North Korea has been ramping up its military tests in recent weeks, firing an intercontinental ballistic missile last week and conducting a nuclear counterattack simulation against the U.S. and South Korea over the weekend.
The exercises are part of a series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance between the two countries this year.
The North's continuation of missile tests showed its determination not to back down, despite the U.S.-South Korea exercises, which are the biggest of their kind in years.
Japan's coast guard said it confirmed that what appeared to be a North Korean missile was fired Sunday morning.
About 800,000 students and workers, on Friday alone, across the country expressed a desire to enlist or reenlist in the military to counter the United States, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported.
Photos released on Friday by the country's government media showed Kim Jong Un watching the launch with his daughter, and included pictures from space apparently shot by a camera mounted on the missile.
North Korea has conducted near daily missile launches this week amid ongoing joint South Korea-U.S. military drills that Pyongyang condemns as hostile actions.
The amount makes up most of the 550 trillion won in private-sector investment announced by the government on Wednesday, under a strategy that expands tax breaks and infrastructure support to increase the competitiveness of high-tech industries including those involving chips, displays and batteries.
The missiles were fired at around 7:40 a.m. (2240 GMT on Monday) from the South Hwanghae province, near the country's west coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
KCNA said the launch confirmed the reliability of the system and tested the underwater offensive operations of submarine units that form part of North Korea's nuclear deterrent.
South Korea and Japan are "two of the United States' most important allies, and we are inspired by the work they have done to advance their bilateral relations," the Secretary of State said in a statement.
North Korea's foreign ministry called on the United Nations to demand an immediate halt to combined military drills by the United States and South Korea.
South Korean food blogger Meggy Kim was asked by a follower to try food from the worst-rated Zomato restaurant in Jaipur. She obliged.
In South Korea, such allegations have affected the careers of public figures. The takedowns have public support, but critics wonder if some go too far.
Chip stockpiles jumped 28% from a month earlier, the biggest increase since February 1996, Korea’s statistics office said Thursday in a statement. From a year earlier, stockpiles advanced 39.5%.
A Thai drug dealer reportedly underwent extensive cosmetic procedures to alter his appearance and evade capture.
The launch comes just two days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea off Japan's west coast, in what it called a "sudden launching drill".
SEOUL, South Korea Â South KoreaÂs military said North Korea on Saturday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea, a day it threatened to take.
China halted issuing short-term visas to South Koreans last month, a retaliatory move after South Korea had imposed a number of COVID restrictions on travellers from China following Beijing's abrupt ending of its "zero-COVID" policy.
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South Korea, a growing arms exporter with the large U.S.-backed military, has provided humanitarian aid and other support to Ukraine while joining U.S.-led economic sanctions against Moscow.
The statement came from a representative of South Korea who was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group meeting here.
A fire early on January 20 destroyed at least 60 homes in a neighborhood of densely packed, makeshift housing surrounded by some of the wealthiest streets of South Korea’s ultra-modern capital, forcing about 500 residents to flee. Firefighters extinguished the flames in Seoul’s Guryong village within about five hours, and officials said no injuries or deaths had been reported as of now.
Shin Yong-ho, an official at the fire department of Seoul’s Gangnam district, said rescue workers were continuing to search areas affected by the fire but that it was believed that all residents there have safely evacuated.