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Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

Aug. 03, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its...

South Korea seeks to improve ties despite North's threat

Aug. 01, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday it’ll keep pushing to improve ties and resume talks with rival North Korea, despite the North's threat to rekindle animosities if Seoul holds its summertime military drills with the United States. On Sunday night, the...

Kim's sister warns S. Korea-US drills will rekindle tensions

Aug. 01, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Sunday that next month’s annual military drills between South Korean and U.S. troops will undermine prospects for better ties between the Koreas, just days after the rivals reopened their long-dormant...

Kim stresses military preparations ahead of US-SKorea drills

Jul. 30, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un called for stronger capability to cope with any foreign provocation as he met with military officers ahead of annual drills next month between South Korea and the United States that Pyongyang views as an invasion...

N Korea leader pays respect to Chinese war dead at memorial

Jul. 29, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to China's war dead at a Pyongyang memorial and vowed to maintain firm ties with Beijing, state media reported Thursday, as he seeks to bolster relations with his country's main ally amid deepening hardships linked to...

Army: Soldier reported MIA during Korean War accounted for

Jul. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Army officer from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War has been accounted for and is coming home for burial, military officials said Wednesday. The remains of 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, are scheduled to buried at the...

Even in absence, North Korea's presence felt at Tokyo Games

Jul. 28, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn't at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics. While it's not making headlines here, the North’s absence is noteworthy, especially among those who...

Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

Jul. 27, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have exchanged messages in communication channels dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. ...

US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

Jul. 23, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the coronavirus pandemic and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program. North Korean leader...

US, S. Korea say they'll push North to return to nuke talks

Jul. 22, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed Thursday to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program, which Pyongyang has insisted it won’t do in protest of what it calls U.S. hostility. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State...