- Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free Updated: Jul-03-15 6:53 am
BANGKOK - A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday.
- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers Updated: Jul-03-15 2:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.
- Asian women's teams show up male rivals Updated: Jul-03-15 1:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The contrast between the fortunes of Asia's women's soccer teams and their male equivalents could not be more striking.
- Athletes avoid South Korea over virus fears Updated: Jul-02-15 7:53 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - As South Korea battles to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus, some foreign athletes are turning their back on the country.
- Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans Updated: Jul-02-15 4:22 am
BEIJING - A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 passengers and the Chinese driver, officials said Thursday.
- Roswell man volunteers over 15,000 hours for wildlife refuge Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - Jim Montgomery has volunteered over 15,000 hours over the past 30 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. In 1985, he began to do some volunteer work at the wildlife refuge but it wasn't until 1989 that he really became involved.
- S. Korean musical producer to direct Pyeongchang ceremonies Updated: Jul-01-15 10:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The producer of South Korea's longest-running theater show has been selected as executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
- Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger Updated: Jul-01-15 3:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court Wednesday denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining two of its companies, a largely expected ruling that gives South Korea's biggest business group a boost in an upcoming shareholder vote on the merger.
- Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal Updated: Jun-30-15 6:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.
- Dutch FA terminates Hiddink's contract as coach Updated: Jun-29-15 5:24 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch football federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season.
- Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024 Updated: Jun-29-15 10:15 am
LONDON - U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).
- Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars Updated: Jun-29-15 6:25 am
YONGIN, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.
- Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 10:43 pm
Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.
- Seoul imposes more sanctions over North Korean arms trade Updated: Jun-25-15 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Friday imposed financial sanctions on seven individuals and organizations from Taiwan and Syria after they were linked to weapons trade with North Korea.
- South Korea cuts growth forecast as MERS saps spending Updated: Jun-25-15 2:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's finance ministry said Thursday that economic growth will slow this year as the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome saps spending and tourism.
- Foreign fund's fight with Samsung galvanizes shareholders Updated: Jun-24-15 3:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund's bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country's wealthiest family.
- N. Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges Updated: Jun-23-15 4:44 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced two South Koreans to life in prison with labor after finding them guilty of spying for Seoul.
- France releases South Korean ferry tycoon's daughter Updated: Jun-23-15 3:26 pm
PARIS - A French appeals court has ordered the release of the daughter of a South Korean businessman believed to be linked to a deadly ferry disaster, pending a decision on whether to extradite her.
- South Korean novelist admits to plagiarizing Japanese author Updated: Jun-23-15 7:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - One of South Korea's most influential writers admitted Tuesday to plagiarizing a well-known Japanese author in a short story she published almost a decade ago.
- Samsung heir apologizes for MERS spread at Samsung hospital Updated: Jun-23-15 1:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The heir of the Samsung business empire bowed deep in apology Tuesday as criticism mounted over a Samsung hospital's role in spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea.
- Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties Updated: Jun-22-15 11:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties - small, mostly symbolic moves that could signal an easing of abysmal relations between the key U.S. allies.
- French women beat South Korea 3-0 in World Cup round of 16 Updated: Jun-21-15 7:36 pm
MONTREAL - The French-speaking and France-favoring crowd sang "La Marseillaise" three times during Sunday's game against South Korea.
- Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking Updated: Jun-21-15 12:22 pm
TOKYO - Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries normalizing relations marred by Japan's colonization and World War II conquest.
- North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS Updated: Jun-19-15 6:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.