Seoul to conduct review before allowing more US launchers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it will set up an environmental review before allowing four more launchers to be added to a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope w...

S. Korean official suspended over US missile defense report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's presidential office says a senior defense official has been suspended for deliberately failing to report the arrival of several more launchers for a contentious...

Pentagon missile defense program scores a win

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's oft-criticized missile defense program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territ...

Hit or miss, missile defense test is a key milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit or miss, the Pentagon's attempt on Tuesday to shoot down a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean marks an important milestone for an oft-criticized defense program that could be wh...

S. Korea's new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new liberal president is demanding an investigation because he says he wasn't told about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. miss...

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely ...

Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the first day of his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear h...

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. missile-defense syste...

Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempt to repair relations damaged by China's strong o...

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

BEIJING (AP) — A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a music video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to br...

Missile Defense 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning

TOKYO (AP) — The scenario has become pretty familiar by now. Sometime in the early morning, a missile roars off its launcher in North Korea and flies off — to a splash zone somewhere in the Pacific Oc...

Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — While most of the United States is still out of reach of a missile launched by North Korea, the U.S. territory of Guam, a key military hub in the Pacific, could be within range. ...

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called his new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday to congratulate him on his inauguration, the first time such a call has been made...

Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes abroad

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Which of South Korea's neighbors and allies stand to benefit most from liberal Moon Jae-in's ascension to the presidency this week? It might be North Korea,...

AP Analysis: S. Korea's Moon floats summit; will North bite?

TOKYO (AP) — First it was an off-the-cuff offer from then-candidate Donald Trump to have hamburgers in Washington. Now, South Korea's new president says he is willing to meet with North Korean leader ...