Asia Pacific

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

Japanese mayor Taue speaks at Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack anniversary amid increasing nuclear threat from North Korea.

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

North Korea

Japan joins US in imposing new sanctions on North Korea

Foreign minister says assets of five groups, including two from China, to be frozen, as well as nine individuals.

Japan joins US in imposing new sanctions on North Korea

Nuclear weapons

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

Japanese demand for private bomb shelters has grown as North Korea continues to carry out frequent missile tests.

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

United States

US presses China to do more to rein in North Korea

North Korea tops agenda at newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue involving high-level Chinese delegation.

US presses China to do more to rein in North Korea

Asia Pacific

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast.

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

Inside Story

Will sanctions against North Korea work?

Are UN Security Council sanctions enough to end North Korea's nuclear ambitions?

North Korea

US: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

Defence chief James Mattis says Pyongyang's intensified pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens all nations.

US: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

United States

US declares success in key test of missile defence

But since $40bn system was declared ready for combat in 2004, only four of nine intercept attempts have been successful.

US declares success in key test of missile defence

Asia Pacific

The trio behind North Korea's 21st-century missiles

Laughing men surrounding Kim Jong-un in photos are serious technocrats who have vastly improved the North's arsenal.

The trio behind North Korea's 21st-century missiles

North Korea

North Korea on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM: US

DIA chief says if left unchecked, it's only a matter of time before Pyongyang can strike the US with a nuclear missile.

North Korea on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM: US

United States

US military chief warns against war with North Korea

Military action on the Korean peninsula would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale', Pentagon chief James Mattis says.

War with North Korea would be tragic: US military chief

Nuclear weapons

Trump passes up chance to 'rip up' Iran nuclear deal

He called it the 'worst deal ever' while campaigning, but Donald Trump will extend nuclear deal at least 120 more days.

Trump passes up chance to 'rip up' Iran nuclear deal

North Korea

US: Ready for N Korea talks if it halts weapons tests

American envoy to the UN says direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang are possible if it stops firing missiles.

US: Ready for N Korea talks if it halts weapons tests

CIA

CIA creates 'Mission Center' on North Korea threat

US intelligence agency creates new entity to address ballistic and nuclear threats posed by Pyongyang.

CIA creates 'Mission Center' on North Korea threat

Asia Pacific

North Korean state media lashes out at main ally China

In rare rebuke, N Korean news agency accuses China's media of 'dancing to the tune of the US' amid rising tensions.

North Korean state media lashes out at main ally China