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North Korea seems to have restarted nuclear reactor - UN agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, according to a new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The agency'...

China tested underwater drones in Taiwan Strait 11 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China tested unmanned underwater drones that can recognize and attack underwater submarines in the Taiwan Strait more than a decade ago, the South China Morning Post (SCMP...

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recogniz...

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallou...

Russia rejects US claim of violation of nuke test ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily rejected a U.S. claim of Moscow's possible violation of a global nuclear test ban. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the ...

US official: Russia 'probably' not adhering to nuke test ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia "probably" is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of ...

North Korea: Kim Jong Un satisfied over weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over new weapons testing, state media reported on Sunday. Footage showed him observing launches of long-range multiple rocket launchers an...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the...

The Latest: Pence cites progress on N. Korea but more needed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's new tactical weapon test (all times local): Noon U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says "great progress" has been...

NKorea says it has tested new "high-tech tactical" weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has observed the successful test of a "newly developed high-tech tactical" weapon. The report Friday from state media di...

Analysis: By Trump's own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat

SINGAPORE (AP) — After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what's perhaps the world's most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the...

Rival Koreas' leaders face high stakes at historic summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump's vow to unleash "fire and fury" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button" boasts, but the stakes will be high on...

AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen t...

'Deep down': Rivalry between Koreas, Japan transcends sport

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea's national soccer coach prepared to play Japan in a 1954 World Cup qualifier, President Syngman Rhee, who'd been liberated, with the rest of Korea, from Ja...

A small uptick in inter-Korean ties follows a tense year

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — What a difference a year makes. North and South Korea sat down to talk Tuesday after a year of mounting tensions, with North Korea testing ever-more capable...