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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. ...

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...

Biden's special envoy urges North Korea to return to talks

Aug. 23, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea said Monday he’s ready to meet his North Korean counterparts “anywhere and at any time” as he held discussions with South Korean officials over stalled nuclear talks with the North. ...

US envoy arrives in Seoul amid N Korean anger over drills

Aug. 20, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea on Saturday for discussions over stalled nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang. Sung Kim’s visit comes amid fresh tensions over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military...