North Korea missile launch

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

N. Korea Hints It's Prepping for Forbidden Rocket Launch

State media says Kim Jong Un personally oversaw ground test of rocket engine

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un has overseen a ground test of a new rocket engine and ordered a satellite launch preparation, state media said Tuesday, an indication North Korea may soon conduct a prohibited long-range rocket launch, per the AP . The UN and others view the North's space launch project as... More »

Pyongyang Fires Missile Into Japanese Waters

Seoul experts say they could be aiming for US bases

(Newser) - A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 620 miles and landed near Japan's territorial waters, officials in Tokyo and Seoul say. This was one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile, and the US Strategic Command says North Korea fired two presumed Rodong... More »

North Korea Just Launched Its Best Missile Yet

Ballistic launch reaches altitude of 620 miles

(Newser) - North Korea is not only continuing to defy international warnings to stop testing ballistic missiles, it's starting to get pretty good at launching them. Relatively speaking, anyway: Pyongyang launched two intermediate-range Musudan missiles in the direction of Japan on Wednesday, reports the BBC . The first one flopped almost immediately,... More »

South Says N. Korea Missile Launch Fails—Again

It reportedly exploded at the launch pad

(Newser) - A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. South Korea's Yonhap... More »

Seoul: N. Korea Fired Missile From Submarine

Move raises fears of surprise attack

(Newser) - North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast in Pyongyang's latest effort to expand its military might in the face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington, South Korean defense officials say. The South Korean officials, who spoke... More »

N. Korea Missile Launch Flops

It failed on a huge day for Pyongyang

(Newser) - North Korea's "Day of the Sun" became the "Day of the Flop" after an attempt to mark its founder's birthday with a missile launch fizzled, according to South Korean officials. An official from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the missile launch from the... More »

North Korea Fires Missile That Flies 500 Miles

Launch defies UN ban

(Newser) - North Korea ignored UN resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials say, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the US mainland, the AP reports. South Korea'... More »

North Korea Launch Pad Seems to Have Gotten Bigger

Which could mean it can now launch longer-range missiles: report

(Newser) - Rumors of a new North Korea rocket launch are circulating again as government sources inform Yonhap news agency that the country has almost finished modifiying the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. A taller, 220-foot launch tower—a full 55 feet longer than the previous tower—has been spotted via satellite imagery.... More »

Amid Talk of Summit, N. Korea Tests Missiles

As joint US-South Korea military exercises loom

(Newser) - North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea today in its second such weapons test this year, a South Korean defense official said, amid dimming prospects for the resumption of high-level talks between the rival countries. The missiles, fired from a North Korean coastal town, flew about 125 miles... More »

N. Korea: We Can't 'Refrain' From Nuke Test

Pyongyang irate over UN vote on human rights abuses

(Newser) - Two days after the UN's toothless vote to haul North Korea's leaders into the Hague over human rights violations , Pyongyang is doubling down on its threatened response to the "political provocation." In a statement today, it says that "the United States' hostile acts are leaving... More »

Seoul: N. Korea Fired 2 Scuds

Latest short-range missile tests

(Newser) - North Korea fired two short-range Scud missiles into its eastern waters today, a South Korean official said, in an apparent test just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. A South Korean military official said the missiles were fired from Wonsan and are presumed to be... More »

North Korea Test-Launches 2 Missiles

New round of missiles violates UN resolution, prompts condemnation

(Newser) - North Korea test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles into the sea early today, South Korea's Yonhap News reports. The mid-range missiles traveled some 400 miles, ending their trajectory in the sea off North Korea's east coast. It was the country's longest-ranging launch since it fired a satellite... More »

N. Korea Test-Fires 10 Missiles

South Korea reports Pyongyang's latest show of force

(Newser) - North Korea has fired off 10 short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. The 10-minute show of force is the latest amid ongoing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, and al-Jazeera notes that South Korea is on alert. "... More »

N. Korea Fires 2 More Missiles

Scuds fired into sea hundreds of miles off coast

(Newser) - North Korea has fired another two short-range missiles into the sea in what appears to be a show of displeasure at the US-South Korea war games continuing across the border, reports Reuters . The missiles—from the same Scud class as those North Korea fired a few days ago —were... More »

N. Korea Fires Missiles Amid South-US War Games

Believed to be short-range Scud missiles, launched into the sea

(Newser) - A North Korean ship slipping across the South's borders was apparently just the opening act. Days after South Korea began its war games with the US, North Korea has fired four, suspected short-range missiles from its southeastern coast toward the sea, a South Korean defense official said, per Yonhap... More »

North Korea Still Firing Away

Launches missiles for third consecutive day

(Newser) - North Korea launched two more short-range missiles into the sea today, the third consecutive day of launches since three missiles were test-fired Saturday and a fourth yesterday . Pyongyang, not surprisingly, today blamed recent joint US-South Korea military exercises, Reuters reports. "Our military is conducting these exercises in order to... More »

N. Korea Launches 4th Missile

Apparently unimpressed by global calls to stop

(Newser) - Just in case anybody missed the three short-range missiles North Korea fired off into the sea yesterday, Pyongyang launched a fourth missile in the same area today, reports CNN . That flies in the face of Western calls to cool it already, notes Reuters , after UN chief Ban Ki-moon voiced concern,... More »

North Korea Moves Closer to Missile Launch

Moves two more missile launchers: report

(Newser) - North Korea continues to apparently move forward with plans for a test missile launch, moving two more missile launchers to its east coast since April 16, South Korea's Yonhap News reports. They are thought to be for shorter-range Scud missiles. South Korean military officials think North Korea might be... More »

Defiant North Korea Marks Founder's 101st Birthday

Call for talks rejected amid celebrations of Kim Il Sung

(Newser) - Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets today to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung—which also marks the start of the new year in the North Korean calendar. There was no... More »

South Korea: Missile Threat 'Very High'

US official warns multiple attacks possible

(Newser) - North Korea threatening imminent thermonuclear war ? Must be Wednesday. "According to intelligence obtained by our side and the US, the possibility of a missile launch by North Korea is very high," South Korea's foreign minister said today, while CNN reports that a US official says Pyongyang... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB