SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — International journalists' organizations are criticizing the status of press freedom in South Korea after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea must not use a possible rocket launch as leverage in negotiations with the U.S, a South Korean presidential adviser said Tuesday, saying such a move could be...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in responded sharply Tuesday to a conservative lawmaker's accusation that he was acting as the "top spokesman" of North...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A small earthquake in North Korea was likely caused by a mining operation, Seoul's weather agency said Friday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. on Friday formally signed a deal on Seoul's increased payment for the U.S. troop deployment, amid worries about the future of the countries'...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. analysts say North Korea appears to have restored normal operations at a long-range rocket launch site it had partially dismantled last year as part of disarmament...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country's spy agency told lawmakers that new...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's state TV has aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim Jong Un's recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with President Donald...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where an acute increase in pollution...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was released from detention Wednesday after a court approved 1 billion won ($885,000) bail nearly a year after his arrest and...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Italy international Graziano Pelle scored a pair of goals Tuesday to give Chinese club Shandong Luneng to a 2-2 draw at South Korean team Gyeongnam in the opening round...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has proposed semiofficial three-way talks with the United States and North Korea as it struggles to put nuclear diplomacy back on track after the collapse of...
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has already started scoring in China and now the Belgian international is turning his attention to the Asian Champions...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support...
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Even as he announced the failure of nuclear negotiations with North Korea, President Donald Trump complained that annual military drills with South Korea were "very, very...
South Korea says failure to reach nuclear deal ‘unfortunate’
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea described the breakdown of nuclear talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday as unfortunate, but expressed hope...
Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's...
2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon’s presidency
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes...
Asian stocks change little ahead of more US-China talks
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.
Italy’s checking if NKorean envoy’s daughter was forced back
ROME (AP) — Italy is investigating if the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat posted to Italy had been forcibly returned to Pyongyang after her parents disappeared in an apparent defection,...
Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won’t give up nukes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state.
South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture.
South Korea's Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49 votes, edging out the southern port city of Busan.
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South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul's contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance.
The development comes as President Donald Trump is set to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in late February.
Seoul: US, NKorea officials to meet in Asia ahead of summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and North Korea will meet again this month in an unidentified Asian country ahead of their leaders' planned second summit in Vietnam in late February,...
US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi later this month, the U.S. State Department said.
South hopeful, wary, but nuke talks crucial for Korean ties
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often-belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to President Donald...
South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating, Park I Seul realized she had a problem: She was not tall and skinny, like typical runway models, nor was she big enough to be a plus-size model.
She also realized that the only way to meet South Korea's lofty beauty standards was for her to continuously deny who she truly is.
US envoy, South Korean official discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea met with South Korea's national security adviser on Monday to discuss a planned second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul's presidential office said.
Stephen Biegun explained to Chung Eui-yong Washington's stance toward North Korea ahead of talks on setting up the summit, the presidential Blue House said in a statement.
US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior U.S. and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea earlier amid reports that he'll meet North Korean officials soon to work out details for the summit.
N. Korean Christians keep faith underground amid crackdowns
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. A second cowered under a blanket or in the toilet when praying in the North. Yet another recalls seeing a fellow prison inmate who'd been severely beaten for refusing to repudiate her religion.
Christians in N. Korea tell of struggle to practice faith
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Christianity is virtually outlawed in North Korea, where dictator Kim Jong Un is the subject of a personality cult that treats him like a god. The possession of Bibles, open religious services and any attempt to build underground church networks could mean torture, lengthy prison terms or execution.
Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement.
A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty on most counts after being accused of molestation, sexual assault and abuse of authority. The official did not want to be named, citing office rules.
Woman enslaved by Japan’s military mourned near protest site
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The funeral procession of a woman sexually enslaved by Japanese soldiers as a girl during WWII concluded Friday near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, where Kim Bok-dong had protested for decades against what she called Japanese failure to come to terms with its wartime brutality.
Ally of S. Korea leader jailed over opinion rigging scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A political ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday received a two-year prison term for his involvement in an online opinion rigging scandal.
The conviction of South Gyeongsang Gov. Kim Kyoung-soo is a blow to Moon, a liberal who is struggling to revive stalled negotiations on North Korea's nuclear program and address diverse economic woes at home.
SKoreans mourn death of wartime sex slave who fought Tokyo
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of protesters who demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities.
Kim Bok-dong had been a vocal leader at the rallies that have been held every Wednesday in Seoul for nearly 30 years. She died on Monday at a Seoul hospital where she had been receiving treatment for cancer. She was 92.
AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.
Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he's been expelled to four decades after being sent to adoptive parents in Michigan at age 3.
Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military accused Japan of a "clear provocation" over what it said was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship on Wednesday.
Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the plane flew 60 to 70 meters (196 to 229 feet) above the water near a South Korean naval ship in seas southwest of the Korean Peninsula.
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Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington.
South Korea defense report doesn’t refer to North as enemy
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday.
It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed on the North, that the enemy label hasn't been applied, and a further sign of better ties between the rivals.
UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation.
Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its rights conditions. He said North Korea has not allowed him to visit despite his requests over the past three years for cooperation.
South Korean leader urges bolder steps from North Korea, US
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor.
S. Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court said Wednesday it has ordered the seizure of local assets of a Japanese company after it refused to compensate several wartime forced laborers, in an escalation of a diplomatic brawl between the Asian neighbors.
Japan called the decision "extremely regrettable" and said it will push for talks with Seoul on the issue.
The Latest: NKorea leader’s motorcade leaves Beijing station
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to China (all times local):
A long motorcade including motorcycle outrides reserved for state leaders has left a Beijing train station shortly after the arrival of a train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Kim's his arrival Tuesday had been openly announced by both sides.