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Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

Jun. 19, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong...

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

Jun. 18, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons. Here's a look at what...

Seoul: 2 North Korean fishermen defect to South Korea

Jun. 18, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday two of four North Korean fishermen who were rescued off a boat drifting in South Korean waters will remain in the country after expressing their desire to defect. Seoul's Unification Ministry said the two other fishermen were sent back to North Korea...

China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

Jun. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese...

Norway knocks South Korea out of World Cup with 2-1 victory

Jun. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Norway knocked South Korea out of the Women's World Cup by scoring on two penalties in a 2-1 victory Monday. Caroline Graham Hansen scored after five minutes and Isabell Herlovsen beat goalkeeper Kim Min-jung from the spot six minutes into the second half. Yeo Min-ji converted in the...

France looking to close out World Cup group play undefeated

Jun. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France hit its first goal by advancing to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup. Now the host nation wants to make a statement by rolling through group play undefeated. France closes its Group A play Monday against Nigeria in Rennes, and Corinne Diacre expects her squad to have a 3-0 record...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

Jun. 15, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region —...

Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of one of the most successful K-Pop music agencies stepped down on Friday amid accusations that he tried to cover up alleged drug use by one of the company's artists. Yang Hyun Suk said in a statement posted on the website of YG Entertainment that he was dealing with...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Georgia gov. sets economic development trip to South Korea

Jun. 12, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans Wednesday for an economic development trip to South Korea, his first overseas trip as governor. Kemp said the trip will include four days of business meetings with existing partners and companies considering investing in Georgia, as well as a meeting...