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This Sept. 17, 2020, photo,  provided by Maxar Technologies shows a parade rehearsal Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Satellite images show N. Korea preparing for military parade

Sep. 18, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is preparing for a massive military parade in its capital to mark the 75th anniversary of its ruling party next month, satellite images indicated Friday, even as the country strengthens its anti-coronavirus measures. The images, provided by Maxar, a Colorado-based...

FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, Polaris submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) are paraded to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea could soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, South Korea’s military said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

Sep. 16, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, a top South Korean military official said Wednesday, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States. In written remarks to lawmakers ahead of a confirmation...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival for a welcome and family photo session at the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka, western Japan. When Abe announced his decision last month to step down as Japan’s prime minster over an illness, Moon’s office issued glowing praise about his unspecified contributions to bilateral ties. The rare praise came after years of intense diplomatic rows over wartime history, trade and military issues that sank the relationship between the key U.S. allies to post-war lows. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Analysis: With Abe's exit, Seoul seeks to mend Japan ties

Sep. 15, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It took a bombshell resignation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard anything nice from South Korea. The rare praise came after years of diplomatic rows and testy confrontations between Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and only after the Japanese prime...

President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

Sep. 15, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an “incomplete.” The Trump administration...

President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

Sep. 14, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an “incomplete.” The Trump administration...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. Journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Rage,

Book: Kim Jong Un told Trump about killing his uncle

Sep. 10, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about the threat from the novel coronavirus attracted widespread attention after excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's book “Rage” were released. The excerpts also provide new details about the president's thoughts on North Korea's Kim...

North Korean refugee Kim Seo-yun and her South Korean husband Lee Jeong-sup watch their wedding photos at their house in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, July 23, 2020. Tens of thousands of North Koreans, mostly women, have fled to South Korea over the past two decades. Arriving from a nominally socialist, extremely repressive society, these women often struggle to adjust to fast-paced, capitalistic lives in South Korea. They also face widespread discrimination, bias and loneliness. Many want to marry South Korean men, who they think will help them better adjust to new lives in South Korea. The number of these North-South Korean couples appears to be on the rise, according to at least one government survey.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North-South Korean couples try to bridge 75-year division

Sep. 9, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On their second date last year, feeling a little drunk at a seaside restaurant, Kim Seo-yun let slip a revelation to her South Korean love interest: She had fled North Korea a decade ago, something that sometimes made her feel ashamed in a country where North Korean defectors can...

Political party members in support of the recovery efforts from typhoon damage parade at the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. A powerful typhoon damaged buildings and flooded roads in North Korea on Monday, the fourth spell of strong wind and rain to hit the country in just over a month. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

North Korea's Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

Sep. 8, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed by a typhoon that slammed the country’s eastern region last week, state media said Wednesday. Kim during the Workers’ Party meeting Tuesday also...

A coastal road is damaged in Ulsan, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan and injuring dozens of people. (Kim Yong-tai/Yonhap via AP)

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

Sep. 7, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, before weakening as it passed North Korea. The Korea...

In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un talks to officials as he visits a damaged area in the South Hamgyong province, North Korea, following a typhoon known as Maysak. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

Seeking unity, NKorea's Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

Sep. 6, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recovery efforts, state media reported Sunday. It’s the latest in a series of high-profile visits by Kim...