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North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea

A North Korean missile launch attempt early on Tuesday morning appears to have failed, a South Korean military official told Reuters. The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the official, who

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Japan scrambles over possible N Korea missile launch

Japan on Monday put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, state broadcaster

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N Korea submarine missile test 'great success'

North Korea said on Sunday it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and it was a "great success" that gave the country "one more means for powerful nuclear attack."

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Pyongyang 'going places'

A metro employee on board the newest cars at the Puhung metro station in Pyongyang, North Korea, in a picture made available on April 16. One of the deepest metros in the world, the Pyongyang consists of two lines and recently introduced new tra

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UN imposes harsh new sanctions on N Korea

North Korea faces harsh new UN sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons programme following a unanimous Security Council vote on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by the US and Pyongyang's ally China. The resolu

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N Korea launches long-range rocket ‘carrying satellite’

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of UN sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.

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North Korea test draws threat of sanctions

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing threats of further sanctions even though the US and weapons experts voiced doubts the device was as advanced as the isolated nation claimed. The

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UN council to meet on N Korea nuclear test

The UN Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's reported test of a hydrogen bomb, the US mission to the United Nations said. Speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity,

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N Korea 'likely to have conducted nuclear test’

North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. The United States Geologi

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N Korea sanctions impacting subsidiary: Orascom

Egypt's Orascom Telecom said on Sunday that sanctions against North Korea had affected its ability to control its subsidiary there, and it was removing Koryolink from its consolidated financial statement. The group said in a s

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