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South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Oct. 15, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris. A report earlier this month by the task force's Asia Pacific Group, which monitors Pakistan's progress, is not encouraging. The report says Pakistan has...

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct. 10, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of...

UN meets on North Korea missile test which Europeans condemn

Oct. 8, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council discussed North Korea's latest test of an underwater-launched ballistic missile Tuesday and its European members urged Pyongyang to abandon all weapons of mass destruction and engage in "meaningful negotiations" with the United States. The Europeans read a...

Japan protests to NKorea over sea collision, vows firm steps

Oct. 8, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that Tokyo has lodged a protest with Pyongyang over a collision between a North Korean fishing boat that illegally entered Japan's exclusive economic zone and a Japanese patrol boat, pledging to step up measures against foreign poachers. Japanese...

North Korea criticizes upcoming UN Security Council meeting

Oct. 7, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday denounced a scheduled U.N. Security Council discussion of its latest test of an underwater-launched ballistic missile, calling it "dangerous" and saying it will increase "our desire to defend our sovereignty." The council scheduled closed consultations Tuesday on...

The Latest: Japan's Abe vows to take steps against poachers

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a Japanese fisheries patrol ship and a North Korea fishing boat (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to thoroughly investigate the case of a North Korean fishing boat that collided with a Japanese patrol ship in waters...

North Korean negotiator says new talks depend on US attitude

Oct. 7, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — It's up to Washington to alter its approach if it wants more talks with North Korea, Pyongyang's chief nuclear negotiator said Monday, after weekend discussions between the sides broke down amid acrimony. Kim Myong Gil made the remarks at Beijing's airport on his way back to North Korea...