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North and South Korea test missiles

On the 22nd of September, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into its east ocean. It was North Korea’s first time launching missiles since March. South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said they flew 800 km at an altitude of 60 km. This display of military assets was a response to the nuclear diplomacy…

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US think tank reports North Korea building facility large enough ‘to store ballistic missiles’

North Korea is building a facility “likely designed to support ballistic missile operations”, according to a report by a US think tank. The news has emerged after satellites images were analysed by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The facility is reportedly near completion and is being constructed near Pyongyang International Airport….

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Talks between US and North Korea collapse

Talks between North Korea Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, and US President, Donald Trump, have collapsed after a disagreement between the two leaders regarding nuclear disarmament. The talks were happening in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the two leaders were expected to announce progress on denuclearisation. Two contradicting stories have emerged from either side regarding who is…

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Kim Jong-un smiles for first official portrait North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has commissioned his first official portrait. The image captures a smiling Mr Kim wearing a suit and tie. His portrait was unveiled on state TV in Pyongyang during a visit from Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. This is the first time an official photo…

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Mattis issues warning to North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea on Friday morning, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear program, emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis. “Our goal is not war but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the…

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