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North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

May. 27, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite during an eight-day period starting Monday, drawing quick, strong rebukes from neighbors South Korea and Japan. The notification of the planned launch,...

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

May. 27, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s premier agreed Monday to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges, but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries’ expanding security cooperation with the United States. Chinese Premier Li...

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3

May. 26, 2024 18:47 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3.

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese leaders discuss cooperation, North Korea as they gather in Seoul

May. 26, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president reportedly called for a greater Chinese role in addressing concerns about North Korean nuclear threats during a meeting with the visiting Chinese premier on Sunday on the eve of a trilateral meeting involving Japan's leader. South...

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its 2nd spy satellite, South Korean military says

May. 24, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its second military spy satellite into space, South Korea’s military said Friday, as animosities remain high over the North’s continued weapons tests. Last November, North Korea placed its first military...

Kim's portrait is publicly displayed in North Korea. Here's a look at what it means

May. 22, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was publicly displayed along with those of his father and grandfather for the first time, sparking speculation about the message it sends. Portraits of leaders are at the core of North Korea’s...

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

May. 17, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat. South...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports

May. 17, 2024 02:19 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports.

Japan, US move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow

May. 16, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States on Wednesday signed an arrangement to jointly develop a new type of missile defense system as the allies seek to defend against the growing threat of hypersonic weapons, which are possessed by China and Russia and being tested by North Korea. ...

Kim's sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

May. 16, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.” The U.S., South...