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'Hey Yeong-mi': South Korean businesses join curling craze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's sudden craze for curling, it really is all in a name. Free flights and baseball tickets are just some of the freebies South Korean companie...

Sweet Distraction? North Korea's feminine touch at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — To pour on the charm at the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea has turned to ball-gown clad singers, pompom-waving cheerleaders and two of its most influential women. An...

Court to rule on ex-South Korean leader's jailed confidante

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict in the case of a woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeach...

Report: Seoul broadcasts news of NKorean defection at border

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — South Korea is reportedly broadcasting on loudspeakers into North Korea news of the recent escape of a North Korean soldier who was shot five times by his former colleagues as ...

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

SANGJU, South Korea (AP) — In a country where bikes are either a poor man's transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free path...

South Koreans watch vote count with Game of Thrones, hip hop

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans don't need to be bored by hours of vote-counting and punditry that fill airtime ahead of the announcement of a winner in the country's presidential election. ...

South Korea's ousted leader alone, kept in dark on election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ousted leader is expected to spend Tuesday's presidential election alone in a solitary detention cell without any visitors. Park Geun-hye, a f...

S. Korea women's school movement seen as root of Park ouster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean universit...

Korean judge hair rollers seen as sign of hardworking women

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the judge who oversaw the ouster of South Korea's president went to work Friday with two pink plastic hair rollers still attached to the back of her bobbed hair, the ima...

Global stock markets mixed after China factory data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European stock markets fell slightly in early trading after Asian stock markets finished higher on Thursday as upbeat factory data from China boosted investor sentiment. ...

Counting 1 million crowds at anti-president rallies in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is seeing its biggest wave of street demonstrations in decades, but nobody is sure how many people are taking to the streets each week. For the ...

Counting 1 million crowds at anti-president rally in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is seeing its biggest wave of street demonstrations in decades but nobody is sure how many people are taking to the streets each week. For the f...