UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

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People watch a TV news programme showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay said on Sunday (May 21).

The meeting was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea, Uruguay’s mission to the United Nations said. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea”

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North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

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North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to North Korean scientists and technicians, who developed missile “Hwasong-12” in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

The North’s KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 missile and ordered it for deployment in field action. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance”

North Korea launches another missile: South Korea

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South Korea’s defence ministry says unidentified projectile was fired from an area just north of Pyongyang.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile this month, according to South Korea's military, days after a new leader took office in Seoul [EPA]
North Korea fired a ballistic missile this month, according to South Korea’s military, days after a new leader took office in Seoul [EPA]

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile, South Korea’s military said, a week after its latest missile launch.

South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the projectile took off on Sunday afternoon from a location near Pukchang.

The missile flew about 500 kilometres and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, South Korea’s military said. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea launches another missile: South Korea”

China ‘killed or jailed 18 to 20 US spies’ since 2010

A New York Times report details how Chinese government systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in the country.

One of the spies was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building, the report said [Reuters]

China systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in the country from 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, according to a report by The New York Times.

The Times, quoting 10 current and former US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. Tiếp tục đọc “China ‘killed or jailed 18 to 20 US spies’ since 2010”