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North Korea confirms 2nd test of multiple rocket launcher

Sep. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North's nuclear program. Tuesday's rocket launcher test was made hours after North...

North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US

Sep. 10, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new...

Analysis: North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Sep. 10, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea's relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday's test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war...

New tests find lower radioactivity near Colorado arms plant

Sep. 6, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A new round of soil testing near a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver found no radioactivity above the cleanup standard. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday released the results of tests on 48 soil samples from the route of planned trails at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife...

3 European nations condemn North Korea's missile launches

Aug. 27, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three important U.S. allies on Tuesday condemned the "repeated provocative launches" of ballistic missiles by North Korea, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any such activity. The United Kingdom, France and Germany issued a joint statement after a closed...

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

Aug. 27, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump's takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was "unity." In fact, "flawless" unity. During this year's gathering of leaders of the world's wealthiest...

North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket launcher

Aug. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," another demonstration of the North's expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of...

The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank

Aug. 24, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9 p.m. Iran's Foreign Ministry says it has imposed sanctions on the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its CEO for its role in promoting sanctions and "economic terrorism" against Iran....

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

Aug. 24, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country. The North...

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

Aug. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its...