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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...

Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions

Sep. 14, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and China met Wednesday for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues, two days after North Korea claimed to have tested a newly developed cruise missile. North Korea said...

Japan, US, S. Korea urge N. Korea to return to arms talks

Sep. 14, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea urged North Korea on Tuesday to return to talks over its missile and nuclear development, a day after it announced it successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles, indicating an advancement of its military...

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. ...

After 71 years, Korean War vet will finally be laid to rest

Sep. 12, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Korean War veteran from upstate New York who died in action during one of the coldest winters on record is finally coming home. Army Corporal Walter A. Smead's remains were among many that were turned over by the North Korean government in...

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...