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South Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike over medical school plan to return to work

Jun. 18, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials issued return-to-work orders for doctors participating in a one-day walkout Tuesday as part of a protracted strike against the government's plan to sharply boost medical school admissions. Since February, more than 12,000 trainee...

Before his summit with North Korea's Kim, Putin vows they'll beat sanctions together

Jun. 18, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked North Korea for supporting his actions in Ukraine and said their countries will cooperate closely to overcome U.S.-led sanctions as he headed to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...

South Korean soldiers fire warning shots after North Korean troops cross border, apparently in error

Jun. 18, 2024 06:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops fired warning shots to repel North Korean soldiers who briefly crossed the rivals’ heavily fortified land border Tuesday for the second time this month, the South's military said. Both incursions were believed to be unintentional. ...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp meets South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during overseas trip

Jun. 18, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday that he discussed South Korean investment in Georgia and international security during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul. The Republican Kemp has been visiting South Korea for a week, focusing mainly on...

Scooter Braun says he’s no longer a music manager, will focus on Hybe duties and his children

Jun. 17, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scooter Braun, one of the most recognizable names in the music business known for representing artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will no longer work as a music manager. On Monday, the executive and entrepreneur announced the news on his Instagram page....

Nelly Korda misses 2nd straight LPGA Tour cut after winning 6 of 7 events

Jun. 14, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nelly Korda missed her second straight cut after winning six of seven events, rallying Friday but falling a stroke short of advancing to weekend play in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The top-ranked Korda followed an opening 4-over 76 in windy conditions...

Stock market today: Asian shares mixed after AI hopes nudge Wall St to records. BOJ stands pat

Jun. 14, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Friday after Wall Street’s continued frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology nudged indexes on Wall Street to more records. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.7% to 38,998.04 after the Bank of Japan kept its...

Denmark recalls spicy South Korean noodles over health concerns

Jun. 13, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Food authorities in Denmark have recalled three types of spicy instant noodle products imported from South Korea over possible risks of “acute poisoning.” Consumers are asked to discard them or return the noodles to the retailer. The noodles are made...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp journeys to South Korea in sixth overseas trip

Jun. 11, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is traveling to South Korea in his sixth overseas trip as governor. The Republican left late Monday for a roughly 10-day trip to the Asian nation, arriving on Wednesday in South Korea. He plans to return in the middle of next week. ...

Bizarre psychological warfare using K-pop and trash balloons raises tensions between the 2 Koreas

Jun. 11, 2024 06:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mammoth South Korean loudspeakers blaring BTS music. Large North Korean balloons carrying manure, cigarette butts and waste batteries. Small South Korean civilian leaflets slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Day after day, the Cold War-style yet...