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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

U.S. allies divided over Trump’s threat against North Korea

Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

South Korea says North Korea has fired another missile

South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date …


South Korea conducts cruise missile drill amid North Korea threats

South Korea said Wednesday it conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile it says will strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event …


Rogue Korean child-monitoring app is back, researchers say

A South Korean child-monitoring smartphone app that was removed from the market in 2015 after it was found to be riddled with security flaws has been reissued under a new …


Trudy Rubin: On North Korea, generals undercut by Trump

The retired general was a voice of reason at a time when President Trump pumps out incendiary Korea tweets without consulting military or civilian advisers.


Washington wheat growers: Stay the course with S. Korea trade deal

Wheat farmers join chorus urging Trump administration not to pull out of a trade treaty with South Korea.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

The United States called for a vote Monday on a U.N. resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea, a move that could lead to a showdown with …


South Korea braces for another possible North Korea missile test

South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary.


Putin calls for N. Korea talks, says sanctions not working

Speaking after the meeting Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions …


Analysis: As North Korea aims nukes on U.S., South Korea and Japan feeling heat

As worrying as North Korea’s nuclear advance is for America, the increasingly realistic threat of an atomic warhead striking a U.S. city might be even more unnerving for South Korea …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Trump, South Korean president to speak

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with South Korean President Moon Jae-on Monday amid intensifying tensions with North Korea.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

South Korea simulates attack on North’s nuke site after test

South Korea’s military has fired missiles into the sea in a simulation of an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang set off its largest ever …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against North Korea

The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile …


North Korea’s missile over Japan bolsters Abe’s quest for stronger defense

Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor. The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan, officials said, an especially aggressive test-flight that will rattle an already anxious region.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; U.S. says tests fail

South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding …


Fighting North Korea with balloons, TV shows and leaflets

They are self-proclaimed soldiers in a quiet war with North Korea, a disparate and colorful collection of activists taking on one of the world’s most isolated nations – mostly using …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

North Korea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-South Korea drills

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing “merciless retaliation” for exercises Pyongyang claims …


South Korean leader warns North Korea against provocation during drills

South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned North Korea not to use his nation’s latest round of annual military drills with the U.S. as an excuse for any further provocations.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

South Korea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in North Korea standoff

In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its …


Respond to North Korea with cool head

It is extremely rare for a U.S. president to use such language that evokes nuclear attacks.


Eli Lake: Why hasn’t U.S. attacked N. Korea?

So why didn’t the last three presidents take out North Korea’s nuclear facilities when they had the chance? The answer is Seoul.


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant rolls out to U.S. phones after delay

The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their phones to turn on the flashlight, take a selfie …


Charles Krauthammer: Rubicon is crossed with North Korea

We do have powerful alternatives. But each is dangerous and highly unpredictable. Which is why the most likely ultimate outcome, by far, is acquiescence.


Portland thief derails South Korean cyclist’s trip

Good Samaritans have stepped up to help a South Korean man whose dreams of a two-year bike trip were seemingly dashed by a Portland thief.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

South Korea’s president seeks talks with Kim Jong Un

South Korea’s new liberal president said he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch.


Body found in Lake Chelan might be South Korean student

Authorities believe a body recovered on Wednesday from a Washington lake might be a 23-year-old man who went missing in the lake more than two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

North Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea – Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation’s first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday …


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

U.S. Army and South Korean military respond to North Korea’s launch with missile exercise

The U.S. Army and South Korean military responded to North Korea’s launch with their own exercise of missiles, launching them Tuesday into South Korean territorial waters along the country’s eastern …


China, Russia offer plan for easing North Korea tensions

Russia and China on Tuesday proposed a plan for defusing tensions over North Korea, suggesting that Pyongyang declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the United States and …