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China tells US to remain ‘coolheaded’ on North Korea as Secretary of State Tillerson warns of danger

China urged the United States to remain “coolheaded” over North Korea and not to turn its back on dialogue, as visiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed a “sense of …


AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders U.S.-North Korea reboot

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s 20 years of failure assessment, while bleak enough, may actually be an understatement. Well before going nuclear, North Korea has dogged every U.S. president …


North Korea plans to participate in ice hockey event in South Korea

South Korean Olympic organizers say the North Korean women’s ice hockey team has registered to compete in an international event in the South next month. The organizing committee for the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Tillerson says diplomacy with North Korea has ‘failed,’ Pyongyang warns of war

TOKYO – The Trump administration made a clear break Thursday with diplomatic efforts to talk North Korea out of a nuclear confrontation, bringing the United States and its Asian allies …


North Korea blames U.S. and South Korea for Malaysia attack

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea on Monday tried to shift the blame for the deadly attack in Malaysia on the estranged half- brother of its leader Kim Jong Un to …


Son of Kim Jong Nam, nephew of Kim Jong Un, appears to speak out in a video

LONDON – It is only 40 seconds long, but the video purportedly showing Kim Han Sol, a nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, added another turn to an …


U.S., China lock horns on missile defense against NKorea

WASHINGTON – If China was hoping for a concession from the U.S. after recently suspending coal imports from cash-poor North Korea, it got the opposite. The U.S. is starting to …


Malaysia: Family of slain North Korean may be scared to come forward

Malaysia’s prime minister said Wednesday that relatives of Kim Jong Nam, the long-exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, may be too scared to come forward to provide DNA samples …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

China says North Korea could suspend nukes for halt in U.S. drills

China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.


North Korea, Malaysia ban each other’s citizens from leaving

North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

U.S. moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea

The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea.


North Korea says U.S.-South Korea exercises leading to ‘nuclear disaster’

North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called “the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers,” are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward “nuclear disaster.”


Japan goes to highest alert level after North Korea missiles

Japan moved to the highest possible alert level after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles simultaneously into nearby waters, the latest provocation from Kim Jong Un’s regime.


Malaysia, North Korea expel ambassadors over Kim’s death

Malaysia is protecting its “sovereignty and dignity” by expelling the North Korean ambassador, the prime minister said Monday, as relations between the countries unraveled further over the poisoning of Kim …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea fired ballistic missiles into ocean

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 …


Malaysia: Ambassador’s expulsion is a warning to North Korea

Malaysia said Sunday that its expulsion of North Korea’s ambassador was intended to warn Pyongyang that it cannot manipulate the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader’s half …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions

North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen …


One North Korean deported, another sought in nerve-agent killing

Malaysian authorities on Friday deported the only North Korean detained in the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, and issued an arrest warrant for another whose whereabouts …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Under fire but defiant, North Korea sends envoys to court its few friends

North Korea has sent a high-ranking diplomat to Malaysia to try to secure the remains of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader who was killed …


North Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body of Kim’s half brother

North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader’s Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent killed Kim Jong Un’s brother

Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

In unusually hostile message, North Korea accuses China of ‘dancing to U.S. tune’

In an unusual commentary released by state media on Thursday, North Korea accused a foreign country that claims to be a “friendly neighbor” of measures tantamount to an attempt to …


No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …


North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother

Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of …


North Korean officials are preparing to come to U.S. for talks with former officials

Preparations are underway to bring senior North Korean representatives to the United States for talks with former American officials, the first such meeting in more than five years and a …


China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime’s financial lifeline

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea until the end of the year, the Commerce Ministry announced Saturday, in a surprise move that would cut off a …


Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim

The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show …


US, Asian allies condemn NKorea after diplomats meet

The United States, South Korea and Japan on Thursday condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and said they will enhance security cooperation in response.


Woman is arrested in death of North Korean leader’s half brother, Malaysian police say

Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a …