Clarification: Trump-North Korea story

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story June 30, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for the opening […]

North Korea launches 2 short range missiles

(ABC NEWS)–North Korea launched two unidentifiable objects on Wednesday that traveled 267 miles into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. A U.S. official confirmed that North Korea had launched two short range missiles. “North Korea today launched two unidentifiable objects at 5:34 and 5:57 am,” according to a statement […]

Australia probes reports of citizen detained in North Korea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Thursday it was “urgently seeking clarification” on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea, which the attorney-general described as a “matter of the utmost seriousness.” The family of Alek Sigley said they had no confirmation that the 29-year-old Pyongyang university student had been detained. […]

North Korea complains at UN about US ‘provocations’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea decried the stalled state of its nuclear standoff with the United States and told the international community Monday that the fault lies with Washington’s “political and military provocations.” “It depends on the U.S.,” North Korean Ambassador Kim Song said, whether the negotiations “will become a window of opportunity or […]

North Korea urges South to stop mediating between North, US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. The North Korean statement was an apparent continuation of its displeasure with Seoul and […]

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren’t immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim Il Sung […]

North Korea says released Australian student was spying

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said North Korea deported Alek […]

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country’s coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to North Korea. Typhoon Lingling knocked out power to more than 161,000 homes across South Korea, including on the […]

North Korea: Trump tries to undermine peace with sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three days after the U.S. and North Korean leaders held a historic third meeting, North Korea’s U.N. Mission accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking about dialogue but being “more and more hell bent” on hostile acts. A press statement from the mission pointed a finger at U.S. efforts to exert […]

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