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  • new storyHome game: Gerina Piller leads in stormy Texas 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:42 pm

    IRVING, Texas - Gerina Piller made herself right at home Friday in the LPGA Tour's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, shooting a 6-under 65 to take the lead in the suspended second round.

  • new storyChina ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.

  • US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.

  • North Korea sends another US citizen to prison story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.

  • Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am

    BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:49 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

  • LG Electronics' profit jumps on strong appliance sales 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business.

  • Samsung's profit beats forecast thanks to early phone debut 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:39 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics recorded a better-than-expected profit in January-March, as an early debut of its flagship Galaxy smartphones boosted sales of high-end phones despite flat growth in the overall smartphone market.

  • South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:19 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:12 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

  • Hyundai Motor's profit down 12 percent on China sales 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a 12 percent drop in its first-quarter net profit as lower sales in China, Russia and Brazil outweighed higher vehicle shipments at home and favorable foreign exchange rates.

  • South Korea's economy grows 2.7 percent, slowest since July 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 10:32 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's economy expanded at its slowest pace in three quarters during the first three months of this year, as exports and domestic demand sagged due to subdued global demand and heavy household debts.

  • Tourist in yoga airplane altercation allowed to fly to Korea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 10:10 pm

    HONOLULU - A tourist whose desire to do yoga on a plane led to his arrest is being allowed to leave Hawaii and return home to South Korea.

  • Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.

  • South Korea's Lee Soo-min wins Shenzhen International 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 10:41 pm

    SHENZHEN, China - South Korea's Lee Soo-min pulled away in a Monday finish to win the rain-interrupted Shenzhen International for his first European Tour victory.

  • Obama dismisses NKorea proposal on halting nuke tests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-16 2:15 pm

    NEW YORK - A day after North Korea's foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

  • Discovery reaches Olympic TV deal with YLE in Finland 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 1:47 pm

    LONDON - Finnish broadcaster YLE has reached a deal with Discovery Communications for domestic TV rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.

  • Guangzhou Evergrande out of Asian Champions League 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:00 pm

    SYDNEY - Big-spending defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande failed to advance from the group stage of the Asian Champions League despite a win this week, with Sydney FC and Urawa Red Diamonds reaching the knock out stage from Group H.

  • AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:14 pm

    BUSAN, South Korea - The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a piece of bread.

  • South Korea's president to visit Iran for 1st summit talks 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 5:21 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president is to visit Iran early next month for what would be the two countries' first summit talks, her office said Monday.

  • Thousands mark 2nd anniversary of S. Korean ferry disaster story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-16 9:13 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Koreans participated in memorial events Saturday for the more than 300 people who died in a ferry disaster two years ago that deeply rattled the country.

  • AP Analysis: S. Korea ruling party defeat a test for Park story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has long been known as the "Queen of Elections" for a decades-long track record of steering her party to sometimes unlikely victories. Now, a crushing, shocking defeat in parliamentary elections sets up the fight of her political life.

  • South Korean president's party suffers election setback story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 9:58 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean voters handed President Park Geun-hye a stunning political setback by denying her conservative party a majority in the next National Assembly, poll results showed Thursday.