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SKorea governing party candidate takes softer line on North

Nov. 25, 2021 06:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectiveness of U.S.-led economic sanctions in pressuring the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions....

Remains of Korean War soldier from NY ID'ed after 71 years

Nov. 17, 2021 13:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a 19-year-old soldier from upstate New York killed during the Korean War have been identified more than seven decades after he was reported missing in action, defense officials announced Wednesday. Army Sgt. Howard R. Belden of Hague,...

North Korean leader praises efforts to build 'model' city

Nov. 15, 2021 21:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has returned from a monthlong break from public view to inspect a major development project near the border with China, which he said epitomizes his country’s “iron will” to achieve prosperity in the face of international...

N Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test

Nov. 07, 2021 08:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, state media reported Sunday, its latest weapons test as Pyongyang continues to pressure Washington and Seoul to abandon what it calls their hostile policy. ...

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

Nov. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea including a ban on exports of seafood and textiles, a cap on imports of refined petroleum products and a prohibition on its citizens working overseas and sending home...

The Latest: France, India agree to boost Indo-Pacific ties

Oct. 30, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit taking place in Rome: ROME — French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to boost ties in the Indo-Pacific region during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. ...

Moon tells pope a visit to North would help peace in Koreas

Oct. 29, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave Pope Francis a statue of a cross made with barbed wire from the demilitarized zone separating the Koreas and told him Friday that a papal visit to the North would help create “momentum for peace" on the peninsula, officials said....

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim lost 20 kilograms but remains healthy

Oct. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him in the face of worsening economic problems, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday. ...

South Korea's leader vows final push for talks with North

Oct. 25, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosities with a resumption of provocative weapons tests. While...

US urges NKorea to stop missile tests and return to talks

Oct. 24, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat on Sunday urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired off its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in two years. Sung Kim, the U.S. envoy on...