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Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban

Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban

President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new […]

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North Korea quake not a nuclear test, say China experts

North Korea quake not a nuclear test, say China experts

Beijing – A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday was not the result of a fresh nuclear test, China’s seismic service said, after initially reporting a “suspected explosion.” The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said in a statement late Saturday that study of infrasonic data determined […]

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Kim vows to make Trump ‘pay dearly’ for threatening North Korea

Kim vows to make Trump ‘pay dearly’ for threatening North Korea

Pyongyang – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Friday mocked Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” — and warned he will make the US president “pay dearly” for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Kim lashed out after Trump stunned the world on Tuesday when he used his maiden UN General Assembly […]

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Trump threatens to ‘Destroy North Korea’ if necessary

Trump threatens to ‘Destroy North Korea’ if necessary

US President Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if his country is forced to defend itself or its allies, in a highly-combative debut speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Addressing world leaders and representatives from 193 countries gathered in New York, Trump on Tuesday warned that the US would be […]

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US warns North Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

US warns North Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

Donald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday (Sep 17) ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be “destroyed” if it refuses to end its “reckless” nuclear and ballistic missile drive. With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an […]

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To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues

To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues

North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter — yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down. The test follows one in August that saw another rocket soar over Hokkaido. In that case too, much-vaunted Japanese and US missile-intercept capabilities were not […]

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North Korea says seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with U.S.

North Korea says seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with U.S.

North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month. “Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with […]

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Japan can ‘never tolerate’ N.Korea’s ‘provocative’ acts – Abe

Japan can ‘never tolerate’ N.Korea’s ‘provocative’ acts – Abe

Tokyo – Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan would “never tolerate” what he called North Korea’s “dangerous provocative action that threatens world peace” following a missile launch over his country. “We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the international community’s strong, united resolve toward peace that has been shown in UN […]

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North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan

Seoul – North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its […]

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North Korean group demands US be turned to ‘ashes and darkness’

North Korean group demands US be turned to ‘ashes and darkness’

Seoul – A North Korean organisation demanded Thursday that the United States be “beaten to death” like a “rabid dog” for spearheading fresh UN sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test, adding ally Japan should be “sunken into the sea”. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the North […]

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