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 […]

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US 

ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move “absolutely intolerable.” There was no immediate […]

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