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Stories with place: Seoul
  • Asia's largest film festival closes with record visitors 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 8:58 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A typhoon and a government budget cut did not stop cinema lovers from flocking to Asia's most influential film festival.

  • Seoul prosecutors questioning NYU student over N. Korea trip 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors are investigating a New York University student freed this week by North Korea on suspicion that he violated a law that prohibits South Korean citizens from traveling to the North without permission, officials said Wednesday.

  • US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

  • Spieth, Dustin Johnson partners in Presidents Cup story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:43 pm

    INCHEON, South Korea - Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson battled at Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open. They will be partners in South Korea at the Presidents Cup.

  • Japan under pressure in Asian World Cup qualification 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:51 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - On a night of big games in Asia, Japan will be under the most pressure as a defeat to Syria in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would cast doubt on its chances of making it to Russia.

  • Chung says he is facing lengthy FIFA suspension 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:00 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.

  • Russian athletes sent home from SKorea for inflight incident 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Nine Russian athletes, trainers and journalists were sent back home from South Korea on Friday after allegedly being drunk and rowdy on a plane, South Korean police said.

  • Sasnovich into first WTA final, to face Begu in Seoul 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 3:56 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Aliaksandra Sasnovich's dream run at the Korean Open continued as she beat second-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday.

  • Odd partnership: Ties warm between India and North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 2:05 am

    NEW DELHI - It's not the most obvious international friendship. On one side is the world's largest democracy, with its riotous collection of battling political parties and a freewheeling media with thousands of newspapers, TV stations and websites. On the other is a deeply isolated nation, a country with no political opposition and a media that does not question the long-ruling family. Access to the Internet, except for a handful of government-approved websites, is restricted to a tiny elite.

  • Elderly prostitutes reveal dark side of South Korea's rise story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:23 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - As about a dozen elderly men loiter in a small plaza near a cinema, mostly chatting or watching people pass by, several deeply wrinkled women stroll among them, trolling for customers willing to pay for sex in nearby motels.

  • US man accused of killing S. Korean extradited for new trial 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 6:48 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - An American charged with murder in the stabbing of a Seoul university student in 1997, who officials say had fled to the U.S., was extradited to South Korea on Wednesday to face a new trial in a case that has generated widespread interest and a local movie.

  • South Korea-backed app puts children at risk 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 3:21 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app - vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.

  • S. Korea readies for reunions amid N. Korea's rocket threats 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 5:34 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea is moving ahead with preparations for reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War despite rival North Korea talking about new rocket launches and nuclear tests.

  • With a rocket's red glare? N. Korea gears up for major fete story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:41 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - China just put on a big military parade, a few months after Russia did the same. But there's no country more adept at putting on elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea, the undisputed goose-stepping capital of the world, and next month, Pyongyang will stage what is likely to be its biggest celebration in years.

  • NKorea warns it has restarted all nuclear bomb fuel plants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 3:40 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - With a big anniversary drawing near, North Korea declared Tuesday it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants - meaning it could possibly make more, and more sophisticated, nuclear weapons.

  • SKorea, Philippines sign pact on protecting classified info 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 8:06 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The South Korean and Philippine defense chiefs signed an accord Monday to regulate and protect exchanges of classified military information on regional security, including on potential hostilities between the rival Koreas.