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NKorea slams US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures

Sep. 20, 2021 03:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal affects its security. State media on Monday published comments from an unidentified...

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

EXPLAINER: Kim's launches show push to boost nuke arsenal

Sep. 17, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent sword-rattling after months of relative quiet makes clear that leader Kim Jong Un is working on expanding his weapons arsenal. Nuclear-capable missiles hidden in trains that can be launched anywhere along a railway. A new...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...

Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations

Sep. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here's what it might...

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. ...

Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

Sep. 15, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line...

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...

New UN test ban chief says goal is to bring pact into force

Sep. 14, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new head of the U.N. nuclear test ban treaty organization said Wednesday his goal is to have the treaty enter into force, which would require ratification by eight countries -- the U.S., China, Iran, Israel, Egypt, India, Pakistan and North Korea. ...

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...