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South Korea widens back-to-work orders on striking truckers

Dec. 08, 2022 03:04 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government expanded its back-to-work orders Thursday against thousands of cargo truck drivers who are staging a nationwide walkout over freight fare issues, saying a prolonged strike could inflict “deep scars” on the country’s economy. ...

South Korea's truth commission to probe foreign adoptions

Dec. 08, 2022 00:24 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will investigate the cases of dozens of South Korean adoptees in Europe and the United States who suspect their origins were falsified or obscured during a child export frenzy in the mid- to late-1900s. ...

S. Korea sees easing disruption as truckers' strike extends

Dec. 07, 2022 06:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korea’s economy is recovering from the initial shock of a nationwide walkout staged by thousands of cargo truckers, even as their strike reached its 14th day on Wednesday amid a stalemate with the government over freight fare issues. ...

The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?

Dec. 07, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The next World Cup will be the biggest ever after world soccer body FIFA took the leap from a 32-team field to 48 teams in 2026. It means more of soccer's so-called “little teams” that didn't make it to Qatar will be given a chance of a lifetime when the...

US approves $4B sale of Abrams tanks to NATO ally Poland

Dec. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a nearly $4 billion sale of advanced tanks, other combat vehicles and a large amount of assorted weaponry to NATO ally Poland at a time of heightened security concerns because of the war in neighboring Ukraine. The...

South Korea looks to youth after World Cup loss to Brazil

Dec. 06, 2022 08:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — South Korea lost in the round of 16 of the World Cup and then lost its coach. The team was beaten by five-time champion Brazil 4-1 on Monday. After the match, South Korea coach Paulo Bento announced that he was stepping down to end his four-year stint. The...

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

Dec. 06, 2022 05:15 AM EST

GDYNIA, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift implementation of a deal signed in the summer in the face of the war in neighboring Ukraine. ...

North Korea fires artillery again over South's drills

Dec. 06, 2022 07:13 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a barrage of artillery rounds into waters near rival South Korea for the second consecutive day in a tit-for-tat for ongoing U.S.-South Korea live-fire drills in an inland border region. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff...

South Korean lawmakers raise concerns over Chinese voters

Dec. 06, 2022 04:36 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Members of South Korea’s ruling conservative party have proposed a bill that would place tighter restrictions on the voting rights of foreign permanent residents in local elections, which they insist is necessary to protect the country’s democracy from being...

N. Korea fires artillery near border in warning to S. Korea

Dec. 05, 2022 05:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired about 130 artillery rounds on Monday into the water near its western and eastern sea borders with South Korea, the latest military action contributing to worsening relations between the neighbors. North Korea’s military said the firings...