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US, SKorea to bolster alliance at talks but questions remain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for annual security talks expected to bolster the countries' decades-long military alliance in the fac...

SKorea governing party candidate takes softer line on North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectivenes...

Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at age 90

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, who took power in a 1979 coup and brutally crushed pro-democracy protests before going to prison for misdeeds while in o...

Trump photo book 'Our Journey Together' coming next month

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's first post-White House book will be, like so much else about him, a departure from other former presidents. Trump is publishing a hardcover collection...

Remains of Korean War soldier from NY ID'ed after 71 years

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a 19-year-old soldier from upstate New York killed during the Korean War have been identified more than seven decades after he was reported missing in action, defens...

North Korean leader praises efforts to build 'model' city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has returned from a monthlong break from public view to inspect a major development project near the border with China, which he said epitomiz...

A complicated relationship: Biden and Xi prepare for meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping have slurped noodles together in Beijing. They've shared deep thoughts about the meaning of America during an exchange on the Tibetan plateau. They'v...

North Korea teeters on the brink of famine as winter approaches

The last of the harvest was gathered shortly before the first snow fell in North Korea this year, but the yield was significantly less than the amount needed to feed the isolated nation's 26 milli...

N Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, state media reported Sunday, its latest weapons test as Pyongyang continues to pressur...

South Korea, US at odds over deal to end Korean War

The governments of South Korea and the United States have publically reiterated that they are making progress in discussions on an agreement that all sides in the 1950-53 Korean War can agree to and f...

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea ranging from the export of seafood and textiles to the cap on imports of refi...

The Latest: UK leader presses China's Xi on climate targets

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit taking place in Rome: ROME — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he unsuccessfully pressed President Xi Jinping to increase Chi...

Moon tells pope a visit to North would help peace in Koreas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave Pope Francis a statue of a cross made with barbed wire from the demilitarized zone separating the Koreas and told him Friday that a papal vi...

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim lost 20 kilograms but remains healthy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him in the face of worsening ec...

South Korea's leader vows final push for talks with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosit...