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EXPLAINER: Is North Korea moving nukes to its border?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Is North Korea preparing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons along its tense border with rival South Korea, which is only a short drive from the 26 million people living in an...

Transit row between Russia and Lithuania heats up

Anyone traveling by train from Moscow to Kaliningrad must show their passport at three state borders: the Russian, Belarusian and Lithuanian. Belarus and Lithuania lie between the Russian heartland an...

North Korean leader convenes military meeting amid tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is meeting with his senior military officials to discuss national defense policies and continuing his arms buildup following a highly provocat...

China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims. ...

Iran says rocket launch coming after photos show preparation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran acknowledged Wednesday it plans two tests for its new solid-fueled rocket after satellite photos showed preparations at a desert launch pad previously used in t...

Satellite images suggest Iran preparing for rocket launch

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran appeared to be readying for a space launch Tuesday as satellite images showed a rocket on a rural desert launch pad, just as tensions remain high over Tehran's ...

South Korea says North completed prep for new nuclear test

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that North Korea has completed preparations for a new nuclear test and that only a political decision by the country’s top leadership can preve...

2 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard die amid tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents over the weekend, Iranian media reported on ...

Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery shells into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired what appeared to be artillery shells toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for great...

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism in stance on autocrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for president, Joe Biden was not shy about calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy in the idea that the world is in a battle ...

North Korea appoints first female foreign minister

North Korea has named a top nuclear negotiator Choe Son Hui as its first female foreign minister, state media reported Saturday. Her appointment comes as Pyongyang ramps up its weapons testing progra...

After veto on North Korea, China says 'let's see' on U.N. action over a nuclear test

UNITED NATIONS, June 9 (Reuters) - China's U.N. envoy said on Thursday that Beijing does not want to see North Korea carry out a new nuclear test, which is partly why China vetoed a U.S.-led bid t...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to ...

China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia defended their vetoes of a strongly backed U.S. resolution that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea, speaking at a first of its kind General As...

U.S. asks if China, Russia favor their ties over world security with North Korea vetoes

UNITED NATIONS, June 8 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday questioned whether China and Russia had elevated their "no limits" strategic partnership above global security by vetoing mo...