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North Korean rocket carrying its 2nd spy satellite explodes shortly after launch

May. 28, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rocket launched by North Korea to deploy the country’s second spy satellite exploded shortly after liftoff Monday, state media reported, in a setback for leader Kim Jong Un’s hopes to operate multiple satellites to better monitor the U.S. and South Korea. ...

North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

May. 27, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite during an eight-day period starting Monday, drawing quick, strong rebukes from neighbors South Korea and Japan. The notification of the planned launch,...

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

May. 27, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s premier agreed Monday to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges, but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries’ expanding security cooperation with the United States. Chinese Premier Li...

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese leaders discuss cooperation, North Korea as they gather in Seoul

May. 26, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president reportedly called for a greater Chinese role in addressing concerns about North Korean nuclear threats during a meeting with the visiting Chinese premier on Sunday on the eve of a trilateral meeting involving Japan's leader. South...

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its 2nd spy satellite, South Korean military says

May. 24, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its second military spy satellite into space, South Korea’s military said Friday, as animosities remain high over the North’s continued weapons tests. Last November, North Korea placed its first military...

US government to give $75 million to South Korean company for Georgia computer chip part factory

May. 23, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The federal government will spend $75 million to help build a factory making glass parts for computer chips in Covington, Georgia. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the investment Thursday in Absolics, part of South Korea's SK Group. The...

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet Monday for their first trilateral talks since 2019

May. 23, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week in Seoul for their first trilateral talks in more than four years to discuss how to revive their cooperation, South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday. After their inaugural stand-alone...

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

May. 20, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural AI safety meeting in Britain last year that drew a diverse crowd of tech luminaries, researchers and officials. The...

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

May. 17, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat. South...

Kim's sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

May. 16, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.” The U.S., South...