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Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

Aug. 15, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions. The Treasury Department imposed...

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

Aug. 14, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday...

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

Aug. 13, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between officials from North and South Korea (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. The agreement comes amid an ongoing nuclear standoff between...

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Aug. 13, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions. The push for what...

Rival Koreas agree to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September

Aug. 13, 2018 1:36 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rival Koreas agree to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September.

Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship; Tiger Woods second

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt — and sounded — like he was playing second billing to Tiger Woods. With roars for Woods unheard...

South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

Aug. 10, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday it is...

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

Aug. 9, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in...

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

Aug. 9, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its "goodwill measures" by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first. The plans by...

With Tokyo 2020 looming, Japan aims high at Asian Games

Aug. 9, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. The Japanese Olympic Committee has set an ambitious target of 30 gold medals for the 2020 Olympics, almost double...