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 ...

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

WASHINGTON (AP) — With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. ...

Russian defense minister boasts about arms upgrade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister says the military has received a steady flow of new weapons allowing it to maintain a "strategic parity" with NATO. Sergei Shoigu said in Wedn...

Trump opens first presidential trip abroad in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his first trip abroad since taking office, touching down Saturday in Saudi Arabia for a visit aimed at building stronger partnerships to comba...

US to announce $110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump vi...

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...

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ASIA: NKOREA-CYBERATTACK — Was the WannaCry cyberattack a North Korean job? Despite bits and pieces of evidence suggesting a possible link, experts warn there's nothing conclusive ye...

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...

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ASIA: JAPAN-NKOREA-US MILITARY — The top American military officer in the Pacific said North Korea's recent military actions are "a recipe for a disaster" and warned against a sense ...

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. ...

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea's progress in building a n...

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...

Editorial: Tighten the lid on officers

Once again, investigators raided a Taiwanese citizen’s home and offices searching for evidence that he passed on secrets about his work to a rival organization. Scenes like these have occurre...