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US carrier, S. Korea warships start new drills amid tensions

Oct. 07, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan launched a new round of naval drills with South Korean warships on Friday, a day after North Korea fired more ballistic missiles and flew warplanes in an escalation of tensions with its rivals. The...

Analysis: North Korean missile launches are a test for Biden

Oct. 06, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A drumbeat of increasingly powerful North Korean missile launches. A U.S. aircraft carrier floats off the Korean Peninsula. North Korean warplanes buzz the border with South Korea. Worldwide cries of condemnation and worry. It’s a pattern that has repeated many times...

N.Korea flies warplanes near S.Korea after missile launches

Oct. 06, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea flew 12 warplanes near its border with South Korea on Thursday, prompting the South to scramble 30 military aircraft in response, Seoul officials said. The highly unusual incident came hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in its...

UN Security Council splits, again, over North Korea missiles

Oct. 05, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

Debate over how to handle a North Korean ballistic missile launch over Japanese territory split an already deeply fractured U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, with Russia and China insisting that U.S.-led military exercises in the region had provoked North Korea into acting. ...

Seoul's reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success

Oct. 05, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to...

North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

Oct. 04, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted its longest-ever weapons test Tuesday, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains. ...

Biden consults Japan PM Kishida after N. Korea missile test

Oct. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss their next steps after North Korea conducted its longest ever test launch by firing a nuclear-capable ballistic missile over Japan. The White House in a statement said the...

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

Oct. 01, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea’s weapons...

S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

Sep. 30, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships launched their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years on Friday, after North Korea renewed missile tests this week in an apparent response to bilateral training by South Korean and U.S. forces. The...

North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

Sep. 29, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she traveled to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas and...