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EXPLAINER: Is North Korea moving nukes to its border?

Jun. 24, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Is North Korea preparing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons along its tense border with rival South Korea, which is only a short drive from the 26 million people living in and around Seoul, its capital? That's how it looks to many experts paying close...

N. Korea approves new front-line army duties amid tensions

Jun. 24, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’...

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

Jun. 23, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border. ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St declines on growth worries

Jun. 23, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street edged lower amid fears higher interest rates will chill global economic growth. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices fell more than $2 per barrel to near $100. ...

South Korea hits dozens with travel bans amid crypto probe

Jun. 22, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have barred dozens of people connected to Terraform Labs from leaving the country as they expand an investigation into a $40 billion collapse of the company’s cryptocurrency that devastated traders around the world. The Seoul...

North Korean leader convenes military meeting amid tensions

Jun. 21, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is meeting with his senior military officials to discuss national defense policies and continuing his arms buildup following a highly provocative run in ballistic missile testing this year that revived tensions with Washington and Seoul. ...

Another women's major on a major course at Congressional

Jun. 21, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LPGA TOUR AND PGA OF AMERICA KPMG WOMEN'S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Bethesda, Maryland. Course: Congressional CC (Blue). Yardage: 6,831. Par: 72. Prize money: $9 million. Winner's share: $1,350,000. Television: Thursday-Friday,...

Most land mine use by US military banned, except for Korea

Jun. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it would restrict the use of anti-personnel land mines by the U.S. military, aligning the country's policy more closely with an international treaty banning the deadly explosives. “The president...

Hungary’s Milák sets world record in men’s 200 butterfly

Jun. 21, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák set a world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Milák clocked 1 minute, 50.34 seconds to shave 0.39 seconds off the previous record he set at the last worlds in...

South Korea launches first satellite with homegrown rocket

Jun. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea conducted its first successful satellite launch using a domestically developed rocket on Tuesday, officials said, boosting its growing aerospace ambitions and demonstrating it has key technologies needed to launch spy satellites and build larger missiles amid...