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Kim Jong Un shows off daughter, missiles at N. Korean parade

Feb. 09, 2023 03:47 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his young daughter took center stage at a huge military parade, fueling speculation that she’s being primed as a future leader of the isolated country as her father showed off his latest, largest nuclear missiles. ...

North Korean leader Kim brings daughter to visit troops

Feb. 08, 2023 09:28 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his daughter to visit troops to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the country's army as he lauded the “irresistible might” of his nuclear-armed military, state media said Wednesday. The visit preceded...

UN experts: North Korean hackers stole record virtual assets

Feb. 08, 2023 00:19 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean hackers working for the government stole record-breaking virtual assets last year estimated to be worth between $630 million and more than $1 billion, U.N. experts said in a new report. The panel of experts said in the wide-ranging report seen...

Live Updates | Turkey, Syria earthquake search intensifies

Feb. 07, 2023 21:27 PM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers are racing to pull survivors from earthquake rubble before they succumb to cold weather in southern Turkey and war-ravaged northern Syria. As the death toll climbed, despair and anger were growing over the pace of rescue efforts. The Latest on the earthquake: ...

N. Korean leader orders military to improve war readiness

Feb. 06, 2023 21:58 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his military to expand its combat exercises and strengthen war preparedness as he looks to escalate an already provocative run in weapons demonstrations in the face of deepening tensions with its neighbors and Washington. ...

North Korea party meeting set to discuss 'urgent' food issue

Feb. 06, 2023 01:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country's economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. ...

Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital

Jan. 30, 2023 05:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russia’s embassy in North Korea says the country has eased stringent epidemic controls in capital Pyongyang that were placed during the past five days to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses. North Korea has not officially acknowledged a lockdown in...

North Korea slams US over decision to send tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 27, 2023 11:16 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea condemned on Friday the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight off Russia's invasion, saying Washington is escalating a sinister “proxy war” aimed at destroying Moscow. The comments by the...

S. Korea to support civilian aid to North in hopes of talks

Jan. 27, 2023 04:51 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Friday it will promote civilian efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea in hopes of softening a diplomatic freeze deepened by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s growing nuclear ambitions. South Korean...

North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget

Jan. 19, 2023 05:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed a budget that sustains a high level of defense spending despite the countrys' economic troubles as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for an aggressive expansion of his nuclear arsenal. State media reports...