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Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves

Dec. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's...

North Korea says it carried out 'very important test'

Dec. 7, 2019 10:08 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that U.S. and South Korean officials said the North had partially dismantled as part of denuclearization steps. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a...

North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site

Dec. 7, 2019 8:39 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site.

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Dec. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state tampering with a...

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

Dec. 5, 2019 9:22 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Thursday to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language, such as referring to its leader as “rocket man.” Choe Son Hui, the first vice foreign minister, issued...

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

Dec. 5, 2019 5:34 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads” and called for China to continue serving a “positive role” in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula...

Half-North Korean, half-Chinese kids struggle in South Korea

Dec. 4, 2019 11:36 AM EST

UIJEONGBU, South Korea (AP) — Song Hong Ryon looks like any other young woman in South Korea. But three years after her arrival from China, the half-North Korean, half-Chinese 19-year-old has made only two South Korean-born friends and says she’s often been hurt by little things, like when people...

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as N. Korea raps Trump

Dec. 4, 2019 10:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain in his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his military chief lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for talking about a possible military option against the...

Chinese foreign minister arrives in South Korea for talks

Dec. 4, 2019 5:16 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for his first visit in four years amid efforts to patch up relations damaged by Seoul’s decision to host a U.S. anti-missile system that Beijing perceives as a security threat. Meeting South Korean Foreign...

North Korea says it’s up to US to choose ‘Christmas gift’

Dec. 3, 2019 4:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday repeated its assertions that the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations, saying it’s entirely up to the United States to choose what “Christmas gift” it gets from the North. The statement, attributed...