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Analysis: North Korean missile launches are a test for Biden

Oct. 06, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A drumbeat of increasingly powerful North Korean missile launches. A U.S. aircraft carrier floats off the Korean Peninsula. North Korean warplanes buzz the border with South Korea. Worldwide cries of condemnation and worry. It’s a pattern that has repeated many times...

N.Korea flies warplanes near S.Korea after missile launches

Oct. 06, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea flew 12 warplanes near their mutual border on Thursday, prompting South Korea to launch 30 military planes in response. South Korea’s military says eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation. It says...

UN Security Council splits, again, over North Korea missiles

Oct. 05, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

Debate over how to handle a North Korean ballistic missile launch over Japanese territory split an already deeply fractured U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, with Russia and China insisting that U.S.-led military exercises in the region had provoked North Korea into acting. ...

South Korea says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, 2 days after previous launch

Oct. 05, 2022 17:39 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, 2 days after previous launch.

Seoul's reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success

Oct. 05, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to...

North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

Oct. 04, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted its longest-ever weapons test Tuesday, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains. ...

Biden consults Japan PM Kishida after N. Korea missile test

Oct. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss their next steps after North Korea conducted its longest ever test launch by firing a nuclear-capable ballistic missile over Japan. The White House in a statement said the...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

Oct. 03, 2022 19:01 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

S. Korean activists clash with police over anti-Kim balloons

Oct. 02, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean activists say they clashed with police while launching balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda materials across the North Korean border, ignoring their government’s plea to stop such activities since the North has threatened to respond with...

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

Oct. 01, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea’s weapons...