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Stories with place: Seoul
  • 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):

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Korean man badly hurt after self-immolation at Japan protest story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:14 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - An 80-year-old South Korean man was in life-threatening condition on Thursday after setting himself on fire during an anti-Japan protest in Seoul, hospital officials said.

  • 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.

  • Insufficiently Korean: Top retailer tripped by ties to Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:19 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - When South Korean Chung Yu-suk read an article about retailer Lotte's chocolate ads featuring a Japanese figure skating star, he was so angered he started an online group urging Koreans to boycott their country's top retailer.

  • Messaging app company appoints SKorea's youngest CEO 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:07 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean company behind popular mobile messenger app Kakao Talk named a 34-year-old startup investor as CEO who will be the country's youngest corporate boss.

  • Japan disappoints with last-place finish in East Asian Cup 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 10:29 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea winning its third East Asian Cup on Sunday was no surprise. Japan finishing bottom of the four-team competition that included China and North Korea was less expected.

  • Retracing war past, ex-N. Korean POWs return to South Korea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 11:40 am

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea - Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially - they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it's also a trip that brings back bitter memories of war and puts them on the defensive again.

  • Panel praises Japan's postwar economy before Abe speaks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 3:38 pm

    TOKYO - A government panel commissioned by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to review Japan's recent history has praised the country's postwar economic growth and commitment to pacifism but also cited a lack of reconciliation with China and South Korea.

  • For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option story has photos
    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.