SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal war...

North Korea says it tested new rocket system

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised test firings of a new multiple rocket launcher system he sees as soon serving a "main role" in his military's land com...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean men's national soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match...

SKorea leader says Tokyo's trade curbs will hurt Japan more

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Kore...

Seoul: US, N Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate...

What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a l...

What China, North Korea are looking to achieve with summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in di...

N. Korea sends condolences for former S. Korean first lady

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent flowers and a message of condolence on Wednesday for the funeral of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee-ho, whose late husband held a ...

Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed mor...

AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has made a highly unusual seizure of a huge North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal transports. But it's nothing new for North Korea, which has long...

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. ...

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with N...

Key moments in Kim Jong Un's diplomatic charm offensive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from Chi...

SKorean ship detained for allegedly providing oil to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean ship is being held at a domestic port over suspicions that it illegally provided oil to heavily sanctioned North Korea, Seoul officials said Wednesday. ...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of...