With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling. South Korea's largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on "mandu," developing i...

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commer...

Live and unfiltered: Kim Jong Un captivates South Koreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans watched Friday as history unfolded and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader they normally only see in heavily edited footage, walked across the border and had h...

AP Explains: Why are crypto exchanges vulnerable to hacks?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges trading bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology hav...

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will make the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the coun...

Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported another record high in quarterly earnings Tuesday thanks to the unprecedented boom in the memory chip industry and predicted that another rec...

Director turns to virtual reality to tastefully show tragedy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For 25 years filmmaker Gina Kim wanted to make a movie about the true story of a South Korean sex worker killed by an American soldier, but struggled with how to do so withou...

Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy. The company, the world's largest s...

Robots to aid tourists, clean floors at South Korean airport

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Robots will start roaming South Korea's largest airport this summer, helping travelers find their boarding gates and keep its floors clean as the country prepares for its f...

Samsung to invest $19 billion in chip, display plants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will invest 21.4 trillion won ($19 billion) in the next four years in its memory chip and display plants in South Korea. ...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses s...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker,...

Samsung family succession hits snag with chief's arrest

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was taken by surprise Friday with the arrest of the scion of the country's richest family and de-facto leader at Samsung over his alleged involvement in a massive...

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire. ...

Samsung scion sought in scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A request by South Korean prosecutors to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the 48-year-old vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Electronics, has added to the troubles for th...