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New US sanctions against North Koreans over missile program

Dec. 01, 2022 21:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on three members of North Korea’s ruling party's central committee for their involvement in the country’s ballistic missile program. The Treasury Department announced it was targeting the director and...

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...

Kim's sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions

Nov. 24, 2022 05:04 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked South Korea with a string of insults on Thursday for considering new unilateral sanctions against the North, calling its president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog gnawing on a bone...

Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'

Nov. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that it would face “a more fatal security crisis" as Washington pushes for U.N. condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. ...

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 calls UN's Guterres 'puppet of US' after launch

Nov. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister called U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “a puppet of the United States” as she slammed the U.N. chief for joining U.S.-led condemnation of the North's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. U.N....

Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal

Nov. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part — sometimes unknowingly — in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The U.K. government's announcement on Monday of the Nuclear Test...

North Korea's Kim boasts new ICBM as US flies bombers

Nov. 19, 2022 06:49 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted that a recently tested intercontinental ballistic missile is another “reliable and maximum-capacity” weapon to contain U.S. military threats, state media reported Saturday. The United States responded to the North’s weapons...

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...

War, North Korea missile test loom over Asia-Pacific summit

Nov. 18, 2022 08:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders in Bangkok on Friday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters. The missile test was a stark reminder of...