march madness: a vice news spotlight on north korea
A small number of Western businesspeople believe investment in North Korea is not only good business, but morally defensible. In turn, they're called everything from "insane" to "embarrassments to humanity."
The missile flew northeast for about 124 miles over the sea, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said, while Obama will meet his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Thursday to discuss North Korea.
Photojournalist David Guttenfelder helped the Associated Press open a bureau in Pyongyang, and has made more than 40 trips to North Korea over the years.
The four-minute video ends with the US capital engulfed in a giant mushroom cloud before dissolving into a crackling image of an American flag in flames.
Kim Jong-un's regime is chugging along in its quest to develop solid-fuel engines for long-range missiles that could send a nuke across the world.
A source in Pyongyang said diplomats were notified in the morning of the confession and Kim's comments were similar to the recent confession of American student Otto Warmbier.
Pyongyang sent five short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, while South Korea's Unification Ministry claimed that the North is capable of a fifth nuclear test at any point.
The medium-range missiles — one of which appeared to be capable of reaching Japan — were reportedly fired from road-mobile launchers.
Kim Jong-un's forces launched a ballistic missile that flew into the sea off its eastern coast early Friday morning. Then it fired another that might have fallen apart.
Warmbier's harsh sentencing, for stealing a propaganda sign, comes as North Korea is increasingly isolated following the its January nuclear test and last month's long-range rocket launch.
Two years after a UN inquiry found North Korea to be guilty of "crimes against humanity," those who testified are still pushing to see the reclusive Asian country's leader face prosecution.