SEOUL — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, vowed to expand his country’s nuclear capabilities against rival South Korea “exponentially,” indicating that he would escalate his military brinkmanship in the new year despite sanctions from abroad and economic woes at home. During a five-day meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party that ended in Pyongyang on Saturday, […]
SEOUL — North Korea started the new year by launching a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday, as its ruling Workers’ Party wrapped up a meeting to discuss policy goals for 2023. The missile was fired from Pyongyang, the capital, at 2:50 a.m. on New Year’s Day and flew 248 miles before falling in waters off […]
SEOUL — North Korea fired two medium-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, launching missiles potentially capable of reaching Japan, days after Tokyo vowed to double its military spending to help guard against the growing threats from China and North Korea. The launches were the first by the North since the country fired […]
SEOUL — North Korea on Friday launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile this month and one of its most powerful yet, South Korean and Japanese officials said, pressing ahead with its recent barrage of weapons tests in defiance of admonitions from the United States and its allies. The missile landed in waters west of Hokkaido, […]
South Korea dispatched its own warplanes in a show of force as the North appeared intent on keeping tensions high on the Korean Peninsula.
The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has inspected a recent flurry of missile tests, vowing to increase — and never give up — his nuclear weapons.
The test came a day after the United States, Japan and South Korea conducted their first joint anti-submarine exercise in five years.