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Decision on U.S.-Korea joint exercises coming by December

The U.S. and South Korea are reviewing whether they will conduct large-scale military exercises next year and will decide before December.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Dogs rescued from illegal meat farm in South Korea up for Spokane adoption

Spokane’s canine population will grow by an extra 10 on Saturday when a plane touches down and delivers dogs rescued from an illegal meat farm in South Korea.


Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Historic steps: Kim Jong Un strides across Korean border

The leaders of North and South Korea vowed Friday to seek a nuclear-free peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War this year, though their historic summit …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to …


With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Hawaii man says he’s devastated about sending missile alert

A former Hawaii state worker who sent a false missile alert last month said Friday he’s devastated about causing panic but was “100 percent sure” at the time that the …


Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy

Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …


Defector: U.S. strike would trigger automatic NK retaliation

A high-ranking North Korean defector told a congressional hearing Wednesday that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike on the country would trigger automatic retaliation, with the North unleashing artillery and short-range …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

North Korea says U.S. will ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korean state media said Monday the U.S. will “pay dearly” for a round of strict sanctions approved by the United Nations during the weekend, suggesting that Pyongyang remains committed …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

U.S. bombers fly over South Korea after North’s second ICBM test

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of U.S. in range, experts say

North Korea on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than the first according to its wary neighbors, leading analysts to conclude that a wide …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

U.S.-South Korea summit exposes spat on trade, resolve on North Korea

President Donald Trump took South Korea to task over its trade surplus with the United States on Friday, demanding renegotiation of a bilateral pact, even as the close security allies …


South Korean leader observes missile test amid North’s threats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily “dominate” …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after U.S. drills

North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea’s military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington …


South Korea’s new leader orders probe of U.S. missile launchers

Calling it a “very shocking” incident, South Korea’s new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn’t told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Leery of North Korea, U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more …


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, the latest ballistics test by a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.


U.S. envoy: North Korea is intimidating the entire world

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn’t implement …


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

In testing missile, North Korea challenges South’s new leader

North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Washington bill would remove state ban on nuclear attack planning

A 1984 prohibition on including nuclear attack preparations in Washington state’s emergency management plans would be removed under a new bill introduced by two lawmakers.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

North Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea on Sunday said it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country.


North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of assassination attempt

North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Controversial missile defense shield operational in South Korea

A U.S. antimissile defense system recently installed in South Korea is now operational, a U.S. official said Monday, in the latest sign of an enhanced U.S. response to threats from …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear …


Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the …


South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Trump mulls military options for North Korea. They’re all grim.

Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on …


Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade.