Progressives say Seoul caved in denying asylum to Yemenis

World 10/18/18, 21:57

South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage.Justice Party spokesman Choi Seok said South Korea was neglecting its responsibility as a ...

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

World 10/16/18, 21:54

Relatives dressed in black funeral suits wept in grief on Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week.The caskets covered in white sheets were carried out from a terminal in Incheon International Airport before being ...

Korean gov’t ministers meet to discuss post-summit specifics

World 10/14/18, 21:49

The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.South Korea said Monday's talks will be aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements announced after the summit last month between South Korean President ...

Son misses penalty but South Korea beats Uruguay 2-1

Soccer 10/12/18, 09:35

Despite Son Heung-min's penalty being saved, South Korea defeated Uruguay 2-1 for the first time in a friendly at sold-out Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday.While Matias Vecino canceled out Hwang Ui-jo's opener after 71 minutes, Jung Woo-young scored the winner with 11 minutes remaining in front of more than ...

S. Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

World 10/11/18, 02:13

South Korea has walked back on a proposal to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea following President Donald Trump's blunt response.Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had said on Wednesday that Seoul was considering lifting measures applied after a deadly attack in 2010. She cited the intent to create ...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

World 10/10/18, 03:26

Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday.During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions South ...

Update: South Korea considers lifting sanctions on North

World 10/10/18, 02:25

The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local):3:10 p.m.South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis.Kang ...

Update: US, NKorea officials upbeat after meeting

World 10/07/18, 20:45

The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local):9:30 a.m.U.S. and North Korean officials are offering positive reviews for the latest meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, talks with ...

Pompeo ends 4th NKorea trip; meets Kim to push denuke effort

World 10/07/18, 04:42

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un to seek elusive progress in efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons.Pompeo tweeted on his arrival in Seoul that he had met with Kim and that they ...

Typhoon wipes out day 3 of UL International

Golf 10/06/18, 01:15

Strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Kong-rey hit the Korean peninsula on Saturday, ensuring that there would be no play on day three of the eight-nation UL International Crown event in the city of Incheon, 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Seoul.The defending champion United States led Pool B ...

Koreas hold high-level peace talks in Pyongyang

World 10/05/18, 06:27

The Koreas have held a high-level meeting in North Korea's capital to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam speaks during an event marking the 11th ...

United States gets into gear in International Crown

Golf 10/05/18, 01:42

The United States enjoyed a perfect morning on the second day of the UL International Crown team golf tournament, comfortably winning both fourball matches against Thailand to move atop Pool B in the eight-nation tournament.Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie bounced back from Thursday's defeat against Sweden to defeat Moriya Jutanugarn ...

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

World 10/04/18, 22:26

South Korea's former President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case badly tainting his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country's economic rise.Lee's conviction came six months after his successor and fellow conservative ...

South Koreans visiting Pyongyang for summit anniversary

World 10/03/18, 20:35

A South Korean government delegation flew to North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks.Seoul's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said before departing that the visit will be an opportunity to strengthen "reconciliation, cooperation and peace" between ...

South Korea could feel home pressure at International Crown

Golf 10/03/18, 00:09

South Korea is determined to take the UL International Crown from the defending champion United States this week, hoping that a partisan home crowd will be a help and not a hindrance.American Cristie Kerr feels the pressure will be all on the hosts.South Korea finished third in the first edition ...

Explains: Removal of mines from Korean Demilitarized Zone

World 09/30/18, 23:39

South Korea has begun removing mines at two sites inside its heavily fortified border with North Korea, which is expected to do the same as part of their recent deals to ease decades-long military tensions. They will likely end up pulling out a very small portion of an estimated 2 ...

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

World 09/30/18, 22:54

South Korea began clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday under tension-reducing agreements reached this year. Seoul says North Korea is expected to do the same.The development comes amid renewed international diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear weapons program after weeks of stalemated ...

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

World 09/20/18, 22:24

The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens.Imagine North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolling through South Korea's ultra-modern capital in an armored limousine flanked by crew-cut bodyguards running in ...

Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

World 09/20/18, 02:58

A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. An art studio that produces giant propaganda statues. And a 150,000-seat stadium in Pyongyang where the country's unique mass games are performed.The ...

Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit

World 09/19/18, 07:28

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — AP bureau chiefs Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang and Foster Klug in Seoul report on the two countries' views of this week's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.___THE VIEW FROM PYONGYANGNorth Koreans have been barraged with a lot ...

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