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Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea

Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women’s World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea. Chidinma Okeke chipped …


Hungary: Body recovered from site of sunken Danube tour boat

Divers have recovered a body from near the sunken tour boat carrying South Korean tourists that capsized last week after a collision with a river cruise ship, Hungarian officials said …


Hungary needs extended search for 21 missing in boat sinking

As divers descended Friday into the Danube, Hungarian authorities predicted it would take an extended search to find the 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists …


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

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 …


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …


S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil’s daughter was born on New Year’s Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn’t alone, …


South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

Korean Air boss dies weeks after board removal over scandals

Korean Air’s chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter’s infamous incident of “nut rage,” has died due to illness, the company said Monday.


South Korea, U.S. end springtime military drills to back diplomacy

South Korea and the U.S. are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis


U.S., South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

U.S., South Korean officials meet ahead of expected second summit between Trump and Kim.


Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to …


Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

Korean sports officials after meeting at a North Korean border town on Friday also agreed to send a combined team to next year’s world handball championships.


S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul.


South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” …


U.S. and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:22 a.m.

Koreas hold high-level peace talks in Pyongyang

The Koreas held a high-level meeting in North Korea’s capital on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …


Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to U.N.

President Donald Trump will address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday on the back of an upbeat summit between South and North Korea, where Kim Jong Un promised …


Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included …


North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a …


Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to …


Koreas open first liaison office for better communication

The rival Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders’ summit in Pyongyang next week.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Book on Trump raises worries in South Korea about alliance

Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Kim Jong Un demands ‘goodwill measures’ as Koreas set summit

Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and the suspension of all future long-range missile tests and said he had faith to continue working with increasingly …


No decisions made about suspending future exercises with S.Korea, Pentagon says

The Defense Department moved Wednesday to clarify comments Secretary Jim Mattis made a day earlier about joint military exercises with South Korea in an effort to avoid any misinterpretation that …


2 typhoons weaken after pounding South Korea and Japan

A weakening typhoon brushed by metropolitan Seoul on Friday after battering southern South Korea with heavy rain and high winds, leaving one person missing and a slew of damaged buildings, …


‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders’ summit

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …