- Seoul: North Korean leader Kim demotes top official Updated: Nov-24-15 4:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday.
- US military helicopter crashes in South Korea, killing 2 Updated: Nov-23-15 10:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army and South Korean police said.
- Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.
- Rival Koreas agree to meet at border village next week Updated: Nov-20-15 1:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The rival Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks next week as part of a previous deal aimed at improving ties in the wake of a military standoff in August.
- Athletes want probe to go beyond Russian track team Updated: Nov-19-15 7:59 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Cleaning up the corrupt anti-doping system in Russia matters because of these stories:
- 200 Syrians fleeing war have arrived in South Korea Updated: Nov-18-15 1:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Seoul's spy service told lawmakers on Wednesday about 200 Syrians fleeing war have arrived by airplane in South Korea, but the government has yet to decide whether to grant refugee status to any of them.
- Report: UN chief to visit North Korea this week Updated: Nov-16-15 5:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report said.
- Scores held as biggest rally in years in Seoul turns violent Updated: Nov-14-15 10:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Police detained more than 50 protesters and were seeking out others Sunday after violent clashes marred the largest anti-government demonstrations in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.
- South Koreans sue government over salt farm slavery Updated: Nov-13-15 8:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years took the government to court on Friday for alleged negligence and police inaction they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal.
- Johnson, Jones, Armstrong: Sport's doping hall of shame Updated: Nov-10-15 1:37 pm
LONDON - From Ben Johnson to Marion Jones to Lance Armstrong, the sports world has its own doping hall of shame.
- Yeo appointed sec-gen of Pyeongchang organizing committee Updated: Nov-09-15 12:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Yeo Hyeong-gu was appointed secretary-general of the organizing committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and went straight to work Monday at a staff meeting in Seoul.
- Korea set to replace goal difference with goals scored Updated: Nov-08-15 12:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - In a bid to increase entertainment, South Korea's K-League is set to replace goal difference with goals scored as the first means of separating teams equal on points.
- Japan Sports Agency sets goals for Rio, Tokyo Olympics Updated: Nov-05-15 11:36 pm
TOKYO - The newly formed Japan Sports Agency has set ambitious goals for the nation's athletes at both the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics.
- Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue Updated: Nov-02-15 2:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
- US, SKorea express "grave concern" at NKorean threats Updated: Nov-02-15 7:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. and South Korea expressed "grave concern" Monday over North Korea's stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack.
- Long, complicated history behind S. Korea-Japan relations Updated: Nov-02-15 6:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of years of deeply complicated history bubbled beneath the surface images of handshakes and flashing cameras Monday at the first formal meeting of Japanese and South Korean leaders in 3½ years.
- Carter emphasizes South Korea support, visits buffer zone Updated: Nov-01-15 1:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting the buffer zone separating North and South Korea to highlight the American commitment to defend its South Korean ally.
- N. Korea to hold biggest party congress in decades Updated: Oct-30-15 12:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's ruling party said Friday it will hold its biggest convention in decades next May.
- Seoul, Tokyo bickering days before 3-way summit with China Updated: Oct-28-15 9:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Leave it to perpetually squabbling Northeast Asia to spice up that most vanilla of diplomatic activities: the meet-and-greet, photo-op-ridden international summit.