N. Korea sends condolences for former S. Korean first lady

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent flowers and a message of condolence on Wednesday for the funeral of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee-ho, whose late husband held a ...

Acting defense chief: Major drills with SKorea still on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Sunday that so far he sees no need to restore large-scale military exercises with South Korea that have been curtailed over the...

Report: North Korea executes envoy to US

North Korea has executed its special envoy to the United States and several other officials who worked on the February summit with the United States, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported o...

Flattery in Japan in rearview, Trump returns to DC snarls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days of fun and flattery in Tokyo are over for President Donald Trump. The sumo wrestling, golf and red carpet strolls give way to the same Washington stew of ...

Japan's new emperor welcomes Trump to Imperial Palace

TOKYO (DW) -- Donald Trump said on Monday that it was "a great honor and a great thing" to meet Japan's new emperor. Naruhito succeeded his father Akihito on May 1, who became the fir...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting Nor...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you lik...

Trump downplays North Korean missile treat

TOKYO (AP) — In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concer...

The Latest: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make s...

Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan. Trump s...

Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo

TOKYO (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan was ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcome...

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea last month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and says sanctions m...

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has vowed to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea through international organizations and is also considering ...

AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has made a highly unusual seizure of a huge North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal transports. But it's nothing new for North Korea, which has long...

Trump faces mounting foreign policy challenges around world

WASHINGTON (AP) — New North Korea missile tests. A trade standoff with China. Fresh nuclear tensions with Iran. President Donald Trump's foreign policy challenges are mounting around...