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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...

N. Korea sends condolences for former S. Korean first lady

Jun. 12, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent flowers and a message of condolence on Wednesday for the funeral of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee-ho, whose late husband held a historic summit with Kim's father in 2000. Senior South Korean officials traveled to the border village of...

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites

Jun. 11, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to intimidate its citizens. The...

Former S. Korean first lady, feminist Lee Hee-ho dies at 97

Jun. 11, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Hee-ho, a South Korean feminist activist who fought for democracy against dictatorships alongside her husband and future President Kim Dae-jung, has died. She was 97. Lee, a devout Christian, left a will saying that she would pray for South Korea's people and a peaceful...

Kim's sister back in public eye at North Korea's mass games

Jun. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on media speculation that he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington. North Korea's...

Amid report of N. Korea purge, there are reasons for caution

May. 31, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea, a country that closely guards its secrets, there are reasons to be cautious...

Skipper of cruiser that sank Budapest tour boat arrested

May. 30, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with and sank a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, as rescue crews geared up to raise the vessel from the bottom of the Danube River in the heart of Budapest while scouring the waters for 21...

The Latest: Police take cruise ship captain into custody

May. 30, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Hungarian police say they have taken into custody the captain of the cruise ship which collided with a tour boat that sank on the Danube River in the heart...

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names

May. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would become Abe Shinzo, as he is known in Japan, ending the Westernized name order the country adopted for use with foreigners more than a...

Packing his bags: Trump plans jet-setting summer of travel

May. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days in Tokyo. Then it's off to see Queen Elizabeth before a jaunt to Normandy, France, and perhaps time in Ireland. A return trip to Japan? Why not. And throw in Seoul. Then it's back to France for President Donald Trump for a summit with world leaders. The homebody president is...