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South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Sep. 17, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. Kim Hyun-soo, South Korea's agricultural minister, said the country's first case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed...

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep. 16, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry official...

North Korean-themed restaurant in Seoul removes Kim images

Sep. 16, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — You can sell North Korean food in South Korea. But you're likely to get into trouble if you decorate your restaurant with pictures seen as praising North Korea. Authorities say the owner of a restaurant under construction in Seoul "voluntarily" removed signs with images of North...

US Treasury sanctions 3 North Korean hacking groups

Sep. 13, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of perpetrating cyberattacks around the world were placed on a U.S. sanctions list on Friday, drawing attention to the isolated nation's illegal efforts to fund its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Treasury Department said the...

Some world hot spots see possible openings in Bolton firing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

In the world's hot spots from Iran to North Korea — and even among allies — some see opportunity in President Donald Trump's firing of his national security adviser, John Bolton. The hawkish Bolton repeatedly pushed Trump toward using military force and sanctions to accomplish the administration's...

Inside Bolton's exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

Sep. 11, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized zone....

North Korea confirms 2nd test of multiple rocket launcher

Sep. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North's nuclear program. Tuesday's rocket launcher test was made hours after North...

Analysis: North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Sep. 10, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea's relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday's test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war...

South Korea military says North launches 2 projectiles

Sep. 9, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea has launched two unidentified projectiles into the sea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the North Korean projectiles fired from its South Pyongan province on Tuesday morning flew toward the waters off its east coast. It gave no...

South Korean military says North Korea conducts two projectile launches

Sep. 9, 2019 6:38 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean military says North Korea conducts two projectile launches.