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iran tests ballistic missile amid u.s. tensions


tehran—iran said it had tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, the day after unveiling it in defiance of u.s. criticism over its disputed nuclear program.state television flashed images of the khoramshahr missile’s disengaging warhead, calling it the country’s third such missile capable of traveling some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). the announcement came after it and other missiles, tanks and a submarine were displayed in a...






north korea launches ballistic missile


seoul—north korea on sunday fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile, days after the election of a new south korean president who advocates more engagement with pyongyang.experts said the missile had a greater range than any others north korea has successfully launched. the missile rose to a height of roughly 1,240...






north korea launches ballistic missile


north korea fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile sunday, days after the election of a new south korean president who advocates more engagement with pyongyang.experts said the missile had a greater range than any others north korea has successfully launched, and u.s. president donald trump said the missile landed “close to russian soil.”the missile rose to a height of about 1,240 miles, japanese defense...






north korea claims it test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile


the claim contradicts south korean and u.s. officials who earlier said it was an intermediate-range ballistic missile.        






us: n korea tested intercontinental ballistic missile


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia caption"one expert says the missile could reach alaska"the us says a missile fired by north korea into the sea of japan was an intercontinental ballistic missile.secretary of state rex tillerson called it a "new escalation of the threat" to the us and the world and warned that washington "will never accept a nuclear-armed north korea".pyongyang earlier described it as its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile test.us officials believe the north may now be able to fire a missile to alaska.however, experts say it cannot accurately hit a target.just hours after the north's test, the us asked for an urgent meeting of the un security council to discuss the issue. a close-door session of the 15-member body is expected on 5 july.






north korea fires new type of ballistic missile with longer range


north korea fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile sunday, days after the election of a new south korean president who advocates more engagement with pyongyang.experts said the missile had a greater range than any others north korea has successfully launched, and u.s. president donald trump said the missile landed “close to russian soil.”the missile rose to a height of about 1,240 miles, japanese defense...






north korea fires new type of ballistic missile with longer range


north korea fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile sunday, days after the election of a new south korean president who advocates more engagement with pyongyang.experts said the missile had a greater range than any other weapon north korea has successfully launched, and u.s. president donald trump said the missile landed “close to russian soil.”the missile rose to a height of about 1,240 miles, japanese...






iran shows off new ballistic missile in defiance of u.s. president donald trump’


iranian president hassan rouhani on friday vowed that iran will continue to build up its ballistic missile program and other capabilities, as it showed off its military hardware in defiance of u.s. criticism and rising tensions.iran unveiled a new ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads for up to 1,120 miles, according to state television. iran also displayed other missiles, tanks and a submarine in a military parade...






south korea plans retaliation over north korea’s missile launch


south korea is considering test-firing a ballistic missile in response to north korea’s medium-range ballistic missile test early sunday into the east sea, seoul’s military officials said monday. pyongyang claimed monday the ballistic missile it test-fired a day earlier is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. “in response to north korea’s missile launch sunday, we are…






saudi arabia blames iran for missile attack


yemeni rebels’ missile attack on the saudi capital on saturday could be considered an iranian act of war, saudi arabia said, in a statement likely to intensify tensions between the archrivals. saudi arabia intercepted the ballistic missile east of riyadh’s main airport after it flew more than 500 miles from yemen. it was fired by houthi rebels, who are seen by saudi arabia as proxies of iran.the...






saudi arabia blames iran for missile attack


yemeni rebels’ missile attack on the saudi capital saturday could be considered an iranian act of war, saudi arabia said—a statement likely to further stoke tensions between the archrivals. saudi arabia intercepted the ballistic missile east of riyadh’s main airport after it flew more than 500 miles from yemen, fired by houthi rebels, seen by saudi arabia as proxies of iran.a...






n. korea fires ballistic missile: seoul defense ministry


north korea fired a ballistic missile on sunday, south korea’s defence ministry said, the first since donald trump became us president.the missile, launched around 7:55 am (22:55 gmt saturday) from banghyon air base in the western province of north pyongan province, flew east towards the sea of japan, it said.“the concrete type of the ballistic missile has yet to be identified”, a defence ministry spokesman told afp.but yonhap news agency said the south korean military suspected the north might have been testing a intermediate-range musudan missile.north korea in october last year tested musudan missiles twice that were fired from the same airbase.






iran guard: supreme leader limiting ballistic missile range


tehran, iran (ap) — the head of iran’s paramilitary revolutionary guard says the country’s supreme leader has limited the range of ballistic missiles it makes to 2,000 kilometers, or 1,240 miles.the comments by gen. mohammad ali jafari to reporters on tuesday mark the first acknowledgement that ayatollah ali khamenei has imposed limits on the country’s ballistic missile program.the remarks come as iran’s nuclear deal with world powers is threatened by president donald trump’s refusal to re-certify the accord. the trump administration has also sanctioned iran for test-firing of ballistic missile.the range of 2,000 kilometers would encompass much of the middle east, including israel and american bases in the region. iran often says that its ballistic missile program is only for defensive pur






us: iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington — the white house says iran has conducted a ballistic missile test and the u.s. is studying the details.press secretary sean spicer says he does not yet know the "exact nature" of the test and expects to have more information later.iran is the subject of united nations security council resolutions prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.






