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N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep. 16, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry official...

S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister

Sep. 16, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leader of South Korea's biggest opposition party on Monday became the latest politician to shave their heads to protest President Moon Jae-in's appointment of a key political ally as justice minister despite allegations of academic fraud and financial crimes surrounding his...

Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship

Sep. 10, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. All four were described as alert and in relatively...

South Korean reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours

Sep. 3, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean reporters have grilled President Moon Jae-in's nominee for justice minister for 11 hours over suspected ethical lapses surrounding his family that have triggered an intense political row and cut into Moon's popularity ratings. At a news conference that continued until...

North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

Aug. 31, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as "rogue" and warned that Pyongyang's hopes for talks with Washington are fading. In a statement carried by state media, North Korean First...

S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials

Aug. 29, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials on the charges on which she was convicted, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. The Supreme Court also ordered retrials...

South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past

Aug. 29, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday berated Japan for carrying out its plan to downgrade South Korea's trade status and reiterated that Tokyo was weaponizing trade to retaliate over political rows stemming from the countries' wartime history. Moon said in a Cabinet...

Correction: Trump-Asian American Voters story

Aug. 28, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

In a story Aug. 21 about Trump and Asian American voters, The Associated Press misspelled Farhana Shifa's last name. It's Shifa, not Shah. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left President Donald Trump recently angered many Asian Americans when he...

Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

Aug. 23, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence, mainly on North Korea, is damaging mutual trust and vowed Friday to work closely with the U.S. for regional peace. Abe also accused South Korea of not keeping past promises. The...

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in...