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Trump says South Korea trade deal being updated

Mar. 23, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States is on the verge of amending its trade agreement with South Korea. The president told reporters at a Friday news conference that trade deals are being made with various countries and then highlighted South Korea, a key economic and national...

World markets roiled by fears of US-China trade war

Mar. 23, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat. A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel...

Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics

Mar. 23, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again. Gerhard Heiberg, who headed the 1994 Lillehammer Games, told The Associated Press the resort would like to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but said 2030 seems more likely....

S. Korea president's Vietnam visit aims to deepen trade ties

Mar. 23, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and South Korean aim to substantially increase their bilateral trade during President Moon Jae-in's three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country. South Korea has become Vietnam's largest foreign investor and second-biggest trading partner since diplomatic relations were...

Trump pauses looming metal tariffs for close US allies

Mar. 22, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Canada and Mexico will get initial exemptions from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump authorized the exemptions late Thursday night. Trump is planning to impose tariffs of...

Germany's Savchenko-Massot win world pairs title

Mar. 22, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Olympic figure skating champions Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany set a world record as they claimed their first world title as a pair with a flawless program packed with daring and grace on Thursday. The silver went to Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia...

Chen tops figure skate worlds after "redemptive" display

Mar. 22, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — The Olympic flop could be the new world figure skating champion. Nathan Chen went some way to atoning for his dreadful Olympic short programs in Pyeongchang by leading after the worlds short program on Thursday. He scored 101.94, a huge improvement on the 82.27 which cost him a medal...

Ex-S. Korean President Lee arrested over corruption scandal

Mar. 22, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean ex-President Lee Myung-bak was arrested and jailed early Friday over a range of corruption allegations, becoming the latest in a series of disgraced leaders embroiled in scandals and other problems after leaving office. A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan...

South Korean court approves arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Myung-bak in corruption scandal

Mar. 22, 2018 10:25 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean court approves arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Myung-bak in corruption scandal.

MeToo takes off in South Korea, but justice harder to attain

Mar. 22, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The #MeToo movement has taken off with surprising rapidity in South Korea, toppling male celebrities and a prominent politician in a country where men have long brushed off sexual misconduct allegations and continued with their careers. How far will it go? South Korea largely...