Saturday, September 23, 2017

Koreas Tensions

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, photo distributed on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. ...
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

BY ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan’s direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will “elicit a different response from us,” ...
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force F-35B stealth fighter jets drop bombs as they fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired ...
Protesters stage a rally against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary. Seoul’s Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene ...
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in addresses a plenary session titled "The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality" at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, look at South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their meeting at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While condemning North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russia and South Korea seemed far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against the country after a meeting ...
United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea, Monday Sept. 4, 2017 at U.N. headquarters.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart spoke on the phone Monday morning for the first time since North Korea boasted of another nuclear test. Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to remove the ...
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a South Korean navy ship fires during a drill in South Korea's East Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

BY FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With Seoul expecting another North Korean missile test, South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea on Tuesday in a second straight day of military swagger from a nation ...
In this Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office four months ago with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his conservative predecessors did not in the previous decade. Two ICBM ...
In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter following North Korea’s strongest-ever nuclear test explosion to criticize both Koreas and China. But his tweets will get as much attention in Asia for what’s ...
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