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UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Pence warns North Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the “era of strategic patience is over” with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself …


North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare

North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

U.S.: North Korean test missile explodes on launch

A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country’s east coast, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft carrier …


Trump finds Asian allies cool to preemptive North Korea strike

President Donald Trump is finding little support among his Asian allies – both publicly and behind the scenes – as he weighs a military attack on North Korea after unilaterally …


U.S. pressure on North Korea pleases Japan and S. Korea

The governments of Japan and South Korea have welcomed the policy of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to heighten pressure on North Korea, including its deployment of the aircraft carrier …


South Korean presidential race suddenly tightens

The adage about a week being a long time in politics has never been truer than in South Korea, a tumultuous young democracy where politicians and parties rise and fall …


Hyundai, Kia recall 170,000 cars in South Korea over engine; U.S. recall likely

Hyundai and Kia say they are voluntarily recalling more than 170,000 vehicles in South Korea over a defective engine. More recalls will follow in the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

North Korea fires ballistic missile as Trump prepares to host China’s Xi

North Korea fired another ballistic missile Wednesday morning, military officials in South Korea said, further heightening tensions in the region.


Former South Korean president Park arrested in corruption probe

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was arrested early Friday so she could be questioned further over the corruption scandal that forced her from office just three weeks before.


South Korean ferry that sank three years ago lifted from sea

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

U.S., South Korea say North Korea’s latest missile test fails

North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development …


North Korea plans to participate in ice hockey event in South Korea

South Korean Olympic organizers say the North Korean women’s ice hockey team has registered to compete in an international event in the South next month. The organizing committee for the …


Park’s ouster raises prospect of reset with China, Kim Jong Un

TOKYO – The impeachment of Park Geun-hye opens the door for a reset in ties with North Korea and China.


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

South Korea’s president formally ousted by court

In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

China warns of ‘consequences’ over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

China warned Tuesday of “consequences” for South Korea and the United States over the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system, raising regional tension and posing a challenge to the Trump …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

U.S. moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea

The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea.


North Korea says U.S.-South Korea exercises leading to ‘nuclear disaster’

North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called “the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers,” are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward “nuclear disaster.”


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea fired ballistic missiles into ocean

North Korea on Monday fired “several” banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) into waters off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, an apparent reaction to …


Protests mount in China against South Korea’s missile system

Beijing’s escalating condemnation of South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile system has triggered protests against a popular retail giant and a reported ban on Chinese tour groups visiting the country, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging U.S.

North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump’s new administration.


US Defense chief Mattis reassures Japan, South Korea

TOKYO – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday reassured two key U.S. treaty allies, South Korea and Japan, that President Donald Trump, who has raised doubts about the value …


California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …


S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment

The previous time South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National …


S. Korea’s parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

South Korea’s opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday on President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political scandal.


South Korean opposition parties agree to impeach President Park

South Korea’s three main opposition parties agreed Wednesday to stick to their plans to impeach President Park Geun-hye, dismissing as a stalling tactic her offer to resign if parliament arranges …


South Korean leader says she’ll resign after lawmakers act

The embattled South Korean president says she’ll resign if parliament comes up with a plan for the safe transfer of power.


South Korean prosecutors indict secretive confidante of President Park

South Korean prosecutors said they believe President Park Geun-hye conspired with a secretive confidante who allegedly manipulated government affairs and exploited her presidential ties to amass an illicit fortune.


Attorney says adoptee from South Korea deported from US

A man who was adopted from South Korea by Americans when he was 3 years old landed on Thursday in his native country – one that is completely unknown to …


South Korean president replaces premier, others amid scandal

South Korea’s embattled president replaced her prime minister and two other top officials on Wednesday in a bid to restore public confidence amid a political scandal involving her longtime friend.


U.S. warns ‘overwhelming’ response to any N. Korea use of nukes

The United States warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “overwhelming” U.S. response as it sought …