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South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

Oct. 14, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing....

Pro-government protesters rally in Seoul to support minister

Oct. 12, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters gathered in South Korea's capital for the fourth straight Saturday to show their support for President Moon Jae-in's justice minister, who is enmeshed in an explosive political scandal that has polarized the nation. Carrying banners and...

South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister

Oct. 9, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied Wednesday in South Korea's capital for the second consecutive week to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic...

Gov't supporters rally in Seoul over beleaguered minister

Oct. 5, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of government supporters swarmed the streets of South Korea's capital on Saturday to voice their support for the country's justice minister as he faces growing pressure to resign amid a criminal investigation into suspicions of financial crimes and academic favors...

North Korea fires missile days before resuming US talks

Oct. 2, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, a suggestion that it may have tested an underwater-launched missile for the first time in three years ahead of a resumption of nuclear talks with the United States this weekend. The North...

North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

Oct. 1, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of...

South Korea shows its US-made F-35 stealth jets for 1st time

Oct. 1, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday displayed some of its newly purchased U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter jets for the first time during its Armed Forces Day ceremony, a development that will likely infuriate rival North Korea. Under its biggest-ever weapons purchase, South Korea is to buy 40...

North Korea complains at UN about US 'provocations'

Sep. 30, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea decried the stalled state of its nuclear standoff with the United States and told the international community Monday that the fault lies with Washington's "political and military provocations." "It depends on the U.S.," North Korean Ambassador Kim Song said, whether the...

South fires warning shots then fixes drifting N Korean boat

Sep. 27, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border then it sent a navy mechanic to repair the drifting boat's engine so it could go home, an official said Friday. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was the first time the South fired...

The Latest: New Zealand says climate crisis has no borders

Sep. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10:40 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the ability of terrorism and climate change to reach across borders proves the need for leaders to respond with global solutions. Ardern's remarks Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly gathering appeared to be an...