North Korea - the best personalized free web-based Email en en North Korea US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called Wednesday's first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Ramirez strongly rejected the U.S. b... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:43:00Z US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' TOKYO (AP) — The top American military officer in the Pacific said Wednesday that North Korea's recent military actions are "a recipe for a disaster" and warned against a sense of complacency in the face of increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. made the remarks at a lecture for a Tokyo think tank after meeting with Japanese le... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T05:44:00Z US envoy: North Korea is intimidating the entire world UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions. "No one is immune to the threat of North Korea," she told reporters be... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:06:00 GMT 2017-05-16T23:06:00Z Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — While most of the United States is still out of reach of a missile launched by North Korea, the U.S. territory of Guam, a key military hub in the Pacific, could be within range. That realization, coming after a missile launch over the weekend, had residents of the island casting a wary eye amid rising nuclear tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. So... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:28:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:28:00Z The Latest: Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Two law enforcement officials say U.S. investigators suspect North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack. They say that's based on a preliminary investigation and stressed investigat... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:45:00Z New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea's progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul's presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the leaders to meet in late June followed a meeting in Seoul between ... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:00 GMT 2017-05-16T10:55:00Z AP Explains: North Korea missile test is huge step forward SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest ballistic missile test may be nearly as big a deal as the country's propaganda machine claims. Although outside experts see several places where North Korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile launched Sunday appears to be the most powerful the country has ever tested. Some analysts believe the missile, if proven in furt... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:47:00Z North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, wi... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:52:00Z The Latest: Security Council condemns NKorea missile test SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 7:55 a.m. The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:58:00Z AP Top Stories May 15 P Here are the top stories for Monday, May 15th: President Donald Trump says police attacks "must end now"; The UN is condemning North Korea's latest missile... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:54:00Z North Korea missile launch tests Trump's China outreach WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's launch of a longer-range missile shows advances in its technological capabilities and offers the sternest test yet of President Donald Trump's strategy to work with China to combat the threat. Will China fully enforce global sanctions on North Korea and back tough new penalties? If not, will Trump accept the growing calls f... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:46:00Z AP Top Stories May 15 A Here's the latest for Monday, May 15th: Malware attacks continue on Monday; North Korea claims missile could carry nuclear warhead; Bill Clinton speaks... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:24:00 GMT 2017-05-15T15:24:00Z The latest: Australia says China responsible for NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T03:49:00Z UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent consultations on North Korea's latest ballistic missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea. Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Ambass... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:36:00Z Official: North Korea open to US talks under conditions BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean diplomat said Saturday that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set." Choe Son Hui, director general for North American Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, spoke briefly to reporters in Beijing en route to Pyongyang. She was traveling from Norway, where she led a delegation th... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:34:00 GMT 2017-05-14T00:34:00Z AP Top Stories May 13 P Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 13th: President Trump says his pick for FBI director could soon be announced; Trump delivers a commencement... Sat, 13 May 2017 21:06:00 GMT 2017-05-13T21:06:00Z North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions TOKYO (AP) — A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package of tougher sanctions. The sanctions were condemned as a "heinous act against humanity" by the foreign affairs committee of the North's Supreme People's Assembly, according to a state media report. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:08:00Z North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a meeting of foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to outline the N... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-05-11T22:58:00Z North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's nuclear weapons program poses a potentially "existential" threat to the United States, the national intelligence director said in a bleak appraisal to Congress on Thursday. He wouldn't say how close Pyongyang is to being able to strike the U.S. mainland. Dan Coats said the unprecedented nuclear and missile testing last year... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT 2017-05-11T17:37:00Z Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes abroad SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Which of South Korea's neighbors and allies stand to benefit most from liberal Moon Jae-in's ascension to the presidency this week? It might be North Korea, which sees Moon as an advocate of a softer approach to ridding the North of nuclear weapons. This, in turn, could alarm a more conservative Washington. Beijing, meanwhile, likely hopes to win bi... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:18:00 GMT 2017-05-11T00:18:00Z After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited South Korea's new president to visit the White House after an election victory that could cause friction between the allies over how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat. Trump wants to tighten an economic vise and has raised the possibility of military force as the North approaches the ca... Wed, 10 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-05-10T22:00:00Z S. Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. Moon's softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from threats of military actio... Wed, 10 May 2017 10:08:00 GMT 2017-05-10T10:08:00Z The Latest: Philippines congratulates S. Korean president SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's new president (all times local): 3:04 p.m. The Philippines' president has congratulated South Korean President Moon Jae-in and says his country is committed to further enhancing relations with Seoul. "On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Duterte wish... Wed, 10 May 2017 07:21:00 GMT 2017-05-10T07:21:00Z S. Korea's new president willing to visit rival North SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. Moon's softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from threats of military action to hints of ... Wed, 10 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT 2017-05-10T07:00:00Z The Latest: New S. Korean president hints at trip to NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's presidential election (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a congratulatory message to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, saying he looks forward to working together to develop their relationship and tackle North Korean threats. Ab... Wed, 10 May 2017 03:59:00 GMT 2017-05-10T03:59:00Z S. Korea's new president will engage North, reconsider THAAD SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the key policies of Moon Jae-in, who has assumed presidential duties after being declared winner of Tuesday's election: ENGAGEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA A former aide of late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, who sought rapprochement with North Korea, Moon has been critical of the hard-line stances that conservative governments in Seoul maintained ... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:46:00 GMT 2017-05-10T02:46:00Z US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is strongly warning U.S. citizens against traveling to North Korea after the reported recent detention of two Korean-Americans who had taught at a university there. Despite long-standing animosity between Washington and Pyongyang, and the lack of diplomatic relations, Americans are still free to travel there. The tra... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:07:00Z Former UN chief concerned by Trump's go-it-alone policies NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's go-it-alone foreign policy is weakening America's standing at a time of tumult, Kofi Annan told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview, lamenting how the U.S. leader's flip-flopping "makes it difficult for your friends" who still seek U.S. leadership. The former United Nations chief also discounted hopes ... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:11:00Z Annan Worried By Trump’s Go-It-Alone Policies President Donald Trump’s go-it-alone foreign policy is weakening America’s standing at a time of tumult in the world, Kofi Annan tells Associated Press... Tue, 09 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT 2017-05-09T16:48:00Z Senate panel approves Trump's pick for US envoy to China WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Tuesday easily approved Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to China, a move that all but assures full Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick for the key diplomatic post. Members of the Foreign Relations Committee approved Branstad by voice vote. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the... Tue, 09 May 2017 15:01:00 GMT 2017-05-09T15:01:00Z