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South Korean and US troops will begin major exercises next week in response to North Korean threats

Feb. 27, 2024 23:51 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean and U.S. troops will begin their expanded annual military drills next week in response to North Korea’s evolving nuclear threats, the two countries said Wednesday, a move that will likely enrage North Korea because it views its rivals’ joint training as...

US and South Korea fly warplanes in interception drills after North Korea's missile tests

Feb. 23, 2024 04:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States flew advanced stealth fighters in a joint missile-interception drill Friday over the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s air force said, an apparent response to a spate of weapons tests this year by rival North Korea. North...

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a luxury limousine. It's a violation of UN sanctions on North Korea

Feb. 20, 2024 09:01 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a Russian-made luxury limousine for his personal use, both countries announced Tuesday, in another sign of their expanding cooperation. Observers said the shipment violates a U.N....

Kim watches missile tests and warns that North Korea will take an aggressive stance in disputed seas

Feb. 14, 2024 21:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of new surface-to-sea missiles and warned that the country would take a more aggressive military posture in disputed seas, the North’s state media said Thursday. The report by the Korean Central News...

Microsoft says US rivals are beginning to use generative AI in offensive cyber operations

Feb. 14, 2024 15:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that U.S. adversaries — chiefly Iran and North Korea and to a lesser extent Russia and China — are beginning to use its generative artificial intelligence to mount or organize offensive cyber operations. The technology giant and business...

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

Feb. 14, 2024 13:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office said Wednesday that presumed North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of one of his staff members ahead of Yoon's trip to Europe in November. Yoon’s office said the breach only affected the...

South Korea says North Korea has fired cruise missiles, adding to provocative run in weapons tests

Feb. 13, 2024 22:58 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea in its fifth test of such weapons since January, South Korea’s military said, extending a streak in weapons demonstrations that’s elevating tensions in the region. South Korea’s...

South Korea says North Korea has test-fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea

Feb. 13, 2024 20:58 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has test-fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea.

UN experts investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks valued at about $3 billion

Feb. 09, 2024 23:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks between 2017 and 2023 valued at approximately $3 billion, with the money reportedly being used to help fund its development of weapons of mass destruction. And the high volume of...

North Korea welcomes Russian tourists, likely first to visit the isolated country since the pandemic

Feb. 09, 2024 06:30 AM EST

A group of Russian tourists arrived in North Korea on Friday, likely the first from any country to enter the isolated state since the pandemic. The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between North Korean leader Kim Jong...