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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Nov. 26, 2020 5:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The operator of online chat rooms in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges of blackmailing dozens of women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-bin, 24,...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, poses with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for a photo before a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)

China's top diplomat stresses S.Korea ties amid row with US

Nov. 26, 2020 4:36 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s top diplomat on Thursday stressed the importance of bilateral relations while meeting senior officials in South Korea, where there is growing concern the country is becoming squeezed between China, its biggest trading partner, and military ally the United States. ...

This image made from a teleconference provided by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) shows U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien, center, with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during a virtual summit Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a virtual summit with his Southeast Asian counterparts on Saturday, the third year in a row that the U.S. is being represented at a lower level. (VNA via AP)

Trump skips Asian summits as China set to expand influence

Nov. 14, 2020 9:18 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump skipped summits with his Asian counterparts for the third year in a row on Saturday, even as rival China is set to expand its influence with a massive free trade deal in the region. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Trump regretted he was unable to...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to the media after he held the telephone talk with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Suga said he held telephone talks with President-elect Biden on Thursday morning and reaffirmed the importance of their alliance and agreed to further deepen it for the peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear threat.(Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)

World leaders talking to Biden about the virus, other issues

Nov. 12, 2020 1:59 AM EST

World leaders spoke to President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday about cooperating on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other issues, even as President Donald Trump's refusal to concede complicates the U.S. post-election transition. In his conversations with key Asian allies, Biden seemed intent on easing...

South Korea's National Intelligence Service Director Park Jie-won is surrounded by journalists after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Suga, in a sign of thaw of his country's troubled relations with Seoul, met with the South Korean top intelligence official Tuesday and stressed the importance of their bilateral relationship as well as a three-way cooperation with the United States in tackling North Korea and other regional concerns. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan PM meets top SKorea official, urges Seoul to solve row

Nov. 10, 2020 7:05 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with South Korea's top intelligence official on Tuesday in a sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries, but maintained that South Korea should take the initiative in resolving their dispute over compensation for Japanese World War II...

A passer-by takes a selfie with an extra newspaper reporting on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election, in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The headline reads: “Mr. Biden Assured to win.”(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

World leaders hope for fresh start after Biden win

Nov. 8, 2020 4:43 AM EST

World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump's rejection of international alliances. Trump had yet to concede defeat, but Western and Asian allies...

A passer-by takes a selfie with an extra newspaper reporting on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election, in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The headline reads: “Mr. Biden Assured to win.”(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Many world leaders express hope, relief after Biden win

Nov. 7, 2020 10:28 PM EST

World leaders congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, cheering it as an opportunity to fortify global democracy and celebrating the significance of Americans having their first female vice president. Although President Donald Trump did not concede defeat, relief was a common theme expressed...

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, right, greets people from the South Korean delegation in Durban, South Africa, for the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Lee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died, a Samsung statement said Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. He was 78. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

Oct. 25, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics but whose leadership was also marred by corruption convictions, died on Sunday. He was 78. Lee died with his family members by his side,...