The Latest: North Dakota governor orders mask mandate

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered a statewide mask mandate and imposed several business restrictions in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has stressed th...

8 months after stoppage, Asian Champions League East resumes

More than eight months since the Asian Champions League was suspended due to the coronavirus, the eastern zone finally resumes on Sunday with teams from Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and Chi...

Jeonbuk wins K-League championship for record 8th time

SEOUL (AP) — Jeonbuk Motors made history on Sunday in South Korea by winning the K-League championship for a record eighth time with a 2-0 victory over Daegu FC. Two goals from Cho G...

Fire in South Korean apartment high-rise hurts at least 88

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire spread through a high-rise apartment building in a South Korean port city early Friday, causing minor injuries to scores of people, officials said. ...

South Korea: Massive fire engulfs high rise block in Ulsan

A 33-storey apartment building in the South Korean city of Ulsan went up in flames early Friday after strong winds caused a fire to rise up through multiple floors. At least 88 people were being tre...

The Latest: Indian virus surge continues with 78,000 cases

NEW DELHI — India has registered 78,512 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, maintaining an upward surge. The Health Ministry on Monday also reported 948 deaths in the past 24...

The Latest: India overtakes UK in virus death toll

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. According to the Health...

Asia Today: S. Korea sees virus jump, urges more vigilance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 103 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities...

New law paves way to reinvestigate abusive SKorean facility

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law allowing new investigations into the country’s past human rights atrocities, rewarding a years-long struggle for redemption...

K-League kicks off with no crowd, but big broadcast interest

JEONJU, South Korea (AP) — It could be the most significant game of soccer since the coronavirus pandemic caused the shut down of most leagues around the world. South Korea’s K-Leagu...

K-League set for kick off as soccer resumes in South Korea

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s soccer league will kick off the season Friday, three days after the first pitch was thrown in baseball, in yet another sign that life in the country is starting to return to...

Sports looking to return in east Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While professional sport has been suspended around much of the world due to the coronavirus, basketball is moving closer to a return in east Asia even if, for now, fans are n...

Taiwan's Hualien City forges friendship ties with Japan's Morioka City

Hualien City in eastern Taiwan and Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, signed an agreement Sunday on establishing friendship relations. Hualien Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) si...

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 ...