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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...

North Korea: No more talks until US ends 'hostile policy'

Oct. 6, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it won't meet with the United States for more "sickening negotiations" unless it abandons its "hostile policy" against the North, as the two countries offered different takes on their weekend nuclear talks in Sweden. After their first talks in more...

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were 'good'

Oct. 6, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea and Washington had two different takes on their nuclear talks, with North Korea's negotiator saying the talks had broken down but Washington maintaining the two sides had "good discussions" in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim...

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were 'good'

Oct. 6, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea's chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had "good discussions" in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had...

Abe wants summit with North Korea, keeps distance from South

Oct. 4, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he wants to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even though he keeps testing missiles. At the same time, Abe gave a cold shoulder to South Korea amid tensions over wartime history. In a policy speech opening the parliamentary session,...

North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

Oct. 3, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the United States ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear diplomacy. Wednesday’s test of the Pukguksong-3...

Air Force test-launches intercontinental ballistic missile

Oct. 2, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has tested an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile lifted off at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday from the base northwest of Los Angeles and sent a test reentry vehicle...

North Korea fires missile days before resuming US talks

Oct. 2, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, a suggestion that it may have tested an underwater-launched missile for the first time in three years ahead of a resumption of nuclear talks with the United States this weekend. The North...

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

Sep. 27, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the...