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Sister of North Korean leader Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

Jul. 14, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling North Korea could soon resume flying trash-carrying balloons across the border. Beginning in late...

Sister of North Korean leader Kim calls South Korea's live-fire drills 'suicidal hysteria'

Jul. 07, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called South Korea’s recent front-line live-fire drills “suicidal hysteria” as she threatened unspecified military steps Monday if further provoked. The warning by Kim Yo Jong came after South...

North Koreans are seen wearing Kim Jong Un pins for the first time as his personality cult grows

Jul. 01, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time, North Korean officials have been seen wearing lapel pins with the image of leader Kim Jong Un, another sign the North is boosting his personality cult to the level bestowed on his late dictator father and grandfather. North Koreans are...

North Korea says it tested a new multiwarhead missile. South Korea says it's covering up a failure

Jun. 27, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it had successfully tested a multiwarhead missile in the first known launch of a developmental weapon coveted by leader Kim Jong Un to overwhelm U.S. and South Korean missile defenses. South Korea quickly dismissed the claim as deception to...

Seoul says North Korea has resumed balloon launches likely to drop trash in South Korea

Jun. 24, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea resumed launches of balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea on Monday night, South Korea's military said, in the latest round of a Cold War-style campaign on the Korean Peninsula. The launches came days after North Korean leader Kim...

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never...

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea

Jun. 22, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier arrived Saturday in South Korea for a three-way exercise involving Japan as they step up military training to cope with North Korean threats, which have escalated following a security pact with Russia. The arrival of...

South Korea summons Russian ambassador as tensions rise with North Korea

Jun. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the country’s new defense pact with North Korea on Friday, as border tensions continued to rise with vague threats and brief, seemingly accidental incursions by North Korean troops. Earlier Friday,...

Russia-North Korea pact could dent China's influence, but Beijing still holds sway over both

Jun. 21, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no obvious options, China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power among the three authoritarian states. Experts say China's leaders are likely fretting...

How did North Korean soldiers wander across the world's most heavily guarded border?

Jun. 21, 2024 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Don’t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248...