Jack Kim

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30 Oct 2017 | 6:58 PM

Singapore minister says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job.

14 Sep 2017 | 7:55 PM

North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness'

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

13 Sep 2017 | 3:31 PM

North Korea defiant over U.N. sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new United Nations sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion.

4 Sep 2017 | 11:41 PM

South Korea's Moon faces calls to alter policy on North Korea after nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has been condemned internationally for conducting its most powerful nuclear test yet, but, across the border, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is also attracting flak for his policy of pursuing engagement with Pyongyang.

3 Sep 2017 | 9:15 PM

Possible two-stage hydrogen bomb seen 'game changer' for North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test marks a major step in the isolated country's long-stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the U.S. mainland within range, experts say.

1 Sep 2017 | 1:46 PM

Exclusive - Pyongyang university to start fall classes without American staff after travel ban

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), North Korea's only western-funded university, will start the fall semester without its dozens of American staff after failing to secure exemptions to a U.S. travel ban that starts on Friday.

29 Aug 2017 | 11:27 PM

U.S. bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S. B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea sharply raised tension by firing a missile over Japan.

26 Aug 2017 | 3:07 PM

North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, U.S. conduct drills

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired several short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday, South Korea and the U.S. military said, as the two allies conducted annual joint military drills that the North denounces as preparation for war.

24 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

In photos, North Korea signals a more powerful ICBM in the works

SEOUL (Reuters) - With photographs obliquely showing a new rocket design, North Korea has sent a message that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) more powerful than any it has previously tested, weapons experts said on Thursday.

28 Jul 2017 | 11:45 PM

North Korea claims all of U.S. in strike range as Trump says China has done "nothing"

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.