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S. Korea urges restraint after North's missile test

Jun. 1, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were being investigated and a conclusion is within reach. "There are...

Russia rejects US claim of violation of nuke test ban

May. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily rejected a U.S. claim of Moscow's possible violation of a global nuclear test ban. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, said Wednesday that Russia "probably" is not adhering to a pact banning nuclear weapons...

US official: Russia 'probably' not adhering to nuke test ban

May. 29, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia "probably" is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley. Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Ashley said Russia's nuclear...

Correction: Trump-Japan story

May. 29, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a story May 26 about President Donald Trump's visit to a sumo match in Japan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that spectators at sumo matches sometimes throw seat cushions when they are disappointed with the outcome. Cushions are tossed to praise the winner of a tough fight or in...

The Latest: North Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

May. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still evident...

Trump in Japan: Pomp and tense circumstance

May. 27, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn't paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan's Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea and trade. The president and prime minister tried mightily to minimize their differences during Trump's four-day...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 27, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry...

The Latest: Trump to meet Japan's emperor, talk with Abe

May. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Monday After a day spent playing golf and watching sumo wrestling, President Donald Trump gets down to more formal business Monday during his trip to Japan. He's set to become the first head of state to meet...

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser

May. 26, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that is directly...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...