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Seoul places new sanctions on North Korea over arms buildup

Dec. 01, 2022 23:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday sanctioned eight people and seven companies suspected of engaging in illicit activities to finance North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons and missile programs. The move, which prohibits South Koreans from conducting any type of...

North Korea's Kim calls for meeting to review state affairs

Dec. 01, 2022 04:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for a major political conference before year's end at which he is expected to address his increasingly tense relations with Washington and Seoul over the expansion of his nuclear and missile programs. North Korea’s...

Seoul: Kim's daughter unveiled last week is his 2nd child

Nov. 22, 2022 01:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was recently seen in public for the first time at a missile launch site is his second child aged about 10, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday, as speculation swirled about his motives for bringing her to...

US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea tests

Nov. 21, 2022 19:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test and called for action to limit its nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China opposed any new pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang. ...

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

Nov. 18, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland. While it's unclear whether...

Seoul: N. Korea fires ballistic missile toward eastern sea

Nov. 09, 2022 04:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern sea on Wednesday, extending a recent barrage of weapons demonstrations including what it described as simulated attacks on South Korean and U.S. targets last week. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs...

US expands sanctions on Myanmar, NKorea aviation sectors

Nov. 08, 2022 16:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expanding sanctions against the aviation and defense sectors of North Korea and Myanmar as it continues to punish the two countries for weapons-related violations of U.S. and United Nationsregulations and human rights abuses. The...

N. Korea denies US claims it sent artillery shells to Russia

Nov. 07, 2022 23:33 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has denied American claims that it's shipping artillery shells and ammunition to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine, and on Tuesday accused the United States of lying. The denial follows dozens of weapons tests by North Korea, including...

US, allies clash with China, Russia over NKorea missiles

Nov. 04, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies clashed with China and Russia on Friday over North Korea’s escalating ballistic missile launches and American-led military exercises in South Korea, again preventing any action by the deeply divided U.N. Security Council. ...

North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

Nov. 03, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired at least six missiles into the sea on Thursday, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation warnings and halted trains in northern Japan, adding to a recent barrage of weapons tests that has escalated tensions in the...