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  • S. Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

    April 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's navy says it has started joint exercises with U.S. ships, including the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, which the United States dispatched to the region in a show of force amid the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The drills began... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

    April 24, 2017 9:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. Xi's call to President Donald Trump also comes as America's U.N. envoy warns of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. Signs... more »
  • N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    April 23, 2017 11:49 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but couldn't comment further. The embassy looks after... more »
  • Trump: N. Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

    April 18, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between it and the United States. In an interview with TMJ4-TV in Wisconsin, Trump complains that his predecessors should have dealt with North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear... more »
  • Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

    April 16, 2017 11:32 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea's "provocation" is another reminder of the risks that U.S. and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of... more »
  • US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

    April 4, 2017 10:15 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to North Korea's latest missile launch. The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment."... more »
  • North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

    April 4, 2017 10:06 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. Pacific Command says North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday Seoul time from a spot on its east coast near the city of Sinpo. The command says it tracked the missile until it landed at 6:51 a.m. in the Sea... more »
  • Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

    March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - American defense officials say they expect another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials say the U.S. has increased its surveillance. The increased scrutiny follows the sighting of a North Korean missile launcher that is being moved around. The construction of VIP seating in... more »
  • Ousted S.Korea leader leaves presidential palace

    March 12, 2017 11:24 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Ousted South President Park Geun-hye has left the presidential palace in Seoul two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal. An official from the Blue House said Sunday evening that Park left for her private house in southern Seoul,... more »
  • US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

    March 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude... more »
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim's killing

    March 4, 2017 11:29 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea's ambassador for criticizing the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement that a notice was sent to the North Korean Embassy on Saturday... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia looks for deadly chemical traces at airport

    February 25, 2017 2:34 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities have begun sweeping the airport terminal where North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed to check for possible traces of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used in the attack. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight... more »
  • Suspect thought she was playing a prank

    February 25, 2017 12:02 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vietnam says the Vietnamese woman under arrest in Malaysia for allegedly helping to carry out the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother thought she was taking part in a prank. Doan Thi Huong is among two women arrested for the Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    February 19, 2017 11:02 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia's deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at... more »
  • Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

    February 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • Trump says North Korean ICBM 'won't happen'

    January 2, 2017 8:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump insists North Korea won't develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States. Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year's address that preparations for launching an ICBM have "reached the final... more »
  • N. Korea: Developing long-range missiles 'in final stages'

    January 1, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is quoted as saying in a New Year's message that his country's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages." Kim's address was monitored by South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Sunday. Under Kim, who rose to power following... more »
  • Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea's 3Q growth

    October 24, 2016 10:26 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's third-quarter economic growth has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall having an impact. The country's central bank said Tuesday that Asia's fourth-largest economy expanded 2.7 percent during the July-September quarter over a year earlier,... more »
  • Sisters reunite decades after separation

    October 11, 2015 1:48 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida. Holly Hoyle O'Brien was adopted by an American couple in 1978 when she was 9 years old. Her stepmother had taken her younger half-sister years ago and... more »
  • Family of POW relieved after remains returned Play Video

    July 26, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is at ease after remains of their lost soldier are returned to Southern Louisiana. U.S. Army Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., died more than 60 years ago in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. Officials listed Thibodeaux as "missing in action" and his family... more »
  • POW's remains to be laid to rest Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in Korea more than 60 years ago will be laid to rest today with full military honors. A team excavating bodies from a POW camp in North Korea recently identified the remains of Army Sgt.... more »
  • UN warns of further action against North Korea after nuclear test

    February 12, 2013 2:51 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is planning on taking further action against North Korea, calling today's nuclear test " a clear threat to international peace and security." North Korea is calling this latest atomic test its "first response" to what it describes as U.S. threats. They... more »
  • N Korea warns that nuke test may be imminent

    January 23, 2013 10:42 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is warning that it is prepared to conduct a nuclear test and carry out more long-range rocket launches. In a statement carried Thursday by state media, the National Defense Commission in Pyongyang threatened to wage a "full-fledged confrontation" against the U.S. for what it... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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