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S. Korean ex-president Park's confidante gets 3-year prison term

Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on Friday got a three-year prison term for one of her corruption charges involving her daughter.

DPRK accuses US of deploying warship to spy

The DPRK has accused the United States of deploying a warship and planes to spy and conduct military drills near the Korean Peninsula.

Japan testing missile interceptors as DPRK threat looms large

Japan has begun a series of tests of its PAC-3 missile defense system at four bases in Tokyo, aiming to provide reassurance that the technology could shoot down warheads fired from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

S. Korean president says THAAD deployment 'mysteriously' accelerated

The deployment of the THAAD missile defense system had "mysteriously" accelerated, said South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday in an interview with Reuters.

DPRK tests another rocket engine, US officials say

The DPRK has carried out another test of a rocket engine that could be fitted to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a US official was quoted as saying on Thursday.