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...

Cross-strait standoff unlikely to end in Tsai's 2nd term: U.S. scholar

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 general elections that resoundingly gave Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a second term, acco...

Cross-strait standoff unlikely to end in Tsai's 2nd term: U.S. scholar

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 general elections that resoundingly gave Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a second term, acco...

US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Experts sa...

Ups and downs in Trump-Kim nuclear diplomacy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s threat to show the world a new strategic weapon and possibly resume long-range missile tests is another dramatic turn in his high-stakes summitry with President Donal...

North Korean leader calls for 'military countermeasures'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for active “diplomatic and military countermeasures” to preserve the country’s security in a lengthy speech at a key political conf...

Stocks open lower at beginning of a holiday-shortened week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street in quiet trading at the beginning of another holiday-shortened week. Technology and communications companies were leading the way lower...

Asian shares lower with eyes on NKorea, China-US trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited updates on the signing of a trade deal between the U.S. and China and kept a wary eye on North Korea. Tokyo's...

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea's security

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sov...

US watching North Korea for 'Christmas gift' missile launch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are referring to as a “Christmas surprise.” ...

China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

United Nations (AP) — China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on key North Korean exports such as coal, iron, iron ore and textiles, “with the intent of enhanc...

US says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadline

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat said Monday that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to ret...

North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclea...

North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and wa...

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...