North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and high numbers of fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country's first COVID-19 outbreak.
North Korea's official news agency says nearly 190,000 people are being isolated for treatment across the country.
North Korea has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon designed to boost its nuclear fighting capability, state media reported Sunday, days after it passed its biggest state anniversary.
North Korea is marking a key state anniversary Friday with calls for stronger loyalty to Kim Jong Un, but there was no word on an expected military parade amid heightened international tension.
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called the South Korean defense minister a "scum-like guy" for talking about preemptive strikes on the North.
The launch comes six days after North Korea conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test since 2017 in an apparent attempt to pressure on the Biden administration amid stalled talks.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un vows to develop more powerful means of, days after the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile launch in more than four years
Experts say the North's fast pace in testing activity shows its dual goal of advancing its weaponry and applying pressure on Washington over a deepening freeze in nuclear negotiations.
North Korea is reportedly working up to testing of a longer-range intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the whole of the continental U.S.
The politically inexperienced Yoon Suk Yeol's pledge to get tough on North Korea could mark a sharp break with the outgoing liberal administration's policies.
Negative campaigns are aggravating South Korea's already severe political divide as presidential elections approach on Wednesday.
Saturday's launch was North Korea's ninth round of weapons launches in 2022 as it attempts to pressure the Biden administration for concessions.
The test-launch was confirmed Monday and is North Korea's most significant weapon launch in years. South Korean and Japanese officials condemned the launch.
North Korea last week issued a veiled threat to resume testing nuclear explosives and long-range missiles targeting the U.S.