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South Korea and Saudi Arabia need oil but eye clean energy

Jan. 18, 2022 20:32 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A delegation led by South Korea’s president visiting Saudi Arabia inked a preliminary deal Tuesday to explore a project to develop a potentially cleaner form of energy. The development comes even as Saudi Arabia remains South Korea’s top supplier of crude oil. ...

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this month

Jan. 17, 2022 10:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might during paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border...

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

North Korea says it test launched missiles from train

Jan. 14, 2022 19:12 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration. The report by the North state media came a day after South Korea’s...

S.Korean rescuers locate man at collapsed construction site

Jan. 13, 2022 04:38 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Thursday located a man under a pile of debris and broken concrete at the construction site of a 39-floor building that partially collapsed three days earlier, leaving six workers missing, officials said. Crews were trying to clear...

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

Jan. 12, 2022 02:09 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war deterrent.” The state media report came a day after the militaries of the...

Rescuers resume search at collapsed building site in SKorea

Jan. 12, 2022 01:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju. About 10 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of nearby households and...

N Korea fires possible missile into sea amid stalled talks

Jan. 11, 2022 11:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international opposition. The launches...

S. Korea disputes North's claim of hypersonic missile test

Jan. 07, 2022 17:55 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on Friday, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted. The assessment is certain to anger North Korea. South Korea has...

North Korea fires ballistic missile, in 1st test in 2 months

Jan. 05, 2022 14:05 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, its first weapons launch in about two months and a signal it isn’t interested in rejoining denuclearization talks anytime soon and would rather focus on boosting its weapons...