North Korea Fires Missile Days After New South Korea Leader Pledges Dialogue

The missile impacted "so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased". Experts said Sunday's test showed a considerably longer range than missiles North Korea had previously tested, meaning it had likely made improvements since its February test.

Ex-Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan Considered for FBI Director

Ex-Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan Considered for FBI Director

Two days after Comey's firing, there is still shock within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said a former senior agent with contacts within the bureau. Did the president ever say anything to the director of the FBI that would be construed as trying to impede the investigation? He also served on President Donald Trump's transition team for a time before stepping down in mid-November.

North Korea causes fury with ballistic missile test

Moon said Seoul strongly condemned this "grave challenge to the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the global community", according to his spokesman Yoon Young-Chan. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and an altitude exceeding 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).

Korea challenges South's new leader

North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew about 700 kilometres (435 miles), South Korea's military said, a possible response to the election four days ago of a new South Korean president and as U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific.

America Need Not Worry About South Korea

Mr Moon has adopted a more conciliatory tone towards the North - backing diplomatic engagement and suggesting he could visit Pyongyang for talks. Chinese leader Xi Jinping and new South Korean president Moon Jae In agreed Thursday that denuclearizing North Korea was a "common goal" between them, Moon's office said.

South Korea: Bishops urge new president to work for peace and reconciliation

Suga refused to confirm whether Moon told Abe that south Korea's public has difficulty accepting a 2015 agreement and Japan's compensation over the wartime sexual abuse of South Korean "comfort women" by the Japanese military. "How to respond to North an urgent issue". Tensions have been running high with rhetoric intensifying on both sides, but Trump recently softened his posture, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un.