North Korea’s Kim Calls for Military Readiness Against Any ‘Provocation’

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for his military to be ready to respond to any “provocation” by the enemy, state media said on Friday, after Pyongyang vowed to deploy stronger armed forces and new weapons along its border with the South. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have increased since … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Received Photos Taken by Spy Satellite of White House, Pentagon -KCNA

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received photos of the White House, Pentagon and U.S. aircraft carriers in the naval base of Norfolk, taken by its recently launched spy satellite, state media KCNA said on Tuesday. North Korea last week successfully launched its first reconnaissance satellite, which it has said was … Read more

North Korea Lashes Out at Critics, Hints at More Satellite Launches

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned on Monday it would continue to exercise its sovereign rights, including satellite launches, state media KCNA reported, citing the foreign ministry. The report on a statement from a foreign ministry official also criticized a joint statement released by the United States, South Korea and other countries aimed at … Read more

North Korea Deploys Troops, Weapons Near Border After Military Pact Suspended -Yonhap

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has deployed soldiers and heavy weapons at guard posts near the border with South Korea following the suspension of a military accord between the countries, news agency Yonhap reported on Monday, citing South Korean military officials. (Reporting by Hyunsu Yim; Editing by Ed Davies) Copyright 2023 Thomson Reuters. [ad_2] … Read more

South Korea, China, Japan Top Diplomats Seek to Boost Trilateral Cooperation

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan meet in South Korea on Sunday, seeking to restart cooperation among the Asian neighbours and pave the way for a trilateral summit. While China and the United States have been mending frayed ties, including a summit this month between Presidents Xi Jinping … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Inspects New Spy Satellite Photos of ‘Target Regions’ -KCNA

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected photos taken by the country’s new spy satellite of “major target regions”, state media reported on Saturday, including the South Korean capital of Seoul and cities that host U.S. military bases. Nuclear-armed North Korea launched the satellite on Tuesday, but South Korean defence officials … Read more

Top Diplomats of US, Japan, South Korea Discuss North Korea Satellite Launch

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top diplomats of the United States, South Korea and Japan held a call on Friday to discuss North Korea’s recent launch of a spy satellite which they strongly condemned, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, South Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin and Japan … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Says Satellite Launch Was Exercise of Right to Self-Defence

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country’s recent launch of a spy satellite was an exercise of its right to self-defence, as Pyongyang celebrated the event as showing it could strike anywhere in the world, state media reported. North Korea said on Tuesday it had placed its first spy … Read more

North Korea Received Russian Aid for Satellite Launch -South Korea Lawmakers

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea received assistance from Russia for its successful launch of a reconnaissance satellite this week, South Korean lawmakers said on Thursday, citing the country’s intelligence agency. North Korea had sent data on launch vehicles used in two failed previous satellite launches, and Russia offered its analysis of the data, Yoo … Read more

South Korean President to Meet UK PM Sunak for State Visit Talks

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will meet British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for talks on Wednesday and sign an agreement stepping up cooperation in defence, security and technology. Yoon, on a state visit to London, and Sunak will sign a Downing Street Accord which will also involve them working together … Read more