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Belarus' foreign minister will visit North Korea for possible talks on Russia cooperation

Jul. 22, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Belarus’ foreign minister is to visit North Korea this week, the two countries announced Monday, a trip expected to focus on discussions of trilateral cooperation involving Russia in the face of their separate confrontations with the West. Belarusian...

South Korea boosts border propaganda broadcasts after North Korea flies more trash balloons

Jul. 21, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Sunday it was bolstering its anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the tense border with rival North Korea, after the North launched more trash-carrying balloons toward South Korea. The Cold War-style psychological battle between the...

South Korea restarts blaring propaganda broadcasts to retaliate against North's trash balloon flying

Jul. 19, 2024 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it has restarted blasting propaganda broadcasts into North Korea to retaliate against the North’s latest round of trash-carrying balloon launches, a resumption of Cold War-style tactics that are raising animosities between the rivals. ...

South Korea restarts propaganda broadcasts across border in reaction to North's balloon launches

Jul. 18, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it has restarted blasting propaganda broadcasts into North Korea to retaliate against the North’s latest round of trash-carrying balloon launches, a resumption of Cold War-style tactics that are raising animosities between the rivals. ...

North Korea plans to launch major tourism site next year though it still blocks foreign tourists

Jul. 18, 2024 03:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a major tourism site being constructed on the country's eastern coast and discussed steps to open the zone by next year, state media reported Thursday, though the country still blocks visits by most foreign tourists. ...

Ex-North Korean diplomat appointed a vice minister in South Korea, the highest post for any defector

Jul. 18, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Thursday appointed a former North Korean diplomat as a vice minister, the highest-level government job for any of the thousands of North Koreans who have resettled in South Korea. Tae Yongho was a minister of the North Korean...

Army private who fled to North Korea is in talks to resolve military charges, lawyer says

Jul. 17, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Army private who fled to North Korea and was later charged with desertion and possessing sexual images of a child said Wednesday that he was in negotiations with military prosecutors to resolve the case against his client. Army Pvt. Travis King had...

North Korean land mines could float into South Korea, South warns

Jul. 17, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean land mines could be swept into South Korea by flooding, South Korea's military warned Wednesday, after the North has recently placed tens of thousands of additional deadly explosives along the rivals' heavily fortified border. North Korea's...

A North Korean diplomat in Cuba defected to South Korea in November, a possible blow to leader Kim

Jul. 16, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday that a senior North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has fled to South Korea, the latest defection by members of the North's ruling elite that likely hurt leader Kim Jong Un's push to bolster his leadership. The...

South Korea’s spy agency says a North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has defected to South Korea

Jul. 15, 2024 22:19 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency says a North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has defected to South Korea.