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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location in North Korea. The photo is undated.<br>Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS

UN’s North Korea envoy is said to be very worried after trip

The United Nations envoy to North Korea returned from that country deeply worried about the prospects for bringing an end to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a European member of the Security Council who was briefed on the visit.


South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday during a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system.


Retired military leaders urge Trump to choose words, not action, to deal with North Korea

A group of 58 retired American military leaders is making a rare public plea to President Donald Trump, urging him not to take military action against North Korea but to instead pursue a diplomatic resolution to the current standoff.


Off-base drinking ban, midnight curfew lifted for US troops in Japan

The U.S. military has lifted alcohol restrictions and a midnight curfew for Japan-based servicemembers imposed last month after a fatal vehicle accident on Okinawa.

Former Okinawa base worker to appeal murder conviction that gave him life in prison

A former U.S. base worker sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this month for the killing of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman wants to appeal the verdict.


Window from Super Stallion lands on Okinawa elementary school's sports field

The window hit the ground at about 10:10 a.m. at Futenma Daini Elementary School, which is next to the fence line on the northern side of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. There were 30-40 students on the field for physical education class at the time of the incident.


Collision-damaged USS McCain arrives at Yokosuka for repairs

The USS John S. McCain is back at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, to receive repairs for damage suffered in a deadly Aug. 21 collision near Singapore.


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