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North Korea says it tested 'super-large' cruise missile warhead and new anti-aircraft missile

Apr. 19, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it tested a “super-large” cruise missile warhead and a new anti-aircraft missile in a western coastal area as it expands military capabilities in the face of deepening tensions with the United States and South Korea. North...

US envoy to UN visits Nagasaki A-bomb museum, pays tribute to victims

Apr. 19, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The American envoy to the United Nations called Friday for countries armed with atomic weapons to pursue nuclear disarmament as she visited the atomic bomb museum in Nagasaki, Japan. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who became the first U.S. cabinet member to visit Nagasaki,...

Envoy says US is determined to monitor North Korean nukes, through UN or otherwise

Apr. 19, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and its allies are discussing options “both inside and outside the U.N. system” to create a new mechanism for monitoring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the American ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday. ...

South Korea slows plan to hike medical school admissions as doctors' strike drags on

Apr. 19, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Desperate to end a weeks-long strike by thousands of doctors, South Korea’s government said Friday it will slow down a plan to admit more students to the country's medical schools from next year. More than 90% of the country’s 13,000 medical interns...

A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

US, Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan, Philippines

Apr. 12, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and...

Why did Yoon's party lose in South Korea's elections and what troubles does he face now?

Apr. 12, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean voters have handed liberals extended opposition control of parliament in what looks like a massive political setback to conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol. Some experts say the results of Wednesday’s parliamentary elections make Yoon “a...

South Korea's prime minister and top presidential officials offer to resign after election defeat

Apr. 11, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s prime minister and senior presidential officials offered to resign Thursday after their ruling party suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections in a blow to conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol. The results of Wednesday’s...

Yonhap news agency says South Korea’s prime minister and top presidential advisers have offered to resign

Apr. 10, 2024 21:59 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yonhap news agency says South Korea’s prime minister and top presidential advisers have offered to resign.

Big opposition win in South Korean parliament election poses setback to President Yoon

Apr. 10, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s liberal opposition parties appeared set to win a landslide victory in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, vote counts showed, a result that could make conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol a lame duck for his remaining three years in office. ...