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North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

Nov. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s supreme decision-making body lashed out Wednesday at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned that the United States will face a greater threat and harsh suffering if it ignores North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline to...

North Korea assails US, South Korea and UN nuclear agency

Nov. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of "political and military provocations" and South Korea of "double-dealing behavior." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song made the accusations in a speech to a General Assembly meeting on the International Atomic Energy Agency, which...

AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

Nov. 10, 2019 6:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster,...

N. Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test

Nov. 7, 2019 7:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an "idiot" after he criticized a recent weapons test by the North. In a statement attributed to a foreign ministry official, Song Il Ho, North Korea described Abe as an "idiot and villain" who was overreacting to...

North says US-S. Korea drills 'throw wet blanket' on talks

Nov. 7, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday planned U.S.-South Korean military drills would amount to "throwing a wet blanket over the spark" of nuclear negotiations that are "on the verge of extinction." Since the start of the nuclear talks last year, the U.S. and South Korea have cancelled or...

S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North

Nov. 5, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean has offered to send a delegation to check on South Korean-built facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea, Seoul said Wednesday, as the North is pushing to tear them down. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the destruction of South...

Egypt's president lavishly praises Trump on social media

Nov. 5, 2019 1:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president lavished praise on President Donald Trump via social media, calling him a "man with unique power to confront crises." Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi's comments were the latest public example of the two leaders' closeness. El-Sissi thanked Trump for his "generous concern" for helping...

N. Korea says US terrorism blacklist hinders nuke diplomacy

Nov. 5, 2019 12:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday the U.S. redesignation of Pyongyang as a sponsor of terrorism is dimming prospects for nuclear diplomacy between the countries. The North's statement comes as the country is escalating its pressures on the United States over a stalemate in nuclear...

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

Nov. 1, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new "super-large" multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks. The latest launches extended a monthslong streak of weapons displays by the North, which...

Trump selects second-in-command for State

Oct. 31, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, to serve as the State Department's second-in-command. Biegun would replace John Sullivan, who was nominated to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Both positions require Senate...