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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea’s weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. Reuters: World News

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How a homemade tool helped North Korea’s missile program

SEOUL, (Reuters) – In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero – one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state’s banned nuclear and missile programs. Reuters: Top News

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Top U.S. general says North Korea’s military posture unchanged amid tensions

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States regards North Korea as the world’s greatest threat but despite an escalation in tensions over its ballistic missile and nuclear program, Pyongyang has not changed its military posture, the top U.S. military officer said ...

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North Korea’s Kim says will make ‘deranged’ Trump pay dearly for U.N. speech

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over ...

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Trump says U.S. not ‘putting up with’ North Korea’s actions

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States would no longer tolerate North Korea’s actions but said the use of military force against Pyongyang will not be his “first choice.” Reuters: World News

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South Korea’s Moon discusses ‘unpredictable’ North Korea situation with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia/SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula could become unpredictable if Pyongyang did not halt its “provocative actions” after its latest nuclear bomb test. ...

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North Korea’s Kim says missile test was for Guam, Trump warns all options open

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Wednesday it had conducted a test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) to counter U.S. and South Korean military drills and as a first step in military action in the Pacific to “contain” ...

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North Korea’s ‘reckless’ missile launch over Japan sharply escalates tensions

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings for residents to take cover while provoking a sharp reaction from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders. ...

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South Korea’s Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul’s approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul’s approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea. Reuters: World News

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North Korea’s Kim puts army on alert; U.S. warns it can intercept missile

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Monday that the U.S. military would be prepared to intercept a missile fired by North Korea if it was headed to Guam, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alerted his ...

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