By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on April 1, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean, and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its […]
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
By Elain Kurtenbach and Karin Laub Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto’s purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. <!–more–> The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life […]
Kim pleads guilty of leaking to Fox News
Former senior adviser Stephen Kim agreed to a 13-month sentence in the case stemming from a report on North Korea’s military that he leaked to Fox News. By Frederic J. Frommera By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department expert on North Korea pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to passing classified information to a journalist. […]
Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call
By Michelle Salecedo The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) — North Korea’s young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Barack Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman, […]
Obama hosts Japan PM amid tensions in Asia
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s new prime minister to the White House on Friday, Feb. 22, pledging continued close economic cooperation and a shared determination to mount a strong response to a North Korean nuclear test.
North Korea apparently conducts third nuclear test
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, Feb. 12 strongly indicated by an “explosion-like” earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.
Images suggest North Korea ready for nuclear test
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos.
North Korea prepares long-range rocket test launch
By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
UN SG Ban Ki-moon announces he is seeking a second term
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday that he will seek a second term as head of the United Nations
North Korea to figure in Japan-China summit
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — China faced Japanese pressure Monday to join international efforts to penalize North Korea for its alleged sinking of a South Korean