The Latest: China, Japan urge N. Korea to avoid provocations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5 p.m. The Chinese envoy for North Korea says China and Japan have agree...

AP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amid alarm over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons and missile arsenal, Washington and Seoul are speeding ahead with the installment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile sys...

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showe...

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea...

S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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...

China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role of helpless b...

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous. Many South Koreans are using those words to describe the president of their most important ally, rather than the leader ...

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling party has urged the government to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, loosening Japan's...

Taiwan ruling party to send delegation to South Korean elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Democratic Progressive Party will send a delegation to South Korea to observe its May 9 presidential election, the party’s chairperson, President Tsai Ing...

Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas. Russian Foreign Minister Serg...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-d...

Candy, makeup, K-pop get doused amid China's ire over THAAD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured due to the perception that China has targeted businesses, sports teams and culture to pr...

THAAD might not fit Taiwan: Schriver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system which is being installed in South Korea to defend it against missiles from the North might not be suitable for Taiwa...

AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders US-N. Korea reboot

TOKYO (AP) — Back in 1976, all it took to bring the Korean Peninsula back to the brink of a war was a brawl over an attempt to trim a poplar tree. That escalated quickly into the death of two American...

North Korea threat looms over US envoy Tillerson's Asia trip

TOKYO (AP) — On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea and demonstrate "Ame...