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  • UN secretary-general condemns NKorean launch

    August 29, 2017 10:45 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan, saying it undermines regional security and stability. Spokeswoman Eri Kaneko released a statement Tuesday from Guterres, who is traveling in the Middle East. It calls on North Korea to comply fully... more »
  • S. Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

    May 8, 2017 8:49 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Koreans are voting for a new president amid widespread expectations of victory for a liberal candidate who has pledged to improve ties with North Korea and review a contentious U.S. missile defense shield. Tuesday's election was called after conservative President Park Geun-hye was forced out... more »
  • S. Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

    April 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's navy says it has started joint exercises with U.S. ships, including the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, which the United States dispatched to the region in a show of force amid the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The drills began... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • NHL not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

    April 3, 2017 4:25 PM

    The NHL is not going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The league announced its decision Monday afternoon, saying the matter was "officially closed." The league says no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. The league wanted... more »
  • Ousted S.Korea leader leaves presidential palace

    March 12, 2017 11:24 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Ousted South President Park Geun-hye has left the presidential palace in Seoul two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal. An official from the Blue House said Sunday evening that Park left for her private house in southern Seoul,... more »
  • US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

    March 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude... more »
  • Report: S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

    November 13, 2016 11:15 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Yonhap news agency is quoting prosecutors as saying they will likely question President Park Geun-hye over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes. If would be the first time that a sitting president has been questioned by... more »
  • South Korean president to let parliament choose her PM

    November 7, 2016 10:18 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president says she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister as she tries to defuse an escalating influence-peddling scandal. The announcement Tuesday by Park Geun-hye is a major concession that could severely curtail her ability to govern in the year she has left... more »
  • Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea's 3Q growth

    October 24, 2016 10:26 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's third-quarter economic growth has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall having an impact. The country's central bank said Tuesday that Asia's fourth-largest economy expanded 2.7 percent during the July-September quarter over a year earlier,... more »
  • US, Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea

    September 18, 2016 3:44 PM

    NEW YORK - The United States, Japan and South Korea are roundly condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test and calling for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers said Sunday that the North Korean... more »
  • US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North

    September 12, 2016 9:37 PM

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The United States has flown nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its fifth nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in the South. The B-1 bombers, escorted by U.S. and South... more »
  • Korea beats US for Rio gold in team archery

    August 6, 2016 5:46 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - South Korea was nearly flawless to beat the United States in the men's team archery final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Korean powerhouse scored in the 10 range on 15 of its 18 arrows to knock off the Americans, 6-0. South Korea has... more »
  • North Korea ready to halt nuke tests if US stops exercises

    April 23, 2016 9:12 PM

    NEW YORK - North Korea's foreign minister says in an interview with The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea. He also defended the country's right to maintain a nuclear deterrent and warned... more »
  • Injured US ambassador to be released from hospital

    March 10, 2015 1:56 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment because of a knife attack. Lippert has been hospitalized at Seoul's Severance Hospital since Thursday when a knife-wielding man slashed him on the face and wrist during a... more »
  • SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt

    March 4, 2015 5:27 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment. Yonhap news agency said Lippert was injured, but it wasn't clear the exact nature of his injuries. YTN TV showed a picture of Lippert... more »
  • South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

    December 30, 2014 11:16 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean activist says he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un. The comedy depicting an assassination attempt on Kim is at the center of tension... more »
  • Ferry captain gets 36 years in prison for crash

    November 11, 2014 2:00 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The captain of the South Korea ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, has been given 36 years in prison. The court said the captain was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster. He could have received a death sentence, although... more »

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