Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press

  • South Korea's Hyunmoo II missile system, left, and a U.S. Army Tactical Missile System, right, fire missiles during a combined military exercise between the two countries against North Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea on July 29, 2017. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)
    South Korea to have solid-fuel rockets in major deal with US

    South Korea said Tuesday it has won U.S. consent to use solid fuel for space launch vehicles, a move that is expected to enable Seoul to launch its first surveillance satellites and acquire technology to build more powerful missiles.

  • This photo provided by the North Korean government shows the explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office building in Kaesong, North Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    North Korea’s military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

    North Korea said Wednesday it will redeploy troops to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites, reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, nullifying the landmark tension-reducing deals reached with South Korea just two years ago.

  • In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
    South Korea urges North to uphold deals amid rising animosities

    South Korea on Sunday convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival.

  • In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, a South Korean government official communicates with a North Korean officer during a phone call on the dedicated communications hotline at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (South Korea Unification Ministry/Yonhap via AP)
    North Korea says it will cut communication channels with South

    North Korea said it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea at noon Tuesday as it escalates its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their tense border.

  • Military guard posts of North Korea, top, and South Korea are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea, Sunday, May 3, 2020. North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South's military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
    North and South Korean troops exchange fire along border

    North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities in late 2018.

  • In this April 11, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    South Korea maintains Kim Jong Un health rumors are untrue

    South Korea’s government has dismissed rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in fragile condition, as speculation about his health intensifies amid the North’s silence on his whereabouts.

  • A woman walks past a screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on March 29, 2020. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images)
    North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

    In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

  • People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's firing of projectiles with a file image at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 2, 2020. (Lee Jin-man/AP)
    North Korea fires weapons after threatening ‘momentous’ action

    North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North threatened to take “momentous” action to protest outside condemnation over its earlier live-fire exercises.