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Change in wind direction prompts worry about more North Korean trash balloon launches toward South

Jun. 24, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is monitoring an expected change in the wind direction on Monday that could allow North Korea to send more trash-carrying balloons across their heavily armed border, in their latest bout of tit-for-tat psychological warfare. Last week, North...

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea

Jun. 22, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier arrived Saturday in South Korea for a three-way exercise involving Japan as they step up military training to cope with North Korean threats, which have escalated following a security pact with Russia. The arrival of...

South Korea summons Russian ambassador as tensions rise with North Korea

Jun. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the country’s new defense pact with North Korea on Friday, as border tensions continued to rise with vague threats and brief, seemingly accidental incursions by North Korean troops. Earlier Friday,...

How did North Korean soldiers wander across the world's most heavily guarded border?

Jun. 21, 2024 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Don’t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248...

South Korea summons Russian ambassador to protest defense pact with North Korea

Jun. 21, 2024 01:50 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea summons Russian ambassador to protest defense pact with North Korea.

South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will reconsider issue of providing arms supplies to Ukraine

Jun. 20, 2024 05:51 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will reconsider issue of providing arms supplies to Ukraine.

US soldier convicted of theft in Russia and sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

Jun. 19, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday convicted a visiting American soldier of stealing and making threats of murder, and it sentenced him to three years and nine months in prison. Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, 34, flew to the Pacific port...

South Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike over medical school plan to return to work

Jun. 18, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials issued return-to-work orders for doctors participating in a one-day walkout Tuesday as part of a protracted strike against the government's plan to sharply boost medical school admissions. Since February, more than 12,000 trainee...

South Korean soldiers fire warning shots after North Korean troops cross border, apparently in error

Jun. 18, 2024 06:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops fired warning shots to repel North Korean soldiers who briefly crossed the rivals’ heavily fortified land border Tuesday for the second time this month, the South's military said. Both incursions were believed to be unintentional. ...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp meets South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during overseas trip

Jun. 18, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday that he discussed South Korean investment in Georgia and international security during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul. The Republican Kemp has been visiting South Korea for a week, focusing mainly on...