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Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:15:42 GMT2017-01-22T17:15:42Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development....



S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:23:06 GMT2017-01-21T02:23:06Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government....



Philippine police chief apologizes to South Korea in killing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:27 GMT2017-01-19T11:00:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine national police chief has apologized to South Korea over the death of a Korean man who was arrested illegally and then slain by members of an anti-drug task force at the main police camp in Manila....



Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:26:27 GMT2017-01-19T03:26:27Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by - and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul....



SKorea's Samsung in rough patch with arrest request, recalls

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:17:11 GMT2017-01-16T11:17:11Z

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 the country's most valuable company after a spate of recalls last year....



Definitions of 'comfort women' reveal Japan-S. Korea divide

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:22:45 GMT2017-01-13T08:22:45Z

TOKYO (AP) -- "Comfort women," used by the Japanese military for sex, were present wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia countries from the early 1930s through the end of World War II....



Bank of Korea cuts growth outlook as scandal hits economy

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:48:07 GMT2017-01-13T05:48:07Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's central bank lowered its forecast for the country's growth in 2017 due partly to the fallout from a massive influence-peddling scandal....



Bird flu-plagued South Korea agrees to buy US eggs

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:14:19 GMT2017-01-11T21:14:19Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak and for the first time has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs....



North Korea is a bad trip if you're looking to get high

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:13:22 GMT2017-01-11T12:13:22Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world....



Kerry: 'More forceful ways' may be needed with North Korea

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:59:40 GMT2017-01-10T19:59:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. may need "more forceful ways" of dealing with North Korea if it develops an intercontinental ballistic missile that threatens America....