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  • Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea. Korean-Americans have won approval for...

  • South Korea will no longer bleed and bear it when the North attacks

    No one died on March 31st when first North Korean and then retaliating South Korean artillery units fired some 800 rockets and shells into disputed boundary waters along the peninsula's western coast. The absence of human fatalities is welcome news. So is the South's tit-for-tat firepower...

  • South Korea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions. A drone crashed on frontline Baengnyeong island Monday when the two...

  • Koreas trade fire; island residents in shelters

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said. The exchange of...

  • US: N. Korea actions are dangerous, provocative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says North Korea's actions are "dangerous and provocative" and will further aggravate tensions in the region. The comments come after Pyongyang's sudden announcement that it would conduct live-fire drills in seven areas north of the Koreas' disputed maritime...

  • SKorea fires shells at NKorean waters after drills

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were...

  • Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months

    BEIJING (AP) — Japan and North Korea started high-level government talks on Sunday for the first time in more than a year that were expected to focus on abductions of Japanese by North Korea decades ago. The fate of at least a dozen people who Japan says were abducted by North Korea in the...

  • Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly...

  • North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat. The launch of the Rodong...

  • North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy'

    GENEVA (AP) — North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. So Se Pyong says the U.S. has undermined North Korea's...



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