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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....

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

May. 12, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor's wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that they...

Trump's foreign policy challenges mounting around the world

May. 10, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New North Korea missile tests . A trade standoff with China. Fresh nuclear tensions with Iran. President Donald Trump's foreign policy challenges are mounting around the world, showing the limits of his self-touted ability to make a deal and perhaps the difficulty of focusing primarily on...

South Korea says North Korea's latest launches were missiles

May. 10, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea have determined that two projectiles launched by North Korea were short-range missiles, a South Korean military official said Friday, a day after the North's second launch in five days raised jitters about an unraveling detente between the Koreas and the...

AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship

May. 10, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has made a highly unusual seizure of a huge North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal transports. But it's nothing new for North Korea, which has long gone to extraordinary lengths to bypass crippling U.N. sanctions and earn the impoverished nation...

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

May. 9, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said...

The Latest: News agency: Kim Jong Un oversaw missile drill

May. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test firing at least one projectile off its western coast (all times local): 7:40 a.m. North Korea's state-run media says Chairman Kim Jong Un helped guide the firing of two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea. South Korean officials say...

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

May. 9, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency...

Key moments surrounding Iran's now-threatened nuclear deal

May. 8, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

Iran threatened Wednesday to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. The announcement came a year after President Donald Trump...

North Korea tests new missile -- and Trump's resolve

May. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile...