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Mack Horton on swim rival Sun Yang: let's change the subject

May. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Two years after his controversial podium move at the world swimming championships, Australian Mack Horton still can't seem to shake off questions about the guy he intended to snub. Horton refused to stand on the podium next to Sun Yang at Gwangju, South...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

May. 13, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and...

S.Korean police summon activist over anti-N.Korean leaflets

May. 10, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday summoned an activist who said he flew hundreds of thousands of anti-North Korean propaganda leaflets toward the North by balloon in defiance of a new law that criminalizes such activities. The questioning of Park...

South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

May. 10, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that the U.S. has opted for a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. ...

S. Korea raids activist's office over anti-North leaflets

May. 06, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Thursday raided the office of an activist who said he had floated hundreds of thousands of propaganda leaflets toward North Korea by balloon in defiance of a contentious new law that bans such activities. The issue of...

Yang makes first start in majors; Rangers beat Twins 3-1

May. 06, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hyeon-Jong Yang made his first major league start after 14 years in the Korea Baseball Organization, getting the Texas Rangers off to a strong start in an eventual 3-1 win against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Yang, the former South Korea...

US, Japan, South Korea diplomats review North Korea strategy

May. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea are plowing ahead with efforts to push North Korea back to nuclear negotiations despite the North's rejection of any such pressure. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Japanese and South Korean...

SKorea dairy company CEO resigns over virus research scandal

May. 04, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The chairman of one of South Korea’s biggest dairy companies has resigned over a scandal in which his company was accused of deliberately spreading misinformation that its yogurt helps prevent coronavirus infections. While stepping down as...

South Korea: North Koreans pull out of World Cup qualifying

May. 04, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say North Korea has told soccer’s Asian governing body it will not participate in World Cup qualifiers next month because of coronavirus concerns. Kim Min-soo, an official from the Seoul-based Korean Football...

Asian shares mixed after strong earnings, data lift Wall St

May. 03, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

Asian shares were mixed after strong corporate earnings and economic data lifted stocks on Wall Street. Hong Kong and Sydney advanced while Seoul declined. Tokyo and Shanghai were closed for holidays. On Monday, a strong dose of positive earnings...