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S.Korea’s Yoon says security situation tense amid talk of N.Korea’s possible nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea's new president Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday the security situation on the Korean peninsula was difficult, citing talk of a possible nuclear test by the North.…

S.Korea NIS chief says N.Korea may conduct nuclear test before Biden visit to Seoul – Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Park Jie-won said on Saturday that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test between South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration…

Biden to discuss North Korea on Asia trip -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile programs with his counterparts in South Korea and Japan during a trip to those two countries…

N.Korea slams South’s new leader as ‘pro-U.S., confrontational’

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - A major North Korean propaganda website denounced on Thursday South Korea's incoming president Yoon Suk-yeol, who has vowed to take a tougher line on…

Beijing concerned with rising North Korea tensions, envoy says in Seoul

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - Beijing is concerned about the tense situation on the Korean peninsula, China's Korean affairs envoy said as he arrived for talks in Seoul this…

N.Korea’s Kim calls for stronger military as nuclear test work ‘well underway’

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on the country's military to "bolster up their strength in every way to annihilate the enemy", state media…

Biden to visit Asia next month to build united front on N.Korea, Russia

By Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) -Visiting Asia next month for the first time since becoming U.S. president in 2021, Joe Biden will hold talks with allies in Japan and South…

Analysis-N.Korea could ‘go small’ with tactical nukes if it resumes testing

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - If North Korea resumes nuclear testing, it could include development of smaller “tactical” warheads meant for battlefield use and designed to fit on short-range…

U.S. special representative for N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss missile launches

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul next week for meetings with South Korean counterparts to discuss the international response to the North's recent intercontinental…

N.Korea may be preparing new nuclear tests to improve arsenal, U.S. and allies say

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - There are increasing signs that North Korea could soon test a nuclear weapon for the first time since 2017 in a bid to improve…

U.S., S.Korea seen resuming major military drills as N.Korea tensions rise

By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Joint South Korean and U.S. military drills set to kick off next month could for the first time in years include…

S.Korea says it successfully test-fired first solid-fuel space rocket

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military said it had successfully test-fired a solid-fuel space rocket for the first time on Wednesday, a step it says will help…