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S.Korean police summon activist over anti-N.Korean leaflets

May. 10, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday summoned an activist who said he flew hundreds of thousands of anti-North Korean propaganda leaflets toward the North by balloon in defiance of a new law that criminalizes such activities. The questioning of Park...

S. Korea raids activist's office over anti-North leaflets

May. 06, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Thursday raided the office of an activist who said he had floated hundreds of thousands of propaganda leaflets toward North Korea by balloon in defiance of a contentious new law that bans such activities. The issue of...

NKorea warns US of 'very grave situation' over Biden speech

May. 02, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday warned that the United States will face “a very grave situation” and alleged that President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat. Last week, Biden, in his first...

Activist says he flew 500K leaflets across Koreas' border

Apr. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said Friday he launched 500,000 propaganda leaflets by balloon into North Korea this week in defiance of a contentious new law that criminalizes such actions. If confirmed, Park Sang-hak's action would be the first...

EXPLAINER: Why is North Korea skipping the Tokyo Olympics?

Apr. 07, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea, citing the coronavirus, has become the world's first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics. It's true that the North is extremely sensitive about COVID-19, knowing that a widespread outbreak in a country with an already...

N. Korea calls South's leader 'a parrot raised by America'

Mar. 29, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called South Korea’s president “a parrot raised by America” Tuesday, resuming its trademark derisive rhetoric against its rivals amid renewed animosities on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North...

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

Mar. 26, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits the United States next month. Suga, who is expected to visit the White House on April 9, has also said he is willing to meet...

EXPLAINER: What N Korean missile tests mean for US relations

Mar. 25, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New U.S. president, same old North Korean playbook. Almost. Two months after President Joe Biden took office, North Korea is again turning to weapons tests to wrest outside concessions. But the tests so far have been relatively small compared...

White House: North Korea conducted short-range missile test

Mar. 23, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. The missile tests were confirmed by two senior Biden administration...

Japan, US to share China worry as ministers meet in Tokyo

Mar. 16, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States joined forces Tuesday to criticize China's “coercion and aggression" in Asia as senior ministers from both countries held their first in-person talks since President Joe Biden took office in January. Aside from the sharp...