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Seoul dismisses Beijing's concerns over anti-missile system

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government stressed Wednesday it will make its own decisions in strengthening its defenses against North Korean threats, rejecting Chinese calls that it continu...

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea’s greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash fl...

Top Chinese, South Korean diplomats pledge closer ties

BEIJING (AP) — The top South Korean and Chinese diplomats pledged Tuesday to develop closer relations and maintain stable industrial supply chains at a time of deepening rivalry between Beijing and Wa...

Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 8 dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul's streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. ...

South Korea: 7 die from torrential rain in Seoul

At least seven people have died from torrential rains in the South Korean capital city of Seoul and neighboring area, authorities said Tuesday. At least four people died as a result of being trapped ...

China's Taiwan aggression triggers fears of wider security crisis in Asia

China's large-scale military exercises just off the coast of Taiwan are fraying nerves in Asia, as countries worry about growing tensions and possible instability in the region. During a meetin...

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comm...

Pelosi meets leaders in South Korea, reportedly plans DMZ visit after contentious Taiwan trip

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House, met with South Korean political leaders in Seoul and reportedly plans to visit the demilitarized zone on the border with North Korea one day after a controve...

N Korea's Kim says nuclear deterrent is ready, slams South's Yoon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is ready to mobilise its nuclear war deterrent and counter any U.S. military clash, and criticised South Korea's new president for the first time, ...

S. Korean, Indonesian leaders agree to boost economic ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The presidents of South Korea and Indonesia agreed Thursday to boost their bilateral cooperation on supply chains, economic security and defense. Indonesian...

Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday...

South Korean foreign minister stresses importance of Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upholding Taiwan Strait peace is vital to South Korea and the Indo-Pacific region, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin said on Wednesday (July 27). Park commented on...

North Korea: Kim threatens to use nukes in potential war

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has warned that he is ready to use nuclear weapons in a potential conflict with the United States, state media reported on Thursday. Kim made the threat in a spee...

South Korean PM to recommend presidential pardon for Samsung's Jay Y. Lee

SEOUL, July 27 (Reuters) - South Korea's prime minister said on Wednesday he would recommend to the president a pardon for Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of the world's biggest memory chip maker, S...

Can Indonesia weather a global recession by working closer with China?

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is visiting China, Japan and South Korea this week to boost trade and investment partnerships with Jakarta's closest economic partners amid warnings of a global re...