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North Korea's Kim hails Russia ties as Putin reportedly plans a visit

Jun. 12, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed the country’s expanding relationship with Russia on Wednesday, as reports suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin will soon visit the country for his third meeting with Kim. Military, economic and other...

Bizarre psychological warfare using K-pop and trash balloons raises tensions between the 2 Koreas

Jun. 11, 2024 06:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mammoth South Korean loudspeakers blaring BTS music. Large North Korean balloons carrying manure, cigarette butts and waste batteries. Small South Korean civilian leaflets slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Day after day, the Cold War-style yet...

South Korea says North Korea is installing its own loudspeakers along the border

Jun. 10, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Monday said it’s detecting signs that North Korea is installing its own loudspeakers along their heavily armed border, a day after the South blared anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts over its speakers for the first time in years as the...

South Korea resumes broadcasting anti-North Korea propaganda at border in response to trash balloons

Jun. 09, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea resumed broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda through loudspeakers in border areas Sunday in retaliation for the more than 1,000 trash- and manure-filled balloons the North had sent over the last couple of weeks. Hours later, the powerful...

Will North Korea fly trash balloons into South Korea again? A look at rising tensions between them

Jun. 07, 2024 05:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans were alert Friday for possible new launches by North Korea of balloons carrying rubbish into the South, a day after Seoul activists flew their own balloons to scatter political leaflets in the North. Any resumption of trash balloon launches...

South Korean group flies propaganda leaflets across border following North's trash-balloon launches

Jun. 06, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activists’ group said Thursday it flew large balloons carrying propaganda leaflets toward North Korea, although the North has threatened to send more balloons with manure and trash across the border in response to such campaigns. The...

North Korea's trash balloons deepen tensions with the South. Here's what's happening between rivals

Jun. 04, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Animosities between North and South Korea are rising sharply again over an unusual cause: The North's rubbish-carrying balloons. In the past week, North Korea floated hundreds of huge balloons dumping manure, cigarette butts, scraps of cloth, waste...

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised drills simulating preemptive attacks on South Korea

May. 31, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised drills involving the firing of nuclear-capable multiple rocket launchers to show the country’s ability to carry out a preemptive attack on rival South Korea, state media reported Friday. North Korea has...

North Korea's trash rains onto South Korea, balloon by balloon. Here's what it means

May. 30, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Manure. Cigarette butts. Scraps of cloth. Waste batteries. Even, reportedly, diapers. This week, North Korea floated hundreds of huge balloons to dump all of that trash across rival South Korea — an old-fashioned, Cold War-style provocation that the country has rarely...

North Korea flies trash balloons over the South as leader Kim doubles down on satellite ambitions

May. 29, 2024 08:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea flew hundreds of balloons carrying trash and manure toward South Korea in one of its most bizarre provocations against its rival in years, prompting the South’s military to mobilize chemical and explosive response teams to recover objects and debris in...