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S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:38:14 GMT2016-12-03T16:38:14Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately want removed....



North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:46:29 GMT2016-12-02T12:46:29Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea says a sweeping new round of U.N. sanctions aimed at choking its nuclear program by cutting off as much as a quarter of its foreign trade revenue is an "abuse of power" and will be met with tough countermeasures....



South Korea announces symbolic, new sanctions on N. Korea

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:16:36 GMT2016-12-02T02:16:36Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has announced a set of largely symbolic, additional sanctions on North Korea for the nuclear and missile tests it conducted this year....



SKorean police say man burns late dictator's home

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:03:39 GMT2016-12-01T07:03:39Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police say they have detained a man suspected of setting fire to the birthplace of late military dictator Park Chung-hee, the father of current President Park Geun-hye....



UN further tightens North Korea sanctions

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:33:10 GMT2016-11-30T15:33:10Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to further tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to their fifth and largest nuclear test yet....



How it works: Impeaching a South Korean president

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:41:18 GMT2016-11-30T05:41:18Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean lawmakers could vote this Friday on a bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye. She has been accused by state prosecutors of colluding in the criminal activities of a longtime confidante who allegedly manipulated power from the shadows and extorted companies to build an illicit fortune....



Transcript of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's speech

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:05:25 GMT2016-11-29T10:05:25Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In a speech to the nation, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she'll resign if parliament comes up with a plan to transfer power, her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and massive street protests amid prosecution claims that a corrupt confidante wielded government power from the shadows....



North Korea in 3 days of mourning for 'great comrade' Castro

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:19:47 GMT2016-11-29T07:19:47Z

TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, who was seen by the North as a comrade-in-arms against the common enemy of the United States....



Samsung to boost dividends, review corporate structure

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:33:47 GMT2016-11-29T01:33:47Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will increase shareholder returns and review its corporate structure as investors step up pressure to reform the South Korean tech giant's governance structure following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco....



UN Security Council set to approve new NKorea sanctions

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:22:51 GMT2016-11-28T22:22:51Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After months of wrangling, the U.N. Security Council is prepared to impose new, tougher sanctions on North Korea over its fifth and largest nuclear test yet, diplomats said Monday....