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UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2015, 7:24 p.m.

US ambassador to South Korea in stable condition after stabbing

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment.


Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation; hundreds still missing

MOKPO, South Korea – Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of …


SKorea rejects Boeing in warplane purchase project

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has rejected Boeing Co.’s bid to build and supply 60 new fighter jets — even though it was the sole contender in …


Spokane Valley woman heads to Special Olympics

Spokane Valley’s Heather Comer has done something many have not: stood proud on a center podium, accepting a gold medal, qualifying for the Olympics. She’s also had to overcome something …


Washington potatoes headed to South Korea

OLYMPIA – As a Washington delegation wrapped up a trade mission in Asia this week, the United States and South Korea worked out a deal on the export of one …


China to reinvestigate human flesh capsule claims

BEIJING — China will reinvestigate allegations that Chinese-made drug capsules containing powdered remains of dead babies are being smuggled into South Korea, state media reported today.


New deal with South Korea opens trade markets

WASHINGTON – More frozen french fries, beef short ribs and wine may be heading to South Korea from Washington state under a new trade agreement that went into effect last …


S. Korea on military alert

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s president ordered the military on alert today for any moves by rival North Korea after the defense minister said last week’s explosion and sinking …


N. Korea issues threat on border

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea of possible deadly consequences today in retaliation for what it called psychological warfare involving journalist tours to the …


North Korea warns South of naval clash

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned South Korea of a possible naval clash today, accusing Seoul of sending warships into its waters around their disputed western sea border. The …


S. Korea says North’s missiles getting better

SEOUL, South Korea – The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said …


U.S., South Korea put troops on higher alert

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean and U.S. troops facing North Korea boosted their alert level today to the highest category since 2006, after the communist regime threatened military strikes …


North Korea to open border to workers

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea agreed today to allow South Koreans working in a joint industrial zone in North Korea to cross the border after Pyongyang’s move to cut …


North Korea’s Kim re-elected to parliament

SEOUL, South Korea – Kim Jong Il was unanimously re-elected to North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament, state media said today, in elections closely watched for signs of a political shift or …


In brief: Cricket players wounded in attack

A dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers attacked a vehicle carrying members of Sri Lanka’s national cricket team today, wounding at least two players and killing five …


World in brief: Group threatens to kill hostage

A suspected separatist group that has been holding an American U.N. worker in Pakistan for a month said Sunday it would kill him in four days if the government does …


World in brief: Seoul: N. Korea deployed missile

North Korea recently deployed a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching northern Australia and the U.S. territory of Guam, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said today. The report …


North Korea calls past deals with South ‘dead’

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea declared all military and political agreements with South Korea “dead” today, toughening its stance while accusing Seoul of pushing the peninsula to the brink …


Asian governments plan $700 billion stimulus

SINGAPORE – Governments across Asia have pledged a combined $700 billion in stimulus spending and central banks have slashed interest rates to spur growth and cushion the blow of plunging …