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North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

Dec. 14, 2019 5:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could...

US: NKorea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'

Dec. 11, 2019 8:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang...

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

Dec. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The announcement comes...

North Korea says denuclearization not on negotiating table

Dec. 7, 2019 4:32 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that denuclearization has “already gone out of the negotiation table” and it does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by its leader Kim Jong Un for substantial U.S. concessions in nuclear...

US envoy: US has `other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.” Craft also told her first press conference since arriving at the...

North Korea warns US against meeting on its human rights

Dec. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea warned Wednesday that tensions on the Korean peninsula will increase and the situation “take a turn for the worse again” if the United States goes ahead with a U.N. Security Council meeting on the country’s human rights situation. North Korea’s...

US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions

Nov. 29, 2019 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his request to travel to Pyongyang. Virgil Griffith, 36, was awaiting a federal court appearance...

Time running out on North Korea’s deadline to US on nukes

Nov. 28, 2019 6:27 AM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising fears that the head-spinning diplomatic engagement of the past two years is falling apart. Pyongyang has issued increasingly...

Kim orders N. Korea artillery firing, drawing Seoul rebuke

Nov. 25, 2019 1:54 AM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to practice firing artillery near a disputed sea boundary with rival South Korea, Pyongyang's state media reported Monday, drawing a quick rebuke from Seoul. It was the latest sign of impatience from Kim amid worries that...

Parents of late US hostage chasing North Korean assets

Nov. 22, 2019 8:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights...