North Korea

North Korea’s Leader Showing He’s In Charge
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea’s new leader is trying to show the world and his people that he is in charge, rather than trying to trigger military conflict. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Congress Thursday that his analysts bel…
UN Chief Fears North Korea On ‘Collision Course’
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. chief says he fears North Korea is on a collision course with other nations that could lead to war. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the isolated Asian nation appears to be “on a collision course with the international community” amid rising tension…
U.S. Officials: North Korea Poses Serious Threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of National Intelligence says an unpredictable North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and missile programs, stands as a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations. James R. Clapper delivered that sober assessment Tuesday in testimony to the Senate …
Clinton Says NKorea Nuke Pursuit Threatens World
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and “pattern of provocations” are a serious threat to Asian and world security. North Korea released a statement later Thursday at the …
UN Strongly Condemns NKorea Rocket Launch
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s rocket launch and warning it will take further action if it conducts another launch or a new nuclear test. A presidential statement, approved by all 15 council members and read at a formal meeting Mond…
Expert Says North Korea Still Lacks Rocket Technology
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It now appears that North Korea hasn’t mastered the technology it would need to control multi-stage rockets. That’s the assessment of former State Department intelligence officer Greg Thielmann, after North Korea’s failed launch today. A rock…
Huge Crowd Of Mourners Gather For Kim Jong Il
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners packed Pyongyang’s snowy main square Wednesday to pay respects to late leader Kim Jong Il as North Korea tightened security in cities and won loyalty pledges from top generals for Kim’s son and anointed heir. Women held…

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