was conducted Tuesday by the Israeli Ministry of Defense along with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Rafael, an Israeli defense...

US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Mar. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday. By moving forward with these missile...

Pakistan air force says fighter jet test-fired smart missile

Mar. 13, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's air force says one of its fighter jets successfully test-fired a locally developed missile, described as a "smart weapon." The announcement follows recent skirmishes with rival India over disputed Kashmir during which Pakistan said it shot down two Indian planes and captured a...

Bolton: Trump would be 'pretty disappointed' at Kim test

Mar. 10, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do. Speaking on ABC's "This Week," John Bolton would not confirm reports...