AP Explains: How a single Trump sentence enraged South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's apparently offhand comment after meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping — that "Korea actually used to be a part of China" — has enraged many So...

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 ...

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it woul...

US VP Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it woul...

Mixed reactions greet Trump's new attitudes on Russia, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with Moscow. ...

World power whiplash: Trump reverses views on Russia, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with Moscow. ...

No Korean films at Beijing festival 'not political decision'

BEIJING (AP) — An organizer of the Beijing International Film Festival has denied that politics had anything to do with this year's lack of South Korean participants. South Korea's Y...

US show of force to North Korea also could show US weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could...

Israel PM warns enemies at missile defense ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning Israel's enemies not to test the Jewish state at a ceremony inaugurating a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor. Netan...

Poland moves closer to buying Patriot missiles from Raytheon

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Defense Minister says talks are progressing on a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy a medium-range missile defense system from U.S. arms producer Raytheon and that the dea...

AP Explains: Park's fate and what happens next in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's embattled former President Park Geun-hye was jailed Friday in a scandal that has set off a political firestorm and led to the arrests of dozens of high-profile ...

Israel prepares for next war with Hezbollah in mock village

ELYAKIM MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — Between a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegat...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 22 The Detroit News on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: ...

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

JERUSALEM (AP) — If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a ...