Nuclear tests http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29455/all en 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 NKorea withdraws from nuclear test site: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/nkorea-withdraws-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 pulled manpower and equipment out of its nuclear test site, a report said Monday, which cited the move as a possible sign of an imminent blast.</p> <p>South Korea's Yonhap news agency said that Seoul has been keeping close watch on the underground Punggye-ri nuclear test site, as no movement of manpower and equipment has been observed there since Friday.</p> <p>The agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the apparent withdrawal could point to a nuclear test being carried out soon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/nkorea-withdraws-nuclear-test-site-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752915 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Artificial' quake signals possible N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/artificial-quake-signals-possible-n-korea-nuclear-test <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 has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test.</p> <p>Yonhap said an "artificial earthquake of 5.1 magnitude" had been detected in Kilju county, where the Punggye-ri test site is located.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey measured it as a 4.9-magnitude quake at a very shallow depth of just one kilometre (0.6 miles).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/artificial-quake-signals-possible-n-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kilju Nuclear tests Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753215 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 'Possibility' that N. Korea conducted nuclear test: Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-possibility-n-korea-conducted-nuclear-test-japan <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>Japan said Tuesday it believes Pyongyang detonated a nuclear device in its far northeast.</p> <p>"We believe that there is a possibility that North Korea carried out a nuclear test, looking at past cases," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.</p> <p>kh-hg/ac</p> Nuclear tests Nuclear weapons AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753250 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. urges N. Korea to refrain from further provocative acts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/blank-headline-received-9 <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>WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday called on North Korea to refrain from "additional provocative actions" following reports that Pyongyang plans more nuclear tests.</p> <p>State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland made the comment in response to a Reuters report that North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/blank-headline-received-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756862 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Signs' N. Korea preparing nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/signs-n-korea-preparing-nuclear-test-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>North Korea is showing "signs" of preparing a fourth nuclear test, South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae said Monday, with reports of stepped up activity at its main atomic test site.</p> <p>"There are such signs," Ryoo told a parliamentary committee hearing when lawmakers asked him to confirm the reports.</p> <p>Ryoo declined to elaborate, saying it would be inappropriate "to comment further here on matters related to intelligence".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/signs-n-korea-preparing-nuclear-test-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear tests AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805238 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunneling work detected at N. Korea nuke test site: think tank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130626/tunneling-work-detected-at-n-korea-nuke-test-site-think-tank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has started new tunneling work at its nuclear test site, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday, citing recent satellite imagery.</p> <p>According to "38 North," an analysis program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, work is being carried out at the west portal area of the Punggye-ri test site in the remote northeastern part of the communist country.</p> <p>Punggye-ri was used by Pyongyang as the site of all three of its nuclear tests, with the latest taking place on Feb. 12.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130626/tunneling-work-detected-at-n-korea-nuke-test-site-think-tank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:00:55 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5867706 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea unlikely to conduct nuclear test for several months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131220/n-korea-unlikely-conduct-nuclear-test-several-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is not likely to conduct another nuclear test anytime soon, a U.S. institute said Friday, citing recent satellite images that showed ongoing construction work at the only known nuclear test site in the reclusive country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131220/n-korea-unlikely-conduct-nuclear-test-several-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests Technology Yonhap News Agency Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:16:11 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6026249 at http://www.globalpost.com Marshall Islands president to visit Hiroshima in mid-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140128/marshall-islands-president-visit-hiroshima-mid-februar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak on Tuesday expressed his readiness to visit Hiroshima in February ahead of the 60th anniversary in March of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific island nation.</p> <p> In an interview with Kyodo News in Majuro, Loeak stressed the close link between Japan and the Marshall Islands, saying in reference to his planned visit to Hiroshima, which suffered an atomic bombing by the United States in 1945, that the two countries share the "effects of nuclear weapons."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140128/marshall-islands-president-visit-hiroshima-mid-februar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Nuclear tests War Kyodo News International Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:17:38 +0000 Kyodo News International 6055208 at http://www.globalpost.com Marshall Islands president to visit Hiroshima in mid-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140128/marshall-islands-president-visit-hiroshima-mid-februar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak on Tuesday expressed his readiness to visit Hiroshima in February ahead of the 60th anniversary in March of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific island nation.</p> <p> In an interview with Kyodo News in Majuro, Loeak stressed the close link between Japan and the Marshall Islands, saying in reference to his planned visit to Hiroshima, which suffered an atomic bombing by the United States in 1945, that the two countries share the "effects of nuclear weapons."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140128/marshall-islands-president-visit-hiroshima-mid-februar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Nuclear tests War Kyodo News International Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:17:38 +0000 Kyodo News International 6055209 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan blocked presentations on nuclear effects at 1955 U.N. confab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140227/japan-blocked-presentations-nuclear-effects-at-1955-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government, facing U.S. pressure, moved to block presentations by Japanese scientists about the effects of radioactivity at a U.N. conference on atomic energy in 1955 in Geneva, according to declassified U.S. documents.</p> <p> The documents highlight the U.S. readiness to promote the "peaceful use" of nuclear power and Japan's stance to toe the U.S. line on the matter despite mounting concern in Japan about radioactivity's possible impact on humans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140227/japan-blocked-presentations-nuclear-effects-at-1955-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy Nuclear tests Technology War Kyodo News International Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:35:32 +0000 Kyodo News International 6082252 at http://www.globalpost.com Marshall Islands want US to resolve unfinished nuclear legacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140228/marshall-islands-want-us-resolve-unfinished-nuclear-legacy <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>Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak called on the United States Saturday to resolve the "unfinished business" of its nuclear testing legacy in the western Pacific nation.</p> <p>Compensation provided by Washington "does not provide a fair and just settlement" for the damage caused, he told a ceremony in Majuro marking the 60th anniversary of the devastating hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll which contaminated many islands with radioactive fallout. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140228/marshall-islands-want-us-resolve-unfinished-nuclear-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bikini Atoll Christopher Loeak Disaster Health Labor Marshall Islands Nuclear tests Social Issues AFP Sat, 01 Mar 2014 04:48:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6083942 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea test-fires 16 rockets into sea: S. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/n-korea-test-fires-16-rockets-sea-s-korea-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>North Korea test-fired 16 short-range rockets into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said -- the latest of dozens launched in recent weeks in apparent protest at joint drills between Seoul and Washington.</p> <p>The launches took place between about 1:00 am (1600 GMT Saturday) and 2:30 am off the North's east coast, a South Korean defence ministry spokesman told AFP.</p> <p>"They were rockets with a range of about 60 kilometres (37 miles)," he said, adding the projectiles were old versions of Russian-made, unguided Frog rockets. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/n-korea-test-fires-16-rockets-sea-s-korea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear tests AFP Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:22:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102590 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/us-urges-un-action-syria-sees-stalemate-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>North Korea could well be preparing to carry out its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's Defence Ministry said Tuesday, citing a significant step up in activity at the North's main test site.</p> <p>"Our military is currently detecting a lot of activity in and around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site," ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok told a press briefing.</p> <p>jhw-gh/lm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Nuclear tests AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:49:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5939368 at http://www.globalpost.com