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South Korean government warns striking doctors to return to work or face legal action

Feb. 21, 2024 07:47 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean government on Wednesday warned thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately or face legal action after their collective walkouts caused cancellations of surgeries and disrupted other hospital operations. About 7,800 medical...

South Korean doctors walk out to protest medical training push, causing surgery cancellations

Feb. 20, 2024 07:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest a government push to recruit more medical students, triggering cancellations of surgeries and other medical treatments at hospitals. The Health Ministry urged them to return...

South Korea doctors submit resignations in a spat with the government over school admission quotas

Feb. 19, 2024 04:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Trainee doctors in South Korea began submitting their resignations en masse Monday in protest of a government medical policy, causing reported delays in surgeries and other treatments at hospitals. Doctors’ groups and the government have been squabbling...

Hideki Matsuyama wins at Riviera with 62. He becomes Asia's most prolific PGA Tour winner

Feb. 18, 2024 20:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conversation began seven years ago when Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama won his fourth PGA Tour title to pass Shigeki Maruyama, his mentor. Maruyama told him the ultimate mark was nine tour wins, a record for most by an Asian-born player. Matsuyama had little...

Klinsmann fired as coach of South Korea's national soccer team after Asian Cup semifinal loss

Feb. 16, 2024 11:26 AM EST

Jurgen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of the South Korean national team after an Asian Cup semifinal exit and reports of infighting among star players, ending a turbulent 12 months for the German coach. The Korean Football Association made the announcement on Friday. ...

South Korean doctors rally against government plans to increase the number of medical students

Feb. 15, 2024 11:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Korean doctors rallied in the capital, Seoul, and other cities on Thursday against a government plan to boost the number of medical students. Doctors’ groups say increasing the number of medical students by 2,000 starting in 2025 is too...

South Korea says opening diplomatic relations with Cuba would shock North Korea

Feb. 15, 2024 05:32 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s presidential office claimed Thursday that the country’s move to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba would deal a “political and psychological blow” to the South’s war-divided rival North Korea, whose diplomatic footing is largely dependent on...

Kim watches missile tests and warns that North Korea will take an aggressive stance in disputed seas

Feb. 14, 2024 21:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of new surface-to-sea missiles and warned that the country would take a more aggressive military posture in disputed seas, the North’s state media said Thursday. The report by the Korean Central News...

South Korea says North Korea has fired cruise missiles, adding to provocative run in weapons tests

Feb. 13, 2024 22:58 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea in its fifth test of such weapons since January, South Korea’s military said, extending a streak in weapons demonstrations that’s elevating tensions in the region. South Korea’s...

South Korea says North Korea has test-fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea

Feb. 13, 2024 20:58 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has test-fired multiple cruise missiles into the sea.