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Stories with place: South Korea
  • Rival Koreas set date for talks preparing family reunions 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North and South Korea on Saturday set a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

  • South Korea forward Son Heung-min joins Tottenham 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:05 am

    LONDON - South Korea forward Son Heung-min secured his long-desired move to the Premier League by signing for Tottenham on Friday, pledging to be "bold and daring" in his attempts to lift the club back into the top echelons of the English game.

  • Korean and Japanese champions in Champions League stalemate 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:21 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Jeonbuk Motors and Gamba Osaka drew 0-0 on the second night of the Asian Champions League quarterfinals, with the South Korean hosts frustrated against their Japanese opponents.

  • North Korea reports dozens of casualties after heavy rains 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:08 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says heavy rainfall has caused dozens of human casualties, destroyed homes and flooded farmland in a northeast area home to a special economic zone.

  • South Korea youth player Seo Young-jae joins Hamburg 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:12 pm

    HAMBURG, Germany - South Korea youth international Seo Young-jae has joined Hamburger SV from Seoul-based side Hanyang University on a busy day for the Bundesliga club.

  • In N. Korean capital, residents used to life in war's shadow 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:13 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - For 30 minutes in North Korea, as talks were underway to try to avert the worst crisis between the two Koreas in years, all eyes were glued to the television - but not to the news, which had just ended. After five long years, the "Boy General" animation series was airing a much-anticipated new episode.

  • South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.

  • Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:19 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink - this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.

  • The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • Scolari looking for elusive Asian title with Guangzhou 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:33 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has a point to prove after past failures in the Asian Champions League, and with his star studded Chinese team in fine form, there is much to be confident about going into the quarterfinals.

  • AP Analysis: What's different this time in Korean standoff? story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:35 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - For years, North Korea's litany of threats has been largely dismissed - Seoul, after all, is still not drowning in a "sea of fire," despite Pyongyang's repeated promises to make it so.

  • US restarts military exercise with South Korea, after pause 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that America's annual military exercise with South Korea has resumed after being stopped as a result of escalating tensions and threats of war from Pyongyang.

  • Ex-S. Korean prime minister to go to prison over bribery 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:58 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A former South Korean prime minister will be sent to prison after the country's top court on Thursday upheld her bribery conviction, court officials said.

  • S. Korea leader to attend China's celebrations of WWII end 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:40 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to China next month to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, her office said Thursday.

  • A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 12:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family's home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching.

  • Chung slams 'cynical' FIFA ethics probe of charity money story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:26 am

    GENEVA - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon has accused football's governing body of trying to "misrepresent" charitable donations he made to relief donations to Pakistan and Haiti.

  • Chinese-led group starts work to lift sunken S. Korea ferry 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:47 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Chinese-led consortium began preliminary work Wednesday to salvage a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, officials said.

  • Chung Mong-Joon announces bid to run for FIFA president story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:38 am

    PARIS - Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he gets elected.

  • LG to put OLED first as Chinese LCD makers narrow gap 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:58 am

    PAJU, South Korea - South Korea's LG Display said Monday that it will change its investment priority to advanced displays called OLEDs as Chinese manufacturers quickly catch up with their South Korean rivals in the LCD market.

  • S. Korea soldier's death sentence upheld over shooting spree 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's high military court on Monday upheld a death sentence for a soldier convicted for killing five comrades in shooting and grenade attacks last year.

  • North Korea stages unification rally in DMZ as tensions rise story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 9:19 am

    PANMUNJOM, North Korea - North Korea held a loud but peaceful mass rally inside the Demilitarized Zone on Saturday - the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from Japanese colonial rule - replete with an all-woman brass band, flag-waving and fist-pumping, as South Korean and U.S. soldiers stood watch just meters (yards) away on their side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

  • Japan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversary story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 8:11 am

    TOKYO - Emperor Akihito expressed rare "deep remorse" over his country's wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, a day after the prime minister fell short of apologizing in his own words to the victims of Japanese aggression.

  • South Korean students visit Larch, study inmate-cat program 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 6:14 am

    YACOLT, Washington - A team of South Korean college students traveled to Clark County this month to study a Larch Corrections Center program that pairs prison inmates with cats, with the idea that their country's juvenile reformatories might benefit from a similar program.

  • No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 11:13 pm

    TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing criticism from China and South Korea.

  • North Korea celebrates new time zone, 'Pyongyang Time' 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 1:35 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea now has its own time zone.