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South Korea says Moon will hold summit talks with China’s Xi

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea and China will push to normalize their ties badly strained over the deployment of a contentious U.S. missile defence system in the South, both countries announced Tuesday, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to hold summit talks next week. South Korea allowed the United States to install …

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in …

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are largely computer-simulated war games held every summer and …

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea’s progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul’s presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the leaders to meet in late June followed a …

Suspected human bones retrieved from sunken S. Korean ferry

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean officials said Friday they’ve found many fragments of suspected human bones from a ferry that was retrieved three years after it sank, killing more than 300 people. Most of the 304 dead were high school students on a field trip and nine bodies haven’t been recovered yet. The …

N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump Xi meeting

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea fired a newly developed powerful ballistic missile into its eastern waters Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries the North might conduct nuclear or long-range rocket tests ahead of the first summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week. The initial …

Deposed S. Korean president arrested, jailed after long saga

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over the corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find a successor. A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul before dawn after …

S Korea’s Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. Live TV footage earlier showed a stern looking Park entering the Seoul Central District Court building amid a barrage …

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of –North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of “holes and contradictions.” The North’s response came a day after Malaysian police said they were seeking two …

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of—South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. Once formal documents are handed over to the presidential Blue House later Friday, Park will be stripped of her power and …

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