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  • Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:47 pm

    PAJU, South Korea - South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals.

  • Burden of Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure.

  • The Latest: S. Koreans still at joint factory after deadline story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:08 am

    PAJU, South Korea - The latest on tensions between North and South Korea following North Korea's rocket launch (all times local):

  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 10:25 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday.

  • UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:41 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.

  • The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

  • Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:16 am

    JEONGSEON, South Korea - South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships.

  • Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

  • Hawaii economists predict growth, note challenges for state 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 9:07 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii economists on Wednesday predicted steady economic growth for the rest of the year, but they warned of challenges lying ahead.

  • Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 12:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffered from weakening global demand for consumer electronics.

  • Seoul: Time to push for nuclear talks without North Korea 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying Friday that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test.

  • Seoul court fines Cardinals reliever for gambling 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 10:12 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Seoul court has fined newly-signed St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh 10 million won ($8,300) for breaking South Korean gambling laws by betting heavily at a Macau casino.

  • S. Korea prosecutors seek 20 years for American in new trial 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 11:13 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors have asked for a 20-year prison term for an American charged with fatally stabbing a South Korean university student at a Seoul Burger King restaurant in 1997.

  • S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 8:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.