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  1. Korea, North Main Page
  2. Partition of Korea Leads to War
  3. Famine Overshadows Nuclear Ambitions
  4. Secretive Government Opens Up in Exchange for Aid
  5. Kim Jong Il and U.S. President Bush Engage in Diplomatic Roller Coaster
  6. North and South Korea Establish Closer Ties
  7. Uncertainty Surrounding Nuclear Program Continues
  8. Tension Between North and South Reaches Crisis Point
  9. Kim Jong-il Dies
  10. Kim Jong-un Launches Satellite and Tests Nuclear Device, Testing International Patience
  11. North Korea Threatens U.S., South Korea with War
  12. Reported Leadership Shuffle Sparks Concern
  13. North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles; Exchanges Fire with South Korea
North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles; Exchanges Fire with South Korea

In March 2014, North Korea test fired two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan, South Korea, and China. The missiles landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan. It was the first such test since 2009. Days later, the country threatened to conduct "a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence." The moves prompted an angry response from South Korea. "North Korea should bear in mind that if it ignores the stern demand from the neighboring countries and the international community and carries out a nuclear test, it will have to pay a price for it," the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement. On March 31, North and South Korea exchanged artillery shells across their disputed western maritime border.

See also Encyclopedia: Korea .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: North Korea

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