North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a U.S. think tank said, as the U.N. Security Council promised action over Pyongyang's latest test.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has declared a recent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test the "greatest success," Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.
The South Korean government will mobilize short-term emergency measures to fight the country's staggeringly low fertility rate such as by expanding state subsidies for couples' seeking infertility treatment.
South Korea said Thursday it will offer each surviving victim of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement 100 million won (US$89,581) using funds provided by Tokyo, an offer quickly rejected by some of the women.
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.
Lions, tigers and poodles?
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.