SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

Author

14 May, 2017

North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Pyongan province, and that the South Korean and US militaries are analyzing the details.

Despite increasing tensions between Pyongyang and Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said the country would be willing to holds with the United States.

North Korea's foreign ministry director for US affairs, Choe Son Hui, made the comment on her way to Pyongyang after attending a conference with USA scholars in Norway, according to South Korea's Yon hap news agency.

Pyongyang has sought to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The comments, by a senior North Korean diplomat, came after US President Donald Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader, Kim Jong-un.

What is Wanna Decryptor and how does it work — NHS cyber attack
Ransomware is malicious software that infects machines, locks them by encrypting data and then extorts money to let users back in. It had to cancel routine appointments and ambulances were being diverted to neighboring hospitals, Barts said.

McConnell asks all senators to join all-male health group
"The so-called "Affordable Care" Act, Obamacare , has had a damaging effect on patient care, insurance coverage and our economy". A waiver would allow insurance companies to consider a person's health status when determining what to charge for coverage.

Iraqi troops surround militants in Mosul's Old City
IS fighters captured Mosul in 2014 as they gained wide swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria in battles against government troops. They managed to take full control of the eastern half of Mosul in January and started an assault on the west the following month.

"We'll have dialogue if the conditions are there", she said.

The comments from Pyongyang have come after months of heightened tensions between U.S. and North Korea over the North's nuclear programme ambitions.

"Hui met with former USA officials and scholars in Norway for what are known as "track 2" talks, the Associated Press reported".

South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In, who took office this week, favours engagement with Pyongyang to bring it to the negotiating table, unlike his conservative predecessors.

Trump previously warned that the United States and North Korea could "absolutely" go to war in a "major, major conflict" over the communist state's nuclear threat.

Weeks earlier, however, North Korea had warned the USA it was "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks" if provoked, as the countries seemingly moved closer to a direct confrontation.


More news


  • Elon Musk Just Released Breakthrough Updates About His New Company

    Elon Musk Just Released Breakthrough Updates About His New Company

    Such is the case with The Boring Company's task of creating an ultra-fast transport tunnel under the streets of Los Angeles. Musk allayed those fears by responding in the affirmative when asked if the tunnels will be " earthquake-proof ".
    'That's a big one' - python hunters snag slithering giant 5.13m snake

    'That's a big one' - python hunters snag slithering giant 5.13m snake

    But there are other incentives too, starting at $50 dollars for a four-foot long snake , $25 for each additional foot above. Crum caught the snake as part of his job working for the South Florida Water Management Python Elimination Program.
    Equipment water leak stalls spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

    Equipment water leak stalls spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

    The spacewalk was briefly delayed after NASA discovered a water leak in equipment that helps power their spacesuits. After the first three minutes the fuel ran out and White maneuvered by twisting his body and pulling on the tether.
  • Ransom reportedly demanded in cyberattack on England's health-care system

    Operations were canceled, emergency room services were scaled down, and medical personnel went back to using handwritten notes. Portugal Telecom was hit on Friday by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said.
    Sharks spotted off Southern California coast prompts warning for beachgoers

    Sharks spotted off Southern California coast prompts warning for beachgoers

    The sharks were spotted at Dana Point, near where a woman was bitten by a shark last month , the Orange County Register reported . Most people who get attacked by the terrifying fish survive, as nature writer Sy Montgomery told The Washington Post past year .
    Crews repairing collapsed nuclear waste tunnel in Washington state

    Crews repairing collapsed nuclear waste tunnel in Washington state

    The agency says the rail tunnels are hundreds of feet long, with about eight feet (2.4 meters) of soil covering them. Henderson said most employees had been told to stay home Wednesday out of an abundance of caution.
  • Top Baby Names: Emma, Noah Reign; Caitlyn Plunges Out of Top 1,000

    Top Baby Names: Emma, Noah Reign; Caitlyn Plunges Out of Top 1,000

    For boys, the top picks are Noah (which is the top boy's name four years running), Liam, William, Mason, and James. The most popular 21st century names for girls before 2014 were Sophia, Isabella and Emily.

    ICE Arrests 1378 Suspected Gang Members, Largest Gang Sweep Conducted Ever

    Of them, 112 are gang affiliates, meaning that ICE had verifiable information that the person was associated with a gang. In February, ICE said enforcement actions then were planned before Trump's executive orders on illegal immigration.
    Sakho up for Palace award

    Sakho up for Palace award

    We then played Tottenham, where Mama [Mamadou Sakho] got the knee problem. 'We have to go there and win.it's as simple as that. We have to deal with the emotion of the game on Sunday and come out on top. "Get the result however we need to get it".
  • Google may finally have a solution for the agony of Android updates

    Google may finally have a solution for the agony of Android updates

    Google plans to publish the full documentation for Project Treble on source.android.com with the launch of O later this summer. Easily the most annoying aspect of using an Android phone (with the exception of Pixel/Nexus) is slow updates.

    Bella Hadid Slays in Backless Jumpsuit at Met Gala 2017!

    The word "Witness" was embroidered across her eyes, which has always been rumoured to be the title of Perry's forthcoming album. Using his America's Next Top Media Mogul Model training, Diddy stunted on 'em. "It took a half-hour to get ready".
    Pizza Hut Israel Trolls Marwan Barghouti

    Pizza Hut Israel Trolls Marwan Barghouti

    Critics have accused Israel of using food as a "weapon" against Barghouti , but nothing indicates any coercion. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are now on hunger strike over their conditions.