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UN concerned over North Korea missile launch

Member states of the UN Security Council have gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which they consider a “major threat”, according to France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere.

S. Korea says tested submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea says it successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday. This comes after Seoul claimed that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

South Korea says North launched two ‘ballistic missiles’

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Wednesday that the neighboring North had fired what is believed to be two ballistic missiles towards the exclusive economic zone of Japan.

North Korea calls US war in Afghanistan ‘human rights crime’

North Korea denounced the US-led war in Afghanistan as a "human rights crime", accusing Washington of committing "atrocities of mass destruction" against innocent people of the war-hit country.

North Korea says has tested new cruise missile

North Korea state media reported that Pyongyang has tested a new long-range cruise missile. The launch took place over the weekend, and saw the missile successfully hitting its target, according to the report.

North Korea holds nighttime military parade

North Korea has held a nighttime military parade in the capital Pyongyang to mark the founding anniversary of the nuclear-armed country.

Trump Becomes First US President to Enter North Korea

US President Donald Trump has made history as the first sitting American president to step onto North Korean soil.

“North Korea, Winner of Kim-Trump Historic Summit”

A political analyst says the agreement reached between the US and North Korean leaders is mostly in the interests of Pyongyang.

“China’s Secret Deal with US Forced Kim to Meet Trump”

Hassan Beheshtipour, a senior international expert, says a secret agreement between China and the US was the main factor that forced North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un to sit for talks with US President Donald Trump.

“Trump-Kim Deal Increases Possibility of Korean Reunification”

An Iranian political analyst believes the agreement signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday can prepare the grounds for the possible reunification of the two Koreas.