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  • 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.

  • South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

  • S. Korea man arrested over alleged death threat on US envoy 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:47 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police said Friday that they had arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

  • Chung to announce candidacy for FIFA presidency next month 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:15 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon plans to officially announce his candidacy for president of soccer's world governing body during a visit to Europe next month.

  • Hyundai Motor's 2Q earnings down 24 percent 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:35 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its second quarter earnings sank 24 percent due to a sales drop in China and weakness in other markets due to falling currencies.

  • Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.

  • South Korea picks preferred bidder to lift sunken ferry 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 12:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Wednesday selected a Chinese-led consortium as a preferred bidder to salvage a sunken ferry that killed more than 300 people in April last year in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades.

  • South Korea sends 2 North Korean fishermen back home 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:44 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday that it had sent back two North Korean fishermen who were rescued earlier this month from South Korean waters.

  • Seoul: North Korea media confirms purging of defense chief 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 1:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul's spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday.

  • Typhoon weakens into storm as it approaches Koreas 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 11:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A typhoon that battered the Chinese coast has weakened into a tropical storm as it pushes toward the Korean Peninsula, where some South Korean flights were canceled due to strong winds and rain.

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 9:47 am

    BONN, Germany - The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.

  • Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 6:14 am

    TOKYO - Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.

  • S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 3:24 pm

    BONN, Germany - The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.