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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

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SEOUL The UN Security Council late on Friday condemned a series of missile launches by North Korea after failing to do so earlier this month when China had wanted a statement also to oppose the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success'

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success," which puts the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday. | Video

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

SEOUL North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. | Video

Japan, China, South Korea to urge North Korea to stop provocation

TOKYO Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow U.N. Security Council resolutions, after its latest missile launch towards Japan early on Wednesday.

World, Japan, China, South Korea, Aug 24 2016

North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report

SEOUL North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

World, Aug 23 2016

North Korea appeared to resume plutonium production this year, U.N. says

VIENNA North Korea appeared to resume activities this year aimed at producing plutonium, which can be used in the core of an atomic bomb, the U.N. nuclear watchdog has confirmed, though it added that signs of those activities stopped last month.

World, Aug 22 2016

North Korea brands defector from UK embassy sex criminal 'scum'

(Please note: Strong language in the headline and penultimate paragraph)

World, South Korea, Aug 20 2016

For elite North Korean defector, a job and bodyguards await in South

SEOUL Thae Yong Ho, the most senior North Korean diplomat to flee to the South, is likely to have round-the-clock protection and make a comfortable living at a think-tank run by Seoul's intelligence service, say elite defectors who followed a similar path. | Video

World Aug 19 2016

North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production: report

TOKYO North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production by reprocessing spent fuel rods and has no plans to stop nuclear tests as long as perceived U.S. threats remain, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.

World, Japan, Aug 17 2016

North Korea deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

SEOUL North Korea's deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family to South Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated regime for the democratic South, South Korea said on Wednesday.

World, South Korea Aug 17 2016