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Today in History Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

North Korea snaps back at Biden over criticism of launches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday snapped back at President Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests, calling his comments a provocation and encroachment on the North’s rig...

Taiwan’s anti-nuclear activists to protest against KMT referendum plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) moves to trigger a referendum to revive the fourth nuclear power plant project, anti-nuclear activists announced Saturday (March 13...

Biden tells Japan US will help defend disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is committed to defending the Japan-controlled Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands against China's claims, President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister S...

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump's diplomatic en...

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who ...

Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump's buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president...

Trump's talk of secret new weapon fits a pattern of puzzles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims about U.S. military might. First, there were invisible airplanes. Then, ...

NKorea to unveil new economic plans in January party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will hold a rare ruling party congress in January where leader Kim Jong Un will announce a new five-year plan to develop the country’s dismal economy ravaged by U...

North Korea announces congress on five-year economic plan

North Korea announced plans on Thursday to hold a ruling party congress in January next year, to decide on a five-year plan to develop its economy. During a meeting of the Workers' Party's d...

UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petro...

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic bomb survivor, fearful of the widespread discrimination against blast victims that has long per...

Pompeo downplays possibility of summit with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo downplayed the possibility of another summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the U.S. presidenti...

70 years after Korean war, animosity and fear still linger

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On both sides of the world's most heavily armed border Thursday, solemn ceremonies will mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of a war that killed and injured millions, l...

On summit anniversary, North Korea vows to build up military

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday again vowed to build up its military force to counter what it perceives as U.S. threats and said there would be little reason for a personal relationshi...