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There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

Aug. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A runaway train. Crashing billiard balls. A compound fracture. Journalists and academics in Seoul have been running out of colorful descriptions for an intensifying dispute between South Korea and Japan over history and trade that has sent always shaky relations plummeting...

Today in History

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2019. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. On this date: In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of...

Top Chinese, North Korean generals meet in Beijing

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top military leaders from North Korea and China have recommitted themselves to strengthened exchanges between their armed forces during a meeting in Beijing. The meeting Saturday came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an...

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Aug. 17, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises. Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 16, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO WAS GRANTED A WEST BANK VISIT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS Israel's interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on...

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

Aug. 16, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday bluntly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the U.S. and over his rosy comments on inter-Korean diplomacy, and said Pyongyang has no current plans to talk with Seoul. The statement by an unidentified...

South Korea's military says North Korea launched projectiles twice into sea

Aug. 15, 2019 7:36 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea launched projectiles twice into sea.

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

Aug. 15, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute Thursday, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo wants to talk. Moon in a nationally televised speech also downplayed the threat posed by North Korea's recent short-range...

Rep: K-pop superstar group BTS will take break, but brief

Aug. 13, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for K-pop superstar group BTS said Tuesday the boy band is taking a break, but it will only be brief. BTS's rep told The Associated Press that the seven-member group will take a "well-deserved vacation." It was recently reported that BTS will head on an "extended"...

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries

Aug. 12, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country....