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S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:25:09 GMT2017-06-23T10:25:09Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily "dominate" the North for future engagement to work....

NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:08:03 GMT2017-06-23T10:08:03Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrived in South Korea on Friday for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years....

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:30:37 GMT2017-06-23T07:30:37Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma....

Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:06:26 GMT2017-06-23T03:06:26Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university....

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:37:26 GMT2017-06-23T01:37:26Z

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 paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests....

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:16 GMT2017-06-22T15:45:16Z

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma....

Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:31:06 GMT2017-06-21T13:31:06Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals....

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:00:08 GMT2017-06-20T20:00:08Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for nearly a year and a half in North Korea and died shortly after he was sent home to Ohio in a coma....

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:25:33 GMT2017-06-20T12:25:33Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from surrounding big powers....

Trump: US student's experience in NKorea 'truly terrible'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:07:19 GMT2017-06-16T18:07:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says that the imprisonment of an American college student in North Korea was a "truly terrible thing."...