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U.S., Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday roundly condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test and called for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state.


Analysis: What would happen if North Korea gets the bomb?

Barely a week after North Korea exploded the most powerful nuclear device it has ever tested, U.S. defense officials said the secretive country appears to be readying a tunnel for …


Hanjin cargo owners say bid to unload vessels isn’t working

Bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co.’s efforts to unload vessels in the U.S. while it goes through bankruptcy in South Korea are meeting with complaints from cargo owners and from the companies …


U.S. flies bombers over South Korea in show of force against North

The United States on Tuesday sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and …


Obama calls North Korea’s latest nuclear test a ‘grave threat’ to international stability

President Barack Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the …


U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.


South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …


Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions

Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.


North Korea’s Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 310 miles, the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting …


North Korea fires submarine-launched missile, South Korea says

North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul’s military said.


In brief: South Korea stays unbeaten all-time in Little League World Series

Junho Jeong allowed just three hits and struck out 10 in four innings and South Korea beat Curacao 3-0 on Friday night in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to improve to 12-0 …


Seoul says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, the fourth reported weapons launch the North has carried out in about two weeks.


North Korea says U.S. has crossed red line, warns of vicious showdown

North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on …


North Korea’s missile likely failed after launch from submarine

North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Saturday, the U.S. and South Korea said, the latest in a string of tests …


North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 620 …


South Korea says North Korea fired two midrange missiles

In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth …


South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures.


North Korea threatens South’s ships after sea border chase

North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South’s navy fired warning shots to chase away two …


Kim Jong Un: We won’t use nukes unless attacked

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media …


Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency …


N. Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison

North Korea has sentenced an ethnic Korean citizen of the United States to 10 years in prison.


Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail, South Korea says

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.


Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders …


McDonald’s adding 1,500 outlets in China, South Korea, Hong Kong

McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaround.


Obama finds common cause on North Korea with China, Asian allies

The United States pledged Thursday to deepen cooperation with allies South Korea and Japan on deterring the North Korean nuclear threat, working to ramp up pressure following worrying provocations. Leaders …


North Korea sentences U.S. tourist to 15 years

North Korea’s highest court sentenced American Otto Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia undergraduate, to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented …


Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.


North Korea fires missiles into sea, vows to ‘liquidate’ South Korean assets

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to …


North Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, just hours after the U.N. Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on …


Game-changing U.S. missiles may alter North Asian geopolitics

The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.