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US and South Korea sign joint nuclear deterrence guidelines in face of North Korean threats

Jul. 12, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea signed joint nuclear deterrence guidelines for the first time, a basic yet important step in their efforts to improve their ability to respond to North Korea’s evolving nuclear threats. Meeting Thursday on the sidelines of a...

South Korea to deploy laser weapons to intercept North Korean drones

Jul. 11, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will begin deploying laser weapons systems designed to intercept North Korean drones, which have caused security concerns in the South in recent years. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration said that it...

Samsung Electronics workers announce 'indefinite' strike

Jul. 10, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics declared an indefinite strike Wednesday to pressure South Korea’s biggest company to accept their calls for higher pays and other benefits. Thousands of members of the National Samsung Electronics Union launched a...

South Korea abandons plan to suspend licenses of striking doctors to resolve medical impasse

Jul. 08, 2024 05:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced Monday it will abandon its plan to suspend the licenses of striking junior doctors as part of its efforts to convince them to return to work and resolve the country’s monthslong medical impasse. It wasn’t immediately...

South Korea says it’ll withdraw its plan to suspend licenses of striking doctors to resolve the long medical impasse

Jul. 08, 2024 01:23 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it’ll withdraw its plan to suspend licenses of striking doctors to resolve the long medical impasse.

Sister of North Korean leader Kim calls South Korea's live-fire drills 'suicidal hysteria'

Jul. 07, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called South Korea’s recent front-line live-fire drills “suicidal hysteria” as she threatened unspecified military steps Monday if further provoked. The warning by Kim Yo Jong came after South...

Man who stabbed South Korea's opposition leader sentenced to 15 years in prison

Jul. 05, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A man who stabbed South Korea’s opposition leader in the neck earlier this year was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, court officials said. The knife-wielding man attacked Lee Jae-myung, head of the liberal Democratic Party, South Korea’s...

Man who stabbed South Korea's opposition leader in the neck earlier this year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison

Jul. 04, 2024 23:27 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Man who stabbed South Korea's opposition leader in the neck earlier this year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Election anxiety curbs Olympic enthusiasm among Parisians ahead of the Summer Games

Jul. 04, 2024 05:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Just three weeks before the Olympics, the excitement that was building up in the host city is now mingled with anxiety about France’s political future. The far-right National Rally’s strong results in the first round of a rushed election has darkened the ambience...

BTS member Jin expected to take part in Paris Olympics as a torchbearer from South Korea

Jul. 03, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jin, the oldest member of K-pop supergroup BTS, will be an Olympic torchbearer at the Paris games after recently completing his mandatory military service. The 31-year-old singer is expected to represent South Korea in the torch relay in hopes of spreading the...