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Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...

US, SKorea open to expanded military drills to deter North

May. 21, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after meeting Saturday that they will consider expanded joint military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from North Korea at a time when there's little hope of real diplomacy on the matter. ...

Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia

May. 20, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his trip to Asia on Friday by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for a plant in Texas, holding it out as an illustration of how deeper ties with the Indo Pacific can fuel technological innovation and foster...

US, S Korean leaders meet in face of N Korea nuclear threat

May. 20, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the U.S. and South Korean leaders meet Saturday, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, already a major focus, may receive extra attention if intelligence predictions of an imminent major weapons demonstration by the North, which is struggling with a...

S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

May. 18, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look inside for the first time in 74 years. As one of his first acts, the new South Korean...

New South Korea leader offers support if North denuclearizes

May. 10, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative political neophyte, took office Tuesday as South Korea’s new president with a vow to pursue a negotiated settlement of North Korea’s threatening nuclear program and an offer of “an audacious plan” to improve its economy if it...

S Korea's Moon calls for peace with North in farewell speech

May. 08, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s departing liberal president defended his policy of engaging North Korea, saying in his farewell speech Monday that he hopes efforts to restore peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula will continue. Moon Jae-in leaves office...

S Korea's next leader faces escalating N Korean nuke threat

May. 07, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During his election campaign, South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol had tough words for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he would teach his rival some manners and sternly deal with his provocative missile tests with a strengthened alliance with the United...

Japan to send FM to S. Korean president's inauguration

May. 06, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that its foreign minister will attend new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's inauguration ceremony next week as part of an effort to bring the countries' strained relations back to normal. Although the decision to send Foreign Minister...

Kim warns N. Korea could 'preemptively' use nuclear weapons

Apr. 30, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned again that the North could preemptively use its nuclear weapons if threatened, as he praised his top army officials for a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, this week. Kim expressed “firm will” to...