A look at alleged raiders of North Korean Embassy in Madrid

Europe 03/27/19, 05:16

The 10 people who allegedly raided the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month belong to a mysterious dissident organization that styles itself as a government-in-exile dedicated to toppling the ruling Kim family dynasty in North Korea.Their leader appears to be a Yale-educated human rights activist who was once jailed ...

Asian stocks rebound after slide on growth worries

Business 03/26/19, 00:43

Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 2.3 percent to 21,454.02 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 28,571.71. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1 percent to 3,012.92 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 was up ...

Falcao gives Colombia win in Japan, SKorea beats Bolivia

Soccer 03/22/19, 09:07

Colombia beat Japan 1-0 in Yokohama and South Korea beat Bolivia 1-0 in Ulsan in friendlies on Friday.Radamel Falcao converted a second-half penalty after a handball by Takehiro Tomiyasu, to give Carlos Queiroz a win in his first match as Colombia coach.Colombia earned a measure of revenge for losing to ...

Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

Entertainment 03/20/19, 22:54

K-pop singer Jung Joon-young is attending a South Korean court hearing on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.He told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday that he was ...

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Politics 03/06/19, 19:26

North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim ...

South Korea proposes clear-air project with China

World 03/05/19, 22:11

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm.Moon also on Wednesday instructed government officials to quicken the retirement of old coal-burning power plants.Seoul has been struggling to ...

Fellaini leading Chinese charge into Asian Champions League

Soccer 03/03/19, 21:21

Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has already started scoring in China and now the Belgian international is turning his attention to the Asian Champions League.Fellaini left the Premier League club in January after more than five years at Old Trafford to join Shandong Luneng for a reported fee of ...

US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacy

Politics 03/03/19, 15:41

South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. The decision announced by both countries Sunday came after President Donald Trump complained about the cost of joint drills ...

Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won’t give up nukes

World 02/19/19, 04:56

A former North Korean diplomat said leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. Thae Yong Ho, who defected to South Korea ...

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

Entertainment 02/04/19, 21:10

As she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating, Park I Seul realized she had a problem: She was not tall and skinny, like typical runway models, nor was she big enough to be a plus-size model.She also realized that the ...

US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

World 02/03/19, 09:12

Senior U.S. and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea earlier Sunday amid reports that he'll meet North Korean officials soon to work out ...

Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse

World 02/01/19, 04:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty on ...

Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

World 01/23/19, 05:55

Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he's been expelled to four decades after being sent to adoptive parents ...

Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight

World 01/23/19, 03:36

South Korea's military accused Japan of a "clear provocation" over what it said was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship on Wednesday.Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the plane flew 60 to 70 meters (196 to 229 feet) above the water near ...

S. Korea freezes Japan company assets over forced labor spat

Business 01/08/19, 22:03

A South Korean district court said Wednesday it has decided to freeze the local assets of a Japanese company involved in compensation disputes for wartime Korean laborers.Last October, South Korea's top court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. to pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs forced ...

North Korea confirms Kim’s departure to China for summit

World 01/07/19, 19:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a four-day trip to China, the North's state media reported Tuesday, in what's likely an effort by Kim to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could happen early this year.Kim departed for ...

A look at high-profile defections from North Korea

Europe 01/04/19, 02:21

North Korea's top diplomat to Italy, who South Korea's spy agency says has gone into hiding along with his wife, appears to be the latest member of the North's elite to abandon the secretive totalitarian state.Many of them have expressed frustration over what they described as an oppressive police state ...

Italy: North Korean envoy didn’t ask for asylum

Europe 01/03/19, 05:05

The Latest on the disappearance of a North Korean diplomat and his wife from Italy (all times local):10:55 a.m.The Italian Foreign Ministry says the envoy who had been North Korea's acting ambassador in Rome has not asked Italian authorities for asylum.South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday ...

Asian stocks skid after weak China factory readings

Business 01/02/19, 02:52

Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday as 2019 trading began with news of weaker Chinese manufacturing.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.4 percent to 2,458.85 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 2.7 percent to 25,160.67. Japanese markets were closed. Seoul's Kospi retreated 1.7 percent to 2,006.26 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 ...

Asian stocks skid after weak China factory readings

Business 01/01/19, 23:19

Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday as 2019 trading began, after surveys showed Chinese manufacturing weakening.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent to 2,465.29 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 2.6 percent to 25,161.03. Japan's markets were closed. Seoul's Kospi lost 1.3 percent to 2,013.80 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 ...

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