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Chinese paramilitary policemen wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus march down a staircase outside the Great Hall of the People after attending the commemorating conference on the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the 1950-53 Korean War, in Beijing Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China's Xi takes jabs at US in Korean War commemoration

Oct. 23, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping condemned “unilateralism, protectionism and extreme egoism” in a jab at the United States made during a rally Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of China’s entry into the 1950-53 Korean War. China refers to the conflict, in which it sent...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waves as he walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, early Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from a debate in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

Oct. 23, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is taking his own advice and plans to vote in person in the presidential election on Saturday in Florida. Trump is heading to his home state Friday for campaign rallies at The Villages and in...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. Trump is defending his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined a list of U.S. presidents unable to eliminate the nuclear threat from Kim Jong Un.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Growing NKorean nuclear threat awaits US election winner

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where’s the war?” That’s how President Donald Trump defends his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined the list of U.S. presidents unable to stop the ever-growing nuclear threat from Kim Jong Un. That threat will transcend the...

In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, visits the typhoon-ravaged rural town of Komdok, North Korea, to inspect recovery works. Kim's inspection was his first public activity after weekend celebrations marking his ruling party’s founding anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N. Korea's Kim visit typhoon-hit area, warns of 'defeatism'

Oct. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a typhoon-ravaged rural town and lambasted government agencies for “defeatism,” state media reported Wednesday. In his first public activity after massive weekend celebrations marking the ruling party’s founding...

This image made from video broadcasted by North Korea's KRT, shows a military parade with what appears to be a possible new solid-fuel missile at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Saturday that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a massive military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling party. (KRT via AP)

SKorea worries about missile shown in NKorea military parade

Oct. 11, 2020 5:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to commit to its past disarmament pledges while expressing concerns over the North’s unveiling of a suspected new long-range missile during a military parade. During celebrations marking the 75th birthday of its ruling party in...

This image made from video broadcasted by North Korea's KRT, shows a military parade with what appears to be possible new intercontinental ballistic missile at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Saturday that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a massive military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling party. (KRT via AP)

North Korea unveils new weapons at military parade

Oct. 10, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a military parade that unveiled what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile and other weapons. Kim, however,...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, warheads are paraded during a military parade during celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, a string of natural disasters and the deepening economic pain from years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

Oct. 8, 2020 3:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. But ahead of the 75th founding anniversary of his ruling party this...

FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo made available on Jan. 3, 2019, by the Parish of Farra di Soligo shows North Korea's acting Ambassador to Italy Jo Song Gil, center, holding a model of

Lawmakers: North Korean ex-envoy to Italy defected to South

Oct. 7, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korea diplomat who vanished in Italy in late 2018 lives in South Korea under government protection, lawmakers said Wednesday. If confirmed, Jo Song Gil, North Korea’s former acting ambassador to Italy, would be the highest-level North Korean official to...

FILE - This combination of file photos, show U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018. Kim on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 sent a message of sympathy to Trump and his wife Melania, wishing they would recover from the COVID-19 illness, state media reported. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)

North Korea's Kim wishes Trump recovery from coronavirus

Oct. 2, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday sent a message of sympathy to President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, wishing they would recover from the COVID-19 illness, state media reported. “He sincerely hoped that they would recover as soon as possible. He hoped they...

In this UNTV image, Kim Song, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, speaks in person during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'

Sep. 29, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, timely and strong,” ensured it had the threat “under safe and stable control."...