- South Korean president visits Uganda to talk business Updated: May-28-16 12:01 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Korea's president arrived in Uganda Saturday, the second leg of her Africa tour during which she is promoting business and trade opportunities.
- North Korea threatens South's ships after sea border chase Updated: May-28-16 12:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South's navy fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary.
- South Korea leader seeks African support against North Korea Updated: May-27-16 7:30 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Korea's president on Friday urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
- Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated Updated: May-27-16 2:27 am
TOKYO - An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said.
- North Korea criticizes Obama's Hiroshima visit Updated: May-26-16 8:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's official news agency is criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima on Friday.
- Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality Updated: May-26-16 6:52 am
TOBA, Japan - There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.
- Inslee, South Korean governor lay wreath at war memorial Updated: May-25-16 7:59 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee and Governor Ha Jin Song of the Jeollabuk-do province in South Korea placed a ceremonial wreath at the Korean War Memorial as part of a daylong event to mark the 20-year anniversary of the sister-state agreement between the province and Washington state.
- Shandong into Asian Champions League last 8 after 2-2 draw Updated: May-25-16 5:03 pm
SYDNEY - A long-range strike in the 90th minute from substitute Hao Junmin gave Shandong Luneng a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC, putting the Chinese side into the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on away goals.
- South Korea's president arrives in Ethiopia Updated: May-25-16 3:36 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has arrived in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday night to start her three-nation visit to Africa.
- Ex-South Korean soccer referees indicted over payments Updated: May-25-16 2:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors have indicted two former soccer referees over allegations that they received money from a club official - also formally charged - in return for favorable decisions in five K-League matches in 2013.
- Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.
- South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Updated: May-24-16 2:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
- South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death Updated: May-21-16 8:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they are increasingly afraid of threats, abuse and attacks by men.
- North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies Updated: May-21-16 12:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country's state media said Saturday.
- South Korean missionary bludgeoned to death in Philippines Updated: May-20-16 9:21 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Christian missionary from South Korea was bludgeoned to death with a spade and a cooking gas tank Friday by a robber who broke into his home southeast of the Philippine capital, police said.
- Lee says preparations on track for Pyeongchang 2018 Updated: May-20-16 4:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are on track with less than two years to go, despite lingering concerns over venue constructions and sponsorships, the new chief organizer said Friday.
- Oxygen tanks explode at US military base in South Korea Updated: May-19-16 9:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea - More than 20 oxygen tanks exploded at a U.S. military base in South Korea on Thursday, triggering a fire, but there were no reports of casualties, South Korean officials said.
- North Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister Updated: May-17-16 10:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to a diplomatic letter from Pyongyang.
- SKorean Olympic chief hopes to see banned swimmer in Rio Updated: May-17-16 7:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The head of the South Korean Olympic Committee personally hopes to see former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan compete at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro despite his exclusion from the national team following a doping suspension.
- South Korean military seeks to end service exemptions Updated: May-17-16 6:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it's pushing to end most of the existing military service exemptions for men by 2023 to cope with an expected shortage in manpower.
- South Korea to fine Nissan for allegedly bogus emission data Updated: May-16-16 2:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Environment Ministry said Monday that it will fine Nissan's South Korean operation for manipulating emissions tests on its sports utility vehicle models, an allegation Nissan is denying.
- A wave of bad news batters Olympics past, present and future Updated: May-13-16 2:35 pm
LONDON - Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: May-11-16 5:04 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
- N. Korea offers particularly good look at Kim, other leaders Updated: May-11-16 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean state media on Wednesday released high-resolution headshots of more than two dozen top officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, that appear to be missing something Pyongyang-watchers have come to expect: signs of retouching.
- Do blunders mean South Korea's spying apparatus is broken? Updated: May-11-16 4:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea - When it comes to spying on North Korea, rival South Korea seems to be wrong almost as much as it's right.