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North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Sep. 15, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might. ...

Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea's president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after both countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The launches...

North Korea says it tested new long-range cruise missiles

Sep. 13, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that it successfully tested newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, the first known testing activity in months, underscoring how the country continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear...

EXPLAINER: Missile tests renew North Korea's regional threat

Sep. 13, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it successfully tested what it described as new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, renewing concerns that its nuclear-armed leadership its building its capacity to deliver strikes against U.S. allies in South Korea and Japan. ...

Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade

Sep. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At an unusual North Korean parade showcasing military dogs and virus workers in orange hazmat suits, leader Kim Jong Un still stood out by looking thinner and more energetic than he has in years. During the event that started late Wednesday,...

N. Korea, slimmed down Kim Jong Un, enjoy toned-down parade

Sep. 09, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military search dogs and goose-stepping trainers. Health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits. And a slimmed down, beaming Kim Jong Un in a cream-colored business suit. The parade marking North Korea’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary was a marked...

Japan court summons NKorea leader over repatriation program

Sep. 07, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court has summoned North Korea's leader to face demands for compensation by several ethnic Korean residents of Japan who say they suffered human rights abuses in North Korea after joining a resettlement program there that promised a “paradise on Earth,” a lawyer...

South Korea monitoring the North over military parade signs

Sep. 07, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities. The South Korean and U.S. militaries were...

Kim orders tougher virus steps after N. Korea shuns vaccines

Sep. 03, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the U.N.-backed immunization program. During a Politburo meeting...

IAEA: N Korea appears to have resumed nuke reactor operation

Aug. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuels, the U.N. atomic agency said, as the North openly threatens to enlarge its nuclear arsenal amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy with the United States. ...