- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 3:47 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal Updated: Aug-25-15 12:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.
- Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink Updated: Aug-24-15 7:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink - this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.
- The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):
- Japan says PM will not attend military parade in China Updated: Aug-24-15 3:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II, the government's top spokesman said Monday.
- China ramping up publicity for upcoming military parade Updated: Aug-22-15 3:05 am
BEIJING - China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II, but officials still aren't saying what other countries are taking part.
- S. Korea leader to attend China's celebrations of WWII end Updated: Aug-19-15 11:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to China next month to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, her office said Thursday.
- No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical Updated: Aug-14-15 11:13 pm
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing criticism from China and South Korea.
- South Korea president pardons business tycoon Updated: Aug-13-15 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye on Thursday pardoned a tycoon convicted of embezzlement who heads the country's third-largest business group.
- Obama to welcome South Korean president in October Updated: Aug-12-15 4:25 pm
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama is set to welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) to the White House in October.