Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured ...
6:16 28 February 2022

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantin...
21:01 26 February 2022

‘Are you still alive?’ Virus fears grip South Korean city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman wearing vinyl gloves on a subway train. Guests donning masks at a sparcely attended we...
9:36 25 February 2022

US and SKorea may cut back military moves due to coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns ...
0:16 25 February 2022

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and...
1:32 24 February 2022

S. Korea reports 1st virus death; 2.5M urged to stay home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported its first death from the new virus on Thursday while the mayor of a south...
6:08 20 February 2022

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports.
4:38 7 February 2022

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details...
3:56 5 February 2022

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Ch...
5:49 2 February 2022

More airlines drop flights to China as virus spreads

BANGKOK — British Airways halted all flights to China and American Airlines suspended Los Angeles flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing as efforts ...
18:33 29 January 2022

US envoy surprised that NKorea didn’t give ‘Christmas gift’

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome...
10:23 16 January 2022

SKorea’s Moon could seek exemption of UN sanctions on NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that he could seek exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea to bring ab...
7:51 14 January 2022

N Korea: Trump’s birthday greet not enough to resume talks

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean official on Saturday said that the U.S. and South Korea are dreaming if they think that President Donald Trump's s...
7:09 11 January 2022

Moon renews invitation for Kim to visit South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — 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...
3:09 7 January 2022

US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denucleariz...
1:43 7 January 2022

China, South Korea, Japan meet over trade, regional disputes

BEIJING — The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea are holding a trilateral summit in China this week amid feuds over trade, military maneuverings ...
2:41 23 December 2021

Asian shares mixed as markets yawn at Trump’s impeachment

Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market's gains for the week.
1:25 20 December 2021

UN deadline to send North Korean workers home likely unmet

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea stands to lose a rare legitimate source of foreign currency, worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, if nations...
1:20 20 December 2021

US says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadline

SEOUL, South Korea — A senior U.S. diplomat said Monday that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in sta...
6:12 16 December 2021

North Korea says it’s up to US to choose ‘Christmas gift’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday repeated its assertions the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations, s...
5:46 3 December 2021

Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, South Korea’s mi...
12:01 28 November 2021

Singer Goo Hara’s death shines light on dark side of K-pop

SEOUL, South Korea — The death of South Korean singer and actor Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotl...
10:02 27 November 2021

Kim orders N. Korea artillery firing, drawing Seoul rebuke

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to practice firing artillery near a disputed sea boundary with rival South...
6:53 25 November 2021

K-Pop star Goo Hara found dead at her Seoul home

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul.
13:58 24 November 2021

In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

SEOUL, South Korea — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement wit...
9:58 22 November 2021

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whe...
5:38 20 November 2021

US, South Korea cut short meeting over sharing defense costs

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. and South Korean officials have publicly acknowledged the allies remain far apart in negotiations for increasing South Korea...
6:10 19 November 2021

Kim Jong Un supervises another N. Korean military drill

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters and vowed to build an “invincible army,”...
2:27 18 November 2021

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Micro...
6:53 15 November 2021

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says South Korea is wealthy enough to pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on i...
5:52 15 November 2021