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North Korea slams US over decision to send tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 27, 2023 11:16 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea condemned on Friday the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight off Russia's invasion, saying Washington is escalating a sinister “proxy war” aimed at destroying Moscow. The comments by the...

S. Korea to support civilian aid to North in hopes of talks

Jan. 27, 2023 04:51 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Friday it will promote civilian efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea in hopes of softening a diplomatic freeze deepened by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s growing nuclear ambitions. South Korean...

North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget

Jan. 19, 2023 05:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed a budget that sustains a high level of defense spending despite the countrys' economic troubles as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for an aggressive expansion of his nuclear arsenal. State media reports...

The AP Interview: Korean leader cites North's serious threat

Jan. 11, 2023 04:11 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's spike in missile tests, growing nuclear ambitions and other provocative acts pose a “serious threat” that could lead to a dangerous miscalculation and spark a wider conflict, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday. Speaking...

Seoul: Kim's daughter reveal hints at prolonged family rule

Jan. 05, 2023 12:08 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s disclosure of his daughter in recent public events was likely an attempt to show his people that one of his children would one day inherit his power in what would be the country’s third hereditary power transfer, South Korea’s spy...

NKorea's Kim orders 'exponential' expansion of nuke arsenal

Jan. 01, 2023 04:49 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the “exponential” expansion of his country’s nuclear arsenal and the development of a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reported Sunday, after he entered 2023 with another weapons launch following...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to increase production of nuclear warheads "exponentially"

Dec. 31, 2022 18:13 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to increase production of nuclear warheads "exponentially."

California police make hate-crime arrest in anti-Asian rant

Dec. 28, 2022 18:57 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested for investigation of committing hate crimes in California after two young adults of Asian descent were targeted with racist and homophobic comments as they recorded a TikTok food review video at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant, police said. ...

North Korea's Kim lays out key goals to boost military power

Dec. 28, 2022 04:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented new plans to further bolster his military power next year at a meeting of top political officials, state media reported Wednesday, in an indication he’ll continue his provocative run of weapons displays. Kim’s...

S. Korea military sorry for failing to down North’s drones

Dec. 27, 2022 06:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Tuesday called for stronger air defenses and high-tech stealth drones while the military apologized for failing to shoot down North Korean drones that crossed the border for the first time in five years. South Korea’s...