Latest North Korea News

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — International journalists' organizations are criticizing the status of press freedom in South Korea after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with South Korean nationality over what it claimed was a "borderline traitorous" article insulting President Moon...

White House aide says 'absurd' to link mosque shooter, Trump

Mar. 17, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd." Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil...

US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

Mar. 15, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his promise to keep his missile launches and nuclear tests on hold, speaking after a top North Korean official suggested the moratorium was under review and could be lifted. Pompeo...

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Mar. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit...

Senior North Korea official says U.S. threw away golden opportunity at summit, warns Kim may rethink launch moratorium

Mar. 14, 2019 11:49 PM EDT
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Senior North Korea official says U.S. threw away golden opportunity at summit, warns Kim may rethink launch moratorium.

Malaysia continues case against Vietnam woman in Kim killing

Mar. 14, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney-general ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, prosecutors said in court Thursday. Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad gave no explanation for the refusal to drop the...

Trump raises possibility of walking away from China deal

Mar. 13, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking, just as he cut short his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when the two sides failed to reach an agreement. Trump spoke on the state of negotiations...

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

Mar. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader. Then the charges were unexpectedly dropped. With...

US warns of sophisticated cyberattacks from Russia, China

Mar. 13, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly sophisticated and, until recently, were done with little concern for the consequences, the top Pentagon cyber leaders told a congressional committee on Wednesday. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command,...

Vietnam urges Malaysia to release the second woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader

Mar. 12, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam urges Malaysia to release the second woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.