Military of North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27052/all en North Korea rocket shows home-grown technology boost-South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/north-korea-rocket-shows-home-grown-technology-boost-south-kore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea made most of the key parts of the long-range rocket it launched in December, South Korea said on Monday, evidence of home-grown technology moving it a closer to designing a missile system capable of hitting the United States.</p> <p>The North is banned from carrying out missile and nuclear-related activities under U.N. sanctions and the Security Council is closing on a resolution that will see it punished again for December's launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/north-korea-rocket-shows-home-grown-technology-boost-south-kore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear weapons Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737104 at http://www.globalpost.com China urges cautious U.N. resolution on North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-urges-cautious-un-resolution-north-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - China said on Monday that the United Nations Security Council needed to pass a cautious resolution on North Korea's December rocket launch, saying that was the way to ensure regional tensions do not escalate further.</p> <p>"We regret that North Korea went ahead with the launch amid widespread concern by the international community," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-urges-cautious-un-resolution-north-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737128 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-N.Korea says will boost nuclear deterrent after UN rebuke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea space agency will now be blacklisted</p> <p>* Council warns North against new nuclear test</p> <p>* China says sanctions alone don't work, more diplomacy needed</p> <p>* Pyongyang continues work on nuclear test site, test seen some way off (Adds U.S. envoy comments, paragraphs 7-8, Russian comment, paragraph 10)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Entertainment International relations Korea Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737900 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-North Korea targets U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-north-korea-targets-us-nuclear-rocket-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, quote)</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "enemy".</p> <p>The announcement by the country's top military body came a day after the United Nations Security Council agreed a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and sanction the country for a rocket launch in December that breached U.N. rules.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-north-korea-targets-us-nuclear-rocket-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738658 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-North Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-north-korea-target-us-nuclear-rocket-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea says to carry out nuclear test</p> <p>* Says test and rocket launches aimed at the U.S., its "sworn enemy"</p> <p>* U.S. envoy calls on North not to carry out 3rd nuclear test</p> <p>* Test could come as early as February-analysts (Adds comment)</p> <p>By Ju-min Park and Choonsik Yoo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-north-korea-target-us-nuclear-rocket-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738660 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-North Korea's brushes with international community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North Korea's history of trouble with international community. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Here is a look at North Korea&#39;s recent brushes with the Iinternational community as it announced further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea nuclear bomb Nuclear power Nuclear program of North Korea Asia-Pacific South Korea Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738795 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea camouflages nuclear test site: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation, a report said Friday.</p> <p>The Punggye-ri site, which has three tunnel entrances and multiple support buildings, has been closely monitored by US, South Korean and Japanese intelligence since North Korea ramped up its test threats just over a week ago.</p> <p>"Analysis showed a camouflage net looking like a roof was placed on the tunnel entrance," Yonhap News Agency cited a senior South Korean government source as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742540 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea camouflages nuclear test site: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation, a report said Friday.</p> <p>The Punggye-ri site, which has three tunnel entrances and multiple support buildings, has been closely monitored by US, South Korean and Japanese intelligence since North Korea ramped up its test threats just over a week ago.</p> <p>"Analysis showed a camouflage net looking like a roof was placed on the tunnel entrance," Yonhap News Agency cited a senior South Korean government source as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742636 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, US in naval drill amid N. Korea tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/s-korea-us-naval-drill-amid-n-korea-tensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and the United States will hold a joint naval exercise next week, a report said Saturday, a move seen as a warning to North Korea ahead of its widely expected nuclear test.</p> <p>The three-day exercise involving a US nuclear submarine and other warships will begin on Monday in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) off the South Korean port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported.</p> <p>"It will includes anti-submarine and anti-air trainings and maritime manoeuvrings," a military official was quoted as saying in the report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/s-korea-us-naval-drill-amid-n-korea-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743813 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, US in naval drill amid N. Korea tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/s-korea-us-naval-drill-amid-n-korea-tensions-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and the United States will hold a joint naval exercise next week, a report said Saturday, a move seen as a warning to North Korea ahead of its widely expected nuclear test.</p> <p>The three-day exercise involving a US nuclear submarine and other warships will begin on Monday in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) off the South Korean port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported.</p> <p>"It will includes anti-submarine and anti-air trainings and maritime manoeuvrings," a military official was quoted as saying in the report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/s-korea-us-naval-drill-amid-n-korea-tensions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743815 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, US drill begins under nuclear test cloud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/s-korea-us-drill-begins-under-nuclear-test-cloud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and the United States launched a joint naval exercise involving a US nuclear submarine Monday, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula ahead of an expected nuclear test by North Korea.</p> <p>A defence ministry spokesman confirmed the three-day drill -- condemned as a "warmongering" exercise by North Korea -- was underway in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) off the southeastern South Korean port of Pohang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/s-korea-us-drill-begins-under-nuclear-test-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:15:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744964 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea threatens "stronger" measures than nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Chance</p> <p>SEOUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.</p> <p>The North frequently employs fiery rhetoric aimed at South Korea and the United States and in 2010 was blamed for sinking a South Korean naval vessel. It also shelled a South Korean island in the same year, killing civilians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746346 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-North Korea threatens "stronger" measures than nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea makes unspecified threat to go beyond nuclear test</p> <p>* US and Asian powers will respond to N.Korea actions - State Department</p> <p>* Timing of third North Korean nuclear test uncertain (Adds State Department comments)</p> <p>By David Chance</p> <p>SEOUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday, threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746851 at http://www.globalpost.com China says extremely concerned after latest North Korea threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/china-says-extremely-concerned-after-latest-north-korea-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 6 (Reuters) - China expressed serious concern on Wednesday after North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric and threatened to go beyond a third nuclear test in response to what it sees as "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.</p> <p>"China is extremely concerned by the way things are going. We oppose any behaviour which may exacerbate the situation and any acts which are not beneficial towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/china-says-extremely-concerned-after-latest-north-korea-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747341 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/n-korean-nuclear-test-could-be-tricky-detect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has vowed to carry out a third nuclear test, but scientists and concerned foreign governments may have a tough time verifying the actions of the reclusive state.</p> <p>One critical question is whether North Korea uses uranium or plutonium. North Korea's 2006 and 2009 tests involved plutonium, so a uranium detonation would prove that Kim Jong-Un's regime has opened an additional way to make bombs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/n-korean-nuclear-test-could-be-tricky-detect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748392 at http://www.globalpost.com