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North Korea chasing US dollars to finance military

When Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, ascended to power more than a decade ago, he repeated two promises that his family has made since founding the country in 1948: to strengthen the military and to improve the economy. On the…

N Korea orders new artillery fire over US-S Korea drills

North Korea’s military has ordered front-line units to fire artillery into the sea for a second consecutive day in what it called a response to drills by the United States and South Korean forces in an inland border region. The order on…

North Korea: Pyongyang fires suspected ICBM

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday but failed mid-flight, say the South Korean military. The ICBM launch is Pyongyang's seventh this year, amid concerns that it will soon test a nuclear…