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North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea in July 2017

Report: North Korea Speeds Up Construction at Long-Range Missile Site

North Korea has spent the past six months “continuously upgrading” a key long-range missile facility despite public promises to reduce investments in military development, according to a report citing satellite image evidence published Wednesday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at press conference at the US Department of State in Washington

South Korea: North Korea Canceled Talks with Pompeo

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told her country’s National Assembly Thursday that the communist regime in North Korea requested to postpone scheduled talks between dictator Kim Jong-un’s top aide Kim Yong-chol and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Kim Jong Un's nuclear arsenal needs tougher inspections, Japanese governments officials who spoke to a local newspaper say. File Photo by KCNA/UPI

Pompeo: North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Site Inspections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Seoul on Monday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow some international inspectors to monitor nuclear sites in the country, though it remains unclear which inspectors and when Pyongyang would allow them in.

Mike Pompeo, Moon Jae-in

Pompeo: U.S., North Korea Make ‘Progress’ on Pyongyang Trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.

North Korea may be operating some of its facilities in Yongbyon, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (UPI Photo/ Siegfried C. Hecker)

South Korea Wants to Trade Ending Korean War for Yongbyon Facility Closure

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the Washington Post in remarks published Wednesday that Seoul is seeking to convince the United States and North Korea to exchange the shutdown of Pyongyang’s Yongbyon nuclear research site for a peace treaty to end the Korean War.

A landmark summit between North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in June led to a warming of ties, but there has been little concrete progress toward denuclearisation

Zumwalt: In Pyongyang Chess Match, the Next Move Is Trump’s

In chess, a limited number of opening moves exist. Both players know this, so neither is really blindsided by the other’s initial move. It is similar to the chess match in which President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are currently engaged — the latter now having made his opening move.

In this file photo taken on February 8, 2018 and released on February 9, 2018 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Hwasong-15 ballistic missiles during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang

South Korea: North Korea Has Up to 60 Nuclear Weapons

A top South Korean official told lawmakers on Monday that Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public admission about the size of the Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

North Korea Says U.S. Culture a ‘Constant Danger’ After Rejecting Denuclearization

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun opened the month of October with a stern warning to readers that America’s “bourgeois ideology and culture” was a “constant danger” to the country, just days after a senior communist official declared to the United Nations that the country would never unilaterally abandon nuclear weapons.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (centre R) waves with China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu (centre L) from a balcony of the Grand People's House on Kim Il Sung square following a military parade and mass rally on September 9, 2018. - …

North Korea Makes China the Star of Subdued Independence Day Parade

North Korea held a significantly toned-down parade on Sunday for the 70th anniversary of its founding; it lacked the usual display of nuclear-capable weapons but prominently featured China’s special envoy to the country, representing communist leader Xi Jinping.

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Blasts U.S. ‘Criminal Plot’ After Trump Cancels Pompeo Visit

North Korea’s state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, accused the United States in a column Sunday of “hatching a criminal plot to unleash a war.” The accusation came shortly after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to travel to North Korea until China resumes productive participation in denuclearization.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with visiting US national security adviser John Bolton during a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on August 20, 2018. - Bolton arrived in Israel on August 19 for talks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a time of shared …

Bolton: Top Priority Is Ensuring Iran Never Obtains Nuclear Weapons

TEL AVIV – The United States is pressuring European allies to take a stronger stand against Iran’s nuclear weapons program following Washington’s withdrawal from the “wretched” nuclear accord, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said while on a visit to Jerusalem Monday.

Starry Sky-2 is a hypersonic flight vehicle developed in northwest China. Picture: China Academy of Aerospace AerodynamicsSource:Supplied

China Tests Its First Hypersonic Nuclear-Capable Warplane

Chinese officials claim to have conducted a successful flight test for their first hypersonic bomber, the nuclear-capable Xingkong-2. Hypersonic planes and missiles move so fast they are difficult to detect and nearly impossible to intercept with current technology.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.”

File photo taken in October 2015 shows a KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in a military parade at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea appears to have built two new ICBMs and mounted them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future, Yonhap News Agency reported on Jan. 19, …

Reports: North Korea Revamps ICBM Building Factory

Satellite photos published on Monday appear to show North Korea revamping a facility outside of Pyongyang used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the Washington Post reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the federal executive board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, on October 23, 2017 on the eve of further exploratory talks between potential coalition partners. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

German Intel Report Warns Iran Seeking WMDs as Merkel Tries to Save Nuke Deal

Iran is still actively seeking to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD), according to a German intelligence report,  in direct contradiction to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief that the 2015 atomic deal with the Islamic Republic ended Tehran’s nuclear weapon ambitions.

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin

Russia Announces Nuclear Weapons Testing After Trump-Putin Summit

In addition to testing advanced weapons such as hypersonic missiles, lasers, and submersible drones, the Russian Defense Ministry announced new nuclear weapons testing this week, even as President Vladimir Putin was meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki.