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Kim's sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions

Nov. 24, 2022 05:04 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked South Korea with a string of insults on Thursday for considering new unilateral sanctions against the North, calling its president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog gnawing on a bone...

S Korea leader criticized for banning broadcaster from plane

Nov. 10, 2022 04:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Journalist organizations say South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol attacked press freedoms when his office banned a TV broadcaster's crew from the media pool on his presidential plane this week for alleged bias in reporting. Yoon earlier accused MBC of...

Dogs gifted by Kim Jong Un at center of South Korean row

Nov. 08, 2022 06:47 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A pair of dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 are now mired in a South Korean political row, with the country’s former president blaming his conservative successor for a lack of financial support as he gave the animals up. Moon...

South Korea arrests former top officials over 2020 killing

Oct. 21, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former defense minister and coast guard chief were arrested Saturday over their alleged involvement in covering up facts and distorting the circumstances surrounding North Korea’s killing of a South Korean fisheries official in 2020 near the rivals’...

S. Korea seeks to arrest former officials in N. Korea case

Oct. 18, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors requested arrest warrants on Tuesday for the former defense minister and coast guard chief in the country's previous government as they investigate its handling of North Korea's killing of a fisheries official in 2020 near the rivals' tense sea...

US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Sep. 28, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior” and “provocations” around Taiwan. Harris said the United States would in...

Leaders of S. Korea, Japan agree to strive to improve ties

Sep. 21, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed to accelerate efforts to mend ties frayed over Japan’s past colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula as they held their countries’ first summit talks in nearly three years on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, both...

S. Korea, Japan differ over summit plan amid history dispute

Sep. 15, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan will meet next week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Seoul officials said Thursday, in what would be the countries’ first summit in nearly three years amid tensions over history. But in an...

Samsung sets goal to attain 100% clean energy by 2050

Sep. 15, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is shifting away from fossil fuels and aiming to entirely power its global operations with clean electricity by 2050, a challenging goal that experts say could be hampered by South Korea’s modest climate change commitments. South...

South Korean celebration of 'Squid Game' Emmy wins subdued

Sep. 13, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans shared congratulations on social media Tuesday for the multiple wins by “Squid Game” at the Emmy Awards, but the overall reaction was subdued as the country grows accustomed to its increasingly prominent role in global entertainment. From...