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Kim's portrait is publicly displayed in North Korea. Here's a look at what it means

May. 22, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was publicly displayed along with those of his father and grandfather for the first time, sparking speculation about the message it sends. Portraits of leaders are at the core of North Korea’s...

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

May. 17, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat. South...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports

May. 17, 2024 02:19 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports.

Japan, US move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow

May. 16, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States on Wednesday signed an arrangement to jointly develop a new type of missile defense system as the allies seek to defend against the growing threat of hypersonic weapons, which are possessed by China and Russia and being tested by North Korea. ...

Kim's sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

May. 16, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.” The U.S., South...

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

May. 16, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. ...

Buddha's birthday: When is it and how is it celebrated in different countries?

May. 12, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

The birthday of the historical Buddha or Shakyamuni Buddha, known as Vesak in several countries, celebrates the birth of the child who became Prince Siddhartha around the end of the 4th century B.C. This is a holy occasion for all Buddhists, but is celebrated on different dates depending on the...

North Korean leader Kim supervises latest test of new multiple rocket launcher

May. 10, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system the country plans to deploy to its forces starting this year, state media said Saturday, part of its move to bolster its lineup of weapons targeting South Korean...

The North Korean official whose propaganda helped build the Kim dynasty dies at 94

May. 07, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Ki Nam, a North Korean propaganda chief who helped build personality cults around the country’s three dynastic leaders, has died at 94, the North’s state media said. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country’s current...

Arrested US soldier to be held for two months in Russia on theft charges

May. 07, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army soldier arrested in Russia last week was being held in a pretrial detention facility, the Army said Tuesday. Russian reports said he would be held for two months pending an investigation. Staff Sgt. Gordon Black flew to Vladivostok, a Pacific port...