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  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:28 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:18 pm

    BEIJING - Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.

  • Obama dismisses NKorea proposal on halting nuke tests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-16 2:15 pm

    NEW YORK - A day after North Korea's foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

  • Guangzhou Evergrande out of Asian Champions League 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:00 pm

    SYDNEY - Big-spending defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande failed to advance from the group stage of the Asian Champions League despite a win this week, with Sydney FC and Urawa Red Diamonds reaching the knock out stage from Group H.

  • AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:14 pm

    BUSAN, South Korea - The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a piece of bread.

  • Thousands mark 2nd anniversary of S. Korean ferry disaster story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-16 9:13 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Koreans participated in memorial events Saturday for the more than 300 people who died in a ferry disaster two years ago that deeply rattled the country.

  • AP Analysis: S. Korea ruling party defeat a test for Park story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has long been known as the "Queen of Elections" for a decades-long track record of steering her party to sometimes unlikely victories. Now, a crushing, shocking defeat in parliamentary elections sets up the fight of her political life.

  • South Korean president's party suffers election setback story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 9:58 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean voters handed President Park Geun-hye a stunning political setback by denying her conservative party a majority in the next National Assembly, poll results showed Thursday.

  • N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for up to 16 hours a day at a Kuwaiti construction site surrounded by wire fences.

  • North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 1:16 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it's turning to Abraham Lincoln.

  • N. Korea says it successfully tests long-range rocket engine story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 11:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Saturday it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic rocket engine that will give it the ability to stage nuclear strikes on the United States.

  • Carter: US missile defense 'going to happen' in SKorea 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 7:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the proposed placement of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is "going to happen" despite Chinese opposition.

  • Seoul: 13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.

  • Mobile chat apps Line, Kakao flourishing among young Asians 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 3:36 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Forget Facebook and Twitter.

  • UK journalist to appeal as Seoul blocks his site on N. Korea 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 2:11 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A British journalist who runs a website that documents North Korean technology issues said Tuesday that he'll appeal a decision by South Korean authorities to block his site for allegedly violating the country's National Security Law.

  • They flee North Korea, only to be adrift in the South story has photos
    Updated: Apr-04-16 10:32 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A middle-aged man is walking through a quiet Seoul neighborhood when he suddenly stops. He lights a cigarette, cupping his hands to shield the flame from the winter wind, and takes a deep draw, remembering how things used to be. He's a former policeman, a broad-shouldered man with a growling voice and a crushing handshake.

  • Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65 story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 1:33 pm

    LONDON - Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modernist, futuristic designs included the swooping aquatic center for the 2012 London Olympics, has died at age 65. She leaves a string of bold, often beautiful and sometimes controversial buildings around the world.

  • AP Explains: Why Asian diplomacy is on nuke summit sidelines story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 8:36 am

    WASHINGTON - The leaders of China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the heads of government converging on Washington for a summit on countering the nightmarish threat of nuclear terrorism. But with tensions in North Korea and the South China Sea running high, the meetings that Asian leaders have on the sidelines could attract more attention than the summit itself.

  • North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 8:29 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - It's a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The United States and South Korea must immediately suspend their annual military exercises if there is to be peace on the Korean Peninsula. And, once again, it's a demand that is falling on deaf ears. Following the North's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, this year's exercises are bigger than ever.

  • Korean slugger Byung Ho Park settles into life in the majors story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 6:00 am

    FORT MYERS, Florida - Byung Ho Park sat at his locker in the Minnesota Twins' spring training clubhouse, sipping a cup of iced coffee, oiling a first baseman's glove and interacting with teammates.