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Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to security

Nov. 12, 2019 10:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, agreed with Japanese officials Tuesday that three-way cooperation with South Korea is key to regional security and that an intelligence sharing pact between Tokyo and Seoul should not be scrapped. Japanese Foreign Minister...

North Korea assails US, South Korea and UN nuclear agency

Nov. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of "political and military provocations" and South Korea of "double-dealing behavior." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song made the accusations in a speech to a General Assembly meeting on the International Atomic Energy Agency, which...

AP Exclusive: Abusive S. Korean facility exported children

Nov. 9, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls, The Associated...

AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

Nov. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean facility that kidnapped and abused children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls, The Associated Press has found. The...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

An Indian Hindu performs a ritual to thank the sun god for sustaining life on Earth in the Yamuna River, which is covered by chemical foam caused by industrial pollution in New Delhi. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a visitor walks during the Seoul Lantern Festival. Simona Halep of Romania...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

Nov. 7, 2019 8:33 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an extremely unusual case, South Korea deported two North Korean fishermen on Thursday after determining they had killed 16 other crew members on their boat and then fled to South Korean waters, Seoul officials said. South Korea has a policy of accepting North Koreans who want...

N. Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test

Nov. 7, 2019 7:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an "idiot" after he criticized a recent weapons test by the North. In a statement attributed to a foreign ministry official, Song Il Ho, North Korea described Abe as an "idiot and villain" who was overreacting to...

North says US-S. Korea drills 'throw wet blanket' on talks

Nov. 7, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday planned U.S.-South Korean military drills would amount to "throwing a wet blanket over the spark" of nuclear negotiations that are "on the verge of extinction." Since the start of the nuclear talks last year, the U.S. and South Korea have cancelled or...

South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South

Nov. 7, 2019 1:54 AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South.

US official says Moon-Abe meeting was 'encouraging sign'

Nov. 6, 2019 7:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday an unexpected meeting this week between the leaders of South Korea and Japan was an "encouraging sign" that the Asian U.S. allies are on track to improve a relationship strained by deep disagreements over trade and history. David Stilwell,...