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S. Korea Analyzing Soil Sample from N.K.’s Nuclear Test Site: Lawmakers

S. Korea Analyzing Soil Sample from N.K.’s Nuclear Test Site: Lawmakers

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s spy agency is analyzing a soil sample collected from around North Korea’s nuclear test site, which Pyongyang demolished in May, lawmakers said Friday. In a briefing to the parliamentary intelligence committee this week, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) also said it is monitoring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health [...]

Activity at N.K. Nuke Site May Indicate Preparations for Another Test

Activity at N.K. Nuke Site May Indicate Preparations for Another Test

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Heightened activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site may indicate that the reclusive country is getting ready to conduct another underground detonation in the near future, military officials here said Wednesday.  South Korea’s military said it will remain on high alert as the North might launch another long-range missile [...]

South Korean Organization Discusses Nuclear Armament

South Korean Organization Discusses Nuclear Armament

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – With international sanctions clearly failing to contain North Korea and its obstinate pursuit of nuclear weapons, a group of experts on North Korea, national security, and nuclear weaponry has formed the Woori Nuclear Research Society (WNRS), a group that supports South Korea’s nuclear armament to prepare for rising military [...]

N. Korea Says It ‘Successfully’ Carried out 5th Nuke Test

N. Korea Says It ‘Successfully’ Carried out 5th Nuke Test

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea on Friday said it “successfully” conducted a nuclear warhead explosion test, hours after an earthquake was detected near the country’s nuclear site in the northeastern region.  “The nuclear test finally examined and confirmed the structure and specific features of movement of nuclear warhead that has been standardized [...]

Satellite Imagery Shows Fresh Activity at N. Korea’s Nuclear Test Site: 38 North

Satellite Imagery Shows Fresh Activity at N. Korea’s Nuclear Test Site: 38 North

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent satellite imagery shows fresh activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site, suggesting that excavation and maintenance operations are under way, a U.S. website monitoring the communist nation said Thursday.  Satellite imagery taken on Aug. 27 of the North’s Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site shows a small number of [...]

Defense Minister, Top U.S. Diplomat Discuss Joint Reaction to N. Korea’s Nuke Test

Defense Minister, Top U.S. Diplomat Discuss Joint Reaction to N. Korea’s Nuke Test

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Defense Minister Han Min-koo and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken held talks Wednesday as the allies are quickening moves to punish North Korea for its defiant nuclear test earlier this month. “Despite repeated warnings and worries by the international community, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, [...]

North Korea Might Have Conducted Secret Nuclear Test in 2010

North Korea Might Have Conducted Secret Nuclear Test in 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea appears to have conducted a secret nuclear test in 2010 and the explosion could have gone unnoticed by the outside world, scientists have claimed, adding to a series of similar allegations. Researchers Michael Schoeppner of Princeton University and Ulrich Kuhn of the University of Hamburg made the [...]