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3.5-magnitude quake rattles N Korea near nuclear test site

PYONGYONG: A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday, US seismologists said, in what Chinese experts said was a “suspected explosion”, but Seoul deemed a “natural earthquake”. It…

North Korean missile reportedly on the move

SEOUL: South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days…

China makes diplomatic protest to N.Korea over nuke test

BEIJING: China said on Monday it had lodged an official protest with North Korea following Pyongyang's largest-ever nuclear weapons test. The massive explosion, which Pyongyang claimed was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, has put the region…

North Korea warns of nuclear test ‘at any time’

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: North Korea warned Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test "at any time and at any location" set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in the region. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been…

US, China to step up cooperation on North Korea

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the…

‘North Korea ready for another nuclear test’

PYONGYAN: North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday, citing South Korean government sources who said the North may use a previously unused tunnel at its mountainous…