New Korean budget airline to start flying to Taiwan next month

Fly Gangwon, a new South Korean low-cost carrier, announced Wednesday that it will launch its first international route with a flight to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Dec. 26. The budget ...

Firefighters extinguish large parts of South Korean blaze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have extinguished large parts of a forest fire burning in the mountainous South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. It h...

3 South Korean teens found dead, 7 unconscious at motel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean fire department officials say three teenage boys were presumed dead and seven other boys were being treated for injuries after they were found unconscious at a m...

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TOP STORIES: OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING VICTORIA, Seychelles — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponso...

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt ru...

Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of Swiss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his n...

Paralympics: Disabled people experience accessibility issues

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As the world's top disabled athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang's narrow and uneven streets. ...

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admi...

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admi...

After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year's Winter Games,...

Farewell, Korea: First of three straight Asian Olympics ends

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics. In between, humanity's most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expec...

SKorean governor calls for joint Asian Games with NKorea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The governor of the South Korean region hosting this year's Winter Olympics has expressed a desire to jointly host the 2021 Winter Asian Games with North Korea. ...

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. She stood on the sidelines in th...

Canadian athlete arrested after taking a car at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly taking a car during the Pyeongchang Olympics. ...

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

SIHEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups' moth...