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In Celine Song's soulful 'Past Lives,' a triangle of love, identity and destiny

Jun. 08, 2023 13:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Celine Song was 12 when she moved from South Korean to Ontario. Her parents gave her the chance to pick a new first name. There are differing theories among her family about how she (then Ha Young) settled on Celine. “My dad insists it’s from a French film, ‘...

Stock market today: Asian stocks follow Wall St up after strong US jobs report

Jun. 05, 2023 00:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Monday after strong U.S. hiring data coupled with scant wage gains suggested a possible recession might be further away, but also that inflationary pressures are weakening. Tokyo's benchmark gained almost 2%. Shanghai, Hong...

Movie review: ‘Past Lives’ is a gorgeous meditation on love, chance — and the choices we make

Jun. 01, 2023 19:09 PM EDT

Two minutes away, the Uber app promises at one point in “Past Lives.” And if you’re like me, you may find yourself — perhaps for the first time in your Uber-riding life — hoping that promise is a bald-faced lie. Because you'll want more minutes, many more, for the couple...

North Korea spy satellite launch fails as rocket falls into the sea

May. 31, 2023 10:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s attempt to put its first spy satellite into space failed Wednesday in a setback to leader Kim Jong Un’s push to boost his military capabilities as tensions with the United States and South Korea rise. After an unusually quick admission of...

North Korea's failed satellite launch triggers public confusion, security jitters in neighbors

May. 31, 2023 07:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s launch of a spy satellite on Wednesday ended in an embarrassing failure, but still prompted public confusion and security jitters in neighboring South Korea and Japan, which are wary of the North’s growing weapons arsenal. About 14...

North Korea says its attempt to launch the country's first spy satellite has failed

May. 30, 2023 20:28 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says its attempt to launch the country's first spy satellite has failed.

KT Corp.: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 25, 2023 14:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of (AP) — SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of (AP) — KT Corp. (KT) on Wednesday reported earnings of $237.3 million in its first quarter. The Seoul, Korea, Republic Of-based company said it had profit of 46 cents per share. The telecommunications...

South Korea, US troops hold large live-fire drills near border with North Korea

May. 25, 2023 11:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries conducted large live-fire drills near the border with North Korea on Thursday, despite the North’s warning that it won’t tolerate what it calls an invasion rehearsal on its doorstep. The drills, the first of five...

South Korea experts say Japan carefully answered questions on plan to release radioactive water

May. 24, 2023 09:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a South Korean team of experts said Wednesday they saw all of the facilities they had requested to visit at Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and Japanese officials had carefully answered their questions about a contentious plan to release treated but...

Stock market today: Asian stocks slide as debt worries mount

May. 24, 2023 00:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets slid Wednesday as the U.S. government crept closer to a potentially disruptive default on its debt. Tokyo's main market index lost more than 1%. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul also declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...