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US and South Korea fly warplanes in interception drills after North Korea's missile tests

Feb. 23, 2024 04:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States flew advanced stealth fighters in a joint missile-interception drill Friday over the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s air force said, an apparent response to a spate of weapons tests this year by rival North Korea. North...

South Korea says North Korea has fired cruise missiles, adding to provocative run in weapons tests

Feb. 13, 2024 22:58 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea in its fifth test of such weapons since January, South Korea’s military said, extending a streak in weapons demonstrations that’s elevating tensions in the region. South Korea’s...

A new report says the world faces a 'dangerous decade' as instability and military spending rise

Feb. 13, 2024 10:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The world has entered an era of increasing instability as countries around the globe boost military spending in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Hamas attack on Israel and China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. That’s the conclusion...

North Korea welcomes Russian tourists, likely first to visit the isolated country since the pandemic

Feb. 09, 2024 06:30 AM EST

A group of Russian tourists arrived in North Korea on Friday, likely the first from any country to enter the isolated state since the pandemic. The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between North Korean leader Kim Jong...

North Korea's Kim says he has no desire for talks and repeats a threat to destroy South if provoked

Feb. 08, 2024 22:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un restated he has no desire for diplomacy with South Korea and that the North would annihilate its rival if provoked, state media said Friday, in the latest of his belligerent statements that are raising tensions in the region. ...

South Korean president reiterates that Seoul will not seek its own nuclear deterrent

Feb. 07, 2024 22:34 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol reiterated that the country would not seek its own nuclear deterrent in the face of threats from nuclear-armed North Korea as he vowed further efforts to sharpen nuclear deterrence strategies with ally United States. ...

South Koreans stay calm as they see showmanship in the North's escalating threats

Feb. 05, 2024 23:17 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s recent escalation of threats and more tests of weapons aimed at South Korea haven’t done much to upset the calm in the nation's capital. “We learned to be numb,” said Renee Na, a 33-year-old office worker in Seoul who was one of a...

North Korea says it tested cruise missiles with 'super-large' warheads in its latest weapons display

Feb. 02, 2024 21:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it tested cruise missiles outfitted with new “super-large” warheads as well as a new type of anti-aircraft missile, extending a streak in weapons demonstrations that has rival South Korea worried. The report Saturday by North Korean...

North Korea tests more cruise missiles as leader Kim calls for war readiness

Feb. 02, 2024 16:10 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday extended a provocative series of weapons tests by firing cruise missiles into the sea, as leader Kim Jong Un called for his military to step up war preparations and toured a shipyard. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the...

South Korea’s military says North Korea fired cruise missiles into sea in latest test

Feb. 01, 2024 23:14 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says North Korea fired cruise missiles into sea in latest test.