People in Seoul watch a report on North Korea on Thursday after the country fired two unidentified projectiles. Photo: Kyodo

Latest North Korean weapons test was ‘long-range strike’ drill, state media says, a day after statement from Seoul that missiles were short-ranged

  • KCNA reported that Kim Jong-un ordered and oversaw drill on Thursday, North Korea’s second such test in a week
  • News comes amid tensions with US over deadlocked denuclearisation talks
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People in Seoul watch a report on North Korea on Thursday after the country fired two unidentified projectiles. Photo: Kyodo
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An undated photo released on Thursday shows the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest. Photo: US Justice Department via AP

US seizes North Korean coal ship ‘Wise Honest’, accuses Pyongyang of violating sanctions

  • Justice Department officials say vessel was used to illicitly ship coal and deliver heavy machinery to North Korea
  • This is the first time US has seized a ‘sanctions-busting’ North Korean ship
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An undated photo released on Thursday shows the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest. Photo: US Justice Department via AP
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