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South Korean doctors walk out to protest medical training push, causing surgery cancellations

Feb. 20, 2024 07:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest a government push to recruit more medical students, triggering cancellations of surgeries and other medical treatments at hospitals. The Health Ministry urged them to return...

South Korea doctors submit resignations in a spat with the government over school admission quotas

Feb. 19, 2024 04:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Trainee doctors in South Korea began submitting their resignations en masse Monday in protest of a government medical policy, causing reported delays in surgeries and other treatments at hospitals. Doctors’ groups and the government have been squabbling...

South Korean doctors rally against government plans to increase the number of medical students

Feb. 15, 2024 11:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Korean doctors rallied in the capital, Seoul, and other cities on Thursday against a government plan to boost the number of medical students. Doctors’ groups say increasing the number of medical students by 2,000 starting in 2025 is too...

South Korean court convicts 3 ex-police officers in cover-up of deadly Halloween crowd crush

Feb. 14, 2024 20:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Wednesday convicted three former police officers of destroying internal files and other evidence in an attempted cover-up after a Halloween crowd crush that killed nearly 160 people in the capital, Seoul, in 2022. They were the first convictions...

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

Feb. 14, 2024 13:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office said Wednesday that presumed North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of one of his staff members ahead of Yoon's trip to Europe in November. Yoon’s office said the breach only affected the...

Spring training preview: The Dodgers won the offseason. Will it buy them a championship?

Feb. 12, 2024 11:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Money can buy lots of things, including Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a pair of Japanese superstars that set the Los Angeles Dodgers back more than $1 billion. Now the journey begins to see if it'll buy them a championship. Major League...

South Korean president reiterates that Seoul will not seek its own nuclear deterrent

Feb. 07, 2024 22:34 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol reiterated that the country would not seek its own nuclear deterrent in the face of threats from nuclear-armed North Korea as he vowed further efforts to sharpen nuclear deterrence strategies with ally United States. ...

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong is acquitted of financial crimes related to 2015 merger

Feb. 05, 2024 06:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Monday acquitted Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong of financial crimes involving a contentious merger between Samsung affiliates in 2015 that tightened his grip over South Korea’s biggest company. The ruling by the Seoul...

South Korean court acquits Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong of financial crimes

Feb. 05, 2024 01:04 AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean court acquits Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong of financial crimes.

South Korean court convicts 23-year-old man in car-and-stabbing attack that killed 2 and injured 12

Feb. 01, 2024 04:59 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean judge convicted a man of murder Thursday for an unprovoked car-and-stabbing rampage that killed two people and injured 12 others in a city near Seoul last year. Prosecutors had sought a death penalty for 23-year-old Choi Won-jong, who was...