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South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization at Sept summit


SEOUL A third summit of Korean leaders planned for next month will be a further step toward denuclearization of the peninsula and a peace treaty to end the Korean War, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.

South Korea to ban about 20,000 BMW vehicles after engine fires

SEOUL South Korea's transport ministry said on Tuesday it would ban some 20,000 BMW vehicles from the streets amid mounting public fears about engine fires. | Video

Aug 14 2018

South Korean court finds former star politician not guilty in #MeToo sex abuse case

SEOUL A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea's most high-profile cases inspired by the "MeToo" movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday.

World, Aug 14 2018

South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

World, Japan, Aug 14 2018

'When can we meet?': Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

GYODONG ISLAND, South Korea Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph.

World, North Korea Aug 13 2018

Empty shipyard and suicides as 'Hyundai Town' grapples with grim future

ULSAN, South Korea When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day and night and workers could make triple South Korea's annual average salary. | Video

Aug 13 2018

Say what? Language hurdles plague two Koreas after years of division

SEOUL When South Korean businessman Kim Yong-tae worked with North Koreans at the Kaesong Industrial Complex before it was closed in 2016, one of the biggest challenges was communicating in what is ostensibly a shared language.

World, North Korea Aug 10 2018

Three South Korean firms imported North Korean coal in breach of sanctions: customs service

SEOUL Three South Korean firms imported coal from North Korea disguised as Russian products in violation of U.N. resolutions in a fresh sign of loosening sanctions, South Korea's customs agency said on Friday.

World, Russia, North Korea Aug 10 2018

BMW Korea apologizes as 27 vehicles catch fire over January-July

SEOUL BMW's South Korean unit apologized over a spate of engine fires, estimated by the country's transport ministry at 27 over January to July, that has prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers. | Video

Aug 06 2018

South Korea's diehard Trump supporters hail 'guardian of liberty'

SEOUL Every time an image of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on TV in South Korea, 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran Chung Seung-jin solemnly salutes. | Video

World, North Korea Aug 06 2018

At least 35 people killed in Genoa bridge collapse: Italian police

MILAN At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the night looking for any survivors buried under the rubble. | Video