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Sister of North Korean leader Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

Jul. 14, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling North Korea could soon resume flying trash-carrying balloons across the border. Beginning in late...

North Korea threatens to boost nuke capability in reaction to US-South Korea deterrence guidelines

Jul. 13, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Saturday to boost its nuclear fighting capability and make the United States and South Korea pay “an unimaginably harsh price” as it slammed its rivals’ new defense guidelines that it says reveal an intention to invade the North. ...

US and South Korea sign joint nuclear deterrence guidelines in face of North Korean threats

Jul. 12, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea signed joint nuclear deterrence guidelines for the first time, a basic yet important step in their efforts to improve their ability to respond to North Korea’s evolving nuclear threats. Meeting Thursday on the sidelines of a...

The NATO summit was about Ukraine and Biden. Here are some key things to know

Jul. 12, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO leaders met this week to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary under the cloud of deep political uncertainty in its most powerful member — the United States. But even as questions swirled about President Joe Biden’s future and the implications of a...

Faced with threats from Russia and its Asian supporters, NATO and Indo-Pacific partners get closer

Jul. 11, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Indo-Pacific countries attending the NATO summit issued a joint statement Thursday to “strongly condemn the illicit military cooperation" between Russia and North Korea, showing how the military alliance and its Pacific partners are forging closer ties to counter what...

South Korea to deploy laser weapons to intercept North Korean drones

Jul. 11, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will begin deploying laser weapons systems designed to intercept North Korean drones, which have caused security concerns in the South in recent years. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration said that it...

Today in History: July 8, Thai cave rescue

Jul. 08, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 8, the 190th day of 2024. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 2018, divers rescued four of the 12 boys who’d been trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand with...

Sister of North Korean leader Kim calls South Korea's live-fire drills 'suicidal hysteria'

Jul. 07, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called South Korea’s recent front-line live-fire drills “suicidal hysteria” as she threatened unspecified military steps Monday if further provoked. The warning by Kim Yo Jong came after South...

North Korea brags of new missile with 'super-large warhead.' Outsiders doubt the North's claim

Jul. 02, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it had test-fired a new tactical ballistic missile capable of carrying “a super-large warhead,” a claim quickly disputed by South Korean officials and experts who speculate the North likely fabricated a successful test to conceal a botched...

North Koreans are seen wearing Kim Jong Un pins for the first time as his personality cult grows

Jul. 01, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time, North Korean officials have been seen wearing lapel pins with the image of leader Kim Jong Un, another sign the North is boosting his personality cult to the level bestowed on his late dictator father and grandfather. North Koreans are...