US, Japan, SKorea vow unified response to North Korea threat

Nov 12, 2022, 10:52 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2022, 1:28 pm
President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association...

President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a unified, coordinated response to North Korea’s threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with Biden declaring that the three-way partnership is “even more important than it’s ever been” when North Korea is stepping up its provocations.

Biden met separately with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol before all three sat down together on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Cambodia.

The U.S. president began by offering condolences for a crowd surge during Halloween festivities in Seoul that killed more than 150 people, saying the U.S. had grieved with South Korea. The meeting was heavily focused on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent escalations, although Biden said the three leaders would also discuss strengthening supply chains and preserving peace across the Taiwan strait, while building on the countries’ support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

Biden had also planned to seek input from Kishida and Yoon on managing China’s assertive posture in the Pacific region on the eve of his face-to-face with President Xi Jinping.

“We face real challenges, but our countries are more aligned than ever, more prepared to take on those challenges than ever,” Biden said. “So I look forward to deepening the bonds of cooperation between our three countries.”

Both Yoon and Kishida discussed the ongoing displays of aggression by North Korea, which has fired dozens of missiles in recent weeks. The launches include an intercontinental ballistic missile 10 days ago that triggered evacuation alerts in northern Japan, as the allies warn of a looming risk of the isolated country conducting its seventh nuclear test in the coming weeks.

Referring to the crowd surge that occurred in the Itaewon neighborhood in Seoul, Yoon said, through an interpreter: “At a time when South Koreans are grieving in deep sorrow, North Korea pushed ahead with such provocations which lays bare the Kim Jong Un regime’s true inclinations.”

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Saturday that Biden would use the meetings to strengthen the three countries’ joint response to the dangers posed by North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“What we would really like to see is enhanced trilateral security cooperation where the three countries are all coming together,” he said. “That’s acutely true with respect to the DPRK because of the common threat and challenge we all face, but it’s also true, more broadly, about our capacity to work together to enhance overall peace and stability in the region.”

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have skyrocketed in recent months as the North continues its weapons demonstrations and the U.S. and South Korea held stepped-up joint defense exercises. Earlier this month, the South Korean military said two B-1B bombers trained with four U.S. F-16 fighter jets and four South Korean F-35 jets during the last day of “Vigilant Storm” joint air force drills. It was the first time since December 2017 that the bombers were deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The exercise involved a total of roughly 240 warplanes, including advanced F-35 fighter jets from both countries.

North Korea responded with its own display of force, flying large numbers of warplanes inside its territory.

The Biden administration has said it has sent repeated requests to negotiate with North Korea without preconditions on constraining its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, but that Kim Jong Un’s government has not responded.

Biden has said he plans to press Xi to use China’s sway over North Korea to curtail its aggressive behavior, as part of what is expected to be a wide-ranging meeting between the leaders on the margins of the Group of 20 gathering in Bali, Indonesia.

China “has an interest in playing a constructive role in restraining North Korea’s worst tendencies,” Sullivan said Saturday. “Whether they choose to do so or not is, of course, up to them.”

Biden told reporters on Sunday that he’s “always had straightforward discussions” with Xi, and that has prevented either of them from “miscalculations” of their intentions. Their meeting comes weeks after Xi cemented his grip on China’s political system with the conclusion of the Community Party congress in Beijing that gave him a norm-breaking third term as leader.

“His circumstances changed, to state the obvious, at home,” Biden said of Xi. Biden maintained that his own have as well, saying that after Democrats retained control of the Senate in the midterm elections, “I know I’m coming in stronger.”

Underscoring that point, several heads of state approached Biden in Cambodia to tell him they had followed the U.S. midterm campaigns closely, telling the president that the results were a testament to the strength of American democracy, Sullivan told reporters traveling on Air Force One to Indonesia on Sunday evening.

Monday’s meeting will be the first in-person sit-down between the leaders since Biden was elected. U.S. officials have expressed frustration that lower-level Chinese officials have proven unable or unwilling to speak for Xi, and are hoping the face-to-face summit will enable progress on areas of mutual concern — and, even more critically, a shared understanding of each others’ limitations.

“I know him well, he knows me,” Biden said. “We’ve just got to figure out where the red lines are and what are the most important things to each of us, going into the next two years.”

As president, Biden has repeatedly taken China to task for human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic minorities, Beijing’s crackdowns on democracy activists in Hong Kong, coercive trade practices, military provocations against self-ruled Taiwan and differences over Russia’s prosecution of its war against Ukraine.

Xi’s government has criticized the Biden administration’s posture toward Taiwan — which Beijing looks eventually to unify with the communist mainland — as undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Chinese president also has suggested that Washington wants to stifle Beijing’s growing clout as it tries to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy.

Biden also spoke briefly with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who has sought out his own meeting with Xi this week in an effort to ease Chinese sanctions against his country.

Kim reported from Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Associated Press writers Josh Boak in Baltimore and Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One upon departure after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Biden is headed to the G20 summit in Nusa Due, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol, center, talks with his staff during the ASEAN - East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, shake hand with South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol during the ASEAN - East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks about democratic control of the Senate before leaving his hotel to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida listens to a speech during the ASEAN - East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

AP

FILE - Former Minister for Health Matt Hancock arrives with MP's and Peers for a service of remembr...
Associated Press

Disgraced former UK Minister seeks jungle redemption

LONDON (AP) — Matt Hancock, the U.K’s scandal-prone former health secretary, is seeking an unlikely form of redemption Sunday: attempting to win “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” — a grueling, often gruesome reality show set in the Australian jungle. Hancock led Britain’s response to COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic, […]
6 hours ago
Associated Press

Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees

Pretty much everyone hates Airbnb cleaning fees — those pesky charges tacked on to your vacation rental bill that supposedly cover the costs to get the place ready for the next visitors. Travelers don’t like the expense, and hosts don’t like charging them, either. Dennis Shirshikov, an Airbnb host who owns a rental property in […]
6 hours ago
Associated Press

Railway workers in Austria to strike Monday in pay standoff

BERLIN (AP) — Railway workers in Austria are set to hold a one-day strike on Monday after a failed round of talks in pay negotiations. The Austria Press Agency reported Sunday that both sides said the fifth round of talks on pay for some 50,000 employees of about 65 railway operators, including the main national […]
6 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer informs a migrant c...
Associated Press

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death threats from a cartel and the local authorities ignored her […]
6 hours ago
General view of the damaged Antonivsky Bridge in Kherson, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The bridg...
Associated Press

Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling by Russian forces struck several areas in eastern and southern Ukraine overnight as utility crews continued a scramble to restore power, water and heating following widespread strikes in recent weeks, officials said Sunday. With persistent snowfall blanketing the capital, Kyiv, Sunday, analysts predicted that wintry weather — bringing with it […]
6 hours ago
Residents stand in line to enter a store which controls the flow of shoppers in Beijing, Sunday, No...
Associated Press

Protests of strict lockdown hit Shanghai, other China cities

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China’s strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country since a deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions over such rigid anti-virus measures. Crowds stood and filmed as police started […]
6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
...
Children’s Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network celebrates cancer-fighting superheroes, raises funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jace Hyduchak was like most other kids in his kindergarten class: He loved to play basketball, dress up like his favorite superheroes and jump as high as his pint-sized body would take him on his backyard trampoline.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
US, Japan, SKorea vow unified response to North Korea threat