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North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

Oct. 04, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday conducted its longest-ever weapons test, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains. ...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

Oct. 03, 2022 19:01 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

S. Korean activists clash with police over anti-Kim balloons

Oct. 02, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean activists say they clashed with police while launching balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda materials across the North Korean border, ignoring their government’s plea to stop such activities since the North has threatened to respond with...

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

Oct. 01, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea’s weapons...

Japanese wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki dies at 79

Oct. 01, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A popular Japanese professional wrestler and lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who faced a world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976, has died at 79. Inoki brought Japanese pro-wrestling to fame and pioneered mixed martial arts matches between top...

Japanese defense ministry says North Korea fired suspected ballistic missiles

Sep. 30, 2022 19:19 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese defense ministry says North Korea fired suspected ballistic missiles.

S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

Sep. 30, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships launched their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years on Friday, after North Korea renewed missile tests this week in an apparent response to bilateral training by South Korean and U.S. forces. The...

North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

Sep. 29, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she traveled to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas and...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a missile toward its eastern waters, in third round of launches this week

Sep. 29, 2022 08:15 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a missile toward its eastern waters, in third round of launches this week.

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

Sep. 28, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, its neighbors said, a day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean...