North Korean leader's sister says Kim-Trump summit unlikely

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Donald Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for the N...

Park Won-soon, outspoken liberal mayor of Seoul, found dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Won-soon, the three-term mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul, a fierce critic of economic inequality, and a potential presidential candidate in 2022, was fo...

US envoy meets officials in Seoul as Kim honors grandfather

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump’s point man to North Korea met with South Korean officials on Wednesday for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy amid the North’s repeated claims t...

N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive ...

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state ...

With restrictions, fans set to return to SKorean baseball

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will require fans to wear masks and to sit at least a seat apart as it prepares to bring back spectators in the coming week...

North: Kim suspended action against South for Korean impasse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader, Kim Jong Un, suspended planned military retaliation against South Korea in an apparent slowing of a pressure campaign it has waged agai...

SKorean activist floats leaflets to North amid high tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said Tuesday hundreds of thousands of leaflets had been launched by balloon across the border with North Korea overnight, after the North repeatedly w...

China, Korea report new infections; Trump wants less testing

BEIJING (AP) — China and South Korea reported new coronavirus cases Sunday in outbreaks that threatened to set back their recovery, while President Donald Trump said he told his government to reduce U...

AP Analysis: North Korea gambling with latest standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Only two years ago the leaders of North and South Korea shared drinks, laughs and vows for peace during three highly orchestrated summits that lowered fears of war that had r...

N Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it will redeploy troops to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites, reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, n...

NKorea's military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarized under inter-Korean peace agreements as the country continued to dial up pressure ...

North Korea tells South to stop 'nonsensical' denuke talk

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday again bashed South Korea, telling its rival to stop “nonsensical” talk about its denuclearization and vowing to expand its military capabilities. ...

On summit anniversary, North Korea vows to build up military

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday again vowed to build up its military force to counter what it perceives as U.S. threats and said there would be little reason for a personal relationshi...

Resurgence of virus threatens South Korea's success story

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Just weeks ago, South Korea was celebrating its hard-won gains against the coronavirus, easing social distancing, reopening schools and promoting a tech-driven anti-virus cam...