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North Korea says it may boost military to counter US, South Korea and Japan pact

Pyongyang accuses US of seeking ‘military supremacy’ over Asia-Pacific amid reports North ready for first nuclear test in five yearsNorth Korea has denounced the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that Pyongyang may need to consider reinforcing... go to Article >

Sister says North Korea's Kim suffered a fever from COVID

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 at a national meeting where his sister, in an especially combative speech, said Kim had suffered a fever himself and laid dubious blame against South Korea for the... read more

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 173 of the invasion

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Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations; first UN ship to carry Ukraine grain for Africa prepares to departSee all our Ukraine war coverageRussia’s president, Vladimir Putin, says Russia and North Korea will expand... read more

Kim threatens to use nuclear weapons in any clash with the U.S. and South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he's ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals he... read more

China halts climate and military dialogue with the U.S. over Pelosi's Taiwan visit

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BEIJING — China on Friday said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker... read more

Pelosi is about to land in Taiwan. Here's why that's a big deal

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is due to land in Taiwan late Tuesday evening local time, according to a source familiar with the planning, and she is expected to meet members of Taiwan's legislature and President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday.... read more

North Korea has test-fired a salvo of short-range missiles

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea's military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that U.S. and... read more

US and South Korean forces launch missiles into the sea in retaliation to North Korea's aggression

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On Monday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea in a retaliatory show of force that matched a similar display conducted by North Korea just the day before.The Associated Press reported that U.S. and... read more

South Korea's new president says he will no longer appease Kim Jong Un, says recent attempts at peace with North Korea were a 'proven failure'

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South Korea’s days of appeasing its neighbor to the north are over, as South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk Yeol, said that any new talks between the two countries must be initiated by Kim Jong Un.Yoon said, “I think the ball is in Chairman Kim’s... read more

Shinzo Abe's policies take on renewed significance for Japan

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Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving and perhaps its most consequential prime minister in the post-war era. Over the course of a political career spanning decades, Abe championed policies that have reshaped Japanese foreign and defense policy... read more

How the war in Ukraine is challenging the long-sought pivot to Asia

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President Biden will spend five days in Asia — his first trip to the continent since taking office. He departs for South Korea on Thursday and will then continue on to Japan. Both countries have been vital allies in the United States' effort to... read more