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South Korea says it will start anti-Pyongyang loudspeaker broadcasts in retaliation against North Korean trash balloons

Jun. 09, 2024 00:23 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will start anti-Pyongyang loudspeaker broadcasts in retaliation against North Korean trash balloons.

Today in History: June 8, the prophet Muhammad dies in Medina

Jun. 08, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 8, the 160th day of 2024. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, in A.D. 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina. On this date: In 1864,...

The North Korean official whose propaganda helped build the Kim dynasty dies at 94

May. 07, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Ki Nam, a North Korean propaganda chief who helped build personality cults around the country’s three dynastic leaders, has died at 94, the North’s state media said. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country’s current...

North Korean leader Kim leads rocket drills that simulate a nuclear counterattack against enemies

Apr. 22, 2024 22:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised salvo launches of the country’s “super-large” multiple rocket launchers that simulated a nuclear counterattack against enemy targets, state media said Tuesday, adding to tests and threats that have raised tensions in the...

North Korea is buying Chinese surveillance cameras in a push to tighten control, report says

Apr. 16, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces and collecting fingerprints, photographs and other biometric information from its citizens in a technology-driven push to monitor its population even more closely, a report said Tuesday. ...

A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

Japan prepares to host and then travel to North Korea for back-to-back FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Mar. 19, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

Even with the top continental ranking and players of vast international experience, Hajime Moriyasu’s Japan squad faces a journey into the unknown in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against North Korea. Asian qualifying resumes Thursday with Japan hosting North Korea in Tokyo....