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  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534.

    Security experts say new digital clues point to North Korean-linked hackers behind the latest wave of ransomware attacks, the NYT reports.

  • 'Very clear' that North Korea threat entering new stage: Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed President Trump's stance on North Korea as he warned of growing threats from the rogue nation.

  • The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    Iran is continuing to help North Korea with weapons technology as Pyongyang's new missile test emboldens the hermit regime.

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • Putin wants the world to talk to to North Korea, rather than threaten it

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that the world should talk to North Korea rather than threaten it, according to Reuters.

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jung Un supervises a demonstration of a new rocket engine for the geo-stationary satellite at the Sohae Space Center n this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 20, 2016.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told CNBC he’s concerned over these latest actions by North Korea and how important it is for countries to present a united front in battling the North Korean threat.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    North Korea on Monday boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo on April 5, 2017.

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks out following the latest missile launch from North Korea.

  • *Cyber attack raises uncertainty over impact on Japan companies. *Nomura Estate set to surge after source says Japan Post considers buying co. TOKYO, May 15- Japanese stocks edged down on Monday morning, pressured by a stronger yen, a widespread cyber attack, and North Korea's missile test over the weekend.

  • CFTNI's Harry Kazianis warns that Kim Jong-un's next step would be to test an intercontinental-range ballistic missile that could hit the U.S.

  • *North Korea conducts missile test on Sunday. TOKYO, May 15- The dollar started the week on the defensive on Monday, after U.S. economic data came in shy of expectations and another missile test by North Korea over the weekend underpinned the perceived safe-haven yen. On Monday, North Korea said it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader came to power in South Korea pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...