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US Officials Say North Korea Preparing Missile Launch: Report

North Korea is preparing to launch an intermediate range ballistic missile within the next three days, Fox Business Network reported on Tuesday, citing two unidentified US officials.

The communist nation planned the launch for between 24 and 72 hours, the cable network reported. It would be the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country this year in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, supported by China, that ban all ballistic missile-related activities by the North.

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Pyongyang Threatens War (Again) if Psychological Warfare Near Border Continues.

War (Again)

North Korea cautioned its southern neighbor October 29, saying that if South Korea clings to its psychological warfare tactics and doesn’t give up on the idea of erecting a large electronic display in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the consequences may be gruesome.

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Another North Korea Intermediate Range Missile Fails After Launch

North Korea fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats.

The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan and was launched from the western city of Kusong, where the isolated state attempted but failed to launch the same type of missile on Saturday, the U.S. Strategic Command and South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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Promises of ‘Destruction’: North Korea Calls Naval Drills ‘Severe Provocation’

North Korea has responded angrily to this week’s US-South Korea naval drills, which include exercises targeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling them a “severe provocation” that is pushing the peninsula toward crisis.

North Korea's Worker’s Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said a "pre-emptive strike on North Korea is a prelude to self-destruction," in an October 12 statement, UPI reported.

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North Korea condemns America for US sanctions

North Korea condemned President Barack Obama for U.S. sanctions and pressure against it for its nuclear programme, state media reported on Thursday (Oct 6).

North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test on September 9 and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain.

The United States has been pushing for more sanctions against Pyongyang to close loopholes left in a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted in March.

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'Grave violation': UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launches

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The United Nations security council strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches, saying they are a “grave violation” of the country’s international obligations and threatening further significant measures if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.

The UN’s most powerful body agreed to the tough statement hours after a closed-door emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the three launches which landed near Japan.

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North Korea executed top official, says Seoul

North Korea has executed one of its vice premiers, according to South Korean officials.

Pyongyang also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of punishments North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have ordered

"Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," said Jeong Joon-hee, spokesman for South Korea's unification ministry.

Kim was killed by a firing squad in July as "an anti-party, anti-revolutionary agitator", an official at the ministry, who declined to be named, according to the AFP news agency.

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North Korea 'executes two officials with anti-aircraft guns'

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, ordered the public execution of two senior bureaucrats with an anti-aircraft gun, with South Korean media suggesting the killings are the start of a "new reign of terror" in the aftermath of a series of recent high-profile defections.

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North Korea Fires Submarine-Launched Missile, Says South

North Korea Fires Submarine-Launched Missile, Says South

North Korea has test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile, according to the South.

State news agency Yonhap claimed the missile was launched off the North's eastern coast and travelled 300 miles before falling inside Japan's Air Defence Identification Zone.

The missile is said to have been fired shortly before 6am local time Wednesday (about 10pm BST on Tuesday).

An unnamed US official said it detected and tracked what it believed to be a KN-11 ballistic missile.

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Pyongyang accuses US of plotting preemptive nuclear strikes

Pyongyang accuses US of plotting preemptive nuclear strikes

Pyongyang has accused Washington of aligning its nuclear forces closer to North Korea to increase its chances of conducting a pre-emptive strike, as Pacific Air Forces dispatched speedy and low-flying B-1B bombers to Guam for the first time in 10 years.

Blaming Washington of becoming “all the more pronounced” to topple the North Korean communist regime by “mobilizing all nuclear war hardware,” Pyongyang warned the US against exacerbating tensions in the region that could ignite a nuclear war.

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