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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Oct. 20

North Korea Times - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 12:18

SEOUL -- South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong Wednesday said the country will consider sanctions relief if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepts dialogue offer.

Chung made the remark during a parliamentary audit of government offices, saying some actions should be rapidly taken to prevent the DPRK from developing nuclear and missile capabilities further. (South Korea-DPRK Dialogue)

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A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

NK News - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:46
The following article is the fifth in a multipart series by Taylor Darby, a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat that worked in Pyongyang for an extended period of time before being forced to leave in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Views expressed in columns are exclusively the author’s own and do not represent those of […]
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Reports: UNSC announces emergency meeting following North Korean SLBM test

NK News - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 06:12
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reportedly announced Tuesday that it will hold an emergency meeting following North Korea’s latest submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test. The UNSC and U.N. more broadly have denounced North Korean missile tests in the past, calling for Pyongyang to follow resolutions that prohibit the country from nuclear and ballistic missile […]
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Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, Oct. 20

North Korea Times - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 03:18

SYDNEY -- Australia's national carrier Qantas, with its eyes firmly set on the nation's ease of border restrictions next month, has launched its largest-ever range of bonus rewards for frequent flyers.

Qantas frequent flyers can use the points they have been holding onto during the pandemic lockdown to book one of millions of reward seats across Qantas, Jetstar and more than 45 international partner airlines wit

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North Korea hails a ‘successful’ SLBM test from submarine

NK News - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 01:22
North Korea tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, according to state-run media on Wednesday. The state media report comes a day after South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff assessed that North Korea launched one SLBM from waters in the Sinpho area of South Hamgyong Province, where a large shipyard is located. The […]
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DPRK test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea Times - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 00:49

PYONGYANG, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "successfully" conducted the test-firing of a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The report said the test-launch was conducted by the DPRK's Academy of Defence Science on Tuesday morning.

"The new SLBM will greatly contribute to our

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North Korea admits it launched new type of ballistic missile

North Korea Times - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 00:18
Pyongyang [North Korea], October 20 (ANI): North Korea on Wednesday acknowledged that the country has test-fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missileThe new missile has "lots of advanced control guidance technologies including flank mobility and gliding skip mobility," Kyodo News reported citing the Academy of Defence Science. This came a day after one of the ballistic missiles launched by North Korea has pr
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U.S. remains prepared to engage with DPRK after missile test: White House

North Korea Times - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 00:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The White House said on Tuesday that the United States remains prepared to engage with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after its latest missile test.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Tuesday that the DPRK had fired a short-range ballistic missile into the eastern waters. DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported early Wednesday local

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US condemns North Korean missile launch, underscores need for diplomacy: White House

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 20:55
Washington [US], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The US condemns North Korea's latest test of a ballistic missile and believes the situation underscores the need for more diplomacy, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. "We condemn the DPRK's (North Korea) ballistic missile launch. These launches violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and are a threat to the region. We call on the DPRK to refrain from fu
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One of North Korea-launched missiles likely landed outside Japan's EEZ: Defense Minister

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 16:18
Tokyo [Japan], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): One of the ballistic missiles launched by North Korea has presumably landed outside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said on Tuesday. Japan and South Korea detected the launch of an unidentified missile from the North toward the Sea of Japan overnight Tuesday. Seoul later identified the projectile as a short-range submarine-launched balli
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South Korea estimates range of North's missile at 366 miles: Reports

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 12:37
Seoul [South Korea], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The South Korean military has increased its estimate of the range of the missile tested by North Korea to 590 kilometers (366 miles) from the initial 430-450 kilometers, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing a source. South Korea and Japan reported detecting the launch of an unidentified projectile from North toward the Sea of Japan overnight Tuesday. The South Korean milit
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North Korean diplomats from London to attend upcoming UN climate conference

NK News - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 11:59
North Korean diplomats based in London are scheduled to attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) that will kick off in Glasgow later this month, multiple informed sources told NK News. While it is unlikely that any DPRK delegation will fly out of Pyongyang for the event, officials at the DPRK Embassy in the […]
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Intelligence chiefs of US, ROK and Japan discuss North Korea’s missile launch

NK News - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 11:44
Intelligence chiefs of the U.S., South Korea and Japan discussed North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and strengthening intelligence sharing in a trilateral meeting in Seoul on Tuesday, according to the ROK’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). The meeting came after Seoul’s Park Jie-won held bilateral meetings on Monday with both Washington’s Avril Haines and Tokyo’s […]
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Japan analyzing N Korea's launch, it may be Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Kishida

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 11:37
Tokyo [Japan], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The Japanese government is still analyzing the type of missiles that North Korea launched earlier on Tuesday, and believes this could be Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. "The National Security Council convened for a meeting. We are currently analyzing details, including the possibility that it could be an SLBM," Kishida told reporters
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Repatriating US soldiers’ remains from North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 205

NK News - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 07:43
More than 7,600 Americans are still missing from the Korean War, according to the U.S. government. While North Korea returned some U.S. servicemembers’ remains following the first U.S.-DPRK summit in 2018, the repatriation process has ground to a halt since the breakdown of denuclearization talks in 2019. This week, retired U.S. Army Col. Ashton Ormes […]
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Senior Japanese, US officials discuss North Korea's missile launches

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 07:27
Tokyo [Japan], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): High-ranking representatives of the governments of Japan and the United States discussed North Korea's latest missile tests by phone, the Kyodo news agency reported. The sides agreed to further cooperate in the area, it said. The details of the conversation, as well as the names of the participants in the dialogue, have not yet been specified. Earlier on Tuesday, the South Korean m
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Japan PM orders to ensure safety of navigation after N Korea's suspected ballistic missile launch

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 06:18
Tokyo [Japan], October 19 (ANI): After North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed Japanese authorities to collect data regarding the incident and make preparations for emergency situations. "Today, North Korea fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile. I have instructed the relevant ministries to act in three areas: ensure the collection and analysis of data a
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DPRK fires what seemed to be 2 ballistic missiles: Japanese gov't

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 06:05

TOKYO, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday fired what seemed to be two ballistic missiles, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed Tuesday.

Kishida told reporters during his visit in Fukushima city that he felt very sorry about the continuous launches of ballistic missiles from the DPRK since last month.

When asked about the impact by the projectiles, he

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N Korea fires unidentified projectile toward East Sea

North Korea Times - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 05:55
Seoul [South Korea], October 19 (ANI): North Korea on Tuesday fired an "unidentified" projectile towards the East Sea, said the Joint Chief of Staff (JCS), reported Yonhap News Agency. The news further reported that the move may dampen South Korea's push to resume the dialogue with the neighbouring country. Further details are awaited on the latest launch. Notably, this comes after North Korea launched a hypersonic missil
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North Korea launches apparent SLBM toward East Sea, Seoul says

NK News - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 04:06
This is a developing story, please check back for further updates. North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, adding later in the day that it appears to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The South Korean military detected North Korea’s […]
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