More South Korea Articles

  • Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people. The body was found in a field of...

  • 700 protest S. Korean factory closure in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 700 workers protested Thursday in front of the South Korean Embassy in Myanmar to demand officials help them after a Korean-owned factory closed without paying their wages. The workers from the Master Sports Footwear Factory in Yangon said the owner closed the...

  • 2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South. Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do says North Korea agreed Monday to meet at a border village on Thursday to discuss its...

  • South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking. Lee Ju-yeol, governor at the Bank of Korea, said Thursday that South Korea's economy will expand 3.8 percent...

  • Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of China and South Korea expressed concern Friday about Japan's recent reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution and its re-examination of a past apology for wartime atrocities, a South Korean official said. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula...

  • China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There...

  • China, South Korea agree to boost economic ties

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea on Thursday agreed measures that will expand the use of China's tightly controlled currency and boost trade as Xi Jinping made his first presidential visit to the Korean Peninsula. Expectations were high that Xi's summit with South Korea's...

  • North Korean ship symbolizes hopes for Japan ties

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — The barbecues are all fired up along the jetty and the beach is dotted with sunbathers. Divers plunge into the water in search of clams, which are dipped in hot sauce and eaten raw right there on the spot. Wonsan, a sleepy port on North Korea's east coast, is gearing...

  • N. Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials said, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul expected to focus on the North's nuclear weapons program. The launches, the third in a...

  • N. Korea wants cancellation of S. Korea-US drills

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea demanded Monday that rival South Korea cancel annual military drills with the U.S. this summer to promote reconciliation ahead of the Asian Games, which South Korea is hosting and North Korea has said it will enter. The demand, among a set of proposals...

  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range Scud missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, in an apparent test just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. A South Korean military official, who spoke on condition...

  • North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of its newly developed precision guided missiles, in a possible reference to three short-range projectiles South Korean officials say the North fired toward its waters a day earlier. South...

  • S. Korea's No. 2 to stay on after others pull out

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to retain the country's current prime minister — who holds the No. 2 spot in the government — after two possible replacements for the job both abandoned their nominations because of questions over past behavior, officials said...

  • Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Wednesday marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce and left the nations bitterly divided. Thousands of North Koreans took part in a huge rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang. Signs praising...

  • China-Vietnam clash could spawn new anti-China alliance

    The China-Vietnam confrontation in the South China Sea continues to roil Asia. Gun battles have yet to erupt in the disputed Paracel Island maritime zone where, in early May, China deployed a very large oil exploration and drilling ship. In lieu of anti-ship missiles and fighter-bombers, the...



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