In a show of force following North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the US and South Korea offered up their own joint missile test drill. Will an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council help de-escalate the situation?
South Korea says North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile that can fly over 13,000 kilometers is a new type. But whether it can hit the US mainland is key, as sanctions solidarity starts to fall apart.
The UN's Undersecretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is leading the organization's highest-level visit to Pyongyang in more than six years. It comes amid massive war games on the peninsula and after a successful missile test.
The US, South Korea and Japan have started joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military has said. The two-day drills come just weeks after Pyongyang launched its most advanced missile to date.
The US has asked Germany and other countries that have diplomatic relations with North Korea to reconsider them. DW examines those that do and those that don't.
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