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Japan searches for North Korean boat crew who fell into sea

Oct. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard was searching for seven crew members who went missing after a wooden North Korean fishing boat carrying 14 people capsized off Japan's northwestern coast, officials said Wednesday. The coast guard said it dispatched four patrol vessels and two aircraft after receiving...

Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...

NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Oct. 15, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris. A report earlier this month by the task force's Asia Pacific Group, which monitors Pakistan's progress, is not encouraging. The report says Pakistan has...

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct. 10, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of...

Seoul unsure if North Korea will air World Cup qualifier

Oct. 10, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it's unclear if North Korea will allow a live broadcast when it hosts the South's national soccer team for a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang next Tuesday. Seoul's Unification Ministry, which deals with inter-Korean affairs, said the North has been...

Auction results sealed for seized North Korea carp ship

Oct. 9, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S.-seized North Korean cargo ship suspected in international sanction violations was sold in a sealed auction. The Wise Honest was seized in May and towed it to American Samoa. Indonesia detained the ship in 2018 while it was transporting coal. The U.S. Marshals Service says they don't...

Analysis: Trump's Syria move gets quick, negative results

Oct. 9, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must escape the "Endless Wars" in the Middle East, President Donald Trump repeatedly declares. Mission accomplished, at least in the shortest of short terms. When on Wednesday Turkey attacked the Kurds, America's longtime battlefield allies, U.S. troops had evacuated from harm's...

Korean War soldier's remains coming back home to Michigan

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a Michigan soldier who went missing during the Korean War's fierce Battle of Chosin Reservoir are being returned home after DNA testing confirmed that he died in that battle nearly 70 years ago. U.S. Army Sgt. David Alexander Feriend was 23 in December 1950 when he...