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North Korea tests possible submarine missile amid tensions

Oct. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile, which South Korea’s military said was likely designed to be launched from a submarine, in what is possibly the most significant demonstration of the North’s military might since U.S. President Joe...

South Korea's military says North Korea fires projectile to sea

Oct. 18, 2021 21:32 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea fires projectile to sea.

North Korean soldier in blue generates buzz on social media

Oct. 13, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media photo has generated a buzz on social media, with some calling him “a superhero,” “a captain DPRK,” or “a rocket man." He was among nearly 30 soldiers who posed...

Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade

Sep. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At an unusual North Korean parade showcasing military dogs and virus workers in orange hazmat suits, leader Kim Jong Un still stood out by looking thinner and more energetic than he has in years. During the event that started late Wednesday,...

South Korea monitoring the North over military parade signs

Sep. 07, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities. The South Korean and U.S. militaries were...

UN asks N Korea to clarify alleged shoot-on-sight orders

Aug. 27, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have asked North Korea to clarify whether it has ordered troops to shoot on sight any trespassers who cross its northern border in violation of the country's pandemic closure. They were referring to a report by a...

Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

Aug. 03, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its...