Tuesday, June 27, 2017

North Korea

In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China began high-level security talks Wednesday focused largely on North Korea, amid outrage in Washington over death of an American college student after his imprisonment in the North. President Donald Trump ...
In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said.

BY DAN SEWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old “has ...
A crying woman exits a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, as he is transferred from his transport aircraft to an ambulance at Lunken regional airport, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Cincinnati.

BY MATTHEW LEE, MATTHEW PENNINGTON and DAKE KANG CINCINNATI (AP) — An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was ...
In this undated photo published on Sept. 7, 2013, on the homepage of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, talks with former NBA player Dennis Rodman during a dinner in North Korea.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The last time Dennis Rodman visited North Korea, he delighted the country’s young ruler with a rendition of “Happy Birthday,” suffered an angry meltdown on CNN while defending his trip and spent ...
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, right, meets U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., left, at the Istana or Presidential Palace in Singapore on Friday, June 2, 2017.

BY ROBERT BURNS SINGAPORE (AP) — The Trump administration is aiming for continuity in Asia policy, sticking broadly with the approach its predecessors have taken by emphasizing diplomacy and cooperation with allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. Mattis ...
This image made from video of an undated still image broadcasted in a news bulletin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a missile launcher in North Korea.

BY ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s oft-criticized missile defense program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack. Vice ...
People walk near a screen which reports North Korea's missile launch, in Osaka, western Japan Monday, May 29, 2017. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)

BY FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it ...
People watch a news broadcast on the launch of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile on a screen in front of the railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s “flagrant and provocative defiance” of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions. All 15 council members, including the North’s closest ally China, ...
In this undated photo distributed by the North Korean government Monday, May 22, 2017, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" missile lifts off during its launch test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

BY ERIC TALMADGE TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it’s ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile’s combat ...
In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP, File)

BY ERIC TALMADGE TOKYO (AP) — A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come — we’re all going to have to get used ...
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