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World leaders plan new agreement on AI at virtual summit co-hosted by South Korea, UK

May. 21, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World leaders are expected to adopt a new agreement on artificial intelligence when they gather virtually Tuesday to discuss AI’s potential risks but also ways to promote its benefits and innovation. The AI Seoul Summit is a follow-up to November’s...

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

May. 20, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural AI safety meeting in Britain last year that drew a diverse crowd of tech luminaries, researchers and officials. The...

Giants' Jung Hoo Lee to have season-ending surgery on dislocated left shoulder

May. 17, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants outfielder Jung Hoo Lee will miss the rest of the season and require surgery on his dislocated left shoulder after getting injured crashing into an outfield wall. The Giants announced Friday that Lee will undergo season-ending surgery in...

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

May. 17, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat. South...

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports

May. 17, 2024 02:19 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast, Yonhap news agency reports.

So Mi Lee shoots 66 to take lead in Mihuno Americas Open as Rose Zhang leaves with illness

May. 16, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — So Mi Lee shot a 6-under 66 after getting into the field less than two hours before her tee time and took a two-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Mizuho Americas Open got off to a surprising start with the withdrawal of defending champion Rose Zhang...

South Korean court rejects effort to block plan that would boost medical school admissions

May. 16, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled in favor of the government’s contentious push to drastically boost medical school admissions on Thursday, posing a setback to concerted efforts by incumbent doctors to spike the plan. A standoff between the government and...

Young South Koreans are increasingly drawn to Buddhism via social media-savvy influencers

May. 15, 2024 04:58 AM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — A South Korean deejay dressed as a Buddhist monk bounced up and down on stage while playing electronic music and shouting: “This too shall pass!” The performance brought cheers from a crowd of thousands at an annual lantern-lighting festival over the weekend to celebrate the...

North Korean leader Kim supervises latest test of new multiple rocket launcher

May. 10, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system the country plans to deploy to its forces starting this year, state media said Saturday, part of its move to bolster its lineup of weapons targeting South Korean...

South Korea stresses need for fair treatment for Line chat app operator Naver

May. 10, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Friday to protect its companies operating in other markets after Japanese regulators told LY Corp., which runs the popular chat app Line, to reduce its dependence on Naver, the Korean partner in the venture. Friction over Naver’s 50%...