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Pro-government protesters rally in Seoul to support minister

Oct. 12, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters gathered in South Korea's capital for the fourth straight Saturday to show their support for President Moon Jae-in's justice minister, who is enmeshed in an explosive political scandal that has polarized the nation. Carrying banners and...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

Oct. 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai edged lower following a week of gains. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump's plan to meet...

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct. 10, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of...

Seoul unsure if North Korea will air World Cup qualifier

Oct. 10, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it's unclear if North Korea will allow a live broadcast when it hosts the South's national soccer team for a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang next Tuesday. Seoul's Unification Ministry, which deals with inter-Korean affairs, said the North has been...

Bong Joon Ho and 'Parasite' are coming for you

Oct. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as it's just hitting U.S. theaters, Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" is already a major award-winner and a box-office smash. "Parasite" will open in theaters Friday having already amassed $70.9 million in Bong's native South Korea, where the film notched one of the country's best opening...

South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister

Oct. 9, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied Wednesday in South Korea's capital for the second consecutive week to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic...

Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit. The sobering forecast Tuesday wasn't entirely unexpected, given an industrywide glut that has forced chipmakers to slash prices to clear out...

Golf Glance

Oct. 8, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

PGA TOUR HOUSTON OPEN Site: Humble, Texas. Course: Golf Club of Houston. Yardage: 7,441. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1.26 million. Defending champion: Ian Poulter. FedEx Cup leader: Sebastian Munoz....

Japan reopens exhibit shut over 'comfort woman' statue

Oct. 8, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese exhibit dedicated to censored art reopened Tuesday after being forced to close because of threats over a statue symbolizing World War II Korean "comfort women" sexually abused by Japanese soldiers. The exhibit, part of the Aichi Triennale 2019 art festival, features a "comfort...

North Korean negotiator says new talks depend on US attitude

Oct. 7, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — It's up to Washington to alter its approach if it wants more talks with North Korea, Pyongyang's chief nuclear negotiator said Monday, after weekend discussions between the sides broke down amid acrimony. Kim Myong Gil made the remarks at Beijing's airport on his way back to North Korea...