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This year
# missile tests
North Korea says missile launched yesterday was new solid-fuel long-range ICBM
The missile landed in between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Last year
# tensions
North Korean missile may have had range to hit US mainland, Japan says
The intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone this morning.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires warplanes and tests missiles in response to 'US escalation'
South Korea’s military said it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the North
All time
# Nuclear Weapons
North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?
Like father, not necessarily like son.
# Independence Day
North Korea says it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile
“Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Donald Trump asked on Twitter, in reference to the North Korean leader.
America says North Korea has tested an engine that could be fitted to a ballistic missile
President Donald Trump has made halting the North Korean nuclear threat his number one foreign policy priority.
# playing defence
The US is going to try to knock an intercontinental ballistic missile out of the air
The Pentagon says it is akin to hitting a bullet with another bullet.
# War of Words
North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'
When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.
North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017
In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.
# scaling up
North Korea says it has made a major breakthrough in hitting the US with a missile
The rogue nation claims to have tested a new engine for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).
# Going Ballistic
North Korea could soon be able to nuke the US (but only once)
He’s also sending a satellite into space.
Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?
While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.