North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO

North Korea has criticized an agreement between the United States, South Korea and Japan to strengthen military cooperation – claiming it is part of a US plan to create a military alliance like NATO in the region. North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency … Read more

North Korea likely behind $100 million Horizon crypto hack: Experts

A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker. Budrul Chukrut | Soup Images | lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to the theft of around $100 million in cryptocurrency, according to analysis from blockchain researchers. The hackers targeted Horizon, a … Read more

N. Korea’s talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to its frontline army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a suggestion the country may want to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border . The discussion comes as South Korea officials said North Korea … Read more

US, S. Korea fly 20 fighter jets amid N. Korea tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States flew fighter jets in formation over South Korea’s western sea Tuesday in a show of force amid signs that a North Korean nuclear test explosion could be imminent. The flight came as US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman traveled to Deputy Seoul for discussions … Read more

US warns of ‘forceful’ response if N Korea tests nuclear weapon | Weapons News

Warning comes amid growing concern that Pyongyang is preparing for its first nuclear weapons test since 2017. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said there would be a “forceful” response from the United States, South Korea and the world if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. “Any nuclear test would be … Read more

Biden Fires U.S. Missile in Tit-for-Tat Clash with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL—The US, South Korea and North Korea have all test-fired missiles in a dangerous duel that marks an abrupt escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula. The North opened the clash on Sunday, challenging both the US and South Korea’s new hardline president by firing eight short-range missiles into the sea off the east coast—the … Read more

North Korea launches 8 short-range ballistic missiles off east coast, South Korea says

CNN — North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) into the waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a move that Japan has called “unprecedented.” The missiles were launched from multiple sites in North Korea into waters east of the Korean peninsula between 9:08 am and 9:43 … Read more

Canada says Chinese warplanes are buzzing its North Korea reconnaissance flights

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Canadian surveillance plans helping to enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea are being repeatedly buzzed by Chinese jets that fly so close their crews can see each other, Canada’s military has alleged. In some instances the Chinese warplanes have come so close to the Canadian aircraft have had to … Read more

US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before

CNN — The US intelligence community is trying to determine whether North Korea tested a ballistic missile with properties the US has not seen before earlier this week, according to three US officials. North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on Wednesday included one that flew an unusual trajectory, according to the officials. The missile … Read more

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea for first time since 2006

United Nations CNN — Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea in a vote the US ambassador to the UN called dangerous, disappointing and likely to fuel Pyongyang’s program to develop nuclear-capable missile systems. The move comes after more than a dozen North … Read more