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K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

Sep. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the...

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Sep. 15, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might. ...

Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea's president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after both countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The launches...

Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade

Sep. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At an unusual North Korean parade showcasing military dogs and virus workers in orange hazmat suits, leader Kim Jong Un still stood out by looking thinner and more energetic than he has in years. During the event that started late Wednesday,...

Seoul's vice defense chief calls for N. Korean cooperation

Aug. 26, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s vice defense minister on Thursday called for North Korea to resume cooperation under a 2018 military agreement on reducing tensions, which the North has threatened to abandon over U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The...

Lee freed on parole, showing Samsung's might in South Korea

Aug. 13, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong walked out of prison Friday a year early in a parole decision demonstrating the conglomerate's outsized influence in South Korea as well as continuing leniency for bosses who commit corporate corruption. Wearing a...

Samsung's Lee appears at trial ahead of parole release

Aug. 12, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day ahead of his release on parole, Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in a South Korean court Thursday for another trial over alleged financial crimes — a reminder of his looming legal risks even as he leaves prison. The Justice Ministry...

N Korea vows stronger attack capabilities over allied drills

Aug. 10, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ripped South Korea for proceeding with military exercises with the United States that she said are an invasion rehearsal and warned Tuesday that the North will work faster to strengthen its preemptive strike...

South Korea to release Samsung scion on parole

Aug. 09, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will release billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong on parole this week after he spent 18 months in prison for his role in a massive corruption scandal that triggered nationwide protests and led to the ouster of the country’s previous president. ...

Kim's sister warns S. Korea-US drills will rekindle tensions

Aug. 01, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Sunday that next month’s annual military drills between South Korean and U.S. troops will undermine prospects for better ties between the Koreas, just days after the rivals reopened their long-dormant...