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South Korean lawmakers vote to lift hunger striking opposition leader's immunity to arrest

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a surprise outcome, South Korea’s opposition-controlled parliament voted Thursday to pass a motion submitted by the government that allows the potential arrest of the coun...

Thousands of South Korean teachers are rallying for new laws to protect them from abusive parents

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Korean school teachers and staff rallied in Seoul on Saturday for more legal protection from bullying by parents, a rising problem in a country known for i...

How Kim's meeting with Putin at Russian spaceport may hint at his space and weapons ambitions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a global guessing game on when and where they would meet, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin got together at a rocket launch facility...

A timeline of the complicated relations between Russia and North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met President Vladimir Putin. at a cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East. It was the two isolated leaders' second meeting. Their governments hav...

Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin in Russia. What do Pyongyang and Moscow want from each other?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with President Vladimir Putin at a cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday for talks that are likely to focus on Russia’s desire to b...

North Korea's leader is in Russia to meet Putin, with both locked in standoffs with the West

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un rolled through Russia on an armored train Tuesday toward a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, a rare encounter between isolated leaders driven t...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia before an expected meeting with Putin

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Joined by his top military officials handling his nuclear-capable weapons and munitions factories, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Tuesday, where he is e...

Kim Jong Un hosts Chinese and Russian guests at a parade celebrating North Korea's 75th anniversary

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea invited visiting Chinese delegates and Russian artists to a paramilitary parade featuring rocket launchers pulled by trucks and tractors, state media said Saturda...

North Korea says its latest submarine can launch nuclear weapons, but there are doubts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday its new submarine has nuclear attack capabilities after years of development. Leader Kim Jong Un described the milestone as crucial in his efforts to ...

China will send delegation to North Korea to celebrate its founding as the nations foster ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu Guozhong will visit North Korea to participate in celebrations for its 75th founding anniversary, which is on Saturday, the North...

Seoul's spy agency says Russia has likely proposed North Korea to join three-way drills with China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russia has likely proposed that North Korea participate in three-way naval exercises with China, according to a lawmaker who attended a closed-door briefing with the director...

South Koreans rally in Seoul against Japanese plans to release treated nuclear wastewater into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Anxious about Japan’s impending release of treated nuclear wastewater from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, hundreds of South Koreans marched in their capit...

South Korea throws huge K-Pop concert for Scouts after storm Khanun disrupted their Jamboree

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after a powerful tropical storm flooded dozens of homes and turned streets into muddy rivers, South Korea threw a huge K-Pop concert in Seoul for 40,000 Scouts whose gl...

North Korean leader Kim calls for his military to sharpen war plans as his rivals prepare drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to sharpen its war plans and signed off on expanding combat operations of frontline units, state media said Thursday, as ...

South Korea evacuates thousands of Scouts from coastal campsite as tropical storm nears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Carrying huge backpacks and water bottles, tens of thousands of Scouts began arriving at university dormitories, government and corporate training centers, and hotels around ...