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US, allies fly fighter jets amid North Korea tensions

Jun. 07, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and its Asian allies flew dozens of fighter jets over waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force as their diplomats discussed a coordinated response to a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test. The flights...

North Korea test-fires salvo of short-range missiles

Jun. 05, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that U.S. and South Korean officials say may culminate...

US, S. Korean navies end key exercise amid N. Korea tension

Jun. 04, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan concluded a naval exercise with South Korea in the Philippine Sea on Saturday, the two militaries said, amid signs that North Korea is possibly preparing to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 2017. The...

Envoy says US, allies preparing for N. Korean nuclear test

Jun. 03, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea said Friday the United States is “preparing for all contingencies” in close coordination with its South Korean and Japanese allies as it monitors North Korean arrangements for a possible nuclear test explosion...

Leaders of 2 Koreas exchange letters of hope amid tensions

Apr. 22, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of the rival Koreas exchanged letters expressing hope for improved bilateral relations, which plummeted in the past three years amid a freeze in nuclear negotiations and North Korea’s accelerating weapons development. North Korea’s state...

US, S Korea urge North's return to talks after missile tests

Apr. 18, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea said Monday that Washington and Seoul agreed on the need for a strong response to North Korea's recent spate of missile tests, though they remain open to dialogue with the country. Sung Kim flew to South Korea on...

North Korea's Kim attends parade honoring grandfather

Apr. 16, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a massive civilian parade in the capital, Pyongyang, celebrating a milestone birth anniversary of his state-founding grandfather in which thousands marched in a choreographed display of loyalty to the Kim family, state media said...

N. Korea marks key anniversary but no word on army parade

Apr. 15, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday celebrated the milestone birth anniversary of its late founder with a mass dance, fireworks and calls for stronger loyalty to his grandson and current leader Kim Jong Un, but there was no word on an expected military parade amid heightened tensions...

North Korea warns of nuclear response if South provokes it

Apr. 04, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the second time this week, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated South Korea for touting its supposed preemptive strike capabilities against the North, saying her country’s nuclear forces would annihilate the South’s conventional forces...