• A South Korean army soldier mans a K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops ‘unsubstantiated’

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting acts.”

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, salutes to the national flag during the National Security Council Meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks. Park said Thursday there were unspecified signs that a fifth test was "imminent." She warned another nuclear test would result in North Korea suffering harsher sanctions. (Lee Sang-hack/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

    South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missile crashes

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.