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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...

What's Putin thinking? Tough to know for nuclear analysts

Oct. 04, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Will President Vladimir Putin pull the nuclear trigger? For Kremlin watchers trying to figure out whether the Russian leader’s nuclear threats are just bluffs, there is no more pressing -- or tough -- question. For now, analysts cautiously suggest that...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 03, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, said the director general of Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest power plant, Ihor Murashov, has been released from Russian custody after his detention last week. “I welcome the release,” IAEA...

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...

With pomp, bluster and ceremony, Putin defies West in speech

Sep. 30, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday cast his move to absorb four Ukrainian regions as part of an existential battle for Russia's very survival against an aggressive West, a blustery show of his readiness to further up the ante in the conflict in Ukraine that has now entered...

EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Sep. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by...