US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles _ not rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Wednesday was meeting for the second time in a week on North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear-related activities, this time at the request...

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting Tuesday on the human rights situati...

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either...

US envoy: US has `other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “maliciou...

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads” and has called for China to c...

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain on his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his cou...

Kim again rides horse up mountain as nuke deadline nears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has taken a second ride on a white horse to a sacred mountain in less than two months. The Korean Central News Agency on...

Time running out on North Korea’s deadline to US on nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising fears that the head-s...

US defense chief ends Asia tour with same troubles, risks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is ending an Asia tour with the same troubles he found on arrival last week on the Korean peninsula. Together they pose risks ...

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations...

North Korea assails US, South Korea and UN nuclear agency

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the United States of "political and military provocations" and South Korea of "double-dealing behavior." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador K...

South Korea searching for survivors after helicopter crash

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a South Korean ambulance helicopter carrying seven people crashed into waters off the country's eastern coast. ...

Monster China dust storm triggers red pollution alerts in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a massive dust storm from China begins to descend on Taiwan, over a dozen air quality monitoring stations in the north of the country and on outlying islands showed &qu...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

Kim vows to fight US sanctions, visits sacred N. Korean peak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions he says have inflicted "many hardships and trials" on his country. State media on W...