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A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

US, Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan, Philippines

Apr. 12, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and...

Why did Yoon's party lose in South Korea's elections and what troubles does he face now?

Apr. 12, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean voters have handed liberals extended opposition control of parliament in what looks like a massive political setback to conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol. Some experts say the results of Wednesday’s parliamentary elections make Yoon “a...

South Korea's prime minister and top presidential officials offer to resign after election defeat

Apr. 11, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s prime minister and senior presidential officials offered to resign Thursday after their ruling party suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections in a blow to conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol. The results of Wednesday’s...

Yonhap news agency says South Korea’s prime minister and top presidential advisers have offered to resign

Apr. 10, 2024 21:59 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yonhap news agency says South Korea’s prime minister and top presidential advisers have offered to resign.

Big opposition win in South Korean parliament election poses setback to President Yoon

Apr. 10, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s liberal opposition parties appeared set to win a landslide victory in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, vote counts showed, a result that could make conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol a lame duck for his remaining three years in office. ...

Initial exit polls suggest a big win by South Korea’s liberal opposition parties in a parliamentary election

Apr. 10, 2024 05:35 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Initial exit polls suggest a big win by South Korea’s liberal opposition parties in a parliamentary election.

Stock market today: Asian markets are mixed after a slow day on Wall St ahead of US inflation update

Apr. 10, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after U.S. stock indexes held at a near standstill ahead of some potentially market-moving reports. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.9% to 17,144.54, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.3% to 3,088.25. ...

South Korean parliamentary elections: Here's what people are worried about as they vote this week

Apr. 08, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soaring green onion prices. Striking doctors. A politician’s allegedly sexist jab at a female candidate. These are among the issues animating voters in South Korea as they go the polls on Wednesday to elect a new 300-member parliament. Many are choosing...

South Korea launches its 2nd military spy satellite amid animosities with North Korea

Apr. 08, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has successfully launched its second military spy satellite into orbit, days after North Korea reaffirmed its plan to launch multiple reconnaissance satellites this year. The Koreas each launched their first spy satellites last year — North...