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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters

A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning today, saying that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be tra(...)

North Koreans including soldiers attend a rally in support of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's order to put its missile units on standby in this unverified picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency today. Phot ograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea put its missile units on standby today to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two(...)

A US Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber lands at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

The United States military flew two stealth bombers over South Korea yesterday in a show of strength against increasingly bell(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) talks with generals as soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) take part in the landing and anti-landing drills. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said on today, days of(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watches soldiers of the Korean People's Army taking part in the landing and anti-landing drills. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea repeated threats to target US military bases on today as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions by targeting Pyongy(...)

A South Korean soldier takes a position during a drill earlier this week. Officials claimed today that North Korea had test-fired missiles in its eastern waters. Photograph: Shin Yeong-geun/Reuters
North Korea test-fires missiles
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  • March 16, 2013, 17:05

North Korea has test-fired a pair of short-range missiles into its eastern waters in a likely response to ongoing routine US-South Korea n mil(...)

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today announced plans to bolser US missile defence. Photograph: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to bolster US missile defences in Alaska in response to a growing nuclear threat from Nort(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) and military officers watch a recent shell firing drill. Pyongyang has blamed South Korea and the United States for ‘cyber attacks’. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

Experts believe it could take months to determine what happened and one analyst suggested more likely culprits: hackers in China. Inter(...)

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