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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meet top lawmakers

South Korea’s new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing …


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” …


Friend of ousted South Korean president gets three years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

North Korea’s latest launches of several suspected anti-ship missiles were short-range and landed well short of past efforts, but they still served as a defiant message for its enemies that …


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 …


Krauthammer: Vital to utter words of deterrence

Trump’s omission was all the more damaging because of his personal history. This is a man chronically disdainful of NATO.


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: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Sout Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North …


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.


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: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

South Korea: Rival North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic missile that flew about 400 miles, South Korea’s military said. It comes just days after the election of a new South Korean president …


On first day in office, South Korean president talks about going to North

South Korea’s new president said Wednesday that he would be willing to hold talks in Washington and Pyongyang in efforts to ease the North Korean nuclear crisis, wasting no time …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

South Koreans elect liberal Moon Jae-in president after months of turmoil

South Koreans look set to elect a new president who is wary of the United States and wants to foster warmer ties with North Korea, opening a new and potentially …


South Korea’s Moon reassures voters yearning for calm

The man set to become South Korea’s next president has earned an unusual nickname on the campaign trail. One of his rivals was called “Sprite” because he was considered refreshing …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Liberal son of war refugees projected to win S. Korea vote

A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s.


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.


South Korea’s likely next president warns the U.S. not to meddle in its democracy

South Korea is on the brink of electing a liberal president with distinctly different ideas from the Trump administration on how to deal with North Korea – potentially complicating efforts …


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 …


S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense …


Before North Korea had nuclear weapons, it had wild and often deadly plots

It’s wrong to imagine prenuclear North Korea as some tamer version of the modern menace. In fact, the country was both deadlier and more daring, routinely orchestrating terrorist-style missions outside …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

North Korea conducts huge live-fire drills as U.S. warships gather

North Korea’s military conducted huge live-fire drills Tuesday and issued new warnings that it would defend itself against the “American imperialists,” amid high tensions and a military buildup in 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 …


Charles Krauthammer: U.S. has cards to play in North Korea

Our objective should be clear. At a minimum, a testing freeze. At the maximum, regime change.


North Korea’s conventional weapons a major factor as tensions rise

If the United States were to strike North Korea, Kim Jong Un’s regime would retaliate by unleashing its conventional weaponry lined up on the demilitarized zone that has separated the …


Josh Rogin: Pence is the secretary of reassurance

His response to the North Korea’s provocation was on par with his rising role as the Trump administration’s unofficial secretary of reassurance.


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.


South Koreans are dealing with a new wild card – Trump

For decades, South Koreans have lived in a technical state of war with a hostile brother country that considers them traitors and imperialist lackeys. Throughout verbal attacks and periodic military …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Pence warns North Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the “era of strategic patience is over” with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself …