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North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

Aug. 11, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a striking speech before thousands of North Koreans, leader Kim Jong Un’s sister said he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the coronavirus. She blamed rival South Korea for the outbreak and vowed “deadly” retaliation. Kim...

Seoul dismisses Beijing's concerns over anti-missile system

Aug. 10, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government stressed Wednesday it will make its own decisions in strengthening its defenses against North Korean threats, rejecting Chinese calls that it continue the polices of Seoul’s previous government that refrained from adding more U.S. anti-missile...

Top Chinese, South Korean diplomats pledge closer ties

Aug. 09, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The top South Korean and Chinese diplomats pledged Tuesday to develop closer relations and maintain stable industrial supply chains at a time of deepening rivalry between Beijing and Washington. South Korea, a longtime U.S. ally, is struggling to strike a balance...

South Korean rain turns roads into rivers, leaves 9 dead

Aug. 09, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least nine people were killed — some drowning in their homes — and six others were...

North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'

Aug. 05, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled...

UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers

Aug. 05, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts report that North Korea is testing “nuclear triggering devices” and that its preparations for another nuclear test were at a final stage in June, quoting information from unnamed countries. The panel of experts said in new excerpts from their...

Today in History: Aug. 5, Nelson Mandela arrested

Aug. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2022. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 5, 1981, the federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike. ...

UN experts: North Korea is paving the way for new nuke tests

Aug. 04, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is paving the way for additional nuclear tests with new preparations at its northeastern test site and continues to develop its capability to produce a key ingredient for nuclear weapons. The experts also said in key excerpts from...

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

Aug. 04, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that could further increase regional tensions. ...

NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data

Jul. 30, 2022 05:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May. There have been widespread outside doubts...