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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to bolster his nuclear deterrent in face of “gangster-like” U.S. sanctions and pressure. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    North Korea test fires two missiles

    Flight data released by the South Korean and Japanese militaries suggest that the North could have tested one of its new mobile, solid-fuel missile systems it first demonstrated last year.

  • In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects the military drill of units of the Korean People's Army, with soldiers shown wearing face masks. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
    North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

    North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus that may have been forced by the coronavirus crisis in Asia.

  • Soldiers prepare to conduct ground movement during a battery training event Dec. 12, 2019, at Camp Casey, South Korea. (Capt. Daniel Parker/Army)
    False alarm blares at Camp Casey amid North Korea concerns

    A U.S. military base in South Korea accidentally blared an alert siren instead of a bugle call, causing a brief scare just as the U.S. and its allies are monitoring for signs of provocation from North Korea, which has warned it could send a “Christmas gift” over deadlocked nuclear negotiations.

  • U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, center, arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Lee Jin-man/AP)
    US says it won’t accept North Korea-set deadline on nuclear talks

    A senior U.S. diplomat said Monday that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to return to a negotiating table immediately.

  • A man watches a TV screen showing a file image of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at his county long-range rocket launch site during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
    North Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

    A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range missile.

  • In this undated photo provided on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, poses with North Korean air force sharpshooters and soldiers for a photo at an unknown location in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

    North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return.

  • In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second right, visits a construction site in Samjiyon County, North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

    North Korea on Thursday said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal to salvage the talks.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says is a test firing of a
    North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

    North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks.