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Montenegro: South Korea, US seek extradition of Do Kwon

Mar. 29, 2023 09:05 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — South Korea and the United States have requested the extradition from Montenegro of Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in connection with a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world, Montenegro's...

Kim wants N. Korea to make more nuclear material for bombs

Mar. 28, 2023 03:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for his nuclear scientists to increase production of weapons-grade material to make bombs to put on his increasing range of weapons. North Korean photos of the meeting also showed what appeared to be a small new...

North Korea test-fires 2 more missiles as US sends carrier

Mar. 27, 2023 06:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fighter jets roared off the USS Nimitz as the nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier and its battle group began exercises with South Korean warships on Monday, hours after North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in an apparent protest of the allies’...

Boutier beats Hall in playoff to claim 3rd LPGA victory

Mar. 26, 2023 22:30 PM EDT

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Celine Boutier of France beat Georgia Hall of England with a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the LPGA Drive on Championship. Boutier forced a playoff by making a testy birdie putt at the par-5 18th to close out a 4-under 68, matching Hall...

South Korea says North Korea fired ballistic missile toward sea

Mar. 26, 2023 19:01 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea fired ballistic missile toward sea.

Boutier 1st at Superstition Mountain as Jutanugarn struggles

Mar. 25, 2023 22:11 PM EDT

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Celine Boutier of France had an eagle and six birdies in a round of 7-under 65 and moved atop the leaderboard when Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand stumbled down the stretch in Saturday's third round of the LPGA Drive on Championship. Boutier, a 29-year-old...

Shin, Szeryk, Jutanugarn share lead at Superstition Mountain

Mar. 24, 2023 23:30 PM EDT

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Jenny Shin of South Korea had a run of five straight birdies to close out her front nine on the way to a 5-under 67 on Friday and shared the lead with Maddie Szeryk of Canada and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand after two rounds of the LPGA Drive on Championship. ...

Sakamoto defends women's title at figure skating worlds

Mar. 24, 2023 09:55 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kaori Sakamoto fended off a challenge from South Korea’s Lee Hae-in on Friday to become the first Japanese woman to defend her title at the figure skating world championships. Sakamoto, who led after the short program, made only one mistake in Friday’s...

North Korea claims 'radioactive tsunami' weapon test at sea

Mar. 24, 2023 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea claimed Friday to have tested a nuclear-capable underwater drone designed to generate a gigantic “radioactive tsunami” that would destroy naval strike groups and ports. Analysts were skeptical that the device presents a major new threat, but the test...

Do Kwon, wanted in $40B crypto crash, arrested in Montenegro

Mar. 23, 2023 22:40 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Police in Montenegro have arrested Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in South Korea in connection with a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world, the European country’s interior minister said...