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Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

EXPLAINER: Kim's launches show push to boost nuke arsenal

Sep. 17, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent sword-rattling after months of relative quiet makes clear that leader Kim Jong Un is working on expanding his weapons arsenal. Nuclear-capable missiles hidden in trains that can be launched anywhere along a railway. A new...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street retreat

Sep. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. Across the region, concerns over prolonged outbreak of...

Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

Asian shares mostly lower on lackluster China, Japan data

Sep. 15, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan reported that its exports rose 26.2% in August from a year...

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Sep. 15, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might. ...

Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea's president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after both countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The launches...

North Korean leader’s sister slams South Korea’s president over missile test, warns of destruction of relations

Sep. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader’s sister slams South Korea’s president over missile test, warns of destruction of relations.

South Korea says it has carried out its first underwater-launched missile test

Sep. 15, 2021 03:15 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has carried out its first underwater-launched missile test.

Seoul says 2 missiles launched by North Korea were ballistic, Japan says they landed outside Japanese economic waters

Sep. 15, 2021 00:34 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says 2 missiles launched by North Korea were ballistic, Japan says they landed outside Japanese economic waters.