Latest North Korea News

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS...

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

May. 22, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on...

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

May. 21, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel. Kim Song said at a news...

North Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea denounced the United States as "a gangster country" for seizing one of its cargo ships and urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take "urgent measures" to contribute to stabilizing the Korean peninsula. North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, said in a letter...

Packing his bags: Trump plans jet-setting summer of travel

May. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days in Tokyo. Then it's off to see Queen Elizabeth before a jaunt to Normandy, France, and perhaps time in Ireland. A return trip to Japan? Why not. And throw in Seoul. Then it's back to France for President Donald Trump for a summit with world leaders. The homebody president is...

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

May. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in decades....

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

May. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul's previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test. The announcement on Friday came as South Korea...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

May. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He was 57. Talmadge died this week in Japan after suffering a heart attack while running. A decades-long...

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North

May. 15, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip to...

North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

May. 15, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages. The official Korean Central News Agency said an average of 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of this...