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Chinese official talks with North Korean counterpart in the nations' highest-level meeting in years

Apr. 12, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Chinese official arrived in North Korea and held talks on how to boost their cooperation, North Korea’s state media reported Friday, in the counties’ highest-level meeting in about five years. Zhao Leji, who is chairman of China’s National...

North Korea says it tested a new hypersonic intermediate-range missile that's easier to hide

Apr. 03, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it had tested a new hypersonic intermediate-range missile powered with solid propellants, extending a run of weapons tests that’s deepening a nuclear standoff with neighbors and the United States. With the supposed success of...

North Korea fires an intermediate-range missile into its eastern waters, South Korea says

Apr. 02, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile toward waters off its eastern coast Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, as it pushes to advance its weapons aimed at remote U.S. targets in the Pacific. South Korea’s Joint...

Japan's leader seeks a meeting with North Korea and an end to deflation, to boost public support

Mar. 28, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated Thursday his determination to work toward a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to realize the return of Japanese people believed abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s. “I remain committed to...

North Korea says Japan's prime minister offered to meet with leader Kim Jong Un soon

Mar. 25, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that Japan's prime minister has offered to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but stressed that prospects for their countries’ first summit in about 20 years would depend on Tokyo tolerating the North's weapons program and ignoring its...

North Korea says Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has proposed a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Mar. 24, 2024 23:53 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has proposed a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korean leader Kim visits tank unit and touts war preparations in face of tensions with Seoul

Mar. 24, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a tank exercise and encouraged his armored forces to sharpen war preparations in the face of growing tensions with South Korea, the North’s state media said Monday. Kim made those comments Sunday while visiting...

North Korea claims progress in developing a hypersonic missile designed to strike distant US targets

Mar. 19, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel engine for its new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile, state media reported Wednesday, claiming a progress in efforts to develop a more powerful, agile missile designed to strike faraway U.S. targets in the region. ...

North Korea says Kim Jong Un supervised tests of rocket launchers targeting Seoul

Mar. 19, 2024 01:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire drill of nuclear-capable “super-large” multiple rocket launchers designed to target South Korea's capital as he vowed to boost his war deterrent in the face of deepening confrontations with rivals, state media...

Biden to host Japan PM Kishida, Philippines President Marcos for White House summit

Mar. 18, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for a White House summit next month amid growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear program, provocative Chinese action in the South China Sea and differences...