north korea claims it has loaded a hydrogen bomb onto icbm


the u.n. security council strongly condemned north korea's launch of a ballistic missile over japan on tuesday, reiterating demands that pyongyang halt its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. after an emergency meeting on the missile test, the u.n.'s most powerful body called north korea's actions...






north korea fires missile into sea: south korea | north korea news


north korea launched a ballistic missile from its western region into the sea off its east coast on tuesday, according to officials in south korea and japan.the "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired at around 00:40 gmt from a site near banghyon in north pyongan province and flew about 930 kilometres, south korea's military said in a statement - coming down in the sea of japan.japanese officials say a ballistic missile fired from north korea's western coast is believed to have landed in japan's exclusive economic zone (eez).chief cabinet secretary yoshihide suga told reporters the missile flew for 40 minutes - an unusually long flight time."this launch of a ballistic missile can never be tolerated, and japan strongly protested to north korea and condemned it," he told a briefing.south






was that shootdown of a mock enemy warhead in may 'realistic'? not exactly


after the nation’s homeland missile defense system successfully intercepted a mock enemy warhead high above the pacific on may 30, the director of the u.s. missile defense agency said the test had been held under “very realistic” conditions, faithfully simulating an attack by north korea.“this is exactly the scenario we would expect to occur during an actual operational engagement,” vice adm. james d. syring said at a news conference.a week later, syring told members of congress: “the scenario that we conducted was actually an exact replica of the scenario that this country would face if north korea were to fire a ballistic missile against the united states.”in key aspects, however, the carefully scripted test posed much less of a challenge for u.s. missile defenses than would an actual at






news agency: iran successfully tests ballistic missile


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s semi-official fars news agency is reporting that the country’s revolutionary guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile.the thursday report quotes gen. amir ali hajizadeh, chief of the guard’s airspace division, as saying the missile destroyed target from a distance of 250 kilometers (155 miles). the report says the sea-launched ballistic missile dubbed hormoz 2 was tested last week. the report provided no additional details.earlier this month, u.s. president donald trump imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support iran’s ballistic missile program.last month, iranian media reported the revolutionary guard launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises in the country’s central desert.most read storiesunlimited digital acc






russia claims n. korea launch not icbm, objects to condemnation statement


united nations -- despite several rounds of u.n. sanctions on north korea agreed to by the security council, tensions between the u.s. and russia have hit such a fevered pitch that a statement circulated by the u.s. to condemn the  launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile is now "dead," a u.n. security council diplomat told cbs news. at the heart of the dispute is a more important difference: russia says that the missile north korea launched on the fourth of july was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm). late thursday, the russian mission sent the following statement to cbs news: "according to the statement of the russian defense ministry, the launch of the ballistic missile on july 4 from the north korean test site was recorded and monitored by the russian missile attac






north korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’


north korea launched an unidentified projectile early saturday morning, the south korean military confirmed to reuters. while the object’s exact nature remained unknown, it was likely a ballistic missile. if the launch was, in fact, a ballistic missile, it would be the first the north fired in the two weeks since its last missile test, which…






us: north korea launches its 1st missile in 2 months


washington (ap) — a u.s. official says north korea has conducted its first missile launch in more than two months.the official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.the pentagon on tuesday was more cautious, calling it a “probable” missile launch. col. rob manning, a spokesman said, “we detected a probable missile launch from north korea” at approximately 1:30 p.m. est. he said the pentagon is assessing the situation and has no further information to provide, including what kind of missile may have been launched.it would be the first north korean missile test since it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on sept. 15 that flew over northern japan and into the pacific ocean.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the yonhap new






north korea fires ballistic missile | north korea news


north korea has fired a ballistic missile, south korean news agency yonhap is reporting. the launch took place north of the capital of pyongyang."north korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile eastward from the vicinity of pyongsong, south pyongan province, at dawn today", south korean army officials told the news agency.according to reuters news agency, japanese authorities said the missile flew for 50 minutes and landed in japan's exclusive economic zone. it flew for about 950km at a height of 4,500km before crashing in the ocean. north korea has not confirmed the launch so far.an initial assessment by the us department of defense said north korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm). this type of missile is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and could reach the m






north korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile


seoul, south korea — north korea is claiming to have test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile.this appears to contradict south korean and u.s. officials who earlier said tuesday's launch was of an intermediate-range missile.the north has previously conducted satellite launches that critics say were disguised tests of its long-range missile technology. but a test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, if confirmed, would be considered a game-changer by countries looking to check north korea's push for a nuclear-armed missile that can reach anywhere in the united states.the test still may be the north's most successful yet; a weapon analyst says missile could be powerful enough to reach alaska.






north korea launches another ballistic missile


seoul—north korea successfully launched its second ballistic missile in a little more than a week, ramping up the pace of its testing as it seeks to develop the ability to target the continental u.s. with a nuclear-tipped weapon.north korea fired the missile from the pukchang airfield, about 40 miles north of the capital, pyongyang, about 4:30 p.m. sunday local time, according to the u.s. pacific command and south korea’s ministry...






us navy awards $5b to finish ballistic-missile sub design


providence, r.i. (ap) — the u.s. navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to general dynamics’ electric boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start.the navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear war. an electric boat official says the award keeps the program on track.the connecticut-based company is designing 12 columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines to replace the current fleet of 14 aging ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines.the award was announced thursday. construction is expected to begin in fiscal 2021 at electric boat’s rhode island manufacturing plant and at its headquarters in groton, connecticut. newport news shipbuilding in virginia is the subcontractor.most read storie






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has test-fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but the west fears is part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un, though has repeatedly broken those sanctions.us secretary of state rex tillerson described the launch as "yet anot






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has test-fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but the west fears is part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un, though has repeatedly broken those sanctions.us secretary of state rex tillerson described the launch as "yet anot






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan, us and south korean officials say.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but the west fears is part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un.in a statement, the us military's pacific command said that the latest launch appeare






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but is widely believed to be part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un, though has repeatedly broken those sanctions.us secretary of state rex tillerson described the






iran confirms it recently conducted ballistic missile test launch


iran confirmed wednesday that it recently conducted a ballistic missile test launch, a move that drew criticism from u.s. and israeli officials this week and raised concern about the potential violation of a united nations security council resolution.u.s. officials had said monday that iran carried out a missile launch, although they declined to specify when and where it took place, or what type of missile was involved.the...






intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off hawaii


honolulu — the u.s. missile defense agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off hawaii.the failure came during a test conducted with japan's defense ministry late wednesday.the u.s. and japan are jointly developing the interceptor to shoot down medium-range ballistic missiles. the allies have been investing in technology to counter north korean missile threats.as part of the test, a medium-range target missile was launched from the pacific missile range facility on kauai late wednesday. the uss john paul jones detected and tracked the missile. the ship launched the interceptor, but it failed to shoot down the target.this was the second time the u.s. military has attempted an intercept with the standard missile-3 block iia. the previous attempt in february was s






missile defense agency: u.s. warship successfully shoots down missile in test of


it marked the second time an sm-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile in a test.        






news agency: iran successfully tests ballistic missile


tehran, iran — iran's revolutionary guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile, iran's semi-official fars news agency reported thursday.the report quotes gen. amir ali hajizadeh, chief of the guard's aerospace division, as saying the missile destroyed a target from a distance of 250 kilometers (155 miles). it said the sea-launched ballistic missile dubbed hormuz 2 was tested last week.the hormuz 2 is capable of hitting floating targets with high accuracy within a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles), fars said. it provided no additional details.meanwhile, the semi-official tasnim news agency quoted hajizadeh as saying the revolutionary guard had prepared a ballistic missile for civilian purposes but plans to launch it were canceled after a threat by the united states."we have prepare






iran's ballistic missile capabilities | iran


iran has been working on its ballistic missile programme for several decades, using both soviet and propietary technology.earlier this week, the iranian revolutionary guard used some of these missiles to attack isil positions in the syrian province of deir az zor.  read more: iran accuses saudis of supporting terrorist groupsthe missile attack was a retaliation for two deadly attacks in tehran earlier this month that were claimed by the armed group. at least 17 people were killed isil in the june 7 attacks on iran's parliament and the mausoleum of ayatollah khomeini that left 17 people dead. opinion: isil attack in iran - why now and what will happen next?the firing of the missiles, the first in 30 years outside iran's own territory, came hours after supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei,






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north has been conducting in pursuit of its goal of developing a nuclear missile.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes as the us steps up the pressure on china, a historic ally of pyongyang, to help more on the issue.mr trump said in a recent interview that washington was ready to act without be






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north has been conducting in pursuit of its goal of developing a nuclear missile.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes as the us steps up the pressure on china, a historic ally of pyongyang, to help more on the issue.mr trump said in a recent interview that washington was ready to act without be






north korea launches possible ballistic missile, s. korea says


north korea has launched a projectile believed to be a ballistic missile, south korea’s yonhap news agency reported saturday.        






facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern minnesota


a friendly pet fox named notchi has gone missing from his lakeville home and is gallivanting across southern minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media paign and a $1,000 reward for his return.notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by mikayla raines, 21, who has a usda license to keep foxes. notchi has distinctive silver and white markings because foxes used for fur often are bred over generations for unique colors.foxes generally make poor pets, raines said, because they mark their territory and chew things up.“there’s just a special bond that i have with foxes that i can’t explain,” raines said. “you have to work hard to bond with a fox, but i like the challenge.”more than 50 people have spotted notchi traipsing from lonsdale to was