- Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill Updated: Feb-10-16 11:18 am
WASHINGTON - Senate leaders pledged on Wednesday to take swift action on legislation imposing more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.
- S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea Updated: Feb-10-16 8:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.
- Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea Updated: Feb-10-16 6:59 am
TOKYO - Japan announced Wednesday that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of missile technology.
- Key developments following North Korea's rocket launch Updated: Feb-10-16 5:06 am
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday's launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang's use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says the launch of a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, is part of a peaceful space program.
- UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions Updated: Feb-09-16 11:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.
- The Latest: FBI chief says encryption blocks investigations Updated: Feb-09-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):
- Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.
- S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts Updated: Feb-09-16 7:06 am
TOKYO - Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong.
- Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations Updated: Feb-09-16 5:16 am
In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a "grave, provocative act" if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of "searing consequences" if the launch went ahead. Moscow and Washington, which rarely agree on much of anything these days, both denounced Pyongyang's plans. Even China, North Korea's closest ally, said it was worried.
- US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China Updated: Feb-09-16 4:14 am
WASHINGTON - North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development - China.
- Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch Updated: Feb-09-16 2:12 am
TOKYO - Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.
- North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site Updated: Feb-08-16 8:01 am
TOKYO - Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.
- UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions Updated: Feb-07-16 11:41 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.
- The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
- Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.
- Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.
- Obama, Xi discuss NKorea amid signs of rocket launch preps Updated: Feb-05-16 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation was moving closer to blastoff.
- Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.
- Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target Updated: Feb-05-16 9:16 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea - South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships.
- Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM Updated: Feb-05-16 3:48 am
TOKYO - Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch.
- Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris Updated: Feb-04-16 4:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.
- Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N. Korea ruling party Updated: Feb-03-16 11:48 pm
TOKYO - North Korea's state media say leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of top ruling party officials this week aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May.
- North Korea's rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China Updated: Feb-03-16 11:42 pm
BEIJING - The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. In diplomatic terms, it was yet another sign of disrespect for North Korea's chief ally.
- China urges restraint over North Korea rocket launch Updated: Feb-03-16 7:19 am
BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for all sides to show restraint over North Korea's announcement that it plans to launch a rocket in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
- Senior Chinese official arrives in North Korea Updated: Feb-02-16 4:54 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - China's point man on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang, the country's capital, on Tuesday amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North's recent nuclear test.