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Georgia tire plant plans $22M expansion to boost production

Apr. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A tire plant will spend $21.8 million to expand production in middle Georgia. Kumho Tire and Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller announced the expansion Thursday. The plant, which opened with a capacity of about 4 million tires a year,...

SKorean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

Apr. 16, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean steelmaker on Friday said it plans to end a joint venture with a military-controlled firm in Myanmar following criticism that its business has benefited military leaders who have violently suppressed pro-democracy protests there. ...

South Korean steelmaker POSCO will end joint venture with firm controlled by Myanmar military amid its lethal crackdown

Apr. 15, 2021 23:50 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean steelmaker POSCO will end joint venture with firm controlled by Myanmar military amid its lethal crackdown.

Biden to host South Korea's president in late May

Apr. 15, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in for meetings in the second half of May, the White House announced Thursday. It will be Biden's second opportunity to sit in person with a foreign counterpart since he took office during...

Service scheduled for aviation students killed in accident

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Saturday for two international students at Western Nebraska Community College who died at the school's aviation maintenance building. The school said Yemin An, 21, of Seoul, South Korea, and Zhaoxin Chen, 24, of...

N Koreans mark founder's birthday amid economic difficulties

Apr. 15, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mask-wearing North Koreans danced in a plaza or climbed a Pyongyang hill on Thursday to mark the 109th birthday of the country's founder amid pandemic fears and economic woes. April 15, called “The Day of the Sun” in North Korea, is the...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St retreats from record

Apr. 14, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street retreated from a record high as major banks reported strong profits at the start of the U.S. earnings season. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney declined while Tokyo and Seoul advanced. ...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...

Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...