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South Korea to pardon Samsung's Lee, other corporate giants

Aug. 12, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's de-facto leader secured a pardon Friday of his conviction for bribing a former president in a corruption scandal that toppled a previous South Korean government, an act of leniency that underscored the tech company's huge influence in the nation. ...

Seoul dismisses Beijing's concerns over anti-missile system

Aug. 10, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government stressed Wednesday it will make its own decisions in strengthening its defenses against North Korean threats, rejecting Chinese calls that it continue the polices of Seoul’s previous government that refrained from adding more U.S. anti-missile...

N Korea warns of security instability over US-S Korea drills

Jul. 22, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has warned that the United States and South Korea will face “unprecedented” security challenges if they don’t stop their hostile military pressure campaign against the North, including joint military drills. North Korea views any regular...

Japan calls for S. Korea's steps to resolve row after talks

Jul. 19, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister said Tuesday he expects South Korea to take appropriate steps toward resolving the countries' wartime disputes, warning that a mishandling especially of the issue of forced Korean laborers would cause “grave” consequences for their bilateral ties. ...

SKorea spy agency searched amid squabbling over NKorea cases

Jul. 13, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors raided the country’s main spy agency Wednesday in an investigation into two past North Korea-related incidents that drew criticism that the previous liberal government ignored basic human rights to improve ties with the North. ...

Seoul spy agency files charges against ex-chiefs over NKorea

Jul. 06, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency filed charges on Wednesday against two of its former directors over their handling of separate border incidents with North Korea in recent years which prompted criticism that Seoul's previous liberal government improperly appeased the North to...

Today in History: June 30, ERA expires

Jun. 30, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 30, the 181st day of 2022. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive...

S. Korean prosecutors grant ex-president temporary release

Jun. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors granted ex-President Lee Myung-bak a three-month release from prison over health concerns Tuesday after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence for corruption. Lee, 80, could be sent back to prison at the end of that...

Seoul: No evidence slain official tried to defect to N Korea

Jun. 16, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Overturning its predecessor’s assessment, South Korea’s new conservative government said Thursday there is no evidence that a South Korean official slain by North Korea near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary in 2020 had intended to defect to the North. ...

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

Jun. 06, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations. The allies’ live-fire...