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Obama on North Korea: We must deal with 'every contingency'

North Korea probably lacks the ability to deliver nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles but the United States must be prepared for “every contingency out there,” President Obama said in an exclusive TODAY interview recorded just before the Boston Marathon explosions.<p>“Based on our current …

US military helicopter crashes near North Korea

A US military helicopter crashed near the North Korean border on Tuesday, as Pyongyang continued its verbal offensive by threatening to launch “powerful sledge-hammer blows” against Seoul.<p>The helicopter – which was carrying 21 members of the US military - crashed onto a military shooting range in …

North Korea: US and Seoul brace for missile test

The US and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as the region …

Will North Korea Claim Victory And Stand Down?

As the world waits for what's expected to be another ballistic missile test by North Korea sometime in the next few days, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports there's reason to think that tensions on the Korean Peninsula might soon ease.<p>On <i>Morning Edition</i>, Frank passed along analysis from Daniel Pinkston, …

China grows weary of North Korea's 'chaos and conflict'

<i>News Analysis</i><p>BEIJING -- There was confusion at the China-North Korea border Thursday after Chinese tour operators halted trips into the North.<p>It wasn't clear whether the instruction to do so came from the Chinese authorities, the North Koreans, or was made by the nervous operators themselves.<p>But it …

North Koreans hold mass dance amidst tensions over nuclear threat

North Korean students dance in Pyongyang on the anniversary of leader Kim Jong-un's appointment to the top party post amidst tension in the international community over the country's nuclear threat.<p>The North Korean youths, wearing suits and traditional dresses, danced together in the centre of the …

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North Korea behind hacking attack in March, claims Seoul

North Korea was behind the cyber attack in March that wiped hard drives on more than 30,000 PCs in TV stations and disrupted banks in south Korea, a …

North Korea: fear of attack raises tension around world - video

After North Korea warns it could launch a missile attack, tensions grow around the world. Japan has rolled out missile interceptors in central Tokyo, …

AQ Khan, father of the Islamic bomb, says North Korea is not 'trigger happy'

The Pakistani metallurgist who passed nuclear technology to North Korea says Kim Jong-un’s regime is not “stupid” enough to use atomic weapons in its increasingly tense stand-off with the US.<p>AQ Khan, who lives amid intense security in the Pakistani capital, said the country’s leadership was not …

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North Korea Warns Foreigners In South Korea To Evacuate, But Many Are Staying Put

North Korea has intensified threats of conflict against South Korea yet again by telling foreigners to evacuate the South as war is …

North Korea Says It's Shutting Down the Kaesong Factories

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Amid confusion over a South Korean statement about a possible nuclear test, North Korea has dropped …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's …

Even China Wants North Korea to Chill Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping used his first speech since taking over to indirectly call out North …

North Korea might test missiles

Koreans in U.S. concerned about North's threats

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans with ties to the Korean peninsula say they are watching closely as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes threats to attack South Korea and the United States.<p>Many say the threats are worse than what they've seen in the past, and they're tracking headlines with concern. But …

North Korea tells Britain to consider evacuating Pyongyang embassy

North Korea told the Foreign office this morning that it should consider evacuating the British embassy in Pyongyang.<p><b>North Korea missile threat: latest</b> <b><br>China 'shifts position' on North Korea</b> <b><br>North Korea: Kim Jong-un steps up security detail</b><p>"We can confirm that the British Embassy in Pyongyang …

Guam eager to receive U.S. missile defense system

Previous plans for a different missile defense system were mothballed in 2010.<p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — As North Korea has become increasingly bellicose, telling foreign embassies Friday that they might want to evacuate its capital and claiming its military has approval to launch a nuclear attack, the U.S. …

North Korea Reportedly Just Moved Its Missiles a Little Closer to the U.S.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A number of sources have told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that North Korea just moved its …

U.S. Adds F-22 Fighter Jets To Military Exercise In South Korea

The United States has sent two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to take part military drills in South Korea, a move that is meant to show U.S. commitment to the defense of the region from its North Korean neighbor, a Pentagon spokesman told the Associated Press.<p>Also on Monday, South Korean President Park …

South Korea warns it will retaliate if North attacks

South Korea has said it will strike back with immediate and overwhelming force if North Korea launches an attack on its territory, days after …