THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that...

Mattis warns NKorea against any attack on US or its allies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an explicit warning to North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asserted that any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies would be...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

China, Russia say united against S. Korea missile defense

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say Beijing and Moscow have agreed to take "further countermeasures" in response to plans for an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. ...

S. Korea leader bolsters military against rival Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's acting leader, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, sought to bolster the armed forces in a New Year's message aimed as much at potential North Korean provocation as t...

South Korean ruling party splits over impeached president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While lawyers desperately tried to restore the impeached South Korean president's powers, politics advanced without her Tuesday as parties and potential candidates postured f...

S. Korean presidential hopeful casts doubt over US missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A possible South Korean presidential contender said Thursday his country should reconsider plans to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system to cope with North Korean t...

Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China

BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's two...

US calls on China to cut coal imports propping up N. Korea

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. official urged China on Saturday to work with the U.S. to close a loophole on North Korean coal imports that Washington believes has been critical to propping up the isola...

US warns 'overwhelming' response to any NKorea use of nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "overwhelming" U.S. response as it sought to reass...

AP Analysis: N. Korea seeks leverage by playing nuke card

TOKYO (AP) -- Mark up another first for North Korea -- two nuclear tests in one year. And that's not all. With leader Kim Jong Un smiling broadly all the while, bigger and better ballistic missiles ha...

Seoul says North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Monday fired three suspected medium-range Rodong missiles that travelled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force...

US seeks to ease Chinese anger over missile defense plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A senior U.S. military official says an advanced U.S. missile defense system that is to be deployed in South Korea only targets North Korea, not China.Vice Adm. James D. Syr...