South Korea, US launch 8 missiles in response to North’s missile tests

An official from South Korea’s Defense Ministry confirms eight Army Tactical Missile Systems had been fired, with one being from the US Army SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea and the United States fired eight surface-to-surface missiles early on Monday, June 6, off South Korea’s east coast after North Korea launched a barrage of short-range … Read more

[ANALYSIS] Security Council split spells end of an era for US-led sanctions on North Korea

A decision by China and Russia to veto new United Nations sanctions on North Korea pushed by the United States shattered any veneer of global cooperation, straining efforts to pressure Pyongyang as it prepares to conduct a new nuclear test. The two countries on Thursday, May 26, vetoed a US-led push to impose more UN … Read more

North Korea fires salvo of missiles, including ICBM, hours after Biden leaves Asia

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday, May 25, after US President Joe Biden left Asia following a trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear -armed state. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the … Read more

Biden and South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea, tackle new threats

Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol say their countries’ decades-old alliance needed to develop not only to face North Korean threats but to keep the Indo-Pacific region ‘free and open’ and protect global supply chains SEOUL, South Korea – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday, May 21, to hold bigger … Read more

North Korea nuclear threat tops agenda for Biden-Yoon meeting in South Korea

The friendly encounter between US President Joe Biden and South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol is clouded by intelligence showing North Korea is prepared to launch nuclear or missile tests SEOUL, South Korea – US President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart will search for ways on Saturday, May 21, to break a diplomatic … Read more

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Biden is expected to offer collaboration collaboration to allies on a host of technological initiatives, highlight new public-private partnerships to ease supply chain constraints, and support for South Korean and Japanese initiatives to modernize their defense capabilities Joe Biden will visit Japan and South Korea on his first Asian trip as US president, carrying a … Read more

US warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

US intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea and Japan starting this week, the US national security adviser Jake Sullivan, said on Wednesday, May 18. The White House said Biden would not visit the … Read more

Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID-19 with antibiotics, home remedies

The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it was COVID-free SEOUL, South Korea – Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride towards an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that – in the … Read more

Samsung Electronics to join renewables pledge as South Korea shifts gears on green energy

Samsung Electronics plans to join as soon as next month a group of global corporations committed to 100% renewable energy, a person familiar with the matter said, as partners such as Apple Inc push it for action against climate change. Samsung, the world’s biggest chipmaker, is late to the green power pledge: It’s been two … Read more

North Korea parades ICBMs, vows to boost nuclear arsenal

The parade occurs during celebrations for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s armed forces, state news agency KCNA says SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea will speed up development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong-Un said while overseeing a huge military parade that displayed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other weapons, state media reported … Read more