Saturday, September 23, 2017

South Korea

Protesters stage a rally against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary. Seoul’s Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene ...
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto listens as President Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering triggering a withdrawal from a free trade agreement with South Korea, a business lobbying group said Saturday, raising concerns about a move that could cause a fresh economic rift between allies at ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, members of Banolim, an advocacy group for workers in the electronic industry, perform during a rally against Samsung's response to the former company employees' health problems on the street in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts ...
In this Aug. 24, 2017 photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, a South Korean missile is test-fired at an undisclosed location in South Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, ...
In this June 13, 2000, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, left, and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung shake hands in Pyongyang, North Korea.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn’t biting. South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes the best way to solve ...
Hyundai Motor's new SUV Kona, center, is displayed at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor said Wednesday its quarterly profit was halved to its lowest level since 2010 as its auto sales in China and the U.S. plunged as the South Korean automaker paid dearly ...
In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea.

BY MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said ...
In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean National Security Director, Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, second from right, shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, during their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea.

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else? At the start of the week, South Korea offered to hold rare face-to-face talks with North Korea at their shared ...
In this July 27, 2014, file photo, North Korean army soldiers watch the south side while South Korean, left, and U.S. Army soldiers stand guard at the truce villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea.

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Straddling the world’s most heavily fortified border, the Korean truce village of Panmunjom is a potential flashpoint where North Korean soldiers hacked to death two American officers at the ...
South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo Suk, right, speaks during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 17, 2017.

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday offered talks with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. It was unclear how ...
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