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  • US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing 
    Updated: May-22-15 10:59 am

    WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China.

  • South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:59 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

  • South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:49 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

  • Usami leads Gamba Osaka to 3-1 win over FC Seoul story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 6:06 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Takashi Usami scored twice in the second half Wednesday as Gamba Osaka beat FC Seoul 3-1 to take a two-goal advantage into next week's return leg in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League.

  • Kashiwa Reysol, Lekhwiya earn away wins in ACL round of 16 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:21 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Persepolis secured a 1-0 home win after a stoppage-time own-goal from Al Hilal defender Digao to take a narrow advantage against the 2014 finalists into next week's return leg in the Asian Champion League round of 16.

  • US: NKorea 'many years' from developing submarine missile 
    Updated: May-19-15 12:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea is "many years" away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine but that capability could eventually pose a threat to U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a top U.S. military officer said Tuesday.

  • UN chief to visit inter-Korean factory park in North Korea 
    Updated: May-19-15 8:01 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that he will visit an inter-Korean factory park just north of the two Koreas' heavily fortified border, saying he hopes his trip to the last major cooperation project between the rivals helps improve ties.

  • UN virtual reality film highlights plight of Syrian refugees 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:58 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian refugee camp, showing how the latest technology can be adapted for humanitarian efforts.

  • Alibaba's Ma expresses 'regret' over counterfeits lawsuit story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 5:40 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The founder of Alibaba Group defended its stance against counterfeit goods and expressed regret Tuesday that the owner of luxury brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has sued the e-commerce giant.

  • Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse 
    Updated: May-18-15 4:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is singling out North Korea for repressing its citizens' use of the Internet, calling open and secure cyber access a global right.

  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 2:43 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.

  • South Korea marks 1,000 days to 2018 Winter Olympics 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea started its 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday with a variety of celebrations planned in the capital Seoul and around the host city of Pyeongchang.

  • Kerry off to China, SKorea with security, trade agenda 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to China and South Korea for a weekend of meetings that will focus on security concerns and trade.

  • Military: SKorean soldier kills 2, shoots 2 other reservists story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 10:43 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean soldier shot his fellow reservists at a mandatory training session in Seoul on Wednesday, killing two and injuring two others before killing himself, officials said.

  • S. Korea's spy agency says N. Korea executed defense chief story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 12:38 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the young leader, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Wednesday, citing what it called credible information.

  • North Korea says it tests ballistic missile from submarine story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 8:07 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea said Saturday that it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capabilities. Hours after the announcement, South Korean officials said the North fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast.

  • Google opens its first Asia startup campus in Seoul 
    Updated: May-08-15 3:59 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Google's first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia opened on Friday in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea's capital Seoul.

  • FIFA candidate Van Praag seeks support in South Korea 
    Updated: May-06-15 9:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has visited South Korea's football leaders seeking support for his challenge to Sepp Blatter.

  • Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 12:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

  • Thousands of South Koreans protest over gov't labor policies story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 9:07 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday.

  • S. Korea says Kim Jong Un executed 15 officials this year 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:17 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challenging his authority.

  • Captain of doomed S. Korea ferry sentenced to life in prison story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:40 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 10:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.

  • South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:19 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said.

  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 5:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its incompetence and corruption were partly responsible for the 304 people killed when the ship sank a year ago.