N. Korean official executed for violating quarantine rule after China visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A North Korean trade official has reportedly been executed by firing squad for going to a public bath, in violation of his coronavirus quarantine after having returned fro...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world mea...

AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. ...

N Korea delays removal of S Korean facilities over outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has postponed plans to tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort to prevent the spread of a new virus that ha...

Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling rumors that she was purged or executed ...

North Korea names army figure as new foreign minister

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has named as its new foreign minster a former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States, in a possible indication it will take...

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the new unit w...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, ...

US envoy surprised that NKorea didn't give 'Christmas gift'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear ...

Pompeo sees Japan, SKorea FMs as new sanctions hit NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts to discuss stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and stress the importance of America's re...

SKorea's Moon could seek exemption of UN sanctions on NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that he could push for exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea as a way to achieve an expansion of inter-Korean tie...

N Korea: Trump's birthday greet not enough to resume talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean official on Saturday said that the U.S. and South Korea are dreaming if they think that President Donald Trump's sending a birthday message would get leader Ki...

S Korea conveys Trump's birthday message to Kim Jung Un

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it conveyed a message by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wishing him a happy birthday, which is believed to be Jan. 8. ...

Poll: World skeptical Trump will do right in global affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world is still skeptical that after nearly three years in office President Donald Trump will do the right thing on foreign affairs, according to Pew Research Center polling relea...