Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died. He was 78. A S...

Shares in firm behind SKorean hit BTS soar in trading debut

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Powered by strong support from avid fans, shares of South Korea’s Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages global pop sensation BTS, have soared in their trading debut...

North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Saturday that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a massive...

North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday celebrated the 75th anniversary of its ruling party with outside observers expecting leader Kim Jong Un to take center stage in a massive military par...

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under...

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'

North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, ti...

S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed i...

S. Korea calls for N. Korea to further investigate shooting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Saturday it will request North Korea to further investigate the killing of a South Korean government official who was shot by North Korean troops after being...

Analysis: With Abe's exit, Seoul seeks to mend Japan ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It took a bombshell resignation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard anything nice from South Korea. The rare praise came after years of diploma...

North Korea's Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed by a typhoon that slammed the country’s eastern region ...

Typhoon pummels South Korea with flooding, damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon ripped through South Korea’s southern and eastern coasts with tree-snapping winds and flooding rains Thursday, knocking out power to thousands of homes and...

Rains hit southern Japan island as Koreas ready for typhoon

TOKYO (AP) — An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday heading to the Korean Peninsula as another storm in the Pacific was growing stronger. Typhoon...

North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a western coastal area hit by a typhoon and expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse, state media said Friday. The N...

Typhoon barrels into N. Korea after causing damage in South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon that grazed South Korea, ripping off roofs and knocking out power to more than 1,600 households, made landfall in North Korea early Thursday. South Korean authoriti...

S. Korea elevates distancing as epidemic nears spring levels

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Beaches and churches are closed and baseball games will be played in empty stadiums on Sunday after South Korea added hundreds to its growing coronavirus caseload amid concer...