• Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation “is now within reach” while North Korea’s foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S. mainland inevitable.

  • The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):

  • World wonders could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

  • China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang’s last ally.

  • IOC calms concern about 2018 Olympics amid NKorea tension

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With France’s sports minister raising questions about security, the IOC is trying to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games.

  • Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic sanctions to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader “obviously a madman.”

  • Analysis: Kim Jong Un, taking on Trump, makes it personal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — So much for keeping the U.S.-North Korea crisis a country-to-country war of words. North Korea’s dictator, taking his cue from America’s president, has made it a decidedly personal matter.

  • Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

    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 frightening new weapons tests.

  • North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A ‘dotard’

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump “the mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”

  • 5 things to know about N. Korean leader’s rebuke of Trump

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a “deranged” old man who will “pay dearly” for his insults.