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N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

Jun. 23, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border. ...

North Korean leader convenes military meeting amid tensions

Jun. 21, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is meeting with his senior military officials to discuss national defense policies and continuing his arms buildup following a highly provocative run in ballistic missile testing this year that revived tensions with Washington and Seoul. ...

China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

Jun. 20, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims. A brief statement from the Defense Ministry late Sunday gave no details, but said the...

South Korea says North completed prep for new nuclear test

Jun. 13, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that North Korea has completed preparations for a new nuclear test and that only a political decision by the country’s top leadership can prevent it from going forward. After talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery shells into sea

Jun. 12, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired what appeared to be artillery shells toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for greater defense capability to cope with outside threats. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Jun. 09, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s...

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...

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

Jun. 06, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations. The allies’ live-fire...

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...