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North Korea launches more missiles as US redeploys carrier

Oct. 05, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters Thursday after the United States redeployed an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s previous launch of a nuclear-capable missile over Japan. ...

UN Security Council splits, again, over North Korea missiles

Oct. 05, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

Debate over how to handle a North Korean ballistic missile launch over Japanese territory split an already deeply fractured U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, with Russia and China insisting that U.S.-led military exercises in the region had provoked North Korea into acting. ...

Seoul's reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success

Oct. 05, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to...

North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

Oct. 04, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted its longest-ever weapons test Tuesday, 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. ...

Biden consults Japan PM Kishida after N. Korea missile test

Oct. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss their next steps after North Korea conducted its longest ever test launch by firing a nuclear-capable ballistic missile over Japan. The White House in a statement said the...

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...

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...

Harris focuses Asia trip on security, adds tour to Korea DMZ

Sep. 27, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In meeting after meeting with Asian leaders Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the U.S. commitment to regional security and the White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the rival Koreas. An official said Harris would tour...

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance 'a cornerstone'

Sep. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shortly after arriving in Tokyo for the state funeral of assassinated former leader Shinzo Abe. Abe, a former prime minister who was assassinated in July, will be honored on Tuesday, and...