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6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches

Mar. 31, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council didn’t issue a statement after discussing North Korea’s latest missile tests but six European nations on the council are condemning Pyongyang’ repeated launches, saying they illustrate its ongoing efforts to develop its ballistic missile...

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said Sunday, March 29, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talks

Mar. 30, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that “reckless remarks” by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks, and warned that it is now compelled to pay back “the pains the U.S. has imposed on our...

A man watches a TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 29, 2020. North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

Mar. 28, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea and Japan said, continuing a streak of weapons launches that suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support amid worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the...

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects military exercise at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N. Korea says Trump's letter offers anti-virus cooperation

Mar. 22, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Kim’s sister said Sunday. The latest correspondence came as Kim observed the firing of...

In this Friday, March 20, 2020, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises an artillery firing competition between army units in the country's west in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

N Korea test fires missiles; Seoul slams it as inappropriate

Mar. 20, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, as it continues to expand military capabilities amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration and a crippling global health crisis. ...

In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020, photo provided on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends the ground-breaking ceremony of a general hospital in Pyongyang in North Korea. Kim said it’s “crucial” to improve his country’s health care system during the ceremony, state media reported Wednesday, amid worries about a coronavirus outbreak in the impoverished North. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

NKorea's Kim admits troubled medical system amid virus fears

Mar. 18, 2020 4:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged that his country lacks modern medical facilities and called for urgent improvements, state media said Wednesday, in a rare assessment of the North's health care system that comes amid worries about the coronavirus in the impoverished...

A man wearing a face mask walks along a wall outside the Deoksu palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 13, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

US general: 'fairly certain' North Korea has COVID-19 cases

Mar. 13, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top American general in South Korea said Friday he is fairly certain North Korea has not been spared by the COVID-19 outbreak that began in neighboring China, although the North has not publicly confirmed a single case. Speaking by video-teleconference from his headquarters in South...

In this Thursday, March 12, 2020, photo provided on Friday, March 13, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects an artillery fire competition in an undisclosed location in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

North Korea's Kim guides another round of artillery drills

Mar. 13, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has supervised another round of artillery exercises, the latest in a series of exercises believed aimed at boosting its fighting capability. The Korean Central News Agency said Kim guided an artillery firing competition...

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Monday, March 9, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

North Korea says Kim supervised 2nd artillery drill in week

Mar. 9, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised his second live-fire artillery exercise in a week, state media said Tuesday, as the country continues to expand its military capabilities. The report by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency came a day after South Korea’s...

Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, Sunday, March 8, 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 9, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE CRUISE SHIP HIT WITH VIRUS IS SET TO DOCK Officials in California are preparing to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship that has been idling off the coast of San Francisco with at least 21...