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North Korea Shows Off New Submarine-launched Missile at Parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported Friday, in a show of strength days before Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

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North Korea's Kim Pledges to Strengthen Nuclear Arsenal

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal as he delivered his closing address to a top ruling party meeting, state television showed Wednesday, days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.

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North Korea's Kim Calls U.S. 'Principal Enemy'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "principal enemy", state media reported Saturday, as he threw down the diplomatic gauntlet to the incoming administration of Joe Biden.

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Kim Says North Korea Has Finished Plans for Nuclear-powered Submarine

North Korea has completed plans for a nuclear-powered submarine according to leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Saturday.

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S. Korea Reports Highest Number of New Coronavirus Cases

South Korea on Saturday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases so far, with a surge centred on the capital region sparking fears the country could lose control of the spread.

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S. Korea Agency Says N. Korea Executed People, Shut Capital

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Friday.

Kim's government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden's expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service.

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North Korea Slams UN Nuclear Agency as 'Marionette' of West

North Korea has accused the UN agency responsible for regulating atomic energy of being a puppet of hostile countries after a new report said the isolated nation's nuclear weapons stockpile was breaking international law.

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South Korea's Ex-president Lee Myung-bak Goes Back to Prison

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak headed to prison on Monday after a Seoul court upheld a 17-year term on corruption charges.

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North Korea Appears to Have Held Huge Military Parade, Says Seoul

Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have held a giant military parade early Saturday, Seoul said, with Pyongyang's latest and most advanced weapons expected to have been on show in the coronavirus-barricaded country's capital.

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North Korea's Kim Orders 80-day 'Battle' to Boost Economy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a nationwide drive to boost the ailing economy ahead of a key party congress in January, state media reported Tuesday.

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