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South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks

Sep. 26, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore dormant communication hotlines, a day after the North repeated an offer to open conditional talks. The North might be seeking to extract concessions about two weeks after it raised tensions by...

EXPLAINER: Why North Korea wants sanctions lifted first

Sep. 24, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Days after outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in made possibly his last ambitious push to diplomatically resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, the North on Friday rejected his call for a declaration ending the Korean War, making it clear it...

N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief

Sep. 24, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions. Kim Yo...

At UN, Moon pushes peace with NKorea after missile tests

Sep. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

Never once mentioning missiles, South Korean President Moon Jae-in again pushed for peace and reconciliation with North Korea at the United Nations on Tuesday, a week after recent missile testing on both ends of the peninsula renewed tensions between the two rivals. ...

Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations

Sep. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here's what it might...

IAEA: N Korea appears to have resumed nuke reactor operation

Aug. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuels, the U.N. atomic agency said, as the North openly threatens to enlarge its nuclear arsenal amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy with the United States. ...

N Korea repeats threat as US says joint drills are defensive

Aug. 11, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday repeated a threat to respond to U.S.-South Korean military exercises it claims are an invasion rehearsal, while the United States insisted the drills were “purely defensive in nature” to maintain the South’s security. ...

New Iran president calls Macron about stalled nuclear talks

Aug. 09, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In his first phone call to a Western leader, the new president of Iran asked his French counterpart Monday to help secure Iran's “rights” in now-stalled talks to revive Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Ebrahim Raisi, the hard-line cleric...

Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug. 09, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki on Monday marked the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city with its mayor urging Japan, the United States and Russia to do more to eliminate nuclear weapons. In his speech at the Nagasaki Peace Park, Mayor Tomihisa Taue...

Hiroshima marks 76th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug. 06, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, as the mayor of the Japanese city urged global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons just as they are united against the coronavirus. Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged...