Historic moment: Trump says an honor to cross into North Korea

U.S. 06/30/19, 02:08

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia. (all times local): 4:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling it a "great honor" to have become the first American president to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone into North Korea. Trump tells reporters as he stands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that ...

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

Asia & Pacific 06/02/19, 21:42

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and other ...

Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

Europe 05/30/19, 07:27

The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly students. The grief is compounded by claims by some South Korean tour agents and travelers ...

North Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism

World 05/21/19, 23:47

North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday said the former ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Business 05/21/19, 01:02

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney advanced, while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology sales to ...

South Korean, 3 Filipinos freed after captivity in Libya

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 02:22

A South Korean and three Filipinos have been freed following months of captivity in Libya, Seoul and Abu Dhabi said Friday.The release of the hostages was mediated by the United Arab Emirates, which worked with the self-styled Libyan National Army led by commander Khalifa Hifter.Since last month, Hifter's forces have ...

NKorea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

World 05/08/19, 22:27

North Korea on Thursday described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches.North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency published a statement by an unnamed military spokesman who called ...

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 09:20

North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Saturday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. South Korea's military has bolstered its surveillance in case there are additional weapons launches, and South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing the details. If it's confirmed that ...

Widow, daughter of Korean Air chairman appear on trial

New York 05/01/19, 23:16

The widow and daughter of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho have appeared in court over charges they unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines.Lee Myung-hee and her daughter, Cho Hyun-ah, refused to answer questions by reporters on Thursday following their appearance at a Seoul court.Cho Hyun-ah gained notoriety in 2014 after ...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street high

Business 04/30/19, 00:41

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory activity grew in April but below the previous month's pace.Benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined while Shanghai advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.Purchasing managers' indexes from a business magazine and ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street hits new highs

Business 04/29/19, 02:23

Asian stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve's update on its U.S. interest rate outlook.Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai and Sydney declined. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday and India was closed for elections.On ...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street highs

Business 04/28/19, 22:55

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve's update on its U.S. interest rate outlook.Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai and Sydney declined. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's ...

Asian markets lower, oil rises on Iran concerns

Business 04/22/19, 00:52

Asian stock markets were mostly lower while oil prices surged for a second day Monday following reports Washington wants to block Iranian exports. Tokyo's benchmark edged up while Shanghai, Seoul and India retreated. Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for the holiday. On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index ...

Asian markets mixed in post-Easter trading

Business 04/21/19, 22:55

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following the Easter holiday weekend as investors looked ahead to U.S. and Japanese economic data.Benchmarks in Tokyo and Seoul gained while Shanghai retreated. Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for the holiday.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index ended a shortened ...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Business 04/18/19, 00:38

Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed.U.S. stocks fell despite data showing Chinese gross domestic product growth held steady in the latest quarter in the face of a tariff war with Washington ...

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Business 04/12/19, 00:52

The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products.The ruling is a setback for Japan, which has promoted ...

Asian stocks mixed after listless Wall Street day

Business 04/12/19, 00:28

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined as investors watched for Chinese trade data. Traders were hoping for a "good set of figures" from Beijing following unexpectedly strong March manufacturing and ...

Asian markets follow Wall Street higher

Business 04/09/19, 00:49

Asian markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors watched for Brexit developments and corporate earnings.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul gained, while Tokyo and Sydney were little-changed. Southeast Asian markets also gained.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a 0.1% gain to extend ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 22:41

Dancers in traditional Korean "Hanbok" attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor's era called "Reiwa," or "Beautiful Harmony," which will come into force ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on upbeat data

Business 04/02/19, 00:44

Asian stock prices followed Wall Street higher Tuesday on encouraging global economic data.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul all advanced. Oil prices advanced again, adding to Monday's big gains.Investors were encouraged by manufacturing indicators that showed activity in China and the United States improving. A separate report showed U.S. construction ...

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