Pyongyang has ordered an army takeover of an industrial complex run jointly with South Korea. This comes after Seoul pulled South Korean workers off the project in response to a recent long-range rocket launch and nuclear tests by the North.
North Korea has confirmed the launch of a missile to test the reliability of the late-stage guidance of a nuclear warhead. Leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the missile fired from a mobile launcher.
The new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, has promised to try to engage the cloistered regime in Pyongyang, but few believe that North Korea will reciprocate or abandon its nuclear weapons. Julian Ryall reports.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, warning that it's prepared to hit back with tougher sanctions. Pyongyang has stepped up its missile tests over the past year.
The presidents of China and South Korea have agreed they want North Korea to move away from its agenda of atomic antagonism. A US missile-defense system deployed on the peninsula was also a topic of conversation.
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