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North Korea Threatens ‘Special Action’ Against South Korea

North Korea Threatens ‘Special Action’ Against South KoreaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea issued a warning to its southern neighbor on Monday, vowing to take "special action" against South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his followers.In a breaking news broadcast, North Korea's st...

Defense Secretary Concerned over North Korean Mobile Rocket Launcher

Defense Secretary Concerned over North Korean Mobile Rocket LauncherTIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that there’s “growing concern” about a new North Korean mobile launcher for long-range rockets that was first displayed by North Korea at a militar...

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Rocket LaunchPEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- North Korea's failed missile test has drawn new fire at the United Nations.U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, speaking for the UN Security Council, said North Korea's rocket launch, though a failure, "caused grave se...

Kim Jong Un Puts Military First in First Public Speech

Kim Jong Un Puts Military First in First Public SpeechEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public speech on Sunday during elaborate ceremonies to honor his late grandfather in which he vowed to place the communist country's "first, second and ...

US Denies Role In North Korea’s Missile Failure

US Denies Role In North Korea’s Missile FailureDept of Defense(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon says the U.S. military played no role whatsoever in the failure of North Korea’s missile test Thursday.“I can say categorically that the United States military did not play a role in the failure o...

North Korea Acknowledges Rocket Launch Failure

North Korea Acknowledges Rocket Launch FailurePEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea state media has acknowledged that the long-range test rocket that the country launched in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions and an agreement with the United States failed ...

Japan Facing Criticism over Response to North Korean Missile Launch

Japan Facing Criticism over Response to North Korean Missile LaunchiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- The Japanese government is facing heavy criticism over its slow response to the failed North Korean rocket launch.While the country displayed a massive show of force in the lead-up to the planned launch, dispatching Pac...

North Korean Rocket Launch Fails, US Officials Confirm

North Korean Rocket Launch Fails, US Officials ConfirmNorth Korean technicians check the Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center on April 8, 2012. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SINGAPORE) -- North Korea's anticipated missile launch failed Thursday after it fired the long-range test rocket, defying U...

North Korea’s Planned Rocket Launch Has Southeast Asia on Edge

North Korea’s Planned Rocket Launch Has Southeast Asia on EdgePEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(SINGAPORE) -- The clock heard ticking around the world has Southeast Asia on edge as North Korea prepares a rocket launch, possibly by the end of the week.North Korea claims the 90-ton Unha-3 rocket is simply a weather sat...

Official: North Korea Missile Launch Expected in Next 24 to 48 Hours

Official: North Korea Missile Launch Expected in Next 24 to 48 HoursFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea is expected to launch a long-range rocket in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to a U.S. official.The official says that based on the amount of fuel the North Koreans have pumped into the ...

US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb Threat

US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb ThreatSeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Two U.S. fighter jets scrambled to meet a Korean Airlines Boeing 777 Tuesday night after a bomb threat was reported shortly after the plane took off from Vancouver, British Columb...

Hillary Clinton Recounts Bin Laden Death: No One ‘Could Breathe’

Hillary Clinton Recounts Bin Laden Death: No One ‘Could Breathe’FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- Hillary Clinton spoke bluntly about Syria, North Korea and the death of Osama bin Laden at the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday, where as the keynote speaker at the close of a foreign policy conference ...

US Keeps Heat on North Korea Ahead of Planned Rocket Launch

US Keeps Heat on North Korea Ahead of Planned Rocket LaunchRyan McVay/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is warning that North Korea risks further isolation from the world community if it moves ahead with a planned rocket launch for later this week and possibly, a third underground nuclear test.Satellite ima...

North Korea Prepares Third Nuclear Test

North Korea Prepares Third Nuclear TestiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- As North Korea prepares to launch its controversial rocket this week, recent satellite images show they are also readying for a third nuclear underground test, according to South Korean media quoting an...

North Korea Readies for Controversial Rocket Launch

North Korea Readies for Controversial Rocket LaunchRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- North Korea has moved a long-range rocket into place for a controversial launch later this month, the BBC reports. Pyongyang said the rocket will put a satellite into orbit, but opponents believe the na...

North Korean Defector Threatened over His Reliable News Reports

North Korean Defector Threatened over His Reliable News Reports Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One of the most difficult places in the world to get accurate information, both for journalists and intelligence officers, is the closed and paranoid regime of North Korea.  Former North Korean intelligence offi...

US Won’t Provide Food to North Korea Due to Rocket Launch Plans

US Won’t Provide Food to North Korea Due to Rocket Launch PlansiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The millions suffering in North Korea from not having enough to eat can blame their government for continuing to starve them, according to the Obama administration.Incensed by Pyongyang's plan to launch a rocket in...

Obama to North Korean Leaders: ‘Have the Courage to Pursue Peace’

Obama to North Korean Leaders: ‘Have the Courage to Pursue Peace’JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- President Obama paused during his speech to local college students in South Korea Monday to directly address the North Korean leaders across the DMZ, urging new dictator Kim Jong Un and his regime to p...

Obama, South Korean President Warn North Korea Over Missile Launch

Obama, South Korean President Warn North Korea Over Missile LaunchKIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Despite threats from North Korea that any criticism of its nuclear weapons program would be considered “a declaration of war,” President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on ...

President Obama Makes First Ever Visit to DMZ

President Obama Makes First Ever Visit to DMZSaul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(PANMUNJON, Republic of Korea) — Through a pair of binoculars and two inches of bullet-proof glass added especially for him, President Obama looked for the first time into North Korea on Sunday. In his first visit to the...

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