Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still u...

N Korea delays removal of S Korean facilities over outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has postponed plans to tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort to prevent the spread of a new virus that ha...

Tour agency: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China, a tour operator said. The temporary closing of the North Kor...

Moon renews invitation for Kim to visit South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said he hopes to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fulfill a promise to visit the South this year and called for the Koreas to...

Cruise ship captain in May's deadly Danube crash re-arrested

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The cruise ship captain involved in a May collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River in which 28 people were killed has been rearrested over concerns he may try to ...

North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the cou...

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort if the ...

S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has offered to send a delegation to check on facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim J...

N. Korea proposes talks on destroying S. Korean facilities

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea formally proposed talks over the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain res...

Tourism to Taiwan from S. Korea on steady rise as Korean airlines add routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Interest in Taiwan among South Korean tourists has continued to grow steadily over the past year, with several airlines boosting their flight offerings between Taiwan and ...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

Hungary police say tour boat not to blame in Danube crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say the deceased captain of a tour boat which sank after colliding with a river cruise ship on the Danube River was not to blame. Twenty-eig...

Video shows Taipei Shilin Night Market vendor brandishing knife at Australian family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A vendor has been charged with violating the Social Order Maintenance Act (社會秩序維護法), and the stall where he worked has been shut down after he allegedly brandished a knife...

Captain of cruise ship in Hungary crash released on bail

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Budapest court says that the Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on...

Death toll in Danube River tour boat collision rises to 20

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say the body of another South Korean tourist has been recovered following the May 29 accident in which a sightseeing boat sank in seconds after colliding with...