Sta. Romana presents credentials as envoy to North Korea

MANILA — Ambassador Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana on October 27 has presented his credentials as a non-resident envoy to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), the Department of…

PH ‘gravely concerned’ over DPRK’s hydrogen bomb testing

MANILA — The Philippines on Sunday expressed its grave concern over the detonation by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of a hydrogen bomb and urged Pyongyang to return to…

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, demanding it immediately cease such actions. In a statement, the 15-member…

Military action vs N. Korea should not be an option

  WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 — Military action should not be an option when confronting the problem of escalating tensions with North Korea, US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said in a statement. Maloney…

DND closely monitoring planned NoKor missile launch

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Department of National Defense (DND) said it is closely monitoring the situation after North Korea has threatened to launch four intermediate-range missiles off Guam’s waters by…

UNSC unanimously backs new sanctions vs. N. Korea

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea over the country’s recent missile tests. The sanctions were unanimously backed by the council’s 15 members,…

ASEAN wants dialogue with N. Korea to ensure stability in Korean Peninsula

MANILA — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants to engage North Korea in a dialogue to ensure stability in the Korean Peninsula. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acting…

N. Korea tests new rocket engine: US media

NEW YORK — Pyongyang tested a new rocket engine that can be installed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Fox News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed US officials. According to…

Trump willing to engage with N. Korea: S.Korean envoy

SEOUL — US President Donald Trump told South Korea’s presidential envoy that he was willing to make peace through engagement with North Korea if conditions are right, South Korean media…

Trump tells Abe US to boost military capabilities to counter North Korea

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump told Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by phone on Wednesday that the United States will strengthen its military capabilities to defend its allies against…

South Korean Army on full combat alert after North Korea missile test

TOKYO — South Korean troops are on full combat alert to respond to any North Korea’s provocations following recent missile tests carried out by Pyongyang, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of…

N. Korean defectors, activists press China for refugee help

NEW YORK — Three North Korean women joined activists at a panel discussion Friday with the goal of pressuring Beijing to help defectors from the reclusive state, rather than sending…

US Navy SEALs join S. Korea in military drills amid high tensions with North

MOSCOW — The US Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land (SEALs) Team will participate in annual military exercises in South Korea to practice countering and neutralizing the possible threat from the…

PHL joins other nations in condemning North Korea’s latest missile launch

MANILA — The Philippine government joined the international community on Saturday in condemning North Korea’s missile launch on March 6, as they urged Pyongyang to end such “provocations.” In a…