Exclusive - Japan to upgrade Patriot batteries for Olympics as North Korean missile threat grows: sources
TOKYO Japan is upgrading its Patriot PAC-3 missile defence system in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, adding range and accuracy needed to intercept more advanced North Korean ballistic missiles, four sources with knowledge of the plan said.
* Decision follows successful June test of N.Korea Musudan rocket
HONG KONG Security was tightened at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong on Thursday after media reports that a North Korean, possibly a student, had sought refuge there.
SEOUL South Korea said on Thursday it suspected North Korea of hacking a South Korean online shopping site and stealing personal records of more than 10 million shoppers in what appeared to be the latest case of a cyber attack by the isolated state.
SEOUL Malta has denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them, due to a diplomatic campaign by South Korea and human rights groups, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.
SEOUL North Korea's foreign minister said on Tuesday that whether it conducted another nuclear test depended on the behaviour of the United States, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
SEOUL, July 26 North Korea's foreign minister said on Tuesday that its conducting of more nuclear tests depended on the behaviour of the United States, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
SEOUL South Korea warned its citizens in China and Southeast Asia on Tuesday of the risk of "dangerous acts" by North Korea after news reports said North Korea may have sent agents to those places to harm or abduct South Koreans.
BEIJING/SEOUL Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticised South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system to counter threats from North Korea, saying it harmed the foundation of their trust.
WASHINGTON A U.S. policy institute said it may have located a secret facility used by North Korea in the early stages of building its program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, which if confirmed would be critical to the success of any future nuclear deal, according to a report seen by Reuters on Thursday. | Video
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