North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.
North Korea on Wednesday test fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometers (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.
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North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul's military said.
Despite claiming only two gold medals in Rio, North Korea is as determined as ever to fulfill one of leader Kim Jong Un's primary goals: to become an international sports superpower.
North Korea on Sunday demanded the repatriation of a dozen restaurant workers who jointly fled to South Korea, a day after blasting Seoul over a separate high-profile defection.
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, Aug. 18 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, inspecting the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in Pyongyang.
South Korea's army on Thursday conducted its largest-ever artillery drills near the tense border with North Korea, but there was no immediate military response from the North.
South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain had defected to Seoul, in a rare and major loss of diplomatic face for Pyongyang.
People wait to buy train tickets to visit their hometowns during the nation's upcoming major traditional holiday, Chuseok, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Wednesday, Aug. 17.