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Nuclear test

The days of trying to coax North Korea are over

Hopes that the third generation of North Korea's Kim dynasty would break from its pariah path have been blown away by the country's third nuclear test.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 3:33am 1 comment

Talking points

Nuclear watchdog in Tehran for talks

13 Feb 2013 - 3:33am

US ‘jumped to conclusions’ on North Korea nuclear test

A North Korean state media outlet has accused the United States of “jumping to conclusions” that the North would soon stage a nuclear test, adding to the confusion over its immediate intentions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, February 9, 2013

South Korean president-elect Park Geun-hye has nominated former prosecutor Chung Hong-won as prime minister. Chung, 68, began his legal career as a prosecutor and until August 2011 served as chief director of the Korean Legal Aid Association. 

9 Feb 2013 - 4:32am

UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test and do more for the well-being of its people who face a “dire” humanitarian situation.

8 Feb 2013 - 10:51am

Media urges Beijing to get tough with North Korea

China should exact a heavy price from North Korea if it carries out a planned nuclear test, state-run media said yesterday in an unusually strongly worded call for action by Pyongyang's closest ally.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:31am

N Korea video shows US city under attack

North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.

The footage was uploaded on Saturday by the North’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.

5 Feb 2013 - 3:46pm

North Korea military meeting hints at 'imminent' nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a looming “great turn” in military capability, state media said on Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

North Korea may yet push China to finally act on nuclear threat

Repeating the past, North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un has threatened the US and South Korea with dire consequences for opposition to the nation's missile adventurism. In a break from the past, Kim issued thinly disguised criticism of North Korea's principal benefactors - China and Russia.

31 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

Briefs, January 30, 2013

Bodies believed to be those of an international financier and his wife have been unearthed in Japan. Makoto Shimomi, 51, who reportedly runs a Liechtenstein-based investment fund, and Mie Shimomi, 48, disappeared after leaving their Tokyo home on December 7. 

30 Jan 2013 - 4:45am