North Korean test missile explodes on launch

FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of missile […]

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions. Kim did not speak during the annual […]

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile

HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The missile in North Korea’s latest launch didn’t fly very far, but it may have been the second test of a technology that worries experts. The launch Wednesday into waters off North Korea’s east coast came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Chinese […]

US defense chief worries about ‘reckless’ NKorea actions

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expressing worry about what he calls “reckless” actions by North Korea, alluding to its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Mattis spoke at a news conference Friday in London with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon. Mattis raised the North Korea issue […]

In Beijing, Tillerson urges China-US cooperation on N. Korea 

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. Tillerson’s visit to Beijing followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military […]

Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with NKorea 

MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press LEE JIN-MAN, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level “that we believe requires action.” Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North […]

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea 

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy […]

Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missiles into ocean 

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired “several” banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) into waters off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. It was not immediately clear what […]

Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation 

EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Saturday that they would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s exiled half brother. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight […]

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother 

EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother. Police released a statement saying the woman was carrying Vietnamese travel documents when she was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kim Jong Nam died Monday […]