- For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option Updated: Jul-30-15 7:01 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.
- Galaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung Updated: Jul-30-15 2:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales.
- LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings Updated: Jul-29-15 3:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.
- US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete Updated: Jul-28-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.
- South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.
- Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup Updated: Jul-26-15 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian powers Japan and South Korea have named squads devoid of big names for next month's biennial East Asian Cup, which also features China and North Korea.
- South Korea's Eun Jong Seong wins US Girls' Junior Updated: Jul-25-15 9:06 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - South Korea's Eun Jeong Seong won the U.S. Girls' Junior on Saturday, beating Angel Yin 3 and 2 in hot conditions at Tulsa Country Club.
- S. Korea man arrested over alleged death threat on US envoy Updated: Jul-24-15 5:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police said Friday that they had arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seoul.
- IOC: Pyeongchang poised to move from planning to operations Updated: Jul-24-15 4:35 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - IOC coordination commission leader Gunilla Lindberg says organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are well poised to move from planning to operational mode with six months remaining before the first of the test events.
- Chung to announce candidacy for FIFA presidency next month Updated: Jul-23-15 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon plans to officially announce his candidacy for president of soccer's world governing body during a visit to Europe next month.
- Hyundai, Kia Motors sign deal for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Updated: Jul-23-15 9:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors have signed on as a domestic sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- South Korea's growth slowest in more than 2 years Updated: Jul-23-15 4:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's quarterly growth slowed to the lowest in more than two years as a severe drought hit agriculture and an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome sapped consumption.
- Hyundai Motor's 2Q earnings down 24 percent Updated: Jul-23-15 3:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its second quarter earnings sank 24 percent due to a sales drop in China and weakness in other markets due to falling currencies.
- Bae loses court battle, faces mandatory military service Updated: Jul-22-15 4:43 pm
OAKVILLE, Ontario - Bae Sang-Moon said Wednesday he plans to play the rest of the PGA Tour season before submitting to his mandatory military service in South Korea.
- North Korea gig fits well with iconic Slovenian band's image Updated: Jul-21-15 12:31 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - For a band inspired by art in totalitarian regimes, a gig in North Korea is a dream come true.
- N. Korea: No interest in something like Iranian nuclear deal Updated: Jul-21-15 5:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Tuesday that it's not interested in an Iran-type nuclear disarmament deal, saying it won't abandon its atomic weapons as long as the United States maintains hostile policies toward the country.
- Top official: South Korea needs to better protect investors Updated: Jul-21-15 4:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The bitter fight between Samsung and an American hedge fund over a contentious takeover deal shows that South Korea needs to do more to protect shareholder rights, the country's top economic policymaker said Tuesday.
- 2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for 1st time Updated: Jul-19-15 7:01 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China.
- Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.
- Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew Updated: Jul-18-15 12:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.
- South Koreans face daunting task building for Olympic hockey Updated: Jul-17-15 4:49 am
FRISCO, Texas - South Korean goalie Kye Hoon Park took up ice hockey on the advice of an elementary school teacher.
- Samsung removes online cartoons after anti-Semitism row Updated: Jul-15-15 7:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A Samsung company on Wednesday removed online cartoons attacking a U.S. hedge fund's founder as a ravenous, big-beaked vulture after Jewish organizations protested similar smears in South Korea's media.
- South Korea indicts 63 in probe on defense procurement Updated: Jul-15-15 5:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - More than 60 South Koreans, including two former navy chiefs of staff, have been indicted in an investigation into alleged corruption associated with numerous defense procurement projects, prosecutors said Wednesday.
- South Korea picks preferred bidder to lift sunken ferry Updated: Jul-15-15 12:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Wednesday selected a Chinese-led consortium as a preferred bidder to salvage a sunken ferry that killed more than 300 people in April last year in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades.
- S. Korean police say professor fed former student feces Updated: Jul-14-15 12:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts.