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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and called on the international community to show Pyongyang that its "reckless actions must have serious consequences." "North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology... represents yet another...

  • Whatever lifts off from North Korea's western coast space center this month, one thing is certain— since rockets and missiles inevitably have overlapping technologies, it will run afoul of U.N. resolutions that have been in place for years to bar North Korea from testing any technology that could be used to develop long-range ballistic missiles.

  • SINGAPORE— A Singapore court on Friday fined a shipping company nearly $127,000 for wiring money used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013 in violation of bans on helping Pyongyang build up its weapons programs. The company had been found guilty last month of contributing to the nuclear-related...

  • A ceremony in Pyongyang in this undated photo released December 17, 2014 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    The U.S. has seen more activity around a North Korea missile site, suggesting a possible space launch, U.S. officials told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, amid growing international concern over Pyongyang's weapons program. The committee passed the measure by unanimous voice vote and members said they...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 28-- It's probably cold comfort to coal miners in Australia and South Africa, but their Indonesian counterparts are bearing the brunt of the supply cuts needed to balance the market. This is shown rather starkly by data from China and India, the world's two largest coal importers. While the headline figure from China's 2015 coal customs...

  • US, China agree on need for new North Korea measure Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:37 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs January 27, 2016 in Beijing, China.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Chinese foreign minister agreed on the need for a new U.N. Security resolution targeting North Korea.

  • Security resolution targeting North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test, though there were few signs of concrete progress. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China, North Korea's lone major backer, for more curbs on Pyongyang after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device, though the United...

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on reining in North Korea's nuclear programme and easing tension in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had promised to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 23- The United States is not close to an agreement with China on new United Nations Security Council measures to impose on North Korea over its fourth nuclear test earlier this month, said U.S. North Korea said on Jan. 6 that it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb. The 15- member U.N. Security Council said at the time it would begin working...

  • Sec. Carter: There will be boots on the ground Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sec. Carter: There will be boots on the ground

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, discusses the U.S. strategy to fight terrorism. Also Carter weighs in on closing Guantanamo Bay and keeping an eye on North Korea.

  • Sec. Carter: Fighting ISIS on 3 fronts Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:41 AM ET
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, discusses how other countries can play a bigger role in fighting terrorism.

  • Cramer: When the market torture will end Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:28 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer goes down his checklist of events that must occur in order for the market to reach an investable bottom.

  • North Korea brews hangover-free liquor Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    North Korea brews hangover-free liquor

    Scientists claim a ginseng-based liquor causes no hangovers, according to the state-controlled Pyongyang Times.

  • North Korea brews ‘suave’ hangover-free liquor Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 8:51 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Good news for party-goers, North Korean scientists claim to have made a liquor that won’t cause hangovers.

  • *U.S. House sanctions vote nearly unanimous. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Jan 13- South Korea warned North Korea on Wednesday that the United States and its allies were working on sanctions to inflict "bone-numbing pain" after its latest nuclear test, and called on China to do its part to rein in its isolated neighbour. "We are cooperating closely with the United States and...

  • SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously to pass legislation to broaden sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, while South Korea called on China to play a key role in the response to the North's nuclear test last week. She noted that Beijing, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has stated repeatedly...