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Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

May. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain “deeply concerned” about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts on pressing Pyongyang to abandon its...

South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

May. 10, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that the U.S. has opted for a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 3 The Los Angeles Times on pushing Congress to enact sensible gun reform measures: For more years than it is comfortable to count, the National Rifle Association...

China: US should push North Korea diplomacy, not pressure

May. 04, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador expressed hope Monday that President Joe Biden’s policy toward North Korea will give more importance to diplomacy and dialogue instead of “extreme pressure” to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program and denuclearize the Korean...

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...

N Koreans mark founder's birthday amid economic difficulties

Apr. 15, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mask-wearing North Koreans danced in a plaza or climbed a Pyongyang hill on Thursday to mark the 109th birthday of the country's founder amid pandemic fears and economic woes. April 15, called “The Day of the Sun” in North Korea, is the...

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...

Kim says North Korea facing its 'worst-ever situation'

Apr. 07, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has acknowledged his country was facing the “worst-ever situation” as he addressed thousands of grassroots members of his ruling party during a major political conference in Pyongyang. Experts say Kim is...

Japan extends its own North Korean sanctions another 2 years

Apr. 06, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan extended its own sanctions against North Korea for another two years as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons without any progress in resolving the abductions of Japanese nationals. Japan bans all trade between the countries and prohibits...