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Putin gives Kim Jong Un a luxury limousine. It's a violation of UN sanctions on North Korea

Feb. 20, 2024 09:01 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a Russian-made luxury limousine for his personal use, both countries announced Tuesday, in another sign of their expanding cooperation. Observers said the shipment violates a U.N....

South Korea says opening diplomatic relations with Cuba would shock North Korea

Feb. 15, 2024 05:32 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s presidential office claimed Thursday that the country’s move to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba would deal a “political and psychological blow” to the South’s war-divided rival North Korea, whose diplomatic footing is largely dependent on...

Kim watches missile tests and warns that North Korea will take an aggressive stance in disputed seas

Feb. 14, 2024 21:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of new surface-to-sea missiles and warned that the country would take a more aggressive military posture in disputed seas, the North’s state media said Thursday. The report by the Korean Central News...

South Korea says North Korea has fired cruise missiles, adding to provocative run in weapons tests

Feb. 13, 2024 22:58 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea in its fifth test of such weapons since January, South Korea’s military said, extending a streak in weapons demonstrations that’s elevating tensions in the region. South Korea’s...

UN experts investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks valued at about $3 billion

Feb. 09, 2024 23:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks between 2017 and 2023 valued at approximately $3 billion, with the money reportedly being used to help fund its development of weapons of mass destruction. And the high volume of...

North Korea welcomes Russian tourists, likely first to visit the isolated country since the pandemic

Feb. 09, 2024 06:30 AM EST

A group of Russian tourists arrived in North Korea on Friday, likely the first from any country to enter the isolated state since the pandemic. The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between North Korean leader Kim Jong...

North Korea's Kim says he has no desire for talks and repeats a threat to destroy South if provoked

Feb. 08, 2024 22:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un restated he has no desire for diplomacy with South Korea and that the North would annihilate its rival if provoked, state media said Friday, in the latest of his belligerent statements that are raising tensions in the region. ...

South Korean president reiterates that Seoul will not seek its own nuclear deterrent

Feb. 07, 2024 22:34 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol reiterated that the country would not seek its own nuclear deterrent in the face of threats from nuclear-armed North Korea as he vowed further efforts to sharpen nuclear deterrence strategies with ally United States. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2024 12:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 2 The New York Times on immigration President Biden’s assertion that he’s ready to sign a border deal — one that would make it much harder for migrants to enter the United States...

South Koreans stay calm as they see showmanship in the North's escalating threats

Feb. 05, 2024 23:17 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s recent escalation of threats and more tests of weapons aimed at South Korea haven’t done much to upset the calm in the nation's capital. “We learned to be numb,” said Renee Na, a 33-year-old office worker in Seoul who was one of a